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The Duke of York visits RNOH

Duke of York visits RNOH

HRH The Duke of York, Patron of the RNOH, visited us this week. HRH has been a dedicated supporter of the RNOH ever since his daughter, Princess Eugenie, underwent surgery on her spine to correct scoliosis (curvature of the spine) back in 2002. Since then, both the Duke and Princess Eugenie have lent their efforts in support of several campaigns to improve and update facilities at our hospital.

Improvements in digital services to manage health & wellbeing

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A new local digital roadmap has been developed by 22 partner organisations and the North East London Commissioning Support Unit across NCL (North Central London).

Made up of clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and NHS providers, the plan agrees how we can implement digital services to manage the health and wellbeing of the NCL population and move from paper-based to digitally enabled care processes within our health and care organisations.

Flu guidance for patients and visitors coming to RNOH

NHS flu bug

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as a cough, cold, or temperature, please avoid visiting the hospital while you are feeling unwell. If you have an appointment, please call the department to notify them in advance.

For further information and guidance, please visit the NHS Choices website.

Stem cell research

Andy Goldberg

For the first time, a ground-breaking medical innovation that helped the racehorse Dream Alliance to win the Welsh Grand National has been carried out successfully in humans.

After tearing a leg muscle in 2008, the champion thoroughbred was one of the first animals to have its tendinopathy treated using stem cells. The following year, Dream Alliance raced to victory at Chepstow before being retired in 2012.

Priority support for vulnerable people during a power cut

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Do you need extra support during a power cut or do you know someone else that would need extra support? UK Power Network provides services for free to customers who need support.

Power cuts don’t happen very often but if the electricity network is damaged or develops a fault it’s our job to get your power back on. Our engineers will work around the clock 24/7 to restore your power as quickly and as safely as possible.

Articulate & Reflexions - new issues available

The latest issues of Articulate, the RNOH magazine, and Reflexions, our patient magazine, are now available to view or download.

Issue 122 of Articulate include a report on the RNOH Staff Achievement Awards, pictures of a recent visit by Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock, an update on the redevelopment of the Stanmore site, Radio Brockley news, a round-up from volunteer services, an inside job feature on spinal occupational therapy, and much, much more.

Max brings the gold to RNOH

Max brings the gold

The nation’s favourite gymnast visited the country’s leading orthopaedic hospital today to officially open our new Children’s and Young Person’s (CYP) Outpatient Department. Olympic champion Max Whitlock dropped in on us to show support for the new unit offering specialist orthopaedic care to children and adolescent patients.

Getting It Right First Time Programme launches recruitment for clinical leads

Getting it right first time

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) report published by Professor Briggs in late 2012, considered the current state of England’s orthopaedic surgery provision and suggested that changes can be made to improve pathways of care, patient experience, and outcomes with significant cost savings. The report takes the view that this approach has the potential to deliver a timely and cost effective improvement in the standard of orthopaedic care across England.

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