The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is experiencing a surge of Norovirus Attendances

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn is currently experiencing a surge in patients attending with Norovirus symptoms.

The Trust is asking visitors who have experienced diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms in the previous 72 hours to stay away. Continue reading The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is experiencing a surge of Norovirus Attendances

Flexible Visits Benefit Patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Visiting patients who are being cared for on our adult wards at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn will become far more flexible with a trial starting on 4 April 2016.

The Trust will be changing visiting times so that families and friends can come and see their loved ones from 10.30am – 8.30pm seven days a week. Continue reading Flexible Visits Benefit Patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Lifelong Learning Success

A Lifelong Learning event was recently held as a celebration of the partnership programme between The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and UNISON.

Lifelong Learning, a program set up by The Trust in November 2013 aims to provide learning opportunities for staff to aid confidence and social skills. The opportunities provided do not necessarily relate to work  and are often provided by staff in their own time with classes including dancing, yoga, pilates, language classes and sewing. To date, nearly 1,000 employees have taken part in the range of activities on offer. Continue reading Lifelong Learning Success

Queens Dragoon Guards Walk for Roxburgh

Members of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards took part in a challenging walk with staff members of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn in support of The Trusts’ Roxburgh Children Centre and have so far raised over £3,250.

The 40 mile walk started at Robertson Barracks, in Swanton Morley at 4.00am. The team followed the Nar Valley way all the way along to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where they arrived at 5.20pm. Along with the military personnel, staff from the hospital’s pediatric team and senior management carried a stretcher full of Easter eggs, which were delivered to The Trust – by the Easter Bunny.

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Takes Account at the Neonatal Care Unit

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital recently received a donation of £500 from local firm, Bantoft Accountancy.

Founder of the Wisbech based accountancy firm, Mrs. Nickie Bantoft along with colleagues Samantha Wheatley, Jaclyn Pearce, Lucy Davis, Claire Gayton and Katy Wicks organised a coffee morning to raise the funds for the unit. Continue reading The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Takes Account at the Neonatal Care Unit

Apprentice Agreement Supports the Next Generation

The future of apprenticeships at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn has been protected after an agreement between the Joint Staff Side Committee and The Trust was recently signed.

The Apprenticeship Agreement is a mutual contract between the unions and the Trust, designed to enhance partnership working.  It makes sure policies and procedures are followed, in line with staff policies, while providing another way to negotiate terms and conditions for apprentices.  The agreement is designed to develop people, so they ultimately achieve permanent roles within The Trust or National Health Service.  Continue reading Apprentice Agreement Supports the Next Generation

100th Baby Joins the Waterlily Club

The Midwife Led Birthing Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital welcomed its 100th birth on 7 March.

Jameeleigh Boughen, 18 from Wisbech, gave birth to her daughter Rubie-Rose Short at 5.44am in the Waterlily Unit at The Trust, the 100th child to be born since it opened on 21 December. Rubie-Rose was greeted into the world by her father Daniel Short, grandmothers Fiona Horgan and Amanda Jacobs, and her aunt, Alicia Boughen, along with midwife Kayleigh Darling. Continue reading 100th Baby Joins the Waterlily Club

Health and Wellbeing Event for those Living With and Beyond Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, in partnership with West Norfolk Community Cancer Support Team has arranged a Health and Wellbeing Event.

The event is designed for people who are living with and beyond cancer as well as their carers. Macmillan, along with other health professionals, will be on hand to provide information and support. Continue reading Health and Wellbeing Event for those Living With and Beyond Cancer

Queens Dragoon Guards Walk for Roxburgh

Members of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards are facing a challenging walk with staff members of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn in support of The Trusts’ Roxburgh Children Centre.

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Welcome to Windsor Ward!

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn recently welcomed patients to the Windsor Ward, one of the first to be refurbished at The Trust.

Windsor Ward has been fully refitted showing the standard the hospital will bring to all of the wards as part of its ongoing estates program. Windsor Ward is a specialist Frailty unit, so details have been designed to support patients experiencing memory problems, with a clear colour scheme denoting the bays, and easy to use taps in the hand basins. Continue reading Welcome to Windsor Ward!