News https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/ en Plan ahead when coming to our hospitals https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/rail-strikes <span>Plan ahead when coming to our hospitals</span> <span><span>S.Anand</span></span> <span>Fri, 12/08/2022 - 09:21</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-09-29T12:00:00Z">29 September 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">Our services will be running as normal during the national rail strikes on Saturday 1, Wednesday 5 and Saturday 8 October. If you have an appointment booked, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/plan-ahead-when-coming-our-hospitals">Read more</a></div> Fri, 12 Aug 2022 08:21:00 +0000 S.Anand 3179 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Lung transplant patient given the chance to be spontaneous, active and enjoy the simple things in life again https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/lung-transplant-patient-given-chance-be-spontaneous-active-and-enjoy-simple-things-life-again <span>Lung transplant patient given the chance to be spontaneous, active and enjoy the simple things in life again</span> <span><span>J.Delossantos</span></span> <span>Wed, 28/09/2022 - 15:10</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-09-28T12:00:00Z">28 September 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">Louis Knibbs, a 44-year-old father and partner from Silverstone, Northamptonshire, is revelling in the routine things in life again, something which would have been unthinkable three and a half years ago when he was put on the transplant list in desperate need of a double lung transplant. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/lung-transplant-patient-given-chance-be-spontaneous-active-and-enjoy-simple-things-life-again">Read more</a></div> Wed, 28 Sep 2022 14:10:47 +0000 J.Delossantos 3194 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Royal Brompton speech and language therapist recognised for work in pandemic https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/royal-brompton-speech-and-language-therapist-recognised-for-work-pandemic <span>Royal Brompton speech and language therapist recognised for work in pandemic</span> <span><span>J.Delossantos</span></span> <span>Tue, 20/09/2022 - 14:42</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-09-20T12:00:00Z">20 September 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">Clinical lead for adult speech and language therapy at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, Lee Bolton, has been recognised by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) for his work in developing risk guidelines for speech and language therapists working with patients during the pandemic. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/royal-brompton-speech-and-language-therapist-recognised-for-work-pandemic">Read more</a></div> Tue, 20 Sep 2022 13:42:16 +0000 J.Delossantos 3189 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 1926-2022 https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii-1926-2022 <span>Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 1926-2022</span> <span><span>S.Anand</span></span> <span>Fri, 09/09/2022 - 12:18</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-09-08T12:00:00Z">8 September 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">We are deeply saddened to hear the news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died. The Queen has had a long and close association with our hospitals, and our deepest sympathies are with her family at this difficult time.</div> Fri, 09 Sep 2022 11:18:28 +0000 S.Anand 3186 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Research led by Royal Brompton and Harefield consultant finds thousands of UK women with hearts attacks are underdiagnosed https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/research-led-royal-brompton-and-harefield-consultant-finds-thousands-uk-women-hearts-attacks-are <span>Research led by Royal Brompton and Harefield consultant finds thousands of UK women with hearts attacks are underdiagnosed</span> <span><span>J.Delossantos</span></span> <span>Wed, 31/08/2022 - 13:47</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-08-31T12:00:00Z">31 August 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">Research published by Professor Thomas Lüscher, director of research, education and development, and cardiology consultant at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, has found that thousands of women in the UK who have experienced heart attacks have missed out on appropriate treatments over the past 19 years. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/research-led-royal-brompton-and-harefield-consultant-finds-thousands-uk-women-hearts-attacks-are">Read more</a></div> Wed, 31 Aug 2022 12:47:25 +0000 J.Delossantos 3185 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Virtual work experience courses launched for local students https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/virtual-work-experience-courses-launched-for-local-students <span>Virtual work experience courses launched for local students</span> <span><span>S.Anand</span></span> <span>Thu, 28/07/2022 - 14:12</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-07-28T12:00:00Z">28 July 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">Guy’s and St Thomas’ have launched a free virtual work experience programme to help students in the local area to get a taste of different NHS careers. The virtual work experience courses give students the opportunity to learn in their own time via a specially created, interactive online platform. