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Winter partnership working

Thursday, February 20, 2020
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and voluntary sector organisations boosted their partnership working to support people in Enfield and Haringey this winter.

North Mid calls for knitters to #LoveMyNHS by donating twiddlemuffs for patients living with dementia

Friday, February 14, 2020
To mark #LoveMyNHS day, the dementia team at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust is calling on our local knitting community to donate twiddlemuffs for patients living with dementia.

Creation of North Mid's innovative ‘Magnolia Midwives’ model commended to midwives across UK by nursing and maternity regulator

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The foundation of a pioneering maternity service at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust which ensures pregnant women who need mental health support get the joined-up care they need has been cited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an example of innovation and professional leadership which all midwives should be striving for.

The ‘Magnolia Midwives’ service, which is the first of its kind in the UK, is a multi-disciplinary model which brings together antenatal care, obstetrics, psychiatry, psychology and social workers, to support women with moderate to severe mental health issues during their pregnancy.

Generous donation will help ease side-effect of chemotherapy treatment

Generous donation will help ease side-effect of chemotherapy treatment

Generous donation will help ease side-effect of chemotherapy treatment

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cancer patients and staff were delighted to welcome an amazingly generous donation to North Mid of new scalp-cooling equipment, which can help prevent hair loss caused by certain chemotherapy drugs.

Gifted jointly by the Future Dreams charity and the trustees of Paxman, a company specialising in scalp-cooling to help reduce side effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients, the donation is worth almost £20,000 – and priceless to people who are going through chemotherapy treatment.

The package includes:

·         a top-of-the-range ‘dual cooling system’ machine

·         scalp cooling hats for patients to wear

·         service and maintenance for five years

·         training for our chemotherapy nurses on how to support patients using the equipment

Dr Fharat Raja, one of North Mid’s consultant in medical oncology and who worked with Future Dreams and Paxman to arrange the arrival and installation of their donation, said:

“We want to say a massive thankyou to Future Dreams and the trustees of Paxman for this tremendously kind donation, and we know our patients will be hugely appreciative of their generosity. Our patients tell us that one of the most devastating side effects of chemotherapy can be hair loss, and this donation will help give them the option to try to preserve their hair during treatment.”

Director of strategic initiatives at Paxman, Claire Paxman, said:

“It is an honour to partner with such a wonderful charity as Future Dreams. Their work – in memory of their inspirational co-founders Sylvie and Danielle – is completely aligned with the work we do in memory of my beautiful late mum, Sue Paxman.

“We are committed to ensuring more people have access to scalp cooling when they are undergoing chemotherapy treatment, and Future Dreams have made this possible for cancer patients at North Middlesex University Hospital.”

Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, Maria Kane, said:

“I am delighted to be able to thank the kind teams at Future Dreams and Paxman, for this donation, and I am privileged to do this on behalf of the chemotherapy team and all the patients who use our services at North Mid.


“Our doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff at North Mid work hard to provide excellent treatment and care for patients, and this equipment will help them have an even more positive impact on our patients’ care. I would also like to thank Dr Fharat Raja and team for their continued dedication to ensuring our cancer patients get the best possible care and experience while they have treatment.”