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Latest news — articles for March 2016
Queen’s Hospital continues to become a healthier place to be – just weeks after the introduction of a fruit stall, a Healthy Hike has started.
The Healthy Hike consists of short guided walks around the hospital grounds and is for visitors and staff to encourage them to move more.
The national Nutrition and Hydration Week was marked with a range of healthy and fun activities at Queen’s and King George hospitals.
Our Finance Director Jeff Buggle was among executives and other senior staff enjoying a Come Dine with Me style meal with patients.
The emergency departments (EDs) at Queen’s and King George hospitals were extremely busy dealing with the record number of attendances.Read " Increasing numbers at A&E…"
Smokers visiting Queen’s and King George hospitals were encouraged to quit the habit to mark the national No Smoking Day (Wednesday 9 March).
Barking and Dagenham’s stop smoking service brought its roadshow to Queen’s Hospital on 10 March and King George Hospital on 11 March.
Romford Market trader David Perrott will be outside the Romford hospital, run by the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, over the coming weeks as part of a trial.
Staff at Queen’s Hospital and members of a Romford support group donned Bandanas for Brain Tumours Day.
The national day was organised by the Brain Tumour Charity to raise awareness of brain tumours and funds for research into early diagnosis.
Tommy Whitelaw has shared his moving account of caring for his late mother Joan for five years following her dementia diagnosis with staff at Queen’s Hospital.
He became a campaigner to raise awareness of the condition after Joan died.
A Bring Me Sunshine party has been held at King George Hospital to raise funds for the Stroke Association.
The colourful party was organised by staff on Beech Ward, which specialises in rehabilitation for patients who have had a stroke. They managed to raise more than £200.
We announced back in early 2014 that we had introduced a new reporting system which had identified several issues with our reporting of waiting times, dating back several years.
We carried out an urgent piece of work, looking closely at the data, which showed that thousands of people had been waiting too long to be seen.