News archive: 2023

Players passing the ball with Emil Smith-Rowe

Whittington Health football features on Match of the Day

21 Dec 2023
Since June this year, Whittington Health NHS Trust has been working with Arsenal in the Community on a walking football programme to foster inclusivity and well-being for individuals living with Parkinson's. This initiative was developed and driven by Sandra Glynn, lead Parkinson nurse, and Yvonne Barrett, senior neuro-physiotherapist.
Extra mile award winners, November 2023 announced

Extra mile award winners, November 2023 announced

18 Dec 2023
Congratulations to our winners, Spiwe and Ali
Wood Green CDC’s Marshland Oasis

Wood Green CDC’s Marshland Oasis

13 Dec 2023
The Wood Green CDC has revealed its creative side by unveiling its Marshland Oasis Mural and photograph galleries displayed throughout both floors of the centre located in The Mall, Wood Green
A lady and man sit with a toddler playing with building bricks on a rug

Share your views on the future of maternity, neonatal and children’s surgical services

11 Dec 2023
Proposals for Maternity, Neonatal and surgical care for children
Parking Suspension Notice

Parking Suspension Notice

06 Dec 2023
On Saturday 9 December from 7am to 1:30pm, there will be no parking on site to allow a portable cabin to be removed.
MRI and CT scanning now available in The Mall through Wood Green Community Diagnostic Centre

MRI and CT scanning now available in The Mall through Wood Green Community Diagnostic Centre

06 Dec 2023
Wood Green Community Diagnostic Centre has now opened its new Lower Ground Floor, bringing MRI and CT diagnostic testing to the heart of Haringey from the high street.
Head shot photos of Matthew Shaw and Clare Dollery

Temporary changes in our senior leadership

04 Dec 2023
Some changes in the senior leadership of Whittington Health have been announced today
Christmas lights switch on

Christmas lights switch on

04 Dec 2023
Join us in our annual tradition of turning on our hospital's Christmas tree lights.
Wood Green Community Diagnostic Centre opens its new Lower Ground Floor

Wood Green Community Diagnostic Centre opens its new Lower Ground Floor

29 Nov 2023

We are pleased to announce that the building works happening to the lower ground floor of Wood Green Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) are now complete.


Train strikes - please allow more time to get to appointments

Train strikes - please allow more time to get to appointments

25 Nov 2023
December will see a series of rail strikes that may affect your journey to one of our services.
Addressing inequalities in access to diabetes services in Haringey

Addressing inequalities in access to diabetes services in Haringey

23 Nov 2023
Improving clinical outcomes for diabetes patients from Turkish, African and Caribbean backgrounds in Northumberland Park
October 2023 Extra Mile award winners announced

October 2023 Extra Mile award winners announced

16 Nov 2023
This scheme is a way for Whittington Health staff to nominate colleagues whose support has been far above what they could have hoped for.
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New Chief Finance Officer joins Whittington Health NHS Trust

15 Nov 2023
Terry Whittle joins us today following his appointment in August.
World diabetes day

Blue is the colour for World Diabetes Day, 14 November

13 Nov 2023
Thousands of people across the country will be wearing blue or painting their nails blue to help raise awareness on World Diabetes Day
Celebrating staff achievements

Whittington Health celebrates staff achievements!

10 Nov 2023
Earlier this week we held a celebration for staff members across the organisation who have completed learning and development programmes.
Fatty liver disease research

Whittington helps local people take part in liver research

07 Nov 2023
We are in the top three recruiters nationally in the past few months for this important new specialist biobank
Cheese and Wine fundraising event

Cheese and Wine fundraising event

30 Oct 2023
A special event to raise funds for cancer research and unveil the chemo wards new mural.
The winning team with their certificate

Whittington Health’s Quality Improvement projects shaping the future of the NHS

30 Oct 2023
Quality Improvement (QI) projects are instrumental in elevating the quality and efficiency of local healthcare services and could have an impact on the broader NHS.
'Thinking of You' COVID project hits new milestone

