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Closure of main reception

As part of the significant building works to improve the hospital, the current main reception will permanently close on Tuesday June 30, 2015 to allow us to increase the space available for emergency care. Milton Keynes Hospital main entrance 
We are going to build a new main reception in front of the outpatient department.  outpatients
While we build it, a temporary reception will be located at our treatment centre  outpatient external10
Car parking – if you are accessing any departments affected by the closure (Wards 1-6 and 8-10, MRI, X-ray, maternity delivery) please park at the Multi-storey car park (turn left at the roundabout if coming in from Standing way).  Multi storey
Car parking - For access to A&E, Maple unit, AECU (Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit) and Milton Mouse park at the front of the hospital as before.  front car park

To check where you need to go, consult our new hospital map (LINK)

Teaching at Milton Keynes Hospital

Milton Keynes has become a University Hospital.

Milton Keynes Hospital has entered into a partnership with the University of Buckingham to become a University Teaching Hospital.

This will allow us to attract, train and retain the best doctors and contribute towards the financial stability of the organisation.   

As part of this move, the trust changed its name to Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on 2 April 2015.

This partnership will expand our current clinical teaching to include medical students from the University.  The first set of 70 students started their studies in Buckingham in January 2015, and the first students undertaking clinical placement within the hospital will be here from May 2015 onwards.

A medical school building (funded by the University of Buckingham) is also going to be built. Until the building is complete, the medical school will be primarily based at the Chandos Road building, at Buckingham, and in the postgraduate centre here at the hospital.

How will it affect me?

For patients – we will have medical students on-site who will be interacting with patients, performing examinations, and observing while patients have tests, procedures or operations.

If you do not wish for students to be involved in your care please inform your doctor or nurse.     

For staff - the development of the Medical School and the academic building will create exciting opportunities in the future for all staff in the fields of clinical research and education.

What happens next?

  • The Medical students will be on the wards and departments from May 2015 onwards.
  • The Medical school building is scheduled to be opened at the beginning of 2017.   

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Patient eligibility and selection criteria

Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust if they are:

  1. Lawfully residing in the UK.

or:

     2. Are categorised as exempt from charging under the guidance on overseas visitors hospital charging regulations.

For further information please use the following links:

  1. Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (individual funding requests)
  2. The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2011
  3. The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Amendment Regulations 2012
  4. Guidance on overseas visitors hospital charging regulations

Nursing team

Below are a selection of biographies from some of the specialist nurse team at Milton Keynes Hospital:

Sue Fitzgerald, Gynaecology Oncology CNS

I am a registered nurse and qualified in January 1987 from Barnet College of Nursing, Hertfordshire. I later qualified as an intensive care nurse in 1991 achieving my ENB Course 100. I also obtained my Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice Course (ENB 998) in 1992.

I have experience in surgical nursing and cardiac angiography. I was appointed as Gynaecology Oncology Nurse in 2007. I have experienced cancer at a personal level as many members of my immediate family have battled with cancer. Therefore, nursing people with cancer and providing support to both patients and carers is of particular interest to me. 

Jayne Nicolau, Nurse Hysteroscopist

I provide a nurse-led service incorporating caseload management for all my patients. I provide total patient care as a diagnostic nurse hysteroscopist, for patients attending the outpatient hysteroscopy service of a high quality and standard, and have developed skills and clinical expertises. I facilitate and have helped develop this service in line with evidence based practice and with the aim of improving the quality of care as part of a gynaecology multi disciplinary team. The patients who attend my clinics present with postmenopausal bleeding on the two week wait cancer pathway, and women who experience dysfunction uterine bleeding. It is vital to continue to deliver nationally agreed objectives for heavy menstrual bleeding and postmenopausal bleeding, of which hysteroscopy is an integral part. Additionally, this service is necessary if we are to achieve the Department of Health's aim of providing the majority of hysteroscopy in the outpatient setting.

I deputise for the Gynaecology Matron and Gynaecology Oncology Nurse when required. I report directly to Mr Nakade, Gynaecologist Cancer Lead. When my patients are diagnosed with endometrial cancer or endometrial hyperplasia with atypia, I arrange a follow-up appointment with me. I will inform them of the diagnosis prior to being followed-up for further management by the gynaecology multi disciplinary team. I also have a special interest in uro gynaecology and urodynamic studies. This is an additional and ongoing development of my role.

Qualifications

  • 1980 - Registered General Nurse, West Hertfordshire School of Nursing (Watford & Hemel Hempstead)
  • 1981-1982 - JBCN Operating Theatre Course No.176, Charing Cross Hospital
  • 1994 - ENB Diploma in Family Planning, Luton University, Level 2
  • 2005 - Advanced Nursing Practice Nurse Hysteroscopy, University of Bradford, Level 3
  • 2007 - Therapeutic practices to support outpatient hysteroscopy: Intra uterine system (IUS) Mirena Coil, University of Bradford, Level 3
  • 2010 - Advanced Communication Skills Training, TVCN
  • 2011 - Macmillan adoption

Valerie Webb, Senior Research Nurse

Qualified in 1984, RN/Dip HE (Adult), Sir Gordon Roberts School of Nursing and Midwifery, Northampton. Special interest in haematology and oncology clinical trials, particularly in breast, lung and gastrointestinal disease.

