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  • Milton Keynes Hospital launching new way of working in response to rising demand for acute care

    Two new units are being created at Milton Keynes Hospital to improve care and access for patients who need emergency medical care.

    The Acute Medical Unit and the Short Stay Assessment Unit are opening on Wednesday, December 17.

    The units aim to get patients treated more quickly, reduce length of stay for patients, avoid unnecessary admissions and improve the safety and experience of patients using the hospital.

  • Patient and Public Representatives needed to help to guide research

    The Clinical Research Network: Thames Valley and South Midlands (‘The Network’) promotes and supports the development of clinical research activity in the Thames Valley & South Midlands region. The Network would like to recruit two Patient and Public Representatives who live in Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire to its Partnership Group. The closing date for applications is Friday 19 December 2014. Read more here

    If you know of anyone who might be interested then please pass this information on. 

  • Stop norovirus spreading this winter

    Do not visit the hospital if you have had sickness and diarrhoea in the last 48 hours.

    Norovirus, sometimes known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages. It is highly contagious and is transmitted by contact with contaminated surfaces, an infected person, or consumption of contaminated food or water.

  • Hospital agrees continued improvement with sector regulator

    Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has committed to continued improvements in its A&E performance, financial position and governance as part of a formal undertaking with health sector regulator Monitor.

    The enforcement undertaking, made under section 106 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, has seen the Trust agree its plans with Monitor as part of a collaborative approach to continued improvement.

    This undertaking replaces the previous agreements (also made under section 106 of the Act) the Trust had with Monitor, and recognises progress in delivery against improvement plans over the past 12 months.

  • Birthing pools open with new temperature monitoring equipment

    Milton Keynes Hospital has reopened its birthing pools following a temporarily closure of the birthing pools service.

    This was to allow new temperature monitoring equipment to be installed and for staff to be trained in the use of the new equipment.

    Ed Neale, consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician and clinical director for women and children’s services, said: “We understand that the temporary closure will have been disappointing for women who had planned to use the pool for labour and birth.

    "However our primary concern was to ensure that a robust temperature monitoring system was in place to ensure the safety of mothers and their babies.