'Thinking of You' COVID project hits new milestone

17 Oct 2023
Last week, we delivered our 1,000th 'Thinking of You' postcard to a patient.
Introducing the Mum & Baby app

Introducing the Mum & Baby app

09 Oct 2023
The new apps follows you on your pregnancy journey and beyond.
Transport strikes - please allow more time to get to appointments

Transport strikes - please allow more time to get to appointments

26 Sep 2023
Let us know if you cannot make your appointment as September and October will see a series of National Rail strikes.
October - Consultant, Junior Doctor and Radiographer strike

October - Consultant, Junior Doctor and Radiographer strike

22 Sep 2023
Industrial action is taking place in October. Read to find out how this affects our services.
September - Consultant and Junior Doctor Strikes

September - Consultant and Junior Doctor Strikes

08 Sep 2023
September and October will see industrial action taking place across our organisation.
Happy Birthday, Wood Green CDC!

Happy Birthday, Wood Green CDC!

25 Aug 2023
Our Community Diagnostic Centre celebrates its first anniversary today.
Whittington Health Community Dental Service nominated for HSJ award

Whittington Health Community Dental Service nominated for HSJ award

24 Aug 2023
The team have been shortlisted for a HSJ award in the category of ‘Modernising Diagnostics Award’.
Consultant strikes

Consultant strikes

17 Aug 2023
Industrial action is taking place on Thursday 24 August and Friday 25 August.
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New Chief Finance Officer Announced

04 Aug 2023
We are able to announce that our new Chief Finance Officer will join us in January.
Junior Doctor Strikes

Junior Doctor Strikes

03 Aug 2023
Whittington Health's services will be impacted by strike action taken by Junior Doctors this month.
Help Transform the Chemotherapy Unit

Help Transform the Chemotherapy Unit

31 Jul 2023
Our unit is searching for a captivating mural
Help us to improve our services for LGBTQ+ patients and staff

Enhancing LGBTQ+ inclusivity at Whittington Health: Your feedback matters!

26 Jul 2023
We are working with the LGBT Foundation and NHS England to understand and improve barriers to healthcare for LGBT+ people. We are asking everyone who has been a patient/had an appointment with us in the past 12 months to feedback on how we are doing.
Access your appointment information on your phone

Access your appointment information on your phone

25 Jul 2023
A new NHS App feature puts Whittington Health in your pocket.
Radiographer Strikes

Radiographer Strikes

21 Jul 2023
The Society of Radiographers has announced that radiographers will take part in a strike from 8am on Tuesday 25 July to 8am Thursday 27 July.
Transport strikes - please allow more time to get to appointments

Transport strikes - please allow more time to get to appointments

17 Jul 2023
Let us know if you cannot make your appointment as July will see a series of National Rail strikes.
The NHS at 75 — Inspiring the Next Generation

The NHS at 75 — Inspiring the Next Generation

13 Jul 2023
On Wednesday 5 July, the NHS marked a significant milestone as it celebrated 75 years of caring for millions of individuals across the nation. To mark the occasion, we have launched a new initiative to connect with children living and studying locally.
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Junior Doctors and Consultants Strikes

10 Jul 2023
Whittington Health's services will be impacted by strike action being taken by Junior Doctors and separately by consultants.
Former Islington Mayor Cllr Marian Spall presents a cheque to Whittington Health Charity

Former Islington Mayor Cllr Marian Spall presents a cheque to Whittington Health Charity

30 Jun 2023
The charitable donations will help to ensure our charity can continue to improve healthcare services and patient experiences at our Trust.
Baroness Cumberlege cuts a yellow ribbon at the entrance to one of the birth rooms

Trio of Baronesses Assemble to Officially Re-Open Refurbished Birth Centre at Whittington Hospital

27 Jun 2023
The refurbishments include the installation of new birthing pools which now feature fully customisable LED lighting allowing users to select the exact mood they want for their birth.
A photo of the awards trophies - made of glass, on a table.

