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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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Annual Members Meeting 2016

Come along to this free event and find out all you need to know about how your hospital has been performing over the past year.

This year out Annual Members Meeting is being held on Wednesday 14 September starting with refreshments being served from 5.30pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm. We will be hosting the event at the Venue MK Walton High, Fyfield Barrow, Milton Keynes, MK7 7WH. Contact 01908 996235 to reserve your place (booking is advisable).

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Public Governor opportunities

Public Governor opportunities have arisen in the public constituencies of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford, Walton Park, Danesborough, Middleton and Woughton (x2) Emerson Valley and Loughton Park, the outer catchment area  of Buckingham Winslow, Leighton Buzzard, Woburn Sands and the remainder of the county area of Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire Cherwell, Oxofrd City and South Oxfordshire.

The Hospital Trusts Council of Governors provide a vital role in representing the interests of the hospitals members and make sure services are meeting the needs of the local community.

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The Check Up Spring Edition is here!

The latest edition of our hospital newspaper The Check Up is now available on-line. Hard copies will also be available in various patient waiting areas so please feel free to pick up a copy if you're in the hospital.

If you would like to subscribe to the mailing list, or have a story you would like to include in the summer edition, please email communications@mkuh.nhs.uk

To read the digital copy, please click here.

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International Nurses’ and Midwives day celebrations

Milton Keynes University Hospital celebrated International Nurses’ Day and International Day of the Midwife last Thursday with a series of events running throughout the day.

It was a great day that started with a lecture from Dr Kerry Jones who gave a fascinating talk on the different generations of nursing. Then our MKUH Staff Bake Off began, entrants dropped off their cakes and had a tense wait while our four judges, CEO Professor Joe Harrison, Baroness Margaret Wall, Chief Nurse Lisa Knight and international bestselling author Carole Matthews, tasted and scored the cakes. 

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