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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have views on current bone & joint surgery, such as hip and knee replacements? We want to hear from you.
North London Partners in health and care (NLP) is launching a review of adult elective orthopaedic care services (planned surgery of bones and joints) across north central London.
In the first phase of this review, the partnership is inviting responses to a draft case for change – a document which shares why the review is needed and early thoughts on how this kind of surgery might be organised in the future. This review will run through to Spring 2019 with this initial intensive engagement phase running until 19 October 2018*.
We’re pleased to announce that the RNOH has made the shortlist in two categories for the inaugural Nursing Times Workforce Awards. These recognise and reward the excellent work that is being done by employers to support the nursing and midwifery workforce across the NHS. We have been nominated as ‘best place to work for employee satisfaction’ and ‘best employer for staff recognition’.
The sun shone on the RNOH last week as we celebrated the NHS 70th anniversary at both the Stanmore and Bolsover Street sites. Everyone had a great time and it was wonderful to see so many staff from all areas of the Trust attend. Thank you to all our staff here at the RNOH and across the NHS for their dedication and service. Stanmore photos by Jack Lo.
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 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.
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.