Whittington Health Stars Shine Bright at our Annual Awards

26 Jun 2023
A team administrator who supported a suicidal patient and ensured that they got the support they needed during a crisis was just one of the Whittington Health NHS Trust staff who picked up trophies for going above and beyond the call of duty at their annual awards ceremony which took place on Wednesday evening.
Transforming hospital visits for patients with learning disabilities

Transforming hospital visits for patients with learning disabilities

19 Jun 2023
To mark the start of Learning Disability Week on Monday 19 June, we held a film premiere event called 'Empathy in Motion: Unveiling Hospital Journeys'. The event showcased our new films that help people with a learning disability to better understand their visit to hospital.
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IAPT in Haringey now known as Haringey Talking Therapies

31 May 2023
From IAPT to NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression: new name, same service
Charitable donations fund FMU and scanner at Whittington Hospital

Charitable donations fund FMU and scanner at Whittington Hospital

26 May 2023
The Trust has unveiled its new second Fetal Medicine Unit (FMU) assessment room with a brand-new ultrasound scanner.
Transport strikes - please allow more time to get to appointments

Transport strikes - please allow more time to get to appointments

05 May 2023
May 12, 13, 31 and June 2 and 3 will see a National Rail strike. Let us know if you cannot make your appointment.
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CQC publish report into Whittington Health NHS Trust maternity service

28 Apr 2023
The CQC found some very positive practices in our maternity care and identified areas to focus on for improvement
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RCN Strikes – Sunday 30 April to Monday 1 May 2023

28 Apr 2023
Members of the Royal college of Nursing at Whittington Health will not be taking part in today’s RCN industrial action.
Whittington Health and Wake The Beast staff with MP Emily Thornberry

Whittington Health and Wake The Beast one-of-a-kind pandemic performance features at Parliament

27 Apr 2023
On Tuesday 25 April Wake The Beast theatre performed ‘In Our Own Words’ at the House of Parliament. The piece is a verbatim re-telling of Whittington Health NHS Trust staff experiences and stories during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bright Start Islington launch 5-year strategy

Bright Start Islington launch 5-year strategy

27 Apr 2023
The service shares their vision for every child in Islington to have the best start in life.
River Place Health Centre Combats Staff Burn-Out Through Art Project

River Place Health Centre Combats Staff Burn-Out Through Art Project

21 Apr 2023
The centre unveiled a stunning mosaic created and designed to promote staff mental wellbeing.
Introducing Swiftqueue at Whittington Hospital

Introducing Swiftqueue at Whittington Hospital

19 Apr 2023
A more convenient way to schedule your blood test appointment.
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Advice to Patients Ahead of Four Day Strike by Junior Doctors

05 Apr 2023
Advice to the public ahead of four days of action called by the British Medical Association (BMA) which will begin immediately after the long Easter weekend.
Physio goes the extra mile to improve the lives of young people with cerebral palsy

Physio goes the extra mile to improve the lives of young people with cerebral palsy

04 Apr 2023
Physiotherapist and first-time academic researcher, Clare Grodon, has had a research study published in a national health journal.
Whittington Children’s Dental Service wins two national awards!

Whittington Children’s Dental Service wins two national awards!

04 Apr 2023
A joint Whittington Health and UCLH children’s dental service has won both the ‘Small Scale, Big Impact’ award at the national Smarter Working Live awards, and the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) ‘Outstanding Innovation Award for 2023‘.
Staff Awards 2023 - they're back with deadline extended banner

Nominate in our staff Awards!

