Latest news — articles for September 2018

In Conversation With...Nik Haliasos, consultant neurosurgeon and AI enthusiast!

We know there are lots of very interesting people in our Trust, whether through your work, your interests or your hobbies outside work. We want to get to know you and share your story.

So here is the next instalment of our new series: In Conversation With… introducing Nik Haliasos, consultant neurosurgeon who recently secured a £57,000 grant to bring Artificial Intelligence (AI) to our Trust.

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In Conversation With...Ernesto Antonio, our theatres charge nurse who had a heart transplant 19 years ago!

Ernesto Antonio is a charge nurse in our theatres. He’s worked at our Trust for over 30 years and even met his wife Kate when they were both working in one of our hospitals. Oh, and he had a heart transplant 19 years ago and regularly competes (and wins!) in events at the British and European Transplant Games.

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Sepsis – a mum’s story

This week we marked World Sepsis Day (Thursday 13 September.)

To help raise awareness of Sepsis, which can be very difficult to diagnose as it often hides behind common illnesses like flu or gastroenteritis, mum-of-three Laura Staples, 34, from Upminster, shared her own experience when her 15-month-old daughter Hayley had sepsis in July this year.

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In Conversation With..Sylvester Gomes, our paediatric sepsis lead

Sylvester Gomes is our Paediatric Emergency Consultant and paediatric sepsis lead. He always wanted to be a doctor - his favourite toy as a child was his doctor’s kit. And he’s a man of many of talents, he’s an advanced Salsa dancer, he also loves to travel and is even challenging himself by undertaking an endurance ‘holiday’ in just a few weeks.

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