Latest news — articles for May 2016

Trust praised by Alzheimer’s Society for recruiting 1,268 new dementia friends

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has been praised by the Alzheimer’s Society for recruiting 1,268 staff members to become dementia friends at the Trust, whilst celebrating Dementia Awareness Week. To promote understanding of the condition, Trust staff were asked to show their support by becoming “Dementia Friends” by attending a short information session or watching a short online video. The initiative aims to transform the way we think, act and talk about dementia, by providing an insight into what it is like to live with the condition.

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Local MS Greenwich Support group thank Trust staff

A local Greenwich Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support group has specially thanked two members of staff at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust for their outstanding contribution and support to the MS population. Kitty McCarthy, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Neurology and Dr Eli Silber, Consultant Neurologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) were specially presented with certificates and flowers from the support group.

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International Nurses Day

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust have been celebrating their wonderful nurses as part of the celebrations for International Nurses Day including the launch of a new nurses badge and announcing the winners of the Doreen Norton bursary.

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Councillor Damien Egan unveils the tribute ‘One thousand paper cranes for Ella’ at University Hospital Lewisham

A memorial to Ella Roberta who died at the age of nine from breathing difficulties related to her asthma was unveiled at University Hospital Lewisham on Tuesday 5 May to commemorate World Asthma Day.

 

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