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Local schoolchildren sing-in Christmas

22 December 2015

Patients and staff at The Royal London Hospital were welcomed on Thursday 10 December 2015 by the jubilant sound of Christmas carols thanks to a visit by over forty children from the Devonshire House Preparatory School choir. The festive visit, on behalf of The Sick Children’s Trust, first saw the choir group around a Christmas tree in the main foyer, from where they headed to serenade staff at lunch in the hospital restaurant.

Arsenal kick off Christmas at The Royal London Hospital

22 December 2015

Arsenal stars helped staff at The Royal London Hospital kick off Christmas festivities at the Play Department Christmas party on Friday 18 December 2015. First team players Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck helped Santa to hand out gifts whilst touring the wards of the specialist children's hospital, run by Barts Health NHS Trust, which cares for up to 5,000 children each year.

West Ham join in the festivities at Newham

22 December 2015

Andy Carroll, James Tomkins, Nikica Jelavić and Mauro Zárate from West Ham dropped into Newham Hospital - run by Barts Health NHS Trust - just a stone's throw away from the Hammers' Upton Park home, on Tuesday 15 December 2015 to spread festive cheer to children. The players met and chatted with children on Forrest ward and their families, took time to have their photos taken and signed autographs. They also gave gifts to each child and their siblings including posters, team photos and games. One baby even enjoyed a cuddle with Nikica Jelavić.

Spurs spread festive cheer to children at Whipps

18 December 2015

Children at Whipps Cross Hospital were treated to a special visit by Spurs on Thursday 17 December 2015. Andros Townsend, Eric Dier, Luke McGee, and Hugo Lloris as well as Avilla Bergin from Spurs Ladies dropped by Acorn ward with Christmas gifts including signed calendars and photos for all children on the ward.

Leyton Orient bring festive fun to Whipps Cross

14 December 2015

Leyton Orient players took time out of their busy preparations to bring gifts for poorly children at Whipps Cross Hospital on Thursday, 10 December 2015.

Praise for tackling inequality in the workplace

10 December 2015

Barts Health is in the forefront of NHS efforts to develop female and Black Minority Ethnic (BME) leaders after dozens of staff completed an innovative development programme. This is increasing the confidence, aspirations and attainment of female and BME staff at the east London Trust so its leadership can be more representative of the workforce and local community.

Barts Health HIV services celebrate Professionals of the Year award

30 November 2015

The Barts Health HIV team providing services from the Grahame Hayton Unit have been honoured with the Professionals of the Year award from Positive East.The Grahame Hayton Unit, situated at The Royal London Hospital is one of the largest HIV units in the country, and the tertiary referral centre for HIV services in NE London and Essex. Seeing over 2800 patients each year, the Unit provides care for newly diagnosed patients, chronic care of patients and also offers specialist care for cancers, hepatitis C infection, neurology, renal and metabolic complications of HIV.

Get tested for HIV and Hepatitis

20 November 2015

Barts Health is calling on local people to take the opportunity to get tested for HIV and Hepatitis B and C, and access care and treatment if necessary. This is the perfect time of year to get tested and know your status for all three viruses. European HIV-Hepatitis Testing week runs from 20-27 November 2016, and World AIDS Day is on 1 December 2015.

Year of HIV and Hepatitis testing at The Royal London

20 November 2015

Barts Health is once more leading the way in the fight against HIV and Hepatitis, offering a year’s testing of the viruses to A&E patients at The Royal London Hospital. From November 2015 to November 2016, launched to coincide with the first ever European HIV-Hepatitis Testing week 20-27 November 2016, every patient having their blood tested at the emergency department for one year will also be offered the opportunity to be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

The community works for health

20 November 2015

An innovative training project at Barts Health NHS Trust has this year helped nearly 700 people from across east London in their search for employment.On 12 November 2015, Barts Health staff and community partners gathered at an awards ceremony to thank everyone on this year's Community Works for Health programme and celebrated how they are now putting their skills to use improving the health of the community.

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