Latest news from Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust
The Starlight Unit at Barnet Hospital, which provides vital specialist care for premature babies, is to benefit from a charity drive by social landlord Barnet Homes.
Norovirus (also know as winter vomiting virus or disease) is very easily spread from person to person. This infection is commonly seen in the community at this time of year.
Younger women than before from Barnet, Brent, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow and West Hertfordshire are now benefiting from earlier detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, leading to a better chance of survival.
Players from Tottenham Hotspur Football Club have made their annual Christmas visit both to both Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital.
The Trust officially opened its new MRI scanner in December with the help of 2 stars from the Saracens Rugby club. The rugby players, Brad Barritt, England International and Andy Saull, England ‘A' International have both been scanned at the Barnet MRI centre following injuries on the field.
Averil Dongworth, Chief Executive of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals is to leave the Trust to take up the post of Chief Executive at Barking Havering and Redbridge University NHS Trust in East London.
Over recent weeks there has been a small increase in the number of cases of flu reported in London, some of which have been caused by the swine flu virus. It is common for flu cases to increase in the winter months, so this is not a cause for concern....
The staff from the Southgate branch of Marks and Spencer have delivered a cheque for £980 to Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals.
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals have shown themselves to be a consistently good reporter of patient safety incidents to the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), according to a new document that compares incident reports between all hospital trusts in London.
The 2010 Dr Foster Hospital Guide was published over the weekend, and showed the Trust to have a lower than expected Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio for 2009/10. In particular, against the standardised national average of 100, the Trust scored below this with 88.
Following the ongoing series of police surgeries that have been working with the public at both hospital sites, a second series of sessions has now begun alongside them that sees the police visiting staff on the wards themselves.
Staff at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals marked National Patient Safety Week across both sites last week with a series of activities that worked towards building strong safety leadership throughout all areas of the service.
A local patient who was recently operated on with the da Vinci Robot has made history with a number of important ‘firsts' in the use of the machine.
Clinical Site Manager Annaruby Ramdin, who has recently released her own album, joined up with her band Dr. Beat on Saturday 20 November for an evening of music and dancing that was attended by around 100 music fans, including members of staff, family and friends of the band members, and...
The team of Supervisors of Midwives at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals held a Supervision Roadshow event outside Victoria Ward, Barnet Hospital on Thursday 18 November. The Roadshow aimed to showcase their work to midwives and other health professionals within the Trust, and how they can work together to promote...
Three South African surgeons have spoken highly of the work of their peers in the Surgicentre at Chase Farm Hospital on a training visit arranged by Zimmer, a manufacturer of components used in knee replacements.
A cabaret/auction event, held on Saturday 6 November at the Room on the Park social club in Great Bentley, Clacton, has raised £6,000 for the da Vinci Robot Fundraising Appeal.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) at both hospital sites have been marking Occupational Therapy Week, 1-7 November 2010, by setting up table stands and speaking with patients, the public, and fellow staff about their roles.
A Clinical Site Manager at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals is leading a double-life as a multi-ethnic musical artist, with both solo and band work to her name.
On Monday 25 October the Trust was announced as the winner of the Most Improved Hospital award at the HEAL (Healthcare Excellence and Leadership) Awards. Voted for by healthcare professionals, patients and the public, the HEAL Awards recognise excellence in healthcare and pay tribute to professionals who have improved quality...