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.
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.
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.
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.
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.