Keeley scores with winning poster!

Leon Twinning and Bug Busters winner Keeley Twinning with Cherry Bear and Cherries striker Yann Kermogrant

Winner of the AFC Bournemouth and Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital schools project, Keeley Twinning, cheered on the Cherries against Sunderland for her Premier League prize on Saturday September 19.

Eight-year-old Keeley’s winning poster was selected out of more than 100 entries from schools across Dorset who participated in the free ‘Bug Busters’ workshops.

Re-launching this month (October), the ‘Bug Busters’ programme provides local schools with a series of free workshops and interactive football games on how to prevent germs and bacteria spreading and causing sickness, which can greatly impact on a child’s performance at school.

Following the sessions, the children are invited to design a poster reminding match day football fans to wash their hands.

Player ambassador Simon Francis said: “Keeley’s winning ‘Cherry Bear says wash your hands’ poster is currently in pride of place on the walls of AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium as a gentle reminder to our visitors of the importance of personal hygiene in a public place. It was great to see Keeley enjoying the match and cheering on her local team from the stands.”

At half time Keeley and her dad were invited onto the pitch to have their picture taken with Cherry Bear and Cherries striker Yann Kermogrant.

David McNair, Nuffield Health Hospital Director, added:  “With winter almost upon us it is a key time to teach schools how to keep germs at bay. It was apparent from our previous sessions the children really take these lessons on board and we are looking forward to seeing what posters are created this year.”

The deadline for this season’s ‘Bug Busters’ poster competition is Friday February 12, 2016 and the winner will receive a family ticket to see AFC Bournemouth take on Swansea on Saturday March 12, 2016.

Schools interested in finding out more about the sessions are invited to contact Steve Cuss at AFC Bournemouth on 01202 726342, or to contact the hospital’s customer services team on 01202 702830.

For more information about having private treatment at Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth, please visit the hospital website at www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/bournemouth

‘Meet Our Experts’

 

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital has added new dates to its schedule of free ‘Meet Our Experts’ events, giving attendees the opportunity to speak to consultants throughout October and November about a range of health topics.

The complimentary public information evenings start at 7pm and begin with detailed presentations from the consultants to explore the treatment options available through the hospital.

This Thursday 8 October Mr Charles Blakeway will hold a session for those that are interested in exploring their options for treatment of painful knees and hips. Future events will focus on healthy hearts, cosmetic surgery and cataracts.

• Thursday October 8 – ‘It’s time to stand up to hip and knee pain’ with Mr Charles Blakeway
• Wednesday October 14 – ‘For the love of a healthy heart’ with Dr Suneel Talwar
• Tuesday October 20 and Tuesday November 17 – ‘Cosmetic surgery’ with Mr Ian Whitworth
• Tuesday November 3 – ‘Let’s talk cataracts’ with Mr James Kersey

There will be the opportunity for people to ask individual questions during the presentations.

David McNair, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Bournemouth, commented: “Those attending our events will be taken through comprehensive presentations which highlight the latest treatments and technologies available to help improve health issues. The evenings are relaxed and informal, and provide a forum for people to meet and chat with our consultants first hand.”

While the open evenings are complimentary, spaces are limited so booking is essential.  Attendees are welcome to bring a friend or family member. To find out more or to guarantee a place telephone: 01202 702830.

For more information about having surgery at Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth, please visit: www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/bournemouth.

Nuffield Health champions premium customer care

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital has welcomed Rebecca Hudson to its management team in the newly created position of Sales and Services Manager.

The role has been introduced to ensure the patient journey continues to be of the highest standard for Nuffield Health customers as the hospital launches new services and technological advancements for Dorset.

Working alongside the core leadership team, Hospital Director David McNair, Matron Anne Richardson and Finance Director Natalie Kemp, Rebecca will manage marketing and events activities and oversee the large base of medical secretaries, as well as front of house customer services.

Rebecca brings more than 17 years’ experience to her new position, having previously worked in sales and customer care roles at a leading leisure centre and a care home.

Commenting on her new job, Rebecca said: “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to work in a hospital that offers such exceptional facilities. I have a degree in sports science, and a passion for health and fitness. This role will enable me to use what I love and apply it to customer care and sales, while working with a dynamic and well-respected group of people.”

David McNair, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Bournemouth, said: “We are all looking forward to working with Rebecca. She joins us at an exciting time in the hospital’s history as we are shortly due to open our new cardiac facility – the only private offering for cardiology services in and around Bournemouth.

“Expertise is at the heart of what we do, and having the right people with the right skills are critical components in the excellent service we strive to offer all our patients.”

Doctor’s debut fantasy fiction

GP at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, Dr Alison Gardiner, hosted a book event to launch her first novel, fantasy fiction The Serpent of Eridor.

The book launch, which took place at the Nuffield Health Bournemouth, was a huge success with many children also attending the event.

Mother of four, Alison Gardiner, lives in Bournemouth and alongside her work as a GP and raising a family, holds a passion for writing fantasy fiction for children.

Alison said: “Fantasy is completely brilliant as you can throw in all sorts of bizarre, wonderful, graphic ideas and weave them together. The Serpent of Eridor is an adventure thriller threaded with humour which will hopefully appeal to children aged eight to 12. The main character, 14 year old Alex Weston, is shipwrecked onto the tropical island of Eridor with his hamster Skoodle and unwittingly crosses the barrier into a world of enchantment.

“I was thrilled that so many attended my event. To be able talk to so many children about the book was extremely gratifying. The response to the book from the adults was also really encouraging, with many wanting to purchase it for their children and grandchildren for Christmas, which is very exciting. I hope everyone will love the story as much as I loved writing it.”

Alison has ring-fenced 100 books for which she will donate £3.00 per book to local hospices Naomi House & Jacksplace, who provide expert care to life-limited children and young people.

The Serpent of Eridor is available at Waterstones, Matador and Amazon. The second in the series, Alchemy is due out in 2016 followed by book three, The Goblin’s Curse. For further information about the book and the Eridor series please visit:

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‘Meet Our Experts’

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital has added new dates to its schedule of free ‘Meet Our Experts’ events, giving attendees the opportunity to speak to consultants throughout October and November about a range of health topics.

The complimentary public information evenings start at 7pm and begin with detailed presentations from the consultants to explore the treatment options available through the hospital.

Starting with ‘how to maximise your chance of conception’ with Mr Julian Pampiglione on 1 October 2015, future events will focus on hip and knee pain, healthy hearts, cosmetic surgery and cataracts.

• Thursday October 1 – ‘How to maximise your chance of conception’ with Mr Julian Pampiglione
• Thursday October 8 – ‘It’s time to stand up to hip and knee pain’ with Mr Charles Blakeway
• Wednesday October 14 – ‘For the love of a healthy heart’ with Dr Suneel Talwar
• Tuesday October 20 and Tuesday November 17 – ‘Cosmetic surgery’ with Mr Ian Whitworth
• Tuesday November 3 – ‘Let’s talk cataracts’ with Mr James Kersey

There will be the opportunity for people to ask individual questions during the presentations.

David McNair, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Bournemouth, commented: “Those attending our events will be taken through comprehensive presentations which highlight the latest treatments and technologies available to help improve health issues. The evenings are relaxed and informal, and provide a forum for people to meet and chat with our consultants first hand.”

While the open evenings are complimentary, spaces are limited so booking is essential. Attendees are welcome to bring a friend or family member. To find out more or to guarantee a place telephone: 01202 702830.

For more information about having surgery at Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth, please visit: www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/bournemouth.