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Shirley bows out after 57 years' service

Elvis Presley, The Shadows and Roy Orbison were topping the music charts, Mary Quant and Twiggy were fashion icons and the NHS was in its infancy when Shirley Hannan began her career in the ‘Swinging Sixties.’ Now, 57 years later, colleagues have said farewell to Shirley who has retired as one of the longest-serving members of staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. A special presentation was made to the 72-year-old on her final day as assistant general manager for non-clinical support services, based at St Luke’s Hospital.

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Warning over fraudulent text messages

We have been made aware of bogus text messages being sent to patients telling them that if they do not turn up for a specified appointment, they will be charged £150. This is a widespread problem affecting the NHS and it is possible some of our patients may receive such a message. If you are in any doubt about the authenticity of a message, please call our Central Patient Booking Service on 01274 274274.

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Fire safety at Bradford Teaching Hospitals

In light of recent events in respect of the Grenfell Tower disaster, we took advice in June from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) experts. They advised at that time that there were no NHS facilities in West Yorkshire which required intervention and inspection by the local Fire and Rescue Service.

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Top award for new hospital wing

Bradford Royal Infirmary’s new £28 million, state-of-the-art wing has continued to win plaudits – this time scooping a design award. The new wing, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was recognised with the top honour at the Local Authority Building Control awards for West Yorkshire at Wakefield Unity Works.

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Cutting-edge macula centre opens its doors

A new state-of-the-art centre, which offers the very latest in imaging technology, is playing a leading role in eye health in Bradford. The Bradford Macula Centre, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is based on Trinity Road, Bradford, near to St. Luke’s Hospital, and features the most sophisticated scanning equipment capable of detecting a number of eye conditions.

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Bradford Hospitals' pair scoop top award

An NHS manager and an opthalmologist from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) have won a top award after seeing off 91 other entrants. Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr Rachel Pilling, and Deputy Head of Patient Access, Daniel Wadsworth, have been crowned the winners of the very first Sir Peter Carr Award after they impressed judges with their project idea: ‘15 Seconds – 30 Minutes’.

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Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17

Please find the Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17 below.

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Princess Anne opens new wing

HRH The Princess Royal has officially opened Bradford Royal Infirmary’s new £28m hospital wing. The state-of-the-art building, which took two years to build, houses two spacious children’s wards, a 16-bed intensive care unit (ICU), dementia-friendly wards for the elderly and a retail concourse.

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Hospital radio set for marathon broadcast

Volunteer radio presenters in Bradford are gearing up for a 30-hour radiothon to raise money for a hospital radio station. Volunteers at St Luke's Sound - which entertains patients and staff at St Luke's Hospital - will broadcast non-stop from 10am on Tuesday 20 June to 4pm on Wednesday 21 June. During the two-day entertainment event, the radio team will also hold a tombola in the Horton Wing at St Luke’s, with lots of prizes to be won.

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CBE for child health expert

A founder of a world-leading Bradford-based study into child health has been honoured by The Queen. Professor Deborah Lawlor, who works with the innovative Born in Bradford (BiB) study, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in The Queen’s birthday honours for her services to social and community medicine research.

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