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/virtual-work-experience-courses-launched-for-local-students">Read more</a></div> Thu, 28 Jul 2022 13:12:54 +0000 S.Anand 3175 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Professor Thomas Lüscher voted President Elect for the Board of the European Society of Cardiology https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/professor-thomas-luscher-voted-president-elect-for-board-european-society-cardiology <span>Professor Thomas Lüscher voted President Elect for the Board of the European Society of Cardiology</span> <span><span>J.Delossantos</span></span> <span>Fri, 22/07/2022 - 09:40</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-07-22T12:00:00Z">22 July 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">Professor Thomas Lüscher, director of research, education and development, and cardiology consultant at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, has been elected by members of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), one of the world’s largest medical societies, to serve as President Elect for the Board 2022-2024. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/professor-thomas-luscher-voted-president-elect-for-board-european-society-cardiology">Read more</a></div> Fri, 22 Jul 2022 08:40:02 +0000 J.Delossantos 3174 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk New Joint Chairman appointed for Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/new-joint-chairman-appointed-for-guys-and-st-thomas-and-kings-college-hospital <span>New Joint Chairman appointed for Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital</span> <span><span>S.Anand</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/07/2022 - 14:57</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-07-11T12:00:00Z">11 July 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">A new Joint Chairman has been appointed to lead two of London’s largest NHS organisations. Charles Alexander will take on the role at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts from December 2022. He succeeds Sir Hugh Taylor, who has served as Chair of Guy’s and St Thomas’ since 2011, and King’s College Hospital since 2019. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/new-joint-chairman-appointed-for-guys-and-st-thomas-and-kings-college-hospital">Read more</a></div> Mon, 11 Jul 2022 13:57:10 +0000 S.Anand 3172 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk The art of creating a healing environment https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/art-creating-healing-environment <span>The art of creating a healing environment </span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Fri, 01/07/2022 - 09:48</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-07-01T12:00:00Z">1 July 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">The rb&hArts team recently won a Highly Commended Art & Interior Design Award at the European Healthcare Design Congress for the Diagnostic Centre. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/art-creating-healing-environment">Read more</a></div> Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:48:44 +0000 L.Nolan 3168 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk New centre launches to transform lung care https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/new-centre-launches-transform-lung-care <span>New centre launches to transform lung care</span> <span><span>J.Delossantos</span></span> <span>Wed, 29/06/2022 - 10:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-06-29T12:00:00Z">29 June 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">Leading respiratory clinicians and academics from across London have come together to launch the new King's Centre for Lung Health. Launched yesterday (28 June), the new centre – whose mission is ‘inspiring better breathing’ – aims to discover new treatments, diagnoses and drugs to tackle one of the biggest health issues in the world today. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/launch-new-kings-centre-for-lung-health">Read more</a></div> Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:08:50 +0000 J.Delossantos 3167 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Class of 2022: Professor Andrew Bush honoured in Lithuania https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/class-2022-professor-andrew-bush-honoured-lithuania <span>Class of 2022: Professor Andrew Bush honoured in Lithuania</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Fri, 24/06/2022 - 17:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-06-24T12:00:00Z">24 June 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">A consultant paediatric chest physician at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Vilnius University. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/class-2022-professor-andrew-bush-honoured-lithuania">Read more</a></div> Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:08:01 +0000 L.Nolan 3166 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk New Changing Places toilet opens at Harefield Hospital https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/new-changing-places-toilet-opens-harefield-hospital <span>New Changing Places toilet opens at Harefield Hospital</span> <span><span>J.Delossantos</span></span> <span>Wed, 15/06/2022 - 10:42</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-06-15T12:00:00Z">15 June 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">A new, fully accessible Changing Places toilet has been installed at Harefield Hospital for patients, visitors and staff. Changing Places toilets are specially equipped for people with significant learning and physical disabilities, and their carers, to use safely and with dignity. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/new-changing-places-toilet-opens-harefield-hospital">Read more</a></div> Wed, 15 Jun 2022 09:42:31 +0000 J.Delossantos 3163 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Portuguese staff meet their country’s President https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/portuguese-staff-meet-their-countrys-president-0 <span>Portuguese staff meet their country’s President </span> <span><span>S.Anand</span></span> <span>Mon, 13/06/2022 - 16:34</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-06-13T12:00:00Z">13 June 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">Portuguese staff at Royal Brompton and Harefield got the chance to meet one of their country’s most senior figures on Saturday (11 June) when the Portuguese President made an official visit. It was part of Portugal’s national day of celebrations, when for the last few years the President and other senior figures travel to other parts of the world on or around 10 June to visit Portuguese communities and help them still feel connected to their homeland. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/portuguese-staff-meet-their-countrys-president-0">Read more</a></div> Mon, 13 Jun 2022 15:34:22 +0000 S.Anand 3161 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Harefield pharmacists win ‘Best Team of the Year’ award https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/harefield-pharmacists-win-best-team-year-award <span>Harefield pharmacists win ‘Best Team of the Year’ award</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Wed, 01/06/2022 - 11:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-06-01T12:00:00Z">1 June 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">Harefield’s pharmacy team has won a prestigious national award, recognising in particular the innovations its pharmacists introduced during the pandemic. The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland gave the Harefield team the ‘Best Pharmacist Team of the Year' award at its UK-wide Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals 2022 event. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/harefield-pharmacists-win-best-team-year-award">Read more</a></div> Wed, 01 Jun 2022 10:08:29 +0000 L.Nolan 3156 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Covid lockdowns ‘increased collateral damage to those with cardiac disease’ https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/covid-lockdowns-increased-collateral-damage-those-cardiac-disease <span>Covid lockdowns ‘increased collateral damage to those with cardiac disease’</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Tue, 31/05/2022 - 16:17</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-05-31T12:00:00Z">31 May 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">The COVID-19 pandemic witnessed a substantial global decline in hospitalisations with acute cardiovascular disease, according to a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals who contributed to a new review. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/covid-lockdowns-increased-collateral-damage-those-cardiac-disease">Read more</a></div> Tue, 31 May 2022 15:17:28 +0000 L.Nolan 3155 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Joy Godden awarded Chief Nursing Officer for England Silver award https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/joy-godden-awarded-chief-nursing-officer-for-england-silver-award <span>Joy Godden awarded Chief Nursing Officer for England Silver award</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:57</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-05-17T12:00:00Z">17 May 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">Joy Godden, director of nursing and governance at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals before retiring in December 2021, has been honoured for her contributions to the NHS by receiving the Chief Nursing Officer for England Silver award, by Duncan Burton, deputy chief nursing officer for England. <a href="https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/joy-godden-awarded-chief-nursing-officer-for-england-silver-award">Read more</a></div> Tue, 17 May 2022 15:57:42 +0000 L.Nolan 3145 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk The Princess Royal opens new Diagnostic Centre at Royal Brompton https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/princess-royal-opens-new-diagnostic-centre-royal-brompton <span>The Princess Royal opens new Diagnostic Centre at Royal Brompton</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Mon, 16/05/2022 - 16:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-05-16T12:00:00Z">16 May 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">A ‘world leading’ heart and lung centre has been officially opened by the Princess Royal (on Thursday 12 May) after being built in the midst of a global pandemic. <a href="//www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/princess-royal-opens-new-diagnostic-centre-royal-brompton">Read more</a></div> Mon, 16 May 2022 15:14:07 +0000 L.Nolan 3143 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Why I Became a Nurse – Liz Allibone, Head of Clinical Education and Training, Nursing Development and Education https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/why-i-became-nurse-liz-allibone-head-clinical-education-and-training-nursing-development-and <span>Why I Became a Nurse – Liz Allibone, Head of Clinical Education and Training, Nursing Development and Education</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/05/2022 - 14:35</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-05-09T12:00:00Z">9 May 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span>I wanted to become a nurse from a young age and volunteered on a variety of projects to gain experience, although, at the same time, I had an interest in teaching. Nursing won! </span></span></p> <p><span><span>I started my nursing career in Hampshire, and when I graduated, I was fortunate to win the Silver Buckle, Nurse of the Year award. When I commenced my first Staff Nurse post on a surgical ward, I met a Nurse Careers Advisor who advised me to develop a special interest alongside learning more about the speciality I was working in. </span></span></p></div> Mon, 09 May 2022 13:35:49 +0000 L.Nolan 3137 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Why I Became a Nurse – Samantha Cliffe, Lead Nurse for Cardiac Nuclear Medicine and the Diagnostic Centre https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/why-i-became-nurse-samantha-cliffe-lead-nurse-for-cardiac-nuclear-medicine-and-diagnostic-centre <span>Why I Became a Nurse – Samantha Cliffe, Lead Nurse for Cardiac Nuclear Medicine and the Diagnostic Centre</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/05/2022 - 17:09</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-05-09T12:00:00Z">9 May 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span>I was first interested in becoming a nurse when I was a patient myself at around 14 years of age. A nurse who looked after me at that time inspired me, and I still remember her name: Becky. She was kind, attentive, and confident, and Becky made me feel safe.