27th September 2019
Congratulations to six members of staff from Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) who have been shortlisted for a Luton & Bedfordshire Community Award.
Karen Samm (Paediatric Nurse) – Healthcare Hero
Yvonne Weldon (Dementia Nurse Specialist) – Healthcare Hero
Bianca Lee John (Community Fundraiser) – Fundraiser of the Year
Donna Pratt (Fundraising Assistant) – Service with a Smile
Kirsty Morgan (Lead Play Therapist) – Service with a Smile
Martin Russell (Volunteer and Charity Ambassador) – Helping Hand
The NICU Big Build project, which saw a house renovated by volunteers to provide accommodation for parents, has also been shortlisted for Community Project of the Year.
The awards ceremony, which this year has chosen the L&D’s Helipad appeal as its Charity, will be held on 11th October.
For more information on the awards visit www.ciluton.co.uk
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford we will call one designated member of family every day between 1.30pm and 4.30pm with a daily phone update. Those who miss a call back during this time and are concerned can contact the helpline on 01234 730500.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.