BHRUT weekly update - 29 March

This edition announces the opening of the Point of Care Testing (POCT) hot lab, which speeds up treatment times with the results being immediately available. BHRUT being chosen as part of a launch for a pioneering clinical pilot, which will diagnose early pre-cancerous conditions of the stomach and oesophagus and ultimately save lives. In partnership with BARTS the opening of a new innovative Early Diagnosis Centre at Mile End Hospital. 

Weekly update archive

23 March - opening of a new endoscopy room and KGH being designated a vaccination centre.

16 March - Children's ED at KGH will remain closed between 9pm to 9am until Monday 7 June 2021 and the children's blood booking service has moved online.

3 March - measures to keep BHRUT safe, adapting the ways in which services are provided and the relocation of the UTC at KGH and improving the CYPAU.

23 February - Restarting of the endoscopy services at Queens and reminds stakeholders that the service updates page on their website provides the latest information.

15 February - Ben Morrin, Deputy Chief Executive celebrates BHRUT's staff, shares patient's stories and announces the re-opening of the Birth Centre Queen's hospital.

8 February - Lateral flow testing to vulnerable patients including those with cancer and the resuming of services that was paused when the virus was at its most virulent

3 February - newly expanded Rapid Access and First Treatment area nad the pre-operative assessment move to Goodmayes.

26 January- vaccination hub at King George Hospital, shares the link to Redbridge Local Authority's public meeting which was held last week and the role of BHRUT's Chaplin.

18 January - Sharing the experiences and successes of the staff within BHRUT and the launch of the King George vaccination hub.

11 January - increase in critical care capacity to around 80 beds and the increase in acute and general beds by 80. The converting a frailty unit at KGH into an Oxygen Receiving Unit.

5 January - joining of two new senior members of staff Ben Morrin from UCLH as Deputy Chief Executive and Steve Rubery from BHR CCGs who will be working along side the Operations team.

30 December - copy of message sent to BHRUT staff

21 December - postponing non-urgent operations and face to face outpatient appointments.

16 December - Opening of the vaccination hub at Queen's

7 December - keeping patients safe, workforce and the Digestive Diseases Centre

2 December - BHRUT's new Chair and the CV-19 vaccine rollout.

23 November - BHRUT's finance, Developing integrated frailty services, IPC and the second wave of Covid-19, planned elective care.

16 November - Changes to the visitors policy and the vaccination programme. 

10 November - Temporary changes to the paediatric ED at King George Hospital, Homefast discharge pathway

26 October - Step down of Chair Joe Fielder and the new Chair will be Mike Bell 

19 October - Plasma donation, and a short video on what to expect when attending a BHRUT hospital for a procedure.

13 October - This week's update covers Queen's birthday honours

6 October - This update covered the Trauma and Orthopaedics team project, new assessment unit for children and young people

28 September - Chief Executive's report

21 September - new maternity arrangements and the restart of elective surgery at Queen's

14 September - changes to car parking, the reopening of the stroke rehabilitation ward at KGH and the Ventilator app for monitoring CV-19 patients.

7 September - adult safeguarding alert trial, opening of Holly George ward and support for BAUME colleagues.

1 September - blood testing, Emergency departments attendance and pods for virtual face to face clinics.

24 August - Women's health

17 August - Funding for the Emergency department, Ethos therapy and Plasma donation.

10 August - BHRUT supported parents with children on the neonatal intensive care unit.

3 August - Prorities, planned surgery at KGH and risk assessment.

27 July - resuming of planned operations, waiting lists, paediatric services and mechanical thrombectomy

20 July - reopening of the the frailty unit at KGH, endoscopies at Queens and the plans for the delivery of the gynaecology services.

7 July - 72nd birthday of the NHS, risk assessments for our BAME and vulnerable staff 

29 June - outpatients clinics at KGH and a summary from the Nursing, Midwifery and AHP conference.

23 June - Non-Covid services returning, BHR Health and Social Care Academy at KGH and recruiting staff.

15 June - Planned surgeries at KGH, visitors to wear face masks

8 June - Update on plans to re-introduce planned services, zoning arrangements at KGH and infection control.

2 June - Video of transformation at BHRUT during Covid-19, bringing back of services

26 May - Continued postponement of most routine appointments and the Chief Executive's report

18 May - International Nurses day, the introduction of a risk assessment and actions to safeguard BAME staff.

11 May - Examples of the changes that had been made to some of the services. 

4 May - Re-arranging and postponing outpatient apointments until 22 May, updated visitors policy.

27 April - Supporting the government's review on BAME communities

20 April - An update on the hospital discharge and 'Thinking of you' services

13 April - Information on the 'Thinking of you' campaign, the launching of a recruitment campaign.

6 April - information on staff testing, service moves and updates on outpatients, maternity and cancer treatment.

31 March - new visitors restrictions at KGH and Queen’s, changes to the way they are working and workforce updates.