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<ul><li><p>Happy 10th birthdayEvelina London!</p><p>News from Guys and St Thomas Issue 16 | 2015</p></li><li><p>THIS ISSUE</p><p>2 the GiST</p><p>Welcome to the latest edition of the GiST magazine,which celebrates the 10th birthday ofEvelina London Childrens Hospital.</p><p>When Evelina London opened in 2005, itwas the first new childrens hospital inLondon for more than 100 years. You canfind out more about the history of ourhospital and who the original Evelina wason page 21. </p><p>Evelina London now sees more than50,000 patients each year. The families offour young patients Sebastian, Peter,James and Ellie talk about the care theyhave received on pages 8 and 9. </p><p>I agree wholeheartedly with Dr SimonSteddon, our Acting Chief Operating Officer,who says on page 18 that our strengthcomes from how we work together as ateam, with a shared purpose. In this edition,you can read about the work of a wide rangeof staff at Guys and St Thomas and find outhow they are improving the way we care forpatients. </p><p>I hope you enjoy this issue of the GiST.</p><p>Amanda PritchardActing Chief ExecutiveGuys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust</p><p>5</p><p>15 8</p><p>Contents04 Older peoples care </p><p>in focus Question time at the AnnualPublic Meeting</p><p>05 Lily Cole praises babyfriendly midwives Model and actress presentsUNICEF Baby Friendly Award</p><p>08 Now we are 10Patients and their families talkabout Evelina London </p><p>14 Inside the medicine cabinet Behind the scenes in Pharmacy</p><p>18 Role reversal Medical student Andrew Baigeytalks to Dr Simon Steddon </p><p>21 History CornerThe creation of Evelina LondonChildrens Hospital </p><p>22 From the frontlineDimbleby Cancer Care counsellorJean Meadows </p><p>Meet the teamTELL US WHAT YOU THINK</p><p>If you have any comments about the magazineor suggestions for future articles, please contactthe communications department, St ThomasHospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, or email press@gstt.nhs.uk</p><p>Visit us online at: www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk</p><p>Produced by: The communications department</p><p>Design: AYA-Creative www.aya-creative.co.uk</p><p>Print: OSullivan Communications</p><p>Front cover: India Stern, a patient at Evelina London,celebrates the hospitals 10th birthday with herparents, Suzy and Ben, and her big sister, Freya. </p><p>the GiST is published by Guys andSt Thomas NHS Foundation Trust</p><p>Follow us on Twitter @GSTTnhs</p><p>Pick up your copy: the GiST magazine is for ourpatients, local people, staff,members and other supportersof Guys and St Thomas</p></li><li><p>ROUND-UP</p><p>www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk 3</p><p>IN THE NEWSA round-up of mediacoverage featuring Guysand St Thomas.</p><p>The MirrorConsultant cardiac surgeonProfessor Vinayak Bapat andhis team have performedthe UKs first keyhole aorticheart valve replacements.The pioneering procedurewas used to save the life andcareer of Kamil Wojniak,Londons Strongest Man(pictured with Prof Bapat).His story was featured inThe Mirror and on BBCSouth East.</p><p>BBC LondonBBC Londons Inside Outaired a feature aboutEvelina Londons 10thbirthday on both BBC1London and BBC1 HD. The news programme waswatched by more than500,000 people, and ashort clip on Facebook hadmore than 100,000 views.</p><p>Sky NewsA new approach to HIVtesting in St ThomasEmergency Department(A&amp;E) was featured on SkyNews. Dr Nick Larbalestier,consultant physician andHIV clinical lead, explainedwhy including an HIV testalongside other routineblood tests will help todiagnose patients who areunaware they have thecondition.</p><p>Nurse Katharine Forbes was among 10 membersof staff and two firefighters who died at StThomas Hospital during World War II. Her nephewEric Arnold attended a service of remembranceon 10 September which marked the 75thanniversary of the first Blitz raids.</p><p>In her last letter home on 10 September 1940,</p><p>Photos celebrate older people</p><p>after the nurses home was bombed, Katharinewrote: We heard men calling to us. We shoutedback that we were alright and they were very niceto us. Planes were overheard and searchlights onthem and men told us to Take cover.</p><p>Well, I must say I just laughed as I was thenstanding in a mass of masonry and girders so Iskipped across them and made for the arch(which is really the steps leading to theTreasurers House). To my great surprise theother side was completely clear. I had Bainbridgewith me with a slightly cut ankle we tied a pillowcase round it. </p><p>Then we rounded the corner and there wasBig Ben, safe and sound, and we were sothankful. I should be really very upset if anythinghappened to Big Ben. We climbed a little gate andwere now on the terrace. We walked acrossNightingale lawn which had a good bit of glass onit. We went to Matrons office and werethoroughly spoilt with two mugs of tea, one mugof coffee, and lots of sandwiches. We tuckedourselves up down there till morning.</p><p>Katharine Forbes (second left) with patients and nurses</p><p>Blitz nurses war memories</p><p>learned so much about theirlives and characters and I thinktheir personalities come acrossstrongly in the photographs. </p><p>Seeing all the images ondisplay together at St Thomasis really powerful. Im pleasedto hear that people enjoylooking at the portraits on their</p><p>way in and out of the wards its nice to make even a smalldifference to how patients,visitors, and staff feel while inthe hospital.