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The GP – Issue 47 – 30/07/2021

The GP is a brief newsletter keeping you up to date with all things KEVII. This week’s read time: 7 mins

A special delivery for King Edward VII’s Hospital

Over the past couple of weekends King Edward VII’s Hospital has accepted some rather exciting deliveries.

On 17th July our new 3T MRI scanner was lowered by crane into its new home and this past weekend our brand new CT scanner and X-Ray were wheeled into the building. A delicate process, these deliveries were installed smoothly thanks to some excellent planning and team work from our partners and on site team.

These new additions bring us one step closer to opening Kantor Medical Centre, our new outpatient and diagnostic facility due to open its doors later this year.

King Edward VII’s Hospital Patient Story: Lord Stevens

Lord Stevens, the former chairman of United Newspapers, owner of Express newspapers, who was elevated to the Peerage by Margaret Thatcher, recently visited King Edward VII’s Hospital to undergo cataract surgery in both eyes. We spoke to him and his surgeon Mr Danny Mitry about the experience and how his recent surgery has improved not only his vision, but his handicap.

Read more about this case study 

Pain Management Programme Scientific Paper

Recently our Centre for Veterans’ Health published a scientific paper ‘Military veterans with and without post-traumatic stress disorder: results from a chronic pain management programme’.

In this paper the team explore the methods and learnings from establishing the first interdisciplinary pain management specifically for veterans. Veterans with chronic pain and PTSD are often passed from one service to another without adequate treatment leading to heightened morbidity, and the development of the Pain Management Programme (PMP) was developed to bring disciplines together to create an integrated approach.  In this paper the PMP team assess the clinical and statistical improvements of veteran’s health after participating in the programme, including those with and without PTSD.

Read the paper here

Royal Parks Half Marathon

We are proud to inform you we have a team of wonderful staff running on behalf of the Hospital for our Centre for Veterans’ Health, specifically raising funds for our Veteran’s Pain Management Programme and Grants

Yiannis Alexiou, Natasha Anderson, Barney Baxendale, Jean Salmorin and Rebecca Sumner are running 12.6 miles around London on Sunday 10th October. The route is well-known for its beauty, taking in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Rigorous training is already underway (despite some interesting weather conditions) and we’ll all be cheering the team on in October. Donations go towards supporting the Armed Forces Community access life changing healthcare at King Edward VII’s Hospital and all donations are gratefully received

If you’d be interested in joining the team for the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October we still have two places remaining. Please email Olivia Simson for more information.