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First NHS Veterans Rehabilitation unit announced

NHS Veterans Rehabilitation unit announced

Today, Friday 9 November, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) has announced it has shortlisted three bidders who will compete for the final design and operation of a military veteran rehabilitation unit on their site in Stanmore, northwest London.

In advance of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, the RNOH hosted a turf cutting ceremony to mark the spot where the unit will be built. Clinicians, hospital staff and the British Legion were present and they welcomed this important move to improve medical care for injured veterans.

Reflexions issue 6 now available

reflexions 6 - the amazing paraclimber Anoushe Husain

The new edition of the RNOH patient community magazine Reflexions is now available to read or download. Issue number 6 has compelling patient stories, including the amazing paraclimber Anoushe Husain and the fascinating link between one of our patients and King Richard III, a look into two important RNOH services: social work & the  neonatal one-stop hip clinic, a pictorial look back at the two-year journey to the completion of the new Stanmore Building (opening in early Dec) latest news from our RNOH volunteers, a message from our Director of Nursing Paul Fish, plus lots more. We welcome content for future editions from patients and families.

Help us in our buggy appeal

Help us in our buggy appeal

We’ve launched a Just Giving fundraising appeal to purchase another patient buggy to help patients and visitors get across our large 100 acre site at Stanmore. Our patient buggy service started in July 2016 and, since then, has transported over 50,000 patients. Our volunteer drivers - who operate in all weathers - are often the first people our patients and visitors meet when they arrive. Their professionalism and helpfulness has enhanced the success and popularity of the service.

Patient Service Telephone Questionnaire

RNOH main gate sign telephone survey

Over the past 18 months, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital has made a number of changes to our telephone system and the way our patients are able to communicate with us.

We are keen to hear our patients, carers and visitors feedback on these changes and to identify new ways of improving the services we provide to you. To help us do this, we kindly ask you to take a few moments to complete our Patient Telephone Service Questionnaire.

Thank you.

RNOH Patient Choice Award - nominations now open

2018 patient choice awards

Each year we celebrate the hard work of our staff at the RNOH Staff Achievement Awards. The Patient Choice Award is open to patients, their friends and family, as well as carers who would like to recognise an individual or team who has gone the extra mile to provide outstanding care during their treatment at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

You are invited to submit your nomination(s) using the Patient Choice Award form by Friday 23 November 2018.

The Awards ceremony will take place on Friday 1 February and winners will be announced on this website shortly after.

Articulate 128 - new issue available

Articulate 128

The latest issue of the RNOH magazine, Articulate 128, is now available to view or download. In this issue, there is a pictorial look back at the two-year journey in the building of the Stanmore Ward Centre. There's also RNOH Charity news, a look back at our NHS 70th birthday celebrations, information on how we're improving the working experience at RNOH for staff through our Val-You programme, a visit to our X-ray department by a Pangolin and much more.

Macmillan Coffee Morning - eating cake and raising cash

therapist cake sale

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning took place at the RNOH today, Friday 28th September. Last year alone, Macmillan Cancer Support raised over £27 million and together we can make this another successful year. The RNOH hosted four cake and bake sales in support of Macmillan.

Our physio and occupational therapists presented a cake-laden stall in main Outpatients department; ISS catering staff hosted cake sales in Broccles restaurant; the Prosthetics Unit sold cakes and the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre team at the top of the slope held a cake and coffee session in their reception area.

RNOH Charity hoists our patients to new heights

Ali Ghasempour and hoist

Earlier this year, the RNOH Charity has again provided much needed and appreciated support in the procurement of a number of new medical devices. Two new spinal operating tables to replace and upgrade our existing 20-year-old models, a new overhead patient hoist for the main theatre's minor ops procedure room, and three Electromyograph (EMG/NCS) systems for our Neurophysiology department.

NHS provider performance April-June 2018

NHS logo

As the NHS continues to plan for the winter flu season, new analysis reveals that the start to the financial year has seen frontline staff cope with record A&E attendances, high bed occupancy levels and improved discharge rates.

In its report on the Performance of the NHS provider sector for the quarter ended 30 June 2018 out today (Tuesday, 11 September), NHS Improvement has revealed that A&E attendances increased to 6.23 million over April, May and June 2018 – 220,574 more than the same period last year.

Your Voice Counts: Sarcoma Patients' Listening Event

Patient Listening Event London Sarcoma Service

The RNOH and the London Sarcoma Service would like to invite patients and their carers to join them for a coffee. This is an opportunity to discuss their experiences of the Sarcoma service and the quality of our care.

We are keen to listen and make appropriate changes to ensure we deliver a high quality service. There are two events next month:

Wednesday 4 October - 9:00 am - 12:30 pm: RNOH.
Wednesday 17 October - 4:30 pm - 7: 30 pm: University College Hospital in London.

If you are interested in attending either of these events or would like further information, please email Gemma French at gemma.french1@nhs.net.

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