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Picture: Bethany Hambelton (left), Sally-Ann Elkington (right)

Bethany Hambelton, patient on the children’s ward at Basildon Hospital, has won the prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation’s Achievement Award (student level) for her determination and positive and pleasant attitude..

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On Wednesday 5 December, the wards and corridors of Basildon University Hospital (BTUH) were filled with the harmonious vocals of the St Anne Line Catholic Juniors School choir.

Children from the Basildon school choir visited several clinical areas bringing some much-needed festive fun to patients, staff and visitors.

One of the wards they visited was Linford ward which specialises in trauma and orthopaedic care. Ward manager, Clare Turner, was quick to praise the positive effects of the choir on her ward: “Many of our patients are struggling to cope with the demands of rehabilitation and I think the visit of the choir has given a much-needed moral boost for our patients and will help them push through their rehabilitation. Our staff were also delighted to see the choir and experience some festive fun on the ward.”

BTUH Chaplain, David Bates, organiser of the event, added:

“For many of us, the meaning of Christmas can be lost in the bustle of preparation… As ever, it is the children who remind us that beneath the tinsel and glitter is a message of hope. So I pray that for all of us, and especially those recovering in hospital, that now would be the Advent of a season for renewed life, health and happiness.”

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A charity golf day has raised an amazing £4,053.63 for Basildon University Hospital’s Breast Unit Fund (BUST) and event organiser, Allan Brodie, presented the cheque to Breast Unit staff on 21 November. 

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Criteria-led discharge to be implemented on Kate Evelyn Luard ward in Basildon Hospital. 

Kate Evelyn Luard (KEL) ward is an elective orthopaedic ward caring for patients from a range of age groups who require elective orthopaedic surgery and need to stay in hospital for up to three days. They will be implementing criteria-led discharge from Wednesday, 5 December.

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Please refrain from visiting friends or relatives if you have any cold or flu like symptoms, in order to prevent transmission of infection to both the patient you are seeing and other vulnerable patients on the ward.

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Left; Helen Sanderson, Head of Professions and Quality (CSS), right; Jackie Staines, Senior Sister (Outpatients)

The Poppy Appeal has become an outpatients department (OPD) tradition over the last five years and this year saw BTUH staff raise a fantastic £4,681.

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