Media highlights

Monday 21 October

Higher air pollution days trigger cardiac arrests and hospitalisations

Data released by King’s College London and UK100 shows that hundreds of children and adults are suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrests or being sent to hospital for strokes or severe asthma attacks on days when air pollution levels are higher.

Both BBC News and The Telegraph have reported on what Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS, has labelled ‘a health emergency’.

Saturday 26 October

From incubator to baby doctor

Dr Sabina Checketts works in the neo natal intensive care unit at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, helping to care for premature babies. The Daily Mirror, ITV London News and Mail Online reported how she wanted to pay the NHS back for saving her life after being born prematurely herself.

Sunday 27 October

Theo is super baby in disguise

The Sunday Mirror covered the story of a ‘Superbaby’ who underwent open heart surgery at just eight hours old at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Théodore Clark Chamming’s has heroically defeated the odds to celebrate his first birthday and was given the middle name ‘Clark’ after superman Clark Kent.

Wednesday 30 October

Former Royal Ballet principal takes leading role in study of how the arts can boost physical and mental health

Ex-ballerina Deborah Bull has been interviewed by The Guardian, discussing her involvement the world’s largest study into the impact and scalability of arts interventions on physical and mental health, with the support of King's Health Partners.

Saturday 2 November

Machine lungs save baby born weighing 3lb

The Times reported the story of Reva Malvankar who was nine weeks old when she became critically ill with a respiratory infection. She is the smallest baby in the UK to receive the pioneering life support treatment, ECMO, and has just celebrated her first birthday thanks to medics at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.