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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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Knowing the right service for you this winter

Milton Keynes University Hospital is currently extremely busy, with high numbers of patients seeking emergency care in our A&E department.

If you need medical help or advice, please consider which service best meets your needs. We have put together the guide below to illustrate the different types of healthcare services available, and what sorts of illnesses or injuries they can help with.

who can help you

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Christmas Catering at MKUH

The Eaglestone Restaurant will open from 1200 – 1400 on Christmas Day.

On the other bank holidays (Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, NYE and NYD), the restaurant will be open 0800 – 1700.  

The League of Friends shop will be closed on Christmas Day. They will be open on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day 1000 – 1400. They will be closing at 14:30 on 24th and 31st December.  

Additional food for staff is going out on Christmas Day to the wards with the patient meal trolleys and this will be clearly marked up. Arrangements have also been made with non-clinical staff so that they have access to food.

Compass Group Milton Keynes Hospital Christmas/New year trading hours

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Hospital Site Update

In the next 24 hours we are expecting very cold conditions and as a result there is a significant risk of ice on roads and paths around Milton Keynes University Hospital.

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Snow: Information about patient services at MKUH (Sunday, 10 December)

Patient services at Milton Keynes University Hospital are currently continuing to operate as usual today (Sunday, December 10, 2017), despite a heavy snow fall overnight.

The snow, affecting Milton Keynes and surrounding counties, is making travelling difficult for staff trying to get into the hospital this morning.

Staff who cannot get into work, can get in later than their planned shift start time, or who need the Milton Keynes voluntary 4x4 service to get into work should contact 01908 996690 as early as possible.

Currently all clinical services are running as normal with the hospital’s well-practiced business continuity plans for adverse weather in place.

Patients who are due to come into the hospital for planned procedures or appointments in the next 24 hours should still attend unless contacted directly.

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Norovirus at Milton Keynes Hospital

Some of our patients have been affected by vomiting and diarrhoea. We are asking you all to remain vigilant and do not visit our hospital if you have had symptoms of diarrhoea, and or vomiting in the last 72 hours.

Norovirus illness usually includes a sudden onset of nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Though people can feel quite uncomfortable, the illness is generally not serious. People infected with norovirus usually get better on their own in a few days, without treatment. 

It is highly contagious in all age groups and is common in our community.

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Simon Lloyd Announced as the new Chairman of Milton Keynes University Hospital

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Lloyd as the new substantive Chairman of the hospital.

Simon has been serving as Acting Chair since the death of Baroness Margaret Wall in January 2017. He was officially appointed as substantive Chairman on Tuesday 14 November following a rigorous recruitment process.

Commenting on his appointment, Simon, who has a background in law and previously worked extensively in the financial services industry, including as the Chief People Officer for Santander UK, said: “It is a privilege to lead the Board of Directors and Council of Governors in developing MKUH as a world-class health facility. I am incredibly proud to have been appointed as Chairman and am confident that, thanks to the commitment and hard work of the thousands of staff in our hospital family, MKUH will continue to grow and improve.”

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