Kindhearted children from Farnham Green Primary School, Ilford, made the day of our elderly dementia patients at King George Hospital, by paying a visit to read to them.Read " Local primary school children ease bored…"
Latest news — articles for June 2019
Transgender performance poet Jay Hulme gave a thought-provoking talk at Queen’s Hospital today (Friday 28 June) about his experiences of healthcare during his transition. It was part of our Pride celebrations.Read " We’ve marked Pride with thought-provokin…"
This week we spoke to Eleanor Buck, reception supervisor from our Outpatients team.
Before our Trust she had a glamorous career in fashion – travelling the world and meeting celebrities including Kylie Minogue and actress Eva Mendes. Her claim to fame is when she was mentioned by Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 Show after a grateful patient praised Eleanor for being so helpful.Read " In Conversation With....outpatients rece…"
We’ll be celebrating the 71st birthday of our NHS on Friday 5 July by taking part in the NHS Big Tea – which follows on from the success of the BIG7TEA campaign held to celebrate 70 years of the NHS last summer.Read " Raise a cuppa to celebrate our NHS!…"
Liz Phillips is our diabetic specialist midwife, and was named midwife of the year in our recent AHP (Allied Health Professional), Nursing and Midwifery Conference. She was nominated after receiving great feedback from her patients.
Liz, who has worked in our Trust for her entire career, had the best form of positive feedback as a newly qualified midwife when she helped to deliver a baby on her own for the first time – the new parents were so impressed they named the baby after her!Read " In Conversation With... Liz Phillips our…"
Did you know that we have 334 colleagues in our hospitals from the Philippines?
So it was important that we marked Philippines Independence Day this week. We had colourful stalls offering local food with staff in traditional dress at our hospitals. And we also spoke to one of our long-serving Filipino nurses, Rizza Javier for this week’s In Conversation With interview.
Rizza, who joined us in 2012, is our senior sister on Fern ward at King George Hospital. She tells us what inspired her to be a nurse and why she moved to the UK in 2005.Read " In Conversation With...senior sister Riz…"
The Mayor of Havering, Councillor Michael Deon Burton, visited Queen’s Hospital on Friday (7 June), to join our celebrations as part of the national Volunteers’ Week.Read " Volunteers’ Week rounds off with a visi…"
Children from two local schools visited Queen’s Hospital this week to delight our patients, staff and visitors by singing popular songs, including favourites from musical The Greatest Showman.Read " Local schoolchildren delight our patient…"
It’s Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), which we’re marking with a range of events and activities to celebrate and thank our wonderful volunteers.
We spoke to one of our dedicated volunteers, wayfinder Charlie Richardson, for this week’s In Conversation With. Charlie, who is also a patient partner for our Outpatients team, has volunteered at our Trust for two years, starting out as a way to say thank you for the great care his wife received when she was treated at our Trust for breast cancer 15 years ago.Read " In Conversation With...volunteer Charlie…"