31 Mar 2023
The annual Whittington Health staff awards are back for 2023 and nominations are now open!
Meals For The NHS Fridges allow 24/7 food access

Meals For The NHS Fridges allow 24/7 food access

27 Mar 2023
Smart fridges have been installed across Whittington Hospital, giving staff, patients and visitors access to healthy food options at all hours.
Wood Green Diganostics Centre win at the HSJ Partnership Awards

Wood Green Diganostics Centre win at the HSJ Partnership Awards

24 Mar 2023
The collaboration between Whittington Health NHS Trust and Capital & Regional was recognised as showing outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.
MSK Super Saturdays help to reduce appointment backlog

MSK Super Saturdays help to reduce appointment backlog

21 Mar 2023
Whittington Health's MSK team scheduled Super Saturdays to help tackle the backlog of physio appointments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
an image of a lady who is heavily pregnant stnading on one leg doing a yoga pose

Data Shows Prospective Parents’ Top Questions

07 Mar 2023
Analysis of data from Whittington Health NHS Trust’s “midwife in your pocket” app reveals prospective parents’ most common queries.
Transport strikes - please allow more time to get to appointments

Transport strikes - please allow more time to get to appointments

23 Feb 2023
March and April will see a series of London Underground and National Rail strikes.
Whittington Health launch new campaign to empower staff to report aggressive incidents

Whittington Health launch new campaign to empower staff to report aggressive incidents

21 Feb 2023
Whittington Health NHS Trust has launched a new campaign to encourage staff to speak out and report patients or visitors who act in an aggressive or violent manner.
Whittington Health staff member presented with MBE award

Whittington Health staff member presented with MBE award

21 Feb 2023

Tina Jegede received the prestigious award from King Charles at Windsor Castle.


Islington singers raise spirits and money for Whittington Health NHS Trust

Islington singers raise spirits and money for Whittington Health NHS Trust

17 Feb 2023
Whittington Health NHS Trust’s ‘Sing For Your Lungs’ choir and five local schools come together in harmony to perform for the Mayor of Islington.
Virtual care pilot launched for heart failure and frailty patients

Virtual care pilot launched for heart failure and frailty patients

13 Feb 2023
Clinicians from North Mid, Whittington Health NHS Trust and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) have come together to trial a new app, Clinitouch, to monitor patients’ health and vital signs virtually.
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Ambulance Service Strike Monday 10 February 2023

10 Feb 2023
There are planned strikes by staff working in ambulance services between 11.00am and 11.00pm on Friday 10 February 2023.
Roadworks

Roadworks near Whittington Hospital

08 Feb 2023
Road closures surrounding Whittington Hospital may effect travel to and from the hospital from Monday 13 - Friday 17 February. Please allow extra time to get to and from work if you the closures effect you.
Virtual Ward team trial new remote monitoring technology

Virtual Ward team trial new remote monitoring technology

06 Feb 2023
This week, Whittington Health’s Virtual Ward team will trial a new remote monitoring device developed by Current Health.
Train Strikes - Please allow more time to get to appointments

Train Strikes - Please allow more time to get to appointments

24 Jan 2023
Prepare for the upcoming train disruptions
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CQC Inspection of our Maternity Services

23 Jan 2023
The inspection is as part of a national maternity inspection programme that they are currently undertaking.
a man recieving an injection in his tummy

20,000 People Get Hospital Care in Their Own Homes

18 Jan 2023
Over the past ten years, over 20,000 people across North Central London have been safely cared for at home by Whittington Health NHS Trust’s ‘Virtual Ward’. The virtual ward will be five times its regular size this winter to care for the large number of unwell people who currently need care and treatment. Keeping hospital beds available for patients who really need them.
A picture of a piece of human DNA as seen under a microscope

100 Whittington Health Patient Recruited to new Clinical Trial

17 Jan 2023
100 of our patients are now participating in the GenOMICC trial which aims to find new treatments for COVID-19, sepsis, influenza and other forms of critical illness.
Join our Nursing Recruitment Event & AHP open day this weekend

Join our Nursing Recruitment Event & AHP open day this weekend

16 Jan 2023
Come along to our free Nursing recruitment event and AHP open day this Saturday, 21 January from 10:00am – 2:00pm. You may even leave with a job offer!
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New online portal to go live for all outpatient services

09 Jan 2023
The new service has been tested in two services and will go live across all services from Tuesday 10 January 2023

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