Tuesday 5 May
Life Lines – keeping families connected
The i covered intensive care patients given tablet computers to connect with their loved ones.
Monday 4 May
‘Awake’ surgery to protect against coronavirus
The Evening Standard revealed that cancer patients are being kept awake during operations to protect them from coronavirus. Guy’s and St Thomas’ have increased the use of “awake” surgery – which avoids the need for general anaesthetic and intubation – to encourage patients to undergo life-saving treatment.
Sunday 3 May
Baby name tribute to doctors
Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson. BBC News, the Sun, Telegraph and Mail were amongst many to report the name ‘Nicholas’ is a tribute to two doctors, Nick Price and Nick Hart, who treated the Prime Minister while he was in hospital with coronavirus.
Saturday 2 May
Plasma trial uses survivors’ blood to treat coronavirus
Coronavirus patients will be given the blood of survivors of the deadly disease as part of a new treatment being trialled at London’s Guy’s and St Thomas’. There was widespread national media coverage including BBC News, Channel 4 News, the Mail, Times, Telegraph, Guardian, and Metro.
PPE and essential donations
In The Observer, Ainne Dolan-Williams talks about donations of food, PPE and essentials at King’s College Hospital.
BBC Newsreader praises King’s College Hospital staff
In Southwark news, BBC newsreader Huw Edwards has revealed he was off work for three weeks recovering from suspected coronavirus and praised the staff at King’s College Hospital.
Using blood plasma to help COVID-19 patients
Sir Prof Robert Lechler was on the Radio 4 Today programme talking about how people who have recovered from COVID-19 could help people with the virus get better.
Study reveals three different reactions to coronavirus
A new King’s College London analysis of polling by Ipsos Mori has found three different reactions to lockdown – the accepting, suffering and the resisting.
The research was covered by The Daily Telegraph (1) (2) (3) Daily Mail (and in print) Sky News (and in broadcast), Manchester Evening News, Forbes, The Guardian, The Conversation, BBC Radio Scotland and Independent.
Local population supporting frontline staff
A group of Bromley residents is supporting frontline NHS staff by crafting ear protectors which relieve the strain of wearing face masks for long periods.
Oliver Bailey has launched a campaign to support NHS front line staff as a tribute to the King’s College Hospital team which helped treat his boy, Henry, who was born in 2018.
COVID Symptom Tracker App
New research based on data from the symptom tracker app received coverage in Manchester Evening News, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The I (1) (2), The Guardian, Daily Mail (1) (2), Daily Mirror, Daily Express, The Scotsman, The National, Medical Xpress and Daily Star.
The app was mentioned on Channel 4 News, Sky News, talkRADIO, BBC Gloucester, BBC Kent and Russia Today.
How COVID-19 affects the vascular system
Prof Ajay Shah, consultant cardiologist at King's College Hospital, London comments on the range of illnesses people experience with COVID-19, in The Telegraph.
Private healthcare facilities available to NHS
Private healthcare facilities have been made available to NHS patients in recent weeks. It has meant some cardiac patients at King’s College Hosptial considered at high risk if they contracted COVID-19 are able to undergo critical surgery.