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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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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 on 14 and 15 April 2018, and it’s called eCARE.

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

It means that every time hospital staff record a patient’s health information, it will be stored in the system. That means patients won’t have to keep giving staff the same information over and over again as they move through different parts of the hospital.

eCARE will collate patient details in one easy-to-access place that is secure and confidential. This includes medical history - including laboratory test results, prescriptions, allergies and current prescriptions. Previously, this information may have been stored in many different places and in many different forms that were not easily accessible to clinicians.

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MKUH Public Board Meeting - 9 March - Change of venue

Milton Keynes University Hospital’s next public board meeting is due to be held on Friday 9 March 2018 at 10am. This meeting will now take place at our offices in Witan Gate House, Central Milton Keynes. If you are intending to come along, please report to the main reception desk inside the building and a member of staff will meet you. Please ensure that you register with a member of MKUH staff for building security reasons. The address for Witan Gate House is 500-600 Witan Gate. Milton Keynes, MK9 1BA.

Please note parking is available in central Milton Keynes although you are strongly encouraged to arrive early – for a map of the best appropriate parking locations, please click here.

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CURRENT DEMAND FOR HOSPITAL CARE AT MILTON KEYNES UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

STATEMENT (TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY, 2018)
 
Milton Keynes University Hospital is currently extremely busy due to a number of acutely unwell patients requiring treatment.
 
To allow the hospital to see and treat those patients that require immediate and urgent care, please only attend the emergency department if you are seriously unwell. The hospital is strongly encouraging patients to consider whether they can access the care they need from their GP, a pharmacist, by dialling NHS 111 or by visiting the local Walk-In Centre before coming to A&E.
 

The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Event for Patients and Carers

The Swallows, a nationwide Head and Neck Cancer Support Group based in Blackpool have teamed up with the cancer services team at Milton Keynes University Hospital to launch a local branch of the group. They will be hosting a launch event for patients and carers who have been diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer.

The event has been designed to give patients and carers the opportunity to find out what information and support The Swallows can offer as well as providing a chance to meet like-minded people who have been in a similar unfortunate position. This will be a very relaxed evening where attendees can socialise and converse about the challenges they have faced and more importantly, how they have overcome some of these challenges.

The Swallows event

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Road closure – Starting Monday 5 February, 2018

Milton Keynes University Hospital are currently building a new multi-storey car park in the north of the hospital site. The next stage of work is to bring steel materials onto site. In order to do this safely and securely, the hospital will temporarily be closing all staff and visitor access to a section of the ring road to allow a crane to manage the deliveries of these materials.

The ring road that will be partially closed is the road that runs around the north of the hospital site, close to where the multi-storey and cancer centre development projects are ongoing. 

The closure of the road will begin from Monday 5 February for a maximum of seven weeks. During this period, there will be no access to the road from the turning that leads to car park B to the exit road from Marlborough House. 

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CURRENT DEMAND FOR EMERGENCY HOSPITAL CARE AT MKUH

UPDATED STATEMENT (WEDNESDAY, 3 JANUARY, 2018 - 10am)

HIGH NUMBERS of acutely unwell patients continue to be admitted via Milton Keynes University Hospital’s Emergency Department.

Additional beds are open throughout the hospital in order to admit patients who need specialist acute care as quickly and safely as possible. This includes using surgical wards fully and using the hospital’s day surgery unit and other suitable clinical areas to admit patients attending the hospital as emergencies. These ‘escalation areas’ all have safe and appropriate nursing and medical cover.

The hospital has seen higher than usual numbers of ambulances, and has been working well with South Central Ambulance Service to avoid delays in ambulance handovers.

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IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE - MKUH UNDER EXTREME PRESSURE

Milton Keynes University Hospital is under extreme and sustained pressure due to very high numbers of patients seeking emergency medical care. Please DO NOT attend the hospital’s Emergency Department unless you need emergency treatment. 

If you are unsure whether you need emergency care please dial NHS 111 for advice. 

Patients attending the Emergency Department will be treated in order of clinical priority. Some may experience significant delays. 

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