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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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Oxford Academic Health Science Network Roadshow

Milton Keynes University Hospital will be hosting the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) roadshow on Thursday 26 May.

It is one of seven roadshows touring the country and will see local leaders present their work in delivering improvements in patient outcomes through partnerships and collaborations.

The Oxford AHSN is a partnership of NHS providers, NHS commissioners, universities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and the life science industry from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire.

Everyone is welcome at this free event, which takes places in the Education Centre from 4-7pm,and particularly staff from the Trust, the University of Buckingham, the Open University, and the Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group, in addition to the local life sciences and digital industries.

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 thetwo days of industrial action by junior doctors in England on the 26 and 27 April.

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

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Medical Device Alert - ZeniPower Batteries

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The hospital has received notification of an issue with certain hearing aid / cochlear implant batteries manufactured by ZeniPower.

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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  

Wear it Blue - 29th 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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