Monday 2 March
Robotic surgery world first
The Evening Standard reported how cancer surgeons at Guy’s Hospital achieved a world-first by using a robot to remove tumours from a patient’s neck and lung in the same operation. The paper also wrote a comment piece about how the surgery illustrates “the outstanding brilliance present in London’s hospitals".
King's College Hospital appoints new site chief executive
Southwark News reported on John Palmer being hired for the newly created role, Deputy Group Chief Executive at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, tasked with improving standards for patients and staff.
Wednesday 4 March 2020
Weight stigma pledge
A team of experts, led by Professor Francesco Rubino from King’s, issued the Pledge to Eradicate Weight Stigma this week. Professor Rubino appeared on Nolan Live, LBC and talkRADIO, and the Pledge was publicized in the Daily Mail (1) (2) (3) (and print), Daily Star (and print), The Sun, Business Insider US, talkRADIO and BBC Radio 5 Live.
Thursday 5 March
Supporting parents who lose a baby
Parents who suffer the trauma of losing a baby during pregnancy or birth are being offered support from a specialist bereavement counsellor at St Thomas’ Hospital. BBC London News interviewed two parents and found out why St Thomas’ has become the eighth hospital in the UK to partner with the baby loss counselling charity, Petals.
Neonatal library at Evelina London
A library, thought to be the first of its kind in London, is supporting sick and premature babies at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. BBC Radio London (listen from 2:37:53 in) interviewed neonatal library volunteer Loveday Langton who said that reading to babies helps their brain development. More than 1,000 books in 17 languages have been borrowed since the library opened a year ago.