</p><p>The project was funded by aDepartment of Health grant thathas been used to make thewards more dementia-friendly. </p><p>An exhibition of photographsshowing positive images ofageing is creating a welcomingatmosphere for patients andvisitors at St Thomas Hospital. </p><p>The 50 photos, which aredisplayed on the walls leadingto the hospitals Older PersonsUnit, were taken byprofessional photographerEdward Webb. They showpatients from Guys and StThomas and other peoplefrom the local community insouth London. </p><p>Winifred Burraway, 92, whowas one of the models, says: Ienjoyed having my picturetaken and Im really pleasedwith how it looks as part of thedisplay. Everyone says whatlovely photos they are.</p><p>Photographer Edward Webbsays: It was an immensepleasure to meet everyone whofeatures in these portraits. I</p><p>Winifred Burraway with the photo display</p></li><li><p>4 the GiST</p><p>ROUND-UP</p><p>The Care Quality Commission (CQC),which regulates health and social careservices in England, carried out aninspection of our hospitals andcommunity sites in September.</p><p>Inspectors visited services across theTrust to assess the standards of care weprovide for patients. They also spoke topatients, relatives, carers and staff. </p><p>The inspection was an importantopportunity for staff to showcase whatthey do well and also a chance to learnwhere we need to do better. </p><p>When the report is published, it will bepublicly available on the CQC website. </p><p>Through its inspection, the CQC aimsto give the public a clear picture of thecare provided at Guys and St Thomas byasking five key questions:</p><p>Survey resultsnow inIn the last edition of the GiST, weasked you what you thought of ourmagazine and how we might improveit. More than 350 people shared theirviews and came up with some greatsuggestions for features and stories.We were very pleased that 97% ofyou rated the GiST as very good orgood. </p><p>You also told us that you mostenjoyed reading the news section,stories about patients, and HistoryCorner.</p><p>Thank you to everyone whocompleted the survey andcongratulations to Ashok Patel, whowon our prize draw for tickets to TheView from The Shard.</p><p>More than 250 people attended the TrustsAnnual Public Meeting on 10 September tohear about the last year in the life of Guysand St Thomas and to find out more aboutour future plans.</p><p>Keynote speakers Dr Rebekah Schiffand nurse Karen Titchener talked aboutimproving care for older people in ourhospitals and in the community.</p><p>The meeting also saw the premiere ofWere Listening, a new film demonstratingthe commitment of our staff to listen toand learn from the experts our patientsand carers.</p><p>This film is now available to watch viathe Guys and St Thomas YouTube channelwww.youtube.com/GSTTnhs. </p><p>Chief Nurse Dame Eileen Sills talked</p><p>about #hellomynameis, a nationalcampaign that we have adopted at Guysand St Thomas. More than 10,000 staffnow wear bright yellow name badges toensure that patients know who they aretalking to.</p><p>The meeting also included a livelyquestion and answer session which gavepeople the chance to quiz the Trust Board.</p><p>Older peoples care in focus </p><p> Is care safe? Is care effective? Are services caring? Is the service responsive? Is the service well-led?</p><p>Dame Eileen Sills, Chief Nurse, says: Wedo not know what the outcome of ourreport will be, but I would like to thank allstaff for their tremendous response inwelcoming and engaging with theinspection team.</p><p>Our CQC inspection</p><p>Question time at Septembers Annual Public Meeting</p></li><li><p>www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk 5</p><p>presentation, Lily said: Thecare I received at St ThomasHospital was wonderful. I wasin hospital for two days afterthe birth and I had no idea howto breastfeed.</p><p>I was so grateful to be in anenvironment where I was</p><p>constantly helped to learn howto breastfeed. I couldnt do itwithout help at first, but by thetime I left I had the confidence tofeed my baby at home on myown and it has been easy eversince!</p><p>ROUND-UP</p><p>New mum Lily Cole hasthanked midwives at StThomas Hospital who gave herthe confidence to breastfeed. </p><p>The model and actressreturned to the hospital, whereshe received postnatal care, topresent the maternity teamwith the internationallyrenowned UNICEF BabyFriendly Award.</p><p>The Baby Friendly Initiative,set up by UNICEF and theWorld Health Organisation,works with UK public servicesto protect, promote, andsupport breastfeeding in orderto strengthen mother-baby andfamily relationships.</p><p>Speaking at the</p><p>Lily Cole praises baby friendlymidwives </p><p>Bermondsey Centre opens its doorsDermatology and rheumatology services</p><p>have recently moved into state-of-the-artfacilities in the new Bermondsey Centre atGuys Hospital. </p><p>Barbara Gratton has been a patient of thephotopheresis service, where blood is treatedwith UV light, since she was diagnosed with arare kind of blood cancer in November 2014.She now receives her treatment in theBermondsey Centre.