The first genetic marker for the bone tumour, osteoblastoma, has been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Whole-genome and transcriptome sequencing of human bone tumours revealed that a genetic change that affects the transcription factor, FOS, is a hallmark mutation of osteoblastoma.
The building works to create paths and tunnels between the new inpatient ward block and parts of the existing hospital will start on Thursday 14 June. The work will be in 3 phases with the first phase around the tarmac footpath between the Outpatient link and car park. We are starting with a small section to allow us to monitor the impact on the hospital early on, and can then judge any issues that might occur later.
Parking in the Outpatient car park will be restricted, with a wheelchair shuttle service running between the Outpatients and the Visitors car parks from Monday 18 June. The Visitors car park attendant will be available all day.
Please be aware that BT needs to carry out some essential maintenance work on the hospital telephone numbers on the dates detailed below. This will result in disruption to the phone service, during which time the affected numbers will be out of service for a short period (4 hours maximum).
If the number you require is out of service on any of the dates below, please ring the Hospital Switchboard on 020 3947 0100.
Maintenance Works Date: Friday 22nd June 2018
Start Time: 18:00
Number ranges affected: 020 8385 3000s (Stanmore)
020 7391 4200s (Bolsover Street)
The RNOH was a recipient of the Brittle Bone Society Excellence Award 2018 for its outstanding paediatric care for patients with rare metabolic bone conditions. Dr Richard Keen, Consultant in Metabolic Bone Disease, was presented with this award on our behalf. Dr keen is Consultant in Metabolic Bone Diseases at the RNOH and undertakes important research into treatments for conditions such as Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease).
The RNOHs Great Summer Bake-Off took place at the end of a sizzling hot May bank holiday. It was a tightly fought competition but our winners produced cakes of exceptional and taste and exquisite style.
Congratulations to Judith Fronda, Theatre nurse, whose beautifully decorated cake, "The Six", - chocolate with mocha and Swiss meringue - was a taste tingling delight. Christine Bows from Redevelopment, in her second foray as a baker, also came up trumps. Her RNOH Buttercup inspired cake won a runner-up prize. Our second runner-up, Sandrine Slavik's summer-themed and delicately decorated Coconut and Lime cake, was worthy of the accolade.
The latest issue of our patient magazine Reflexions has just been published online. It includes a report of the RNOH Staff Achievement Awards earlier this year, Volunteer Services news, some fascinating patient stories, Radio Brockley winning gold at the Hospital Broadcasting Association Awards, RNOH Charity news, plus lots more.
The 2018 Buttercup Walk will take place on Saturday 23 June from 12:00noon-3:00pm. With fun activities, live music, a dog show, stalls, and delicious food, there's something for the whole family.
The RNOH Charity are selling raffle tickets for the event. Tickets are £1 each or £5 for a book. You could be in with a chance of winning:
- Kindle Fire HD 10
- 3-wheeled child's scooter
- Family gift ticket to The making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studio Tour
- Icebar London Experience with cocktails for two
What do high-quality services mean to you?
Every year, all NHS organisations are required to produce Quality Accounts. This important document sets out how we continue to improve the quality of care and services that we provide.
Our Quality Account should give patients, the public, and other stakeholders including local commissioners, enough information to understand:
The London Spinal Cord Injury Centre (LSCIC) at the RNOH is one of only 11 in the UK designated to receive and treat spinal cord injured patients. The Centre currently has 40 beds for adults, children and young people.
Volunteer Services are looking to form a group of gardening volunteers to help manage the Therapeutic garden, along with the current volunteers, Darren and Tristan. Many of our long-term patients and their visitors enjoy spending some time off the ward, and the gardens provide a valuable relaxing environment.
You are invited to celebrate the life and work of Miss Min Mehta on the Thursday 14 June 2018 at RNOH. The programme will include hands on sessions on creating the Mehta Cast, talks including Early Onset Scoliosis and RVAD. Click on this link to register. The dinner will be on the Friday 15 June 2018, combined with the Seddon Society.