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NHBC revamps Ward 15 garden

NHBC revamps Ward 15 gardenVolunteers from local company NHBC came into the hospital this April, to revamp the garden area outside Ward 15 - where our patients with respiratory and heart conditions stay. This busy ward sees more than 1,000 people every year, so the project will make a huge difference to both patients and their relatives, who might wish to have some quiet time.

With tools at the ready the volunteers dug up, raked and powerwashed the area so our patients have a nice space to sit outside this summer. As well as donating their time NHBC also donated £500 worth of new plants for the garden. We're really grateful for their time and look forward to the project continuing - where the volunteers will be creating a special natural area along the side of the ward, for patients to look out onto.

Stony goes pink for breast cancer appeal this October

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Stony Stratford will literally be turning pink this October, to support Milton Keynes Hospital’s Touch of Pink Appeal during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pink bunting will adorn the high street from the first week in October, which has been sponsored by three generous local companies IDW Heating Services, Grayster Maintenance and DNA Communication and Electrical Services. More than Stony Stratford-based 20 businesses are on board, putting up pink window displays, holding pink fundraisers or getting into the pink spirit and attending the various fundraising events taking place throughout the month.

Cameron’s Brasserie will be holding a Simply Pink evening on October 3, serving a £25 two course meal and pink sparkling wine, with £5 going to the appeal. Then on October 12, The Cock Hotel is holding a Touch of Pink Floyd night, with local band Little Pig playing from 8pm followed by a DJ until 1am. The Fox and Hounds pub is having a pink comedy night on October 20 – so there’s something for everyone.

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Milton Keynes Based ‘The Luminar Group’ Donates £53,800 To Milton Keynes Hospital

Luminar1Rooksley based ‘The Luminar Group’, the UK’s largest nightclub operator has donated £53,800 to Milton Keynes Hospital’s Children’s Ward and Little Lives appeal.

The Little Lives appeal is raising funds for state-of-the-art equipment to be used in the hospital’s Neonatal unit, which looks after babies who are born too early, or with serious medical conditions. The hospital cares for over 350 neonatal babies each year, who need the most up-to-date equipment to ensure they have the best start in life. The donation will be used to purchase two Neonatal Unit ventilators and two handheld saturation monitors – which monitor a child’s oxygen levels. 

Read more: Milton Keynes Based ‘The Luminar Group’ Donates £53,800 To Milton Keynes Hospital

Let’s turn Milton Keynes a touch of pink this October!

The charity for Milton Keynes Hospital – Healthcare Charity MK – is urging the community to support its Touch of Pink Appeal by adopting a local breast cancer cause for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Local businesses, schools and individuals are being asked to go pink this October and support the appeal, which is raising £80,000 for a digital x-ray machine, benefitting local breast cancer patients. Already £50,000 has been raised and activities during breast cancer awareness month will play a huge part in the appeal meeting its target.

Read more: Let’s turn Milton Keynes a touch of pink this October!

Our Touch of Pink Appeal reaches half-way milestone

breast unitAfter its public launch in April 2012, the Touch of Pink Appeal for Milton Keynes Hospital’s Breast Unit has already raised £43,000. 

During the Breast Unit’s Open Afternoon last Friday 29 June, three cheque presentations from the Lions Club of Bletchley, Bosom Pals and retired x-ray porter Bernard Wogan, pushed the appeal total over the half-way mark. Attendees of the event, which included former patients, staff, fundraisers and local MP Iain Stewart, were delighted to be the first to hear the news.

Read more: Touch of Pink Appeal reaches mid-point milestone

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