Media highlights

Sunday 5 May

Frank Clark takes the plunge

On Friday May 10, 89-year-old Frank Clark will take part in the St Thomas’ Abseil 2019, to raise money for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. The Sunday Mirror reported on his fundraising efforts, having been treated by the Trust since he was diagnosed with tuberculosis as a 14-year-old in 1944.

Radio Lollipop celebrates 40th birthday

BBC Radio 4 marked the 40th birthday of children’s hospital radio station Radio Lollipop with a special broadcast from Evelina London Children’s Hospital. In the piece, paediatric nurse Evie was interviewed about the impact that Radio Lollipop has on Evelina London patients and their families.

Monday 6 May

3D heart scanners

ITV News have reported on the pioneering 3D heart scanners which allow specialists to diagnose congenital heart disease in unborn babies. Professor Reza Razavi pioneered the technology after his own daughter, Poppy nearly died after her defect was not spotted during routine scans. He told ITV News: "For me it brought it home, although I look after children like this, when it happens to your own daughter, you think is there anything we can do to help make this better and this led to the development of these technologies and Poppy's very pleased that she helped in initiating all of this."

Wednesday 1 May

Cocaine in UK water

Scientists have found after finding traces of illegal party drugs in shrimps swimming in Britain's rivers. The tests were carried out by King's College London scientists working with the University of Suffolk. The Daily Mail, the i, the Daily Express, the Independent, Sky, the BBC, ITV, Metro also reported. Later the Guardian, the Sun, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Five Live, the London Evening Standard, the Mirror, the Daily Telegraph, Fox News, CNN, NewsWeek, NPR and the Hindu.

Friday 26 April

Dad runs Marathon with heart team

A father ran the London Marathon with the heart team from Evelina London Children’s Hospital to thank them for saving his son’s life. The Evening Standard, South London Press and Southwark News reported how Alamgir Kabir took on the challenge with 14 members of the hospital’s cardiology team after they treated his son for a serious heart condition. The Southwark News have since followed up on how they did.