CURRENT DEMAND FOR HOSPITAL CARE AT MILTON KEYNES UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
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.
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.
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.
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.