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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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Norovirus at Milton Keynes Hospital

Some of our patients have been affected by vomiting and diarrhoea. We are asking you all to remain vigilant and do not visit our hospital if you have had symptoms of diarrhoea, and or vomiting in the last 72 hours.

Norovirus illness usually includes a sudden onset of nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Though people can feel quite uncomfortable, the illness is generally not serious. People infected with norovirus usually get better on their own in a few days, without treatment. 

It is highly contagious in all age groups and is common in our community.

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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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