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Nurse on a Mission!

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Staff Nurse Lisa Driscoll made a pledge last year to make sure that ‘Every patient in the hospital has a gift this Christmas’ and launched a Facebook appeal to fill as many Shoeboxes with gifts as she could. The extraordinary generosity of the people of Milton Keynes was so overwhelming that every patient did receive a gift - and so Lisa has decided to it all again this year.

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Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust rated Good by CQC

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been rated by England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals as Good overall following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The rating of Good was awarded to the Trust for being effective, caring, responsive and well-led following an inspection in July this year.

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Dedicated Home Birth Service Launch

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A new dedicated Home Birth Service comes into operation on November 23 - giving women and their families in Milton Keynes a fundamental choice in how and where their baby is delivered. This is a change from the current service, where home births are done by a community team.

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Public Summary of BLMK STP Released

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A public summary of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) sustainability and transformation plan (STP) was published on Tuesday, 15 November, along with the official publication of the full draft plan for the local area.

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Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit and Surgical Assessment Unit moves – Monday 14 November

From Monday 14 November, the Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AECU) will be moving to the Acorn Suite (located next to A&E). They will be joined by the Ambulatory Emergency team from the Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) on Wednesday 16 November to create a combined front-door emergency pathway for our patients. These moves will be the first step in delivering our implementation plan for the development of our new ward which will be situated by the Treatment Centre and is scheduled to be completed by March 2017.

On Monday 14th, patients who have appointments in the AECU will be directed to the front door of the Acorn Suite where they will need to use the intercom system to enter. Appropriate signage will be in place and wayfinding volunteers will be stationed outside of the Acorn Suite and AECU/A&E from 8am to direct patients accordingly. 

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Work Experience Recognition – Bronze Award

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This week we have been celebrating all the great work that has happened to help facilitate over 140 students for work experience placements.

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Hospital corrects inaccurate media reports about on-site staff parking

Following the publication of an article about staff parking at the hospital in the MK Citizen on Friday 14 October, Milton Keynes University Hospital would like to correct the many inaccuracies presented in the story.

The story, which quotes two unidentified members of staff, made a number of claims that were incorrect and misleading. These relate to:

  1. Chief Executive, Professor Joe Harrison has a designated parking space;
  2. Staff pay a percentage of their wage to “guarantee parking”;
  3. “It has been claimed that this (the percentage staff pay) will increase to fund a new car park”.


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New Ward - changes to pedestrian access

As a result of the construction of our new surgical ward and link corridor, we have had to change pedestrian access into the Treatment Centre and Education Centre.


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Nursing and Midwifery Open Evening

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Changes to Patient Transport Services

From Monday 3 October 2016, there will be changes for patients in Milton Keynes who use Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services.

Service users will be required to fulfil the following;

  • An eligibility assessment, to be reissued every 28 days
  • A two week advance booking period, for booking transport to and from appointments.

These changes are necessary in order to better plan and allocate resources for the service, and improve the overall patient experience.

Patients requesting transport will have to undergo an eligibility assessment every 28 days to ensure that they remain eligible for the service.  Where patients are assessed initially as ineligible, they will be able to reapply and be reassessed against the eligibility criteria within the 28 days period.

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