An open message to local residents from the NHS
Information for the community about hospital services during the junior doctors' strike, and alternative NHS services that will remain available.
£2.6m heart labs upgrade complete
Heart care at Frimley Park Hospital has been transformed with the completion of an extensive £2.6m modernisation programme to upgrade its two catheter laboratories
Emergency Department research helps avoid heartbreak
The idea of your heart skipping a beat may be a welcome symptom of romance this Valentine’s Day. But actual heart-stopping moments are a much more serious condition altogether – which is why both Emergency Departments at Frimley Health have been involved in research on acute coronary syndrome, to find the best strategy for diagnosing and treating patients with chest pain.
Trusts leads way on innovative endoscopy
Frimley Health has become the first NHS trust in Surrey and Sussex to use an innovative new diagnostic test to detect diseases in the upper digestive system. The ‘sponge on a string’ is a less invasive method of endoscopy which collects cells in the oesophagus (gullet or food pipe) and can help diagnose specific cancers earlier.
Roadworks affecting Frimley Park Hospital
We anticipate some disruption to travel around Frimley Park Hospital due to roadworks in Church Road from 12 February 2024
Frimley team praised for breast cancer research efforts
Researchers at Frimley Park Hospital have been praised for their efforts with a study seeking to improve breast cancer treatments.
Fond farewell to long-serving nurse Julie
Last week Frimley Park Hospital said thank you and goodbye to dermatology nurse Julie Timms as she retired after 43 years in the NHS and 35 years with the Trust.
Patients loving AI digital assistant Dora
Innovative use of AI technology to phone and assess cataract patients after their operation is proving a success story. Digital assistant Dora has made more than 2,100 surgical follow-up calls to Frimley Health patients since the study began in December 2022. Usually a nurse-led call, having the AI system handle the routine clinical conversation has freed up 530 hours of nursing time within the Trust’s eye department.
Our amazing January ViPs
Three more Values into Practice Awards were presented at January’s Trust Board meeting, recognising colleagues who embody the Trust's shared values: Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.
Our A&Es remain under extreme pressure
Patients who come to our ED departments with non-urgent needs will face long waits. If you think you need help right away, please try 111 first.