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MKUH Public Board Meeting - 9 March - Change of venue

Milton Keynes University Hospital’s next public board meeting is due to be held on Friday 9 March 2018 at 10am. This meeting will now take place at our offices in Witan Gate House, Central Milton Keynes. If you are intending to come along, please report to the main reception desk inside the building and a member of staff will meet you. Please ensure that you register with a member of MKUH staff for building security reasons. The address for Witan Gate House is 500-600 Witan Gate. Milton Keynes, MK9 1BA.

Please note parking is available in central Milton Keynes although you are strongly encouraged to arrive early – for a map of the best appropriate parking locations, please click here.

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Milton Keynes University Hospital is currently extremely busy due to a number of acutely unwell patients requiring treatment.
To allow the hospital to see and treat those patients that require immediate and urgent care, please only attend the emergency department if you are seriously unwell. The hospital is strongly encouraging patients to consider whether they can access the care they need from their GP, a pharmacist, by dialling NHS 111 or by visiting the local Walk-In Centre before coming to A&E.

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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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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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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