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New children's unit to celebrate first birthday at tea party

Bradford Royal Infirmary’s state-of-the-art children and young person’s wards are celebrating their first birthday with a special tea party. The state-of-the-art facilities are part of the hospital’s new £28 million wing and include two paediatric wards, children’s clinical decision area, school room, play room and dedicated teenage lounge. Part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, these new additions to BRI are making a real difference to young inpatients and their families in their first 12 months. The tea party is being held exactly one year to the day that the wards opened and welcomed their very first patients.

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Unicef honour Neonatal team with UK-first award

The Trust’s dedicated Neonatal team has been honoured nationally for its pioneering work. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, based at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has become the first intensive care unit (level 3) in the UK to achieve the ‘Baby Friendly Initiative’ accreditation, set up by children’s charity Unicef and the World Health Organisation. The ‘Baby Friendly Initiative’ is a global programme which provides a practical and effective way for health services to improve the care provided for mothers and babies and to help them build close and loving relationships with their baby.

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BTHFT maternity worker scoops national award

An NHS maternity worker who supports some of the most vulnerable new mums in the district has scooped a national award for her passion and commitment to her job. Lucy Downing, who works in the community maternity team at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was named Maternity Support Worker of the Year in the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards. She beat a host of nominees to reach a shortlist of four; then went on to scoop the top prize, for her work with new mums in some of the most deprived areas of Bradford.

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The gender pay gap at Bradford Teaching Hospitals

Following government consultation, it became mandatory on March 31, 2017 for public sector organisations with more than 250 employees to report annually on their gender pay gap (GPG). The new reporting requirements for public bodies are set out in the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. We need to report our data by March 30, 2018 on the Government's online reporting service, as well as on our own website. Across Yorkshire and Humber, NHS Human Resource Directors agreed to coordinate the publication of all Trusts GPG on March 8 (International Women’s Day).

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Public board meeting cancelled due to weather conditions

Bradford Teaching Hospitals' public board meeting, which was set to take place today (Wednesday, March 8), has been postponed due to the weather conditions. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Newborn hearing programme 'among nation's best'

Bradford’s newborn hearing screening programme has been recognised nationally for the high standard of care it delivers to babies with suspected hearing loss and their parents. The service at Bradford Royal Infirmary, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been named by Public Health England as one of only a handful of sites nationally that have consistently met and exceeded the standard for time taken to see a hearing specialist from the audiology service after referral from the screen. The newborn hearing screening test helps to identify babies who have permanent hearing loss as early as possible. This means parents can get the support and advice they need right from the start.

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Hospital services running normally

All of our hospitals, including Bradford Royal Infirmary, St Luke’s & Westwood Park Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, are operating as normal today. Outpatients and patients with appointments and surgery booked from today (Friday, March 2) should attend as normal.

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Take a sneaky peak at our new website

We’re excited to announce that our new website has entered its 'beta testing' phase and is now available to view. If you would like an early preview of our new website please click on the link below. As this is a beta version, we’re still in the process of testing everything works as it should. We still have bugs to fix, content to add and glitches to iron out before the website is officially launched.

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Skin doctors seek new treatment for psoriasis

Dermatology specialists at Bradford Hospitals are hoping to find new ways to treat patients with early stage psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. It affects around two per cent of people in the UK and can start at any age, but most often develops in adults under 35 years old. The condition affects men and women equally and the severity of psoriasis varies greatly from person to person. For some people it's just a minor irritation, but for others it can have a major impact on their quality of life.

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New non-executive directors join Bradford Hospitals' board

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed three new non-executive directors to its Board of Directors. Barrie Senior, Trudy Feaster-Gee and Jon Prashar have a wealth of experience to bring to the Trust. Barrie is the new chairman of the audit committee. He was born, educated and trained and qualified as a chartered accountant in Bradford. For five years prior to joining the Trust, Barrie was on the board of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

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