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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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MKUH Nurse Crowned Winner of a Nursing Times Award

Christina Riley, a staff nurse from Milton Keynes University Hospital, was recently announced as the deserving winner of the Emergency and Critical Care Award at the Nursing Times Awards 2017.

In a glittering ceremony held at the prestigious Grosvenor House, Park Lane on Thursday 2 November, nurses and organisations from across the profession were honoured across 23 categories in a night of recognition dedicated to celebrating exceptional achievement.

Emergency and Critical Care Milton Keynes University Hospital

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Arts for Health celebration of the NHS

You are invited to the Arts for Health celebration of the NHS

Arts for Health and Milton Keynes University Hospital invite you to join them for an event celebrating the NHS and the fantastic work that the staff do. The event is being held on Thursday 9 November in the Eaglestone Restaurant courtyard and all are welcome to attend.

Join us at 5pm to welcome pupils from the Langland Primary School in Netherfield as they parade onto the site with a lantern procession featuring a giant puppet of Florence Nightingale they have been working on with carnival arts company Festive Road. The procession is the recreation of an event organised by the Hospital Action Group in 1976, as part of the campaign to build a hospital for Milton Keynes.

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Milton Keynes University Hospital to host world first stress echocardiography interpretation course

Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) is delighted to be supporting the world’s first ever stress echo interpretation course – a course designed to improve diagnostic accuracy of patients presenting with chest pains to avoid possible heart attacks and to help planning surgery. The course will begin from the week commencing Monday 30 October and will be led by the MKUH cardiology consultant team.

The five day course will teach participants about the basics of stress echocardiography and its value in clinical settings as well as familiarising them with the use of stress echos in non-ischaemic heart conditions. The course has been fully endorsed by the European Society of Cardiology and has further been accredited by the British Society of Echocardiography – demonstrating its value of being a pioneering step in the progression of cardiovascular imaging training. 

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Staff Awards 2017 - The results

On Friday 6th October, we hosted our annual staff awards event to celebrate and recognise staff achievements over the last twelve months. It was a brilliant event and a huge congratulations to all of the winners. 

Staff Awards

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MILTON KEYNES UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IS NOW SMOKE-FREE

Milton Keynes University Hospital is now an entirely smoke-free site. As a result, patients, visitors and staff are not be permitted to smoke anywhere on the hospital grounds. This relates to all outdoor areas, including the car parks.

The move is in line with the hospital’s ongoing plans to contribute to improved public health and wellbeing. All forms of smoking – tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaping – are no longer allowed.

Smoke-free poster

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Important information - The A&E entrance and reception desk have moved

From today (Monday 18 Spetember) our A&E entrance and reception desk have permanently moved to area formally used as the hospital’s main entrance. This will no longer be referred to as the Acorn Suite.

The building is located directly to the right of the current A&E reception and the new entrance into the department will be fully signposted. There will be no disruption to services during this move.

The new A&E entrance and reception will offer patients an improved waiting area, and the move will allow the hospital to carry out vital renovation works to the building which, when completed, will increase the clinic rooms available. 

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Proposed work to start on the development of the north of the hospital site

 

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MKUHFT) will be developing the north part of the hospital site, close to the cardiology department, to improve facilities and infrastructure. Work will begin in August 2017.

In this proposed location, a number of developments will be made to enhance and increase the services that we offer at the hospital. The project is scheduled to be completed in winter 2019 when we will be able to access a new Cancer Therapy Centre (CTC) which will significantly improve the cancer services available at the Trust.

Proposed MSCP - artist impression

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Major incident training exercise

Milton Keynes University Hospital is taking part in a major incident training exercise on Thursday 7 September 2017 to test established local plans to deal with a large-scale, or mass-casualty, incident.

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