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Public Summary of BLMK STP Released

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A public summary of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) sustainability and transformation plan (STP) was published on Tuesday, 15 November, along with the official publication of the full draft plan for the local area.

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Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit and Surgical Assessment Unit moves – Monday 14 November

From Monday 14 November, the Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AECU) will be moving to the Acorn Suite (located next to A&E). They will be joined by the Ambulatory Emergency team from the Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) on Wednesday 16 November to create a combined front-door emergency pathway for our patients. These moves will be the first step in delivering our implementation plan for the development of our new ward which will be situated by the Treatment Centre and is scheduled to be completed by March 2017.

On Monday 14th, patients who have appointments in the AECU will be directed to the front door of the Acorn Suite where they will need to use the intercom system to enter. Appropriate signage will be in place and wayfinding volunteers will be stationed outside of the Acorn Suite and AECU/A&E from 8am to direct patients accordingly. 

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Work Experience Recognition – Bronze Award

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This week we have been celebrating all the great work that has happened to help facilitate over 140 students for work experience placements.

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Hospital corrects inaccurate media reports about on-site staff parking

Following the publication of an article about staff parking at the hospital in the MK Citizen on Friday 14 October, Milton Keynes University Hospital would like to correct the many inaccuracies presented in the story.

The story, which quotes two unidentified members of staff, made a number of claims that were incorrect and misleading. These relate to:

  1. Chief Executive, Professor Joe Harrison has a designated parking space;
  2. Staff pay a percentage of their wage to “guarantee parking”;
  3. “It has been claimed that this (the percentage staff pay) will increase to fund a new car park”.

 

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New Ward - changes to pedestrian access

As a result of the construction of our new surgical ward and link corridor, we have had to change pedestrian access into the Treatment Centre and Education Centre.

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Nursing and Midwifery Open Evening

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Changes to Patient Transport Services

From Monday 3 October 2016, there will be changes for patients in Milton Keynes who use Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services.

Service users will be required to fulfil the following;

  • An eligibility assessment, to be reissued every 28 days
  • A two week advance booking period, for booking transport to and from appointments.

These changes are necessary in order to better plan and allocate resources for the service, and improve the overall patient experience.

Patients requesting transport will have to undergo an eligibility assessment every 28 days to ensure that they remain eligible for the service.  Where patients are assessed initially as ineligible, they will be able to reapply and be reassessed against the eligibility criteria within the 28 days period.

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Nursing Open Day this Saturday

 

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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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