Milton Keynes Hospital Charity is excited to be gearing up for Wear It Blue day next week. The response from local schools and businesses to sign up to join Team Leo has been fantastic and Wear It Blue day looks set to be a roaring success.
Local schools, businesses, and hospital staff have been invited to wear something blue to school or work on Friday May 2 to show their support for the appeal, which is raising £200,000 for the children’s ward at the hospital. This could be something as simple as blue socks, or a blue tie, through to dressing head to toe in blue!
Participating schools will be entered into a prize draw to win books for their pupils, and hospital departments will be competing against each other to see who can raise the most money. There will be lots of activity and fundraising going on and mascot Leo the Lion will be making some appearances too.
Testing for bowel cancer is quick and painless – and Milton Keynes Hospital is urging everyone over the age of 60 to take the test.
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month and the hospital is encouraging everyone aged 60 to 74 to take up the offer of screening. However, national figures released this month show that just over half of those eligible come forward for the lifesaving test.
England’s Deputy Chief Dental Officer Dr Serbjit Kaur has opened a new Dental Skills Centre at Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The state-of-the-art facility in the postgraduate centre will provide a high quality training environment available to all those studying dentistry across the Thames Valley.
Local parents have taken to Facebook to praise a Milton Keynes specialist midwife after she won a national healthcare hero award.
Tracy Rea, specialist bereavement midwife at Milton Keynes Hospital, was nominated for the Tommy's Award by local Mum Kayleigh Moore.
In nominating Tracy, Kayleigh said: “To Tracy, being a midwife is much more than just a job. She does more than going the extra mile.
“She has set up her own support group and all of us who attend agree on how special she is. I nominated her for the Tommy’s Awards to say thank you for everything she does.”
Patients at Milton Keynes Hospital have been receiving extra company and support from students studying at a local college.
Milton Keynes Hospital has welcomed 17 Health and Social Care students from MK College hoping to pursue a career in nursing. The hospital has teamed up with the college to offer placements on adult wards for one day a week, over three months.
The students, aged 17 and over, are observing nursing staff to gain first-hand experience of hospital care. The prospective nurses are helping patients with personal care and supporting people who find it difficult to eat and drink.
Some patients do not have regular visitors during their stay, so the students are also encouraged to spend time with their patients by talking, reading or playing cards.
The Trust has reviewed the recommendations of the Francis report and has provided an overview of the number that are relevant to Milton Keynes Hospital, with reference to the key themes outlined in the report.
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Our charity raises money to fund projects at Milton Keynes Hospital that are outside the scope of the NHS. Last year we raised more than £380,000.
This couldn't be achieved without the fantastic support of people in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. Fundraising makes a huge difference to the many wards and departments needing equipment and other items - and has helped change the lives of thousands of patients and their families. So thank you to everyone who has helped us make a difference in Milton Keynes.
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PET replaced our previous patient service, the Patient Advice and Liason Service (PALS), to help patients share their feedback with clinical staff in the hospital.
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