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Medical Lecture on Respiratory Care, Friday 12 October 2018, 5.30pm for 6pm start!

Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm, Friday 12 October 2018
Venue: Luton Sixth Form College, Bradgers Hill Road, Luton, LU2 7EW.

The Respiratory Department at L&D Hospital offers a full inpatient and outpatient medical service, delivered by a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) which treats adults with conditions affecting the respiratory tract, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, respiratory infections and bronchiectasis, tuberculosis (TB), interstitial lung disease and sarcoidosis, pleural disease and sleep disorder. Diagnostic facilities are also provided for the majority of respiratory conditions.

The lecture was well attended there were approximately 120 members and patients who benefited. The lecture was presented by Consultants Dr Pillai and Dr James Ramsay, the Clinical Nurse Specialists Farida Parkar, Lizan Drummond and Mike McMahon and Chest Physiotherapist Helen Owen.

If you would like to attend future lectures please contact us on FTmembership@ldh.nhs.uk or call us on 01582 718333.


Annual Members Meeting 5 September 2018

Annual Members’ Meeting of the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust is being held on Wednesday, 5 September at 5.30pm for 6pm start at the L&D Hospital ‘Social Club’, Calnwood Road, Luton LU4 0DZ.

If you wish to attend  please email us at us at FTMembership@ldh.nhs.uk or call us on 01582 718333.


August 2018 issue of the Ambassador magazine

Ambassador Magazine is designed to keep you in touch with what is going on at the L&D. We hope you enjoy reading it! View our electronic version here.


L&D Public/Staff Governor Election 2018 – The process commenced on 31st May 2018.

The Trust gives notice that it will hold Council of Governors Election 2018 of the Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust. Closing date for nomination was Friday 29th June 2018 at 5pm. The ballot papers were issued to the Trust Members in the eligible constituencies on 18th July. The polls closed at 5pm on Tuesday 14th August 2018.

Please click here to view the Notice of Polls (issued on 18 July 2018)
Please click here to view the Statement of Persons Nominated (issued on 2 July 2018)
Please click here to view the Notice of Election

There are 14 seats to be contested.

8 Public Governor vacancies in the following constituencies:

  • Public: Luton (3 vacancies)
  • Public: Bedfordshire (3 vacancies)
  • Public: Hertfordshire (2 vacancies)

6 Staff Governor vacancies in the following constituencies:

See the full election results by constituency:


Medical Lecture on Dementia Care

Time: 17.30 – 19.30, Wednesday 25th April 2018
Venue: Luton Sixth Form College, Bradgers Hill Road, Luton, LU2 7EW

More than 845,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with dementia and it is reported that 25% of all hospital beds are occupied by a patient with a type of dementia. At the L&D the dementia team is committed to supporting people with dementia and their carers, to enable them to live well with dementia.

The lecture was well attended there were approximately 180 members, patients and carers who benefited. The lecture was presented by Dr Johan Schoeman, Dr Sen Kallumpuram, Dr Jeannette Fuller, Clare Warren and Yvonne Weldon.

If you would like to attend future lectures please contact us on FTmembership@ldh.nhs.uk or call us on 01582 718333.

August 2016 issue of the Ambassador magazine

Ambassador Magazine is designed to keep you in touch with what is going on at the L&D. We hope you enjoy reading it! Please view our electronic version.


Medical Lecture on ‘Critical Care Beyond the Walls’ was held on Wednesday, 5 October 2016.

It was well attended by public and staff members. The presentation was delivered by:

Yvonne Siudak – on Reaching out.
Ronan Agno – on Care of the Critically ill.
Alia Rashid – on Role as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Steve Brosnan – on Current Concepts of Critical Care & Our Visions for the future at the L&D


L&D Public/Staff Governor Election 2016 – The process commenced on 6 June 2016.

The Trust gives notice that it will hold Council of Governors Election of the Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust. Closing date for nomination is Monday, 4 July 2016 at 5pm. Please view the link Notice of Election for further information.

  • Public governor positions
  • Staff governor positions

Statement of Persons Nominated issued on 05 July 2016
Uncontested report issued on 19 July 2016:
1. Unopposed declaration – Staff Admin, Clerical & Managers
2. Unopposed declaration – Staff Ancillary & Maintenance

Notice of poll issued on 19 July 2016
Voting opened on Tuesday 19 July 2016
Voting closed at 5pm on Thursday 11 August 2016

View the election results:
Luton Constituency
Bedfordshire Constituency
Nursing & Midwifery (HCA) Constituency


February 2016 issue of the Ambassador magazine

Ambassador Magazine is designed to keep you in touch with what is going on at the L&D. We hope you enjoy reading it! Please view our electronic version.


Medical Lecture on ‘Infection, Sepsis and Antibiotic Stewardship’ was held on Wednesday, 27 April 2016.

The presentation was delivered by the teams who are involved in delivering care relating to infection and sepsis.

Dr Rohinton Mulla, who is the Lead Consultant Medical Microbiologist and is the Director of Infection Prevention and Control, spoke on Infection. His slides can be viewed by clicking here.

Nisha Patel spoke on Antibiotic Stewardship. She is the Antimicrobial Lead Pharmacist. Her role is to manage the use of antibiotics within the Trust. Her slides cans be viewed by clicking here.

Anne Thomson spoke on Sepsis. She is the Lead for Patient Safety who is working with Dr Hemavathi on a project to improve the management of patients with sepsis. Her slides cans be viewed by clicking here.

Finally, Rosie’s Mum Rachel Oyoo was there to share her experience. Her two year old daughter Rosie had Sepsis and was treated at the L&D Hospital. This story was published in the guardian news. Click here for more details.

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