Stories from around our Trust

A Christmas Day in the Life of Helen Hancox, Staff Nurse, Emergency Department

Helen has worked at our Children’s Hospital for three years and it will be her second Christmas Day on shift this year. She’ll join hundreds of our colleagues working right across our Trust by the sides of our patients and families. Helen explains what it’s like on the ‘big day’.

A (Christmas) Day in the Life of Ricki Gill, Ward 1 Sister

Ricki, has been part of our Children’s Hospital team for almost two decades now. Like hundreds of others she’ll be working this Christmas Day; caring for children, young people and families whilst at the same time making sure the sprit of the season is in the air. Here she explains what it’s like on the ‘big day’.

A Christmas Day in the Life of Rachel Stephens, Junior Sister, Ward 5

Like hundreds of our team across our Trust, Rachel Stephens will be working this Christmas Day by the sides of the children, young people and families she cares for on Ward 5 at our Children’s Hospital. Being in on the ‘big day’ isn’t anything new for Rachel. In fact this will be the 10th time she’s been on shift during her career. She explains why it’s a special time on the ward.

How do you replace an MRI scanner that weighs as much as an elephant?

Our Vital Services (VS) team have to solve many a logistical problem but when tasked with facilitating the replacement of one of our MRI scanners at our Children’s Hospital, which weighs as much as an African Bull Elephant, they really had a challenge on their hands. 

Demolition marks further step in Big Build ambition

BWC’s Chief Executive Sarah-Jane Marsh has been presented with a brick from the demolished Norton Court building, marking another step towards a brighter future for the Women’s Hospital.

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