Alison Sandaver, Macmillan Advanced Nurse Practitioner Haematology & Gynaecology

I qualified as a nurse back in 1985, initially working on a medical ward that specialised in haematological conditions. This is where my initial interest in haematology and oncology began. In 1988 I secured a place on the oncology course at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London. This meant a move to London and working and training at The Royal Marsden. My experience there was excellent and I qualified in oncology in 1989 and then worked on the breast cancer ward.

In 1991 I had a break and a few years off whilst I had a family, returning to Milton Keynes Hospital in 1996 where I worked on the gynaecology ward, initially as an RGN but through time I became ward manager. In 2001, a job was advertised for a haematology nurse specialist and I knew that was where my heart had always been so I applied and was successful.

In April 2001 I move wards and became a nurse specialist in haematology. In time, The Macmillan Haematology and Oncology Day Unit was built and I applied for the role on manager and was successful. In May 2004, the Macmillan Unit opened and I became the manager, with the title of Advanced Nurse Practitioner. I have been working in this role since that time and have seen the unit grow in patient numbers and facilities available.

I am currently undertaking a masters degree in advanced cancer care. Once that is complete I will undertake training in teenage and young adults with cancer as Milton Keynes Hospital is now approved as a designated Trust for this age group and I am the nurse lead.

My role is a hard but rewarding one and everyday is the same but very different from the next. I always enjoy the challenges it brings.

Wendy Black, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Lung Cancer and Palliative Care

Qualified in 1988 at Northampton Nene University Adult Branch. Professional interests: EOLC/discharge home, strong advocacy for patients and their families.

Pamela Steer, Upper Gastro-intestinal/Heptobiliary Pancreatic/Cancer Unknown Primary Clinical Nurse Specialist

Career summary:

  • 1978 - SEN, Bristol Royal Infirmary
  • 1978 - Ophthalmic Nursing Certificate, Bristol Eye Hospital
  • 1984 - RGN, Whipps Cross Hospital, London
  • 1998 - ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice
  • 1999 - ENB 931 Care of the Dying Patient and Their Family
  • 2009 - BSc Cancer Care and Palliative Care, Oxford Brookes University

Professional/special interests:

  • Gastroenterology cancer
  • Patient experience - including communication, ensuring the patient is informed, quality of life and care

Subcategories

Cancer services

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Cancer services

Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides excellent services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of a wide range of cancer types.

The Trust provides a holistic service for cancer patients which includes surgery, active monitoring, oncology/haematology chemotherapy, information and advice, complementary therapies and palliative care.

The high quality of the cancer services provided at Milton Keynes Hospital has been recognised by a number of different independent organisations. The Macmillan Haematology and Oncology Unit was amongst the first hospitals in the country to be awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark in 2009. In May 2011, Milton Keynes became the first hospital in the country to have all senior nurses specialising in cancer and palliative care to have achieved Macmillan status in recognition of the very best care and support they provide. 

These pages are designed to help patients and their families who are being treated at Milton Keynes Hospital, or who have been referred to the hospital from their GP with  suspected cancer, to understand what happens at each stage of treatment.

Macmillan Haematology & Oncology Day Unit

Head of Cancer Services - Sally Burnie

Senior Sister & Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Alison Sandaver

Telephone - 01908 243671 (Unit Receptionist)

For more information about the Macmillan Haematology & Oncology Day Unit, click here.

The unit also contains the Macmillan Information and Support Centre which operates a drop-in service and also appointments with the Unit's Macmillan Information and Support Nurse who can provide one-to-one support to anyone affected by cancer at any stage.

For more information about The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Milton Keynes Hospital, click here.

For more information about specific cancer types - including the process of referral and diagnosis, what treatments are carried out at Milton Keynes Hospital, clinic days and the clinicians who will treat you, visit our service directory.

 

 

Tell us about your care

Tell us about your care

We’re dedicated to listening to the views of our patients, relatives or carers.

  • If you would like to give your feedback on your experience at the hospital, please complete the Friends and Family Test which can be obtained from one of the members of staff in the area of the hospital you are visiting, 
  • If you have had a particularly good experience at the hospital or want to compliment a member of staff or department/ward, please send your feedback to PALS@mkhospital.nhs.uk Similarly, if you have concerns about your treatment, contact the PALS team (details below) and they will be able to help. 

The feedback we receive is invaluable. It helps us understand what we are doing well and what we can do better.