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Could you rule the Radio Royal airwaves?

Can you sing, tell a good tale, chat or simply entertain and audience – or know anyone who can? Then you could be just what Radio Royal, Bradford Royal Infirmary’s very own hospital radio station, is looking for.

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Everest trek hits new heights

A Bradford hospital worker is trekking along the roof of the world to Everest Base Camp for poorly children. Shaun Phelan is currently in Nepal, where he’s embarked on a 40-mile trek to Everest base camp at altitudes over five times higher than Mount Snowdon (up to 5,545 metres).

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Trust welcomes new head of midwifery

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a new head of midwifery. Sara Keogh will be based at Bradford Royal Infirmary, where the Trust’s midwife-led Birth Centre and consultant-led Labour Ward are situated.

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Emergency Department put in the picture

Bradford Royal Infirmary’s newly-revamped £2.8m Emergency Department (ED) is now looking picture perfect thanks to a generous donation from Bingley Camera Club. The amateur photographers donated 20 printed prints of scenes from across Bradford and Yorkshire, including Bingley, Shipley, Simon’s Seat near Bolton Abbey, St Ives Country Park in Harden, Arncliffe, Malham and Whitby.

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Double awards success for hospital projects

Two innovative and ambitious Bradford hospitals’ projects have been shortlisted for major national awards. The Diagnostic Virtual Ward project, based at Bradford Royal Infirmary has been shortlisted for the Medipex NHS Innovation Awards, while the Elderly Care Virtual Ward project, based at St Luke’s Hospital, has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards.

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'BabyView' scoops two national awards

Bradford Teaching Hospitals’ pioneering ‘BabyView’ video link system has scooped two prestigious health awards after ‘wowing’ judges. The state-of-the-art system, now in operation at our Neonatal Intensitve Care Unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary, was named both a category and overall winner at the PEN (Patient Experience Network) National Awards.

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New 'co-sleeper' cots improve baby safety

Bradford Royal Infirmary has taken delivery of a new addition to its maternity wards as the Lullaby Trust’s Safer Sleep Week (13-19 March) gets underway. The hospital, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has become one of the first in the country to introduce revolutionary, bedside ‘co-sleeper’ cots to its Women and Newborn Unit.

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Students' ideas brought to life in new wing

Artistic ideas and designs from talented local students have been brought to life and will brighten the stay of young hospital patients. Pupils from Bingley Grammar School have worked on mood boards and features for the new paediatric wards and adolescent lounge which are nearing completion and form part of Bradford Royal Infirmary’s new £28 million wing.

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Kind-hearted pupils get sneak preview of children's ward

Talented pupils from a Bradford school have been given a sneak preview of one of our new paediatric wards. Bingley Grammar School students were given a VIP tour of ward 32 by Shane Embleton, Head of Capital Projects for the new BRI hospital wing, after raising over £4,500 for childrens toys, games and electronic equipment.

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Can cochlear implants combat dementia?

A pioneering study which will look at whether cochlear implants can help combat dementia in old age has been launched at a Bradford hospital. The announcement comes on World Hearing Day (March 3), as doctors at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals, start recruitment for the European and Middle Eastern-wide study involving those aged 55 and over with profound hearing loss.

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