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The Event in the Tent proves hugely popular!

In May 2017, we launched our biggest ever internal engagement event for staff and volunteers of the hospital, providing them with a platform for sharing ideas and building up relationships from across the Trust. In our outside marquee, we hosted sessions that were aiming to inspire, support and improve learning in our aim of becoming an outstanding organisation.

Across the three days of the event, over 1,000 staff came through the doors to our marquee to get involved in workshops, presentations and even fitness classes!

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Heatwave alert

The MET office has advised that there is a high probability that Milton Keynes will experience heatwave conditions from today (Monday 19 June) until 0900 on Thursday 22 June.

Milton Keynes University Hospital is working with other local organisations to ensure we keep staff and patients safe and healthy during this period of hot weather.

Please follow the NHS advice here about how to cope in hot weather. 

Think ahead of the bank holiday

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With the last May bank holiday weekend fast approaching, local health professionals are reminding people to think ahead and prepare to pick up prescriptions and stock up their medicine cabinets in case of any reduced bank holiday hours.

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New main entrance to open at Milton Keynes University Hospital!

Milton Keynes University Hospital’s new main entrance will open its doors to the public for the first time at 6am on Friday 26 May, 2017.

The new entrance is located outside the main outpatients building, opposite the multi-storey car park. The building will offer a Costa Coffee shop, a Subway restaurant and a Little Fresh – a convenience store that will offer seasonal products – as well as an additional seating area with 80 chairs. 

Patients and visitors will further benefit from a manned reception desk, a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) lounge and an Information, Advice and Support Centre provided by Carers Milton Keynes and Age UK Milton Keynes. 

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Local artist paints for Breast Care Unit

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A Milton Keynes artist has donated two pieces of art to the hospital’s Breast Care Unit to thank them for the kind and compassionate care they gave his mother.

JJ Stellitano, who has made art for a host of celebrities, delivered two canvases to the unit on Thursday and says he is already planning his next piece for them.

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Cyber attack - Milton Keynes University Hospital unaffected

Milton Keynes University Hospital's IT technicians have taken every precaution against the cyber attack affecting some NHS organisations since Friday and as a result, our clinical services are unaffected and continue to run as usual. 
If you have an appointment at the hospital, please attend as you normally would unless you are contacted and told otherwise.
As is always the case, we would urge the public to continue to use the hospital's services wisely and only attend A&E if you are in need of emergency care. 

Meet the Members Event - Tuesday 23 May

We are pleased to invite you to a presentation by Professor Martin Wetherill, Director of University of Buckingham Liaison, about the joint medical school venture with the University of Buckingham and the construction of our new academic centre at our next Meet the Members event on Tuesday 23 May, 2017 from 5.30pm.

This free event will be held in the Education Centre Lecture Theatre at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm ready for a prompt start at 6.00pm.

To enable us to arrange refreshments and seating we are asking that you book to secure a place. To book a place or for more information, please call Carol Duffy on 01908 996235 or email Foundation.members@mkuh.nhs.uk

Easter bank holiday pharmacy opening times

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The NHS is reminding people in Milton Keynes where they can access expert medical treatment during the Easter bank holiday weekend (14 – 17 April 2017).

Patients can save time in the waiting room by visiting their pharmacist for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses.

 

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Message to staff on Brexit and the triggering of Article 50

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As the Prime Minister formally begins the UK’s departure from the European Union with the triggering of Article 50 today, I felt it was important to acknowledge how this may make some of our colleagues feel and to try to provide reassurance to those who may feel worried about what it might mean and anxious about the future.

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A&E reception refurbishments

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Starting on Monday (March 27) we will be refurbishing our reception area in A&E.

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