</span></span></p></div> Mon, 09 May 2022 16:09:52 +0000 L.Nolan 3139 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Why I Became a Nurse – Jim Head, ITU Senior Staff Nurse, Harefield Hospital https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/why-i-became-nurse-jim-head-itu-senior-staff-nurse-harefield-hospital <span>Why I Became a Nurse – Jim Head, ITU Senior Staff Nurse, Harefield Hospital</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/05/2022 - 12:57</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-05-09T12:00:00Z">9 May 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>I’m a Senior Staff Nurse in the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) at Harefield Hospital, where I have worked for the past 22 years. I started my nursing career as a student nurse in 1997, training at Worcester University and Kidderminster Hospital.</span></span></span></span></span></p></div> Mon, 09 May 2022 11:57:00 +0000 L.Nolan 3136 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Why I Became a Nurse - Devika Ratnayaka, senior staff nurse, ITU, Harefield Hospital https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/why-i-became-nurse-devika-ratnayaka-senior-staff-nurse-itu-harefield-hospital <span>Why I Became a Nurse - Devika Ratnayaka, senior staff nurse, ITU, Harefield Hospital</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/05/2022 - 16:25</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-05-09T12:00:00Z">9 May 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>Hi! I’m Devika, a senior staff nurse in the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) at Harefield Hospital. </span></span></span></span></span></p></div> Mon, 09 May 2022 15:25:06 +0000 L.Nolan 3138 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Why I Became a Nurse - Oluwafemi Akindele, ITU Staff Nurse, Harefield Hospital https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/why-i-became-nurse-oluwafemi-akindele-itu-staff-nurse-harefield-hospital <span>Why I Became a Nurse - Oluwafemi Akindele, ITU Staff Nurse, Harefield Hospital</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/05/2022 - 12:23</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-05-09T12:00:00Z">9 May 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span>I'm elated to be living the future I predicted for myself back in 2011. I’ve always wanted to have the opportunity to help people, and nursing is all about helping others; just holding someone's hand means so much.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><u>How it Started </u></strong></span></span></span></p></div> Mon, 09 May 2022 11:23:25 +0000 L.Nolan 3135 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Why I Became a Nurse - Casim Nkolimbo, Staff Nurse, Surgery, Harefield Hospital https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/why-i-became-nurse-casim-nkolimbo-staff-nurse-surgery-harefield-hospital <span>Why I Became a Nurse - Casim Nkolimbo, Staff Nurse, Surgery, Harefield Hospital</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Fri, 06/05/2022 - 16:47</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-05-06T12:00:00Z">6 May 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span>My name is Casim Nkolimbo; I am from Zimbabwe, the southernmost region of the African continent. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>I grew up with nurses in my family and lived with my older sister, who was a nurse. I was greatly inspired by the great respect she commanded in the community and the passion with which she carried out her role in a disadvantaged rural community.</span></span></p></div> Fri, 06 May 2022 15:47:44 +0000 L.Nolan 3134 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk Why I Became a Nurse - Marina Nicholas, Head of Postgraduate Education (Nursing), Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/why-i-became-nurse-marina-nicholas-head-postgraduate-education-nursing-royal-brompton-and-harefield <span>Why I Became a Nurse - Marina Nicholas, Head of Postgraduate Education (Nursing), Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Fri, 06/05/2022 - 16:42</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-05-06T12:00:00Z">6 May 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I always knew I was going to become a nurse. I think it started when I received a nurse’s uniform and plastic stethoscope when I was a child. I wanted to help people.</p> <p>This ambition was confirmed when I did two weeks’ work experience in a hospital at 15. I tried to get into nursing school in my local hospital in Derry when I left school, but there was a waiting list, and I decided I didn’t want to wait.</p> <p>So, I applied to a few hospitals in England and secured a place working in Hillingdon, Harefield and Mount Vernon Hospitals in 1988.</p></div> Fri, 06 May 2022 15:42:00 +0000 L.Nolan 3133 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk New art installed in Harefield Hospital’s Peace Gardens https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/news/new-art-installed-harefield-hospitals-peace-gardens <span>New art installed in Harefield Hospital’s Peace Gardens</span> <span><span>L.Nolan</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/05/2022 - 10:31</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item"><time datetime="2022-05-04T12:00:00Z">4 May 2022</time></div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>New artwork has been installed in Harefield Hospitals’ Peace Gardens – created by artist Emily Gardiner.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The Peace Gardens, situated outside Rowan Ward and the ICU ward, have over the past year been rejuvenated with plants and trellises, so patients can enjoy the view from their windows. </span></span></span></span></span></p></div> Wed, 04 May 2022 09:31:04 +0000 L.Nolan 3131 at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk