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Volunteer hangs up her boots after 20 years of service at Whipps Cross

20 January 2017

Whipps Cross Hospital said farewell to one of its veteran volunteers last week as Sheila Brand retired after 20 years of dedicated service to the hospital. 

Cutting edge research facility could transform Whitechapel and benefit patients

17 January 2017

Whitechapel could become home to a cutting edge research facility where doctors and scientists join forces to bring new treatments to patients faster. New plans propose the creation of a thriving Life ScieNces Institute at the heart of a vibrant 24-hour campus which would sit next door to The Royal London, one of London’s top teaching hospitals.

IT service disruption

16 January 2017

On Friday 13 January 2017 Barts Health discovered and took immediate steps to contain a virus in the Trust's computers. The virus has been quarantined, and all major clinical systems are now up and running.  No patient data was affected, there was no unauthorised access to medical records, and our anti-virus protection has now been updated to prevent any recurrence.

Ground-breaking antenatal scheme shortlisted for top award

13 January 2017

A pioneering antenatal project at The Royal London Hospital that gives expectant mothers in east London the chance to meet in groups and share pregnancy experiences has been shortlisted for a national award. The REACH [Research for Equitable Antenatal Care and Health] Pregnancy Programme has been nominated for the 2017 Royal College of Midwives Annual Midwifery Awards in the ‘Reducing Inequalities’ category.

West Ham players bring festive fun to Newham's children

23 December 2016

West Ham United’s first team players took a break from their busy festive schedule to spread Christmas cheer to chidlren at Newham Hospital this week. Winston Reid, Adrian, Simone Zaza, Michail Antonio, Ashley Fletcher and Pedro Obiang visited the children’s Rainbow Ward to meet youngsters and hand over some claret and blue gifts.

Help create a better hospital environment for people with dementia

23 December 2016

Whipps Cross Hospital is calling on local people to compete in its photography competition and help decorate its older peoples' wards to improve the experience of people with dementia. The top 30 photographs will be displayed in wards throughout the hospital, as well as at other Barts Health hospitals across east London.

Local football clubs help kick off Christmas at Whipps Cross Hospital

23 December 2016

Christmas kicked off for children at Whipps Cross Hospital with two special visits this week from local football clubs, Tottenham Hotspur (21 Dec) and Leyton Orient (20 Dec). The children were each given gifts including mini footballs and cuddly toys, and posed for photos with the special guests who spent time speaking with them and their parents.

New ‘pain relief’ adolescent room opens at Whipps Cross Hospital

23 December 2016

Adolescents at Whipps Cross Hospital now have a dedicated room kitted out with a PlayStation, television and activities to help improve their hospital experience. On Friday 16 December 2016 the adolescent room was officially opened by members of Barts Health NHS Trust’s Youth Empowerment Squad, a team of adolescent patients. They had called for a dedicated space at Whipps Cross Hospital where people their age could feel more at home. The Squad, supported by hospital staff, secured funding for the redecoration and were instrumental in its planning and design.

Christmas cheer comes to children at The Royal London Hospital

22 December 2016

Children cared for at The Royal London Hospital have celebrated Christmas with family and friends at the play department's annual Christmas party. The Children's Hospital, which cares for up to 5,000 children each year, was transformed into a Christmas grotto and staff dressed as elves for the occasion which saw over 100 people attend.  

Significant progress at Whipps Cross and The Royal London hospitals

15 December 2016

The quality of care at Whipps Cross and The Royal London hospitals is getting better. That’s the clear message from the latest Care Quality Commission reports.

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