Festive Fun at Kingston Hospital...
TV Presenters, Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood kicked off Christmas at Kingston Hospital this week by turning on our Christmas tree lights at the main entrance. The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames also attended the festivities. The tree and lights were generously donated by Prime UK Ltd and decorations were made by our Staff Day Nursery children.
Staff, patients and guests were also invited to enjoy carols from the Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School choir, along with treats including mince pies and non-alcoholic mulled wine, provided by ISS. Children were treated to chocolate from Santa Claus himself! Click here and here for photos.
Making visiting at Kingston Hospital better for everyone
Our priority is caring for our patients, but we understand the important role played by visitors in their lives. We have changed our visiting times to provide more flexibility for families and friends to visit and spend time with their loved ones.
From Monday 2 December 2013, general visiting times for wards and departments will be (except for Paediatrics Open Visiting for Parents, ICU 2pm to 8pm and Maternity 3pm-8pm):
9.00am to 12.00pm
2.00pm to 8.00pm
We have also published our Visitor Charter which explains what visitors can expect from the Trust during their visit and what we expect from visitors in return. For the Visitor Information leaflet click here and for the Visitor Charter click here.
Or please pick up a copy next time you are at the hospital.
Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
Kingston Hospital have a large number of staff that orinate from the Philappines, who have been collecting clothing and money to send to families and individuals that have been affected by the tragedy.
The staff are also putting on a charity concert on the 8th December in New Malden. If you would like more information on this, please see the poster here.
Kingston Hospital Dementia Conference
Thank you to all that attended our Dementia Conference at Kingston Hospital on the 23rd September. If you would like to view the presentations and discussions that were had, please click here.
We have been made aware that a number of individuals have received emails regarding job offers from people falsely claiming to be from Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Please note that legitimate recruitment for Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is only ever carried out via NHS Jobs http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/
If you receive such an email, please ignore it and do not provide any personal details.
Free Health Talk
Our next free health will be:
Monday 27th January 2014 at 7pm - Justine Sweet, Head of Audiology, will give a talk on Tinnitus. This will be in Lecture Theatre 1, 5th Floor Education Centre, Kingston Surgical Centre.
All are welcome to attend, to book a place, please call 0208 934 3620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kingston Hospital Outpatients clinics now in Raynes Park
As part of the drive to bring hospital services out of their traditional setting and closer to peoples’ homes, Kingston Hospital in partnership with local GPs in Merton have set up a range of consultant led clinics at the recently opened Raynes Park Health Centre.
The outpatient services are up and running and patients can see a range of specialists in new, purpose built facilities. Click here for more information.
Kingston Hospital becomes a Foundation Trust
We are delighted to announce that the Hospital has been authorised as an NHS Foundation Trust from the 1st May and will now be known as Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The Hospital is the first acute Trust to be licensed since April 2012 and the first to become a Foundation Trust (FT) in south West London. Becoming an FT is a seal of approval for the high quality patient care we are all committed to delivering at Kingston Hospital and we are now looking forward to planning an exciting future for the Trust.
Our Council of Governors will now be fully established and we are particularly looking forward to working with them to ensure we listen to the needs of the communities and patients they represent when planning our future and developing our services.
We would like to thank our local community, patients and staff with our FT application over the years.
To read more about the Hospital’s FT status and our Governors please click here.
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services to approximately 320,000 people locally. We are proud of our reputation as the largest single site District General Hospital in London and our Maternity Unit is the second biggest in London. In a National survey, we were rated as the Best Maternity Service in London by, the National Health Watchdog, the Care Quality Commission.*
If you want to get involved and support us you can become a member (which is completely free). We currently have over 5,800 public members. Our members will play an important role in shaping our services, please click here to sign up.