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Time Capsule marks the start of a new Academic Centre

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Construction of an £8.5millon Academic Centre is about to begin at Milton Keynes University Hospital.  The state-of-the-art building is the result of a partnership between the hospital and the University of Buckingham Medical School. The University of Buckingham received a £2m grant from SEMLEP, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, as part of the Local Growth Fund initiative, which has helped to make the project possible. The new Academic Centre will provide an outstanding resource for medical education and training for students, doctors, nurses and health professionals throughout the hospital. 

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Milton Keynes Hospital is building a new ward

Milton Keynes University Hospital is beginning construction work on a new surgical ward from Monday 19 September to increase the number of beds available for patients. 

The new ward, which will help the hospital deal with ever-increasing demand for its services throughout the year, will be built next to the Treatment Centre (which is currently also the hospital's main entrance). 

The works are part of a larger programme of improvements being made to the hospital, with a brand new main entrance and Academic Centre - which is being built in partnership with the University of Buckingham - also planned for completion next year.

Construction of the new surgical ward is expected to be completed in January 2017. 

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Organ Donation Week 2016

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Over the last five years, 13 patients have helped turn an end into a beginning at Milton Keynes University Hospital by becoming an organ donor after their death, according to figures provided by NHS Blood and Transplant to mark Organ Donation Week (5th – 11th September). The week highlights how people could give someone the chance of a new beginning by telling their family they want to be an organ donor.

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Public and staff governor election results - September 2016

The close of ballot for public and staff Governors Elections was 1 September 2016 and we are now able to bring you the declaration of results.

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Hospital corrects inaccurate media reports about chemotherapy mortality rates

Following national publication of the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) 30 day post chemotherapy mortality reports by NHS England and Public Health England (also published in The Lancet Oncology) Milton Keynes University Hospital would like to correct the inaccurate data relating to the Trust contained within the reports. 

The Public Health England report states that 50.9% of patients treated for lung cancer died within a month of receiving chemotherapy – this figure is incorrect.

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Milton Keynes University Hospital Trust delivers another group of gold star work experience students

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Milton Keynes University Hospital continues their work experience success with another group of local sixth form students who are interested in a career in healthcare and have participated in a week-long work experience placement.

The students were treated to an all-round experience gaining a valuable insight into life as an NHS employee. 

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We've Been Making a Splash

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We've been making waves with our newly refurbished hydrotherapy pool for physiotherapy patients.

The pool, which is heated to 35-36 degrees Celsius, is used by many of the hospital’s patients for rehabilitation following treatment. The refurbishment has included new ultra-insulated skylights and improved changing facilities to allow patients more comfort.

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Notice of Poll for the elections to the Council of Governors

The Notice of Poll for the Public Governor elections for the public constituencies of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford, Walton Park, Danesborough, Middleton and Woughton, Emerson Valley and Loughton Park and the outer catchment areas of Buckingham, Winslow, Leighton Buzzard, Woburn Sands is now available. 

For members of Milton Keynes University Hospital who live in these areas, ballot papers are being issued by post shortly. The deadline for voting is 5pm on Thursday 1 September 2016.

To view the Notice of Poll, please click here.

Multi-storey ground floor changes

Milton Keynes University Hospital is increasing the amount of disabled parking spaces in the multi-storey car park.

Work will be carried out over the weekend (5th to 7th August) and there will be signage and barriers in place to divert you accordingly so please look out for those. 

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Healthcare Review work to be continued within Sustainability and Transformation Plan process

It has been agreed by the clinical commissioning groups for Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes and NHS England that the Healthcare Review is to be progressed as an integral part of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) process for Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Luton.

As the Healthcare Review and the STP process are both aiming to deliver high quality local healthcare services that are financially viable and fit for the future, it has been decided that is makes sense for the work to continue as a single programme.

Considerable progress has been made by the Healthcare Review in identifying potential service change options to address the identified challenges for healthcare in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes. This work will be carried over to the STP process, where work will continue and potential options will be checked against the wider opportunities offered through extended working with Luton.

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