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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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Shared Memories Service may help bereaved parents

A poignant memorial service to bring comfort to families affected by the loss of a baby or child is being organised by Bradford hospital staff. The ‘Shared Memories Service’ has been arranged with the aim of helping bereaved parents overcome their grief and will take place at the Listening for Life Centre, Bradford Royal Infirmary, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on Saturday, 1 July at 11am.

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New home for HIV service

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s HIV services now have a new home. The clinic has moved from its former base at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bradford just around the corner to the grounds of St Luke’s Hospital, Little Horton Lane. It is sharing premises in the Pain Management Clinic building.

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'Tree of hope' aims to help bring communities together

The chaplaincy team at Bradford Teaching Hospitals has erected a ‘Tree of Hope’ at Bradford Royal Infirmary to urge the city to unite in the wake of the recent atrocities in Manchester and London. Members of staff and the public are invited to place a heart-shaped token on the tree, which stands in the hospital’s new atrium, to express support for those affected.

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New wing set for royal seal of approval

Bradford Royal Infirmary’s new £28 million, state-of-the-art wing is set to welcome a very special VIP visitor. HRH The Princess Royal will visit BRI, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

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Call for chaplaincy volunteers

Volunteers from all religions are being sought to help bring a listening ear and a kind word into the lives of hospital patients across the city. The Chaplaincy Service at Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital, both part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is looking to add to its team of volunteers to cater for people’s spiritual needs during their hospital stay.

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Daughter's special thanks for life-saving care

The daughter of a policeman who received life-saving treatment at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) is to take on a sponsored run to pay tribute to the staff who helped save her dad’s life. Emily Lightowler, 28, is preparing to run the Helsinki Half Marathon with partner Joe Horton, 30, on June 10 to raise funds for the cardiology unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

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Eye specialists focus on World Orthoptic Day

Hard-working specialists who work across Bradford Teaching Hospitals diagnosing and supporting the treatment of eye conditions are gearing up to celebrate World Orthoptic Day on Monday (June 5). The event aims to educate patients, the public and healthcare professionals about the work that orthoptists do, as well as celebrate this special 13-person team who treat around 7,000 patients across the district every year.

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A&E not always the answer, say doctors

Doctors are reminding people to think carefully before going to their Accident and Emergency department so that they leave it free to deal with patients really in need of help. The message is that people should only attend Bradford Royal Infirmary’s Accident and Emergency department if they have a serious or life-threatening illness.

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