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Advice to patients during the industrial action Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April 2016

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Upcoming Charity Events

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Charity Curry Night - 27th April 2016  

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Information for patients during the junior doctors' industrial action

Milton Keynes Hospital to minimise disruption during industrial action

Milton Keynes University Hospital has been preparing well in advance to ensure there is minimal disruption to our services during the 48-hour industrial action by junior doctors in England from the 6 to 8 April. 

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Norovirus at the hospital

Some of our patients have been affected by vomiting and diarrhoea. We are asking everyone 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.

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New ‘Bridging’ clinic for patients

The hospital is launching a new service to see patients who are taking blood-thinning medication, such as Warfarin, and assess their needs before they come to the hospital for surgery or a minor procedure.

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Governor election results - March 2016

Alan Hancock has been duly elected public governor for Hanslope Park, Olney, Sherington and Newport Pagnell in our recent elections

Laura Davison has been elected as the staff governor representing the non clinical staff group, admin and clerical.

Thank you to all of those that voted. 

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MK Hospital fully prepared for upcoming junior doctors’ industrial action

Ahead of the impending 24-hour industrial action by junior doctors in England from the 10 to 11 February, Milton Keynes University Hospital has been working tirelessly to minimise disruption to our services. 

The hospital successfully ensured that the safety of our patients and the quality of our care was not impacted during the previous period of industrial action, and has used lessons learned from this to inform robust contingency plans for Wednesday.

Patients in need of urgent and emergency care will continue to receive the treatment they need, when they need it. However, due to increased pressures on the hospital over this 24-hour period those in less urgent need of care may experience longer waiting times than normal and some planned clinics and operations have been postponed.

In all cases priority will be given to those patients with the most pressing health needs.

Professor Martin Wetherill, Medical Director at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“We were assured and encouraged by our staff’s ability to provide excellent care during a period of industrial action in January and I have no doubt they will do so again on Wednesday.

“Our priority is always to ensure that our patients remain safe and are well cared for, and our extensive plans for the 24-hour period from Wednesday are designed to do this.

“We are contacting those patients that are affected by the reduction in our elective services and for those whose services have been postponed; we will be in touch to rearrange appointments as soon as we can.”

In the unlikely event that industrial action for Wednesday 10 February is called off, the hospital will go ahead with its contingency plans and those planned appointments that have been postponed will remain postponed.

Patients do not need to contact the hospital to rearrange their appointments - we will contact those affected as soon as possible to rearrange their appointments. 

Be part of our new campaign!

Would you like to join our ‘Twiddlemuffs’ campaign to help people living with dementia? Twiddlemuffs are sensory sleeves that are volunteers and supporters are making for patients so that they can keep their hands busy and are distracted from pulling at cannulas or drips.

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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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