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Mayor invests £4m to embed more youth workers in hospitals

Monday, October 14, 2019
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced record investment to increase the number of youth workers in hospitals across the city and help steer young people away from violence, including at North Mid. 

North Mid to welcome Sarah Hayes as new chief nurse

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Sarah Hayes will take up the role of chief nurse at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust from 18 December 2019. This follows the retirement of Deborah Wheeler, the current director of nursing, later this year. Sarah joins the Trust from Epsom and St Helier University Hospital NHS Trust, where she is deputy chief nurse. She is also interim chief nurse for the integrated care partnerships in Sutton and Surrey Downs.

New Chair for North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Thursday, October 3, 2019
NHS England and Improvement (London) has announced the appointment of Cedi Frederick as the new Chair of the Trust Board at the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. Cedi Frederick will be replacing Dr Peter Carter who has been the Trust’s interim Chair since February 2019.

Students launch Art Show in the atrium

Students launch Art Show in the atrium

Monday, February 4, 2019

A-level students from Southgate School have teamed up for the second year in a row with North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust to launch an art exhibition on the theme of mental health.

The Art Show in the Atrium, of over a dozen works produced by 17 -19 year-old students, opened on Thursday 31 January in the Edmonton hospital’s main atrium and will be on display for six weeks until 16 March.

Around 30 students, teachers, parents and guests attended a “private viewing” of the exhibition, on the theme of mental health, from 12.00-1.00pm on Thursday 31 January.

Art teacher, Annabelle Dawson, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for our students to strengthen the link made last year with their local hospital where many of them, their friends and families have received care. Southgate School is proud that they are staging this exhibition and are showing off their fantastic artwork in such a great location and that it will be viewed by thousands of local people over the coming weeks.”

Richard Gourlay, Director of Strategic Development at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust said: ‘”We are delighted to be hosting this art show for a second time and displaying the work of these talented students. It’s great to see that they have chosen ‘mental health’ as their theme for this year’s event. Art in hospitals can help improve health and wellbeing, and we are sure that our staff, patients and visitors will benefit from seeing this art in our atrium.”

The exhibition explores aspects of emotional and mental health. The works include figurative and abstract works, portraiture and symbolism and uses a range of mixed media, mono-prints, images of expressive faces, urban landscapes and symbolic fruit combined to reflect the students’ own personal understanding of mental wellbeing.

Student Alex aged 17, whose assertive portrait illustrates the importance of raising awareness on gender identity is featured in the exhibition’s promotional posters, said:  “This experience of exhibiting my own work, expressing personal ideas and engaging with a diverse audience feels as though it’s just the start of an exciting career within the arts. We all really appreciate the opportunity”.

The launch event included a drawing workshop by sixth formers from the school in Sussex Way, Cockfosters.