We had a capacity crowd for the 2016 RNOH Staff Achievement Awards held on Thursday 8 December at the Aspire Liesure Centre. Just over 300 staff turned out to cheer on the nominees, runners-up and winners for the various categories. Everyone had a great time and the full list of winners and pictures will be published in the next issue of Articulate, the RNOH magazine, out the end of this month.
Construction commenced this week for the expansion of RNOH’s London Spinal Cord Injury Centre (LSCIC) in Stanmore. The service, which is one of only eight centres in the UK and currently provides 34 beds for patients with a spinal cord injury, will be increased to accommodate six additional adult beds.
We are delighted to announce that NHS Improvement recently approved the extension of Professor Anthony Goldstone’s appointment as Chair of the RNOH Trust Board until 31 January 2018.
Professor Goldstone, who has been in post at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust since February 2011 and who was awarded a CBE for services to medicine in June 2008 said “It is a privilege to be invited to continue to lead the RNOH as it further advances its Redevelopment into a new era. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff and the Board for their enormous efforts during my six years at RNOH.”
Maya Benny, a staff nurse on RNOH's Short Stay Unit, has been the first to receive a gold 'I delivered great care' badge at the RNOH. That means she has received a total of 125 badges from patients since the scheme first launched at the hospital in February 2016. Maya was also the recipient of the first bronze award badge this year.