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Articulate 127 latest edition available

Articulate 127

The new issue of Articulate is now available to read or download. This new edition includes an in-depth interview with orthopaedic surgeon Panos Gikas, a report on the RNOH Charity Buttercup Walk, a look back at some vintage photos of 70 yrs of NHS history at the RNOH, a fascinating piece on scanning animal specimens from the Natural History Museum, redevelopment updates and loads more. 

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The Buttercup Walk 2018

Buttercup Walk RNOH The RNOH Charity

The Buttercup Walk 2018 took place last Saturday 23 June. The weather was on our side, with a sun filled afternoon of family fun.

Staff, patients and visitors mingled under the marquee, participating in the games and events taking place. Medivet Stanmore supported this year’s dog show, the Volunteer Service manned the Guess the Weight of the Cake competition, one of many various craft and gift stalls.

Radio Brockley were the voice of the Walk, with band River Conspiracy the musical entertainment. Mr Aresh Nejad, consultant surgeon, along ex-patient Adam Simpson, opened the Walk. A big thank you to The RNOH Charity for arranging this wonderful annual event.

First genetic marker for osteoblastoma has been discovered by scientists

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.

Building and roadworks near Outpatients

Roadworks around Outpatients building

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.

Excellence Award for RNOH

Dr Richard Keen award June 2018

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).

RNOH Bake-Off - the grand final

bake off contestants

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.

Reflexions issue 5

Reflexions 5

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 RNOH Charity Buttercup Walk 2018 - Saturday 23 June

The RNOH Charity, Buttercup Walk, RNOH, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

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
  • etc.

For further details: www.rnohcharity.org or email: rnoh.buttercupwalk@nhs.net or telephone: 020 8909 5364.

RNOH Quality Account 2018/19 - have your say

RNOH front gate

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 needs keen gardeners

The LSCIC garden needs you

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.

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