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2017

IT disruption

25 May 2017

We are steadily bringing our clinical systems back online.   

Hospital garden opens to support people with dementia

23 May 2017

Patients and families at Newham Hospital can now enjoy a new garden space, opened particularly for people living with dementia.

Knitting the community together

05 May 2017

A member of a local knitting group has taken to the wards of Whipps Cross to see how the group’s knitted contributions are helping to keep patients safe. Trudi Barnes, of E20 Knit and Natter, met with the hospital’s older people’s and dementia teams as she handed over a donation of nine knitted twiddle cuffs.

Newham Hospital is much improved, says CQC

28 April 2017

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced that the care provided at Newham Hospital is much improved, with more than a third of services now rated as good. Following an inspection in November 2016 inspectors have acknowledged ‘substantial evidence’ of continual improvements to services, and significant progress has been made in a number of areas compared to an inspection in May 2015.

'Superhero' children celebrate their inner strengths

25 April 2017

Acknowledging that real heroes don't always wear capes, a children's hospital has launched a Health Hero Training Academy which incorporates therapeutic play, drama, games and psychological therapy to celebrate the strength and abilities of its young patients.

Student develops lifesaving heart code

21 April 2017

An innovative code developed by a sixth form student with a team of doctors at London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital could save the lives of heart attack victims by ‘writing’ their medical history inside their chest. 

Local people to participate in new test for colorectal cancer

12 April 2017

Tower Hamlets is set to benefit from the largest pilot study of its kind in the UK to see if a simple stool test that patients can do in their own homes can effectively ‘rule-out’ the presence of colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer).  

Statement following Westminster terror attack

07 April 2017

We are greatly saddened by the death of Andreea Cristea at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, where we have cared for her following the Westminster terror attack.

Turning to Facebook to recruit nurses

07 April 2017

Whipps Cross Hospital has turned to Facebook to hire the country's top nurses. Barts Health NHS Trust is using the site to promote recruitment, encouraging nurses to come to an open day for prospective staff being held at the hospital on Saturday, 8 April 2017.

Happy Birthday Barts Health!

01 April 2017

This month we turn five and and there is so much for us to celebrate. Thanks to a lot of hard work we can be proud of everything we've achieved over the past five years.

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