Ophthalmology waiting lists tackled by Trusts across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire
Trusts across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West have worked together to treat patients who have been waiting the longest for cataract, squint and ocular plastics surgery in just a fortnight.
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Launches Green Plan
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RBFT) today launches its Green Plan 2022 and is encouraging their staff and patients to love their Trust and the planet this Valentine’s Day. The Green Plan sets out how the Trust aims to reduce its carbon emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2040, and actions it will take to meet incremental sustainability goals over the next three years and beyond.
Covid-19 Self Testing Update for All Staff
With high levels of Covid-19 circulating in the community, it remains crucially important that staff continue to self-test using Lateral Flow Tests (or PCR if you are one of the departments using that method). LFTs continue to detect on average 10-12 asymptomatic staff per month across the Trust. This means that these staff have disrupted and broken the Covid-19 ‘chain of transmission’ – protecting our patients, colleagues and vulnerable family members. Latest evidence suggests that LFTs remain highly sensitive in detecting the new ‘Omicron’ variant - so they remain a vitally important tool keeping us all safe.
Royal Berkshire Hospital’s Voluntary Services Team launches their Christmas Gift Tree Appeal
The Royal Berkshire Hospital’s Voluntary Services team is launching their annual Christmas Gift Tree Appeal again, seeking support from the local community to ensure every patient receives a gift on Christmas day.