</p><p>Barbara says: Its very smart here verypleasant. The old place was pretty grotty, really,compared with this. I like the big, airy waitingroom, and I like that its so near to the coffeeshop. I think its really well signposted. Theyvemade a huge effort to make it comfortable, and itshows.</p><p>Of course, the nurses are still as wonderful asever and thats the most important thing.</p><p>A lot of the conditions that are treated in theBermondsey Centre require several differentclinicians. By locating services together,healthcare professionals can collaborate closely,alongside academic and research teams.</p><p>Manda Mootien, senior sister in the</p><p>photopheresis service, adds: The move hasbeen really good for our patients. Were easier tofind and the environment is nicer.</p><p>Everyone is under one roof, so we can getadvice from specialist colleagues, if we need it,and it feels like were working as a team.</p><p>We can be more efficient too. We can makethe most of our resources so we can help morepatients.Read about the art in the Bermondsey</p><p>Centre on page 20.</p><p>TOP TWEETS@BeckyRDtobeIn the haematology day</p><p>unit @GSTTnhs havingtreatment spotless,comfortable and the staff areabsolutely lovely! Big thumbs up</p><p>@VanessaLongleyLove the way my</p><p>daughters consultant @GSTTnhsways talks to her first and givesher the time she needs to reallyunderstand. @GrangerKate</p><p>@CLScottLang#Evelina10</p><p>Remembering the excitingmove! I was working in PICU atthe time one of my best jobsever. Happy birthday ECH!@EvelinaLondon</p><p>@lswithin @GSTTnhs Im walking</p><p>my kids to school and back#WorldHeartDay #WHD2015#startthemyoung</p><p>@Eric_Barratt 8Early morning start to get</p><p>my nose fixed. Will be nice tobreathe/smell again! @GSTTnhs</p><p>@HGWombat @GSTTnhs thank you to</p><p>everyone who dealt with metoday at the fracture clinic. Made a stressful visit completelystress free.</p><p>@joelpetch@EvelinaLondon</p><p>@GSTTnhs want to expressmassive gratitude to both PICUand Mountain Ward staff for thetreatment of a relative.#ThankYou</p><p>Follow @GSTTnhsand @EvelinaLondon</p><p>for all the latest news fromGuys and St Thomas andEvelina London ChildrensHospital.</p><p>Patient Barbara Gratton with nurse Manda Mootien</p></li><li><p>SPOTLIGHT</p><p>6 the GiST</p><p>Mayas storyIn April 2014, when I was 16 years old, I had astroke. Of course, I didnt use the word strokeat first as far as I knew, what I was feelingcould just have been a side effect of being anormal teenager. </p><p>When I arrived at Evelina London ChildrensHospital, I was seen by child neurologist DrNoma Dlamini. I heard the word stroke forthe first time. My panic rose. But she talked tome as if I was a friend, explained what washappening, and my panic and confusionmelted into a sense of power. </p><p>In July 2014, I had a second stroke while Iwas in America and I was admitted to hospitalin California. </p><p>Day after day, teams of people in whitecoats came by to work out why this washappening to me. One doctor in particularbecame more than just another white coat tome. Just like Dr Dlamini did, Dr Schwartz took</p><p>the time to talk to me, not my parents, not theother doctors, just me. He made sure that Iunderstood what was happening to my body.</p><p>At the end of July 2014, my doctors foundthe cause of my strokes. I had been born witha bone in my neck crunching into an artery,which damaged it and caused blood clots.These blood clots travelled up to my brainand caused the strokes. In August 2014, I hada seven-hour brain operation at StanfordHospital in California to fix the problem. </p><p>Everyone needs someone to believe inthem and to trust them with knowledge.Never is it more important than when you areat your weakest and most vulnerable. DrDlamini and Dr Schwartz gave me confidence they made me feel brave and powerful. </p><p>For me, the best doctors were the oneswho made me the owner of my problems andthe boss of my own body.</p><p>Surviving a stroke at 16The Child Stroke Project is a unique collaboration between EvelinaLondon and the Stroke Association. It has helped more than 140children and young people since it started two years ago, including Maya Jotwani.</p><p>What is a stroke?</p><p>The brain controls everythingour body does. It needs bloodto work properly. When theblood supply to the brain is cutoff, a stroke happens.</p><p>The signs of a stroke arevery sudden, and include oneside of the body being weak,slurred speech, problems withvision, confusion orunsteadiness, and severeheadaches.</p><p>Adults can reduce their riskof stroke by not smoking,drinking sensibly, eatinghealthily, and keeping active.</p><p>Generally, people are moreat risk of a stroke when theyare older. However, it ispossible for a child or baby tohave a stroke. </p><p>It is not always easy torecognise when a young childhas a stroke. It may bedetected afterwards when theyhave difficulties with learningand development. </p><p>Recovering from a strokecan take a long time, andneeds to be supported byspecialist therapy.</p><p>Professor Tony Rudd, strokeconsultant at Guys and StThomas, says: Treating strokein children is complex.Because younger children losethe potential to learn, ratherthan the abilities themselves,we talk about...</p></li></ul>