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UPDATE - FLOODING CAUSES SOME APPOINTMENTS TO BE POSTPONED

Milton Keynes University Hospital have had to postpone a small number of planned operations and appointments scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday 29 May) due to flooding affecting large parts of the site.

All patients affected by the postponements are being contacted by telephone today as hospital staff continue to conduct an extensive clean-up to minimise the impact on hospital services. 

If you have a scheduled appointment at the hospital tomorrow and have not heard from hospital staff to inform you otherwise, please continue as normal with your visit. 

Multiple parts of the hospital site have been affected by flood water, caused by heavy rain yesterday. Areas particularly affected include the emergency department, radiology (imaging) department, treatment centre and IT server rooms. 

Water has been ankle-deep in places and the hospital had to divert ambulances away from its Emergency Department for a short while overnight. 

A number of agencies, including South Central Ambulance Service, Fire Service and Milton Keynes Council assisted the hospital throughout the night and hospital staff have been working round the clock to ensure that essential services at the hospital continue to operate as usual. 

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CLOSURE OF MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK

An ongoing incident at Milton Keynes University Hospital has resulted in the temporary closure of multi-storey car park opposite the main entrance.

All visitors to the site are advised to either use the new multi-storey car park (car park G) which is accessible via the hospital’s ring road or via the V8 Marlborough Street entrance to the hospital site. Those requiring disabled parking should use Car Park B, next to our Cardiology Department.

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eCARE is now live at the hospital

The hospital’s new electronic patient record ‘eCARE’ has now gone live in all inpatient areas of the hospital.

eCARE will help the hospital to deliver better, safer care to patients and was implemented over the weekend of 19 and 20 May. Work continues today in our outpatients department to implement the system.

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Milton Keynes Hospital set to launch new electronic patient record system

A new electronic patient record system that will improve the way Milton Keynes University Hopsital cares for local people is set to go live at the hospital from 18 May 2018, and it’s called eCARE.

eCARE is more than just a new computer system, it will give the hospital’s staff access to improved up-to-date information so that they can deliver safer, more efficient and more timely care.

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Glaucoma Patient Support Group – 15 June

The next meeting of our successful Glaucoma Patient Support Group (PSG) is being held on Friday 15 June, from 5pm - 8.30pm at the Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road, Wolverton, MK12 5TH. There is a packed agenda with four speakers including Mr Hari Jayaram from Moorfields Eye Hospital and Dr Colin Parsloe. Based on patient feedback, there will be lots of time for people to mingle and chat. This time there will also be an ‘Over to You’ session, offering patients the chance to talk about their personal experiences of living with glaucoma.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about glaucoma in friendly and informal surroundings. It is a perfect chance for people affected and their families to know more about the condition. There is no need to book. Refreshments will be served and there is plenty of free parking.

NHS Breast Screening Programme - Public Health England advice

Public Health England and NHS England have become aware of an issue with the NHS Breast Screening Programme, which has led to some women not being invited for their final screen between their 68th and 71st birthday.

This is now resolved and NHSE and PHE have taken the decision to offer a re-screen for women that have been affected.

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Introducing the MKUH Patient Portal

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MKUH ring road temporary closure – extension of works

Due to the bad weather that we have experienced over the last few months, this has unfortunately resulted in an extension to the temporary closure of Milton Keynes University Hospital’s ring road that runs around the north of the site. This closure will be for a further four weeks and will be necessary to ensure that our contractors can safely waterproof and tarmac the new multi-storey car park.

The extension to this closure will not impact on the construction of our new Cancer Centre with advanced building works for this project beginning immediately after the car park opens. The multi-storey is scheduled to be opened in mid-May.

MKUH map Road Closure Feb 2018 web

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Statement regarding usage of vaginal mesh

At Milton Keynes University Hospital we do not use vaginal meshes for primary prolapse surgery due to higher complication rates when compared to non-mesh repairs.

It is not recommended by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the British Society of Urogynaecologists (BSUG) as first line treatment for vaginal prolapse and the evidence behind the potential risk and benefits is still awaited.

Our urogynaecologists use vaginal sub-urethral slings for management of stress incontinence and laparoscopic (keyhole)/abdominal meshes for recurrent prolapse or prolapsed uterus. Alternative treatment options are available for these conditions and women have the right to choose their options.

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Governors Elections

The close of ballot for the Governors Elections has now taken place and we are now able to bring you the declaration of results.

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