An aerial view of the new RNOH inpatient ward block recently taken by a drone. As you can see, the new build is really coming on and due to complete by this time next year. Our thanks to Balfour Beatty Construction.
A huge congratulation to Ivana Trhlikova - Staff Nurse, our Employee of the Month for June!
Ivana was nominated by one of her patients as someone who stood out amongst “all the amazing staff on the Duke of Gloucester ward”. Her “willingness to go the extra mile, enthusiasm, energy (on a night shift no less!) and kindness were second to none”.
Well done, Ivana. We can’t wait to see you wearing your “RNOH VAL-YOU” badge with pride.
The latest issue of the RNOH magazine Articulate is now available to view or download. Inside you'll find articles on redevelopment news – a major milestone in the construction of the new inpatient ward block was reached last month when the ‘topping out’ ceremony took place. Our first "sandpit" event with UCL brought together our clinicians, scientists and engineers to tackle clinical problems and come up with solutions.
During her visit, Princess Eugenie was given a tour of the new wing, and talked to many of the Centre’s patients. She learned how they sustained their injuries, and the ways in which the SCIC has helped them to recover, and to regain their independence.
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust was proud to sponsor the Health Category of the national TeenTech Awards 2017 and jointly with UCL ASPIRE Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (CREaTe) contribute to the judging of some amazing ideas on the day.
The latest RNOH Quality Accounts are now available for 2016-2017. The Quality Account is an annual report about the quality of services provided by the RNOH and includes data on key measures such as patient safety, clinical effectiveness and patient experience. The Quality Account is an important way for us to report on quality and show improvements in the services we deliver to our patients.
The 2017 Buttercup Walk took place to raise money for The RNOH Charity. The event was attended by both patients and staff with stalls and rides for all to enjoy. Master of Ceremonies for the event was Mr Aresh Nejad, Medical Director and Mary Tye, a patient of the RNOH opened the Walk.
Mary, who is 96 years old and an incomplete C4-5 tetraplegic, broke her neck in 2008 and subsequently received successful surgery and rehabilitation at the RNOH. Determined to walk again, Mary's personal mantra is "I can and I will".
Sixteen organisations from France and the UK are coming together to launch a European project that will help tackle mobility problems faced by elderly and disabled people. It will be led by ESIGELEC-IRSEEM, a French engineering school and its research laboratory.
The project focuses on four work packages:
Lynsey McClean, Occupational Therapist from the Oncology Orthopaedic Team (pictured), is looking to raise awareness of the benefits - and dispel the myths - around employing health care professionals with seen and unseen impairments:
"As part of my MSc in Occupational Therapy, I conducted my own research entitled ‘Occupational Therapy practitioners’ views and perspectives of occupational therapy employees with seen and unseen disabilities'.
Take a look at the construction of the new inpatient ward block at our Stanmore site. This time-lapse film, shot by Jan Letocha, covers the whole of the project so far, from demolition of the old Patient Centre right up to the last pouring of the concrete to the top level last week. There is still more to do but we hope this gives you a flavour of progress so far made by Balfour Beatty.