Latest news — articles for 2018

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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In conversation with Sue Lovell, midwife and lover of the great outdoors

Sue Lovell, our interim Director of Midwifery, wanted to be a midwife since she was a little girl – and she still loves her job after 24 years at our Trust! She was also voted Midwife of the Year for the London region in the Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year awards earlier this year.


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