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  • 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.

  • Launch of 'look after yourself' in hospital campaign

    We’re launching a ‘look after yourself’ in hospital campaign at the Here's Healthwatch 2014 event at Middleton Hall, Centre MK on Tuesday November 4.

    This will showcase the work our staff do to make sure patients have a safe and comfortable stay at the hospital, and also provide advice on what you can do to look after yourself while in hospital.     

    Come along and have a chat with our nurses on our stand to find out more.

  • Progress report on Healthcare review published

    A progress report from the Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Healthcare Review has been issued today.

    It has set out recommendations to secure the future of health services across Bedford and Milton Keynes. The report proposes a future for both hospitals that will enable them to maintain core services that are valued by local people, including urgent care and inpatient beds.

    However, before any decisions are reached, further analysis and consultation will be taking place. More information will be published on how people can get involved as and when it is made available to us.