The Daily Mirror yesterday featured Mildmay Hospital and it’s role as the capital’s primary facility for homeless COVID-19 patients not in need of intensive care. We wrote about this in our previous post: Mildmay takes over as London’s primary facility for homeless COVID-19 patients not requiring intensive care. Photograph: PHILIP COBURN, courtesy of the Daily Mirror
In an important development during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mildmay Hospital today became the capital’s primary facility for homeless COVID-19 patients not in need of intensive care, taking over from the London COVID CARE Centre. Coordinated by the Homeless Health Operations Centre and staffed by the Healthy London Partnership, the Centre was closed as the numbers of COVID-positive people who are homeless and needing care has, thankfully, been significantly reduced. Based in a
We have just posted 2 new roles to our Jobs page: Hospital cooks Catering Assistant There are a number of other vital roles Mildmay Hospital needs to ensure it’s multidisciplinary team can provide the best possible care, treatment and rehabilitation for our patients: Lead Physiotherapist Admissions & Discharge Co-ordinator Band 5 staff nurses We also still need volunteers to help Mildmay during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Photo by Gabrielle Henderson
Margaret Kerin came from Ireland to train as a nurse at Mildmay Hospital during the Second World War. Read more about Margaret in our new ‘Staff Stories‘ section. We are gathering the recollections and memories of former staff for the Mildmay archive. Get in touch if you would like to add your story.
A message to Med Supply Drive UK from Hellen, a key member of our nursing team: “Dear team I wish to take this opportunity to say thank you for the support you provided to Mildmay hospital during the Covid crisis. Your generosity with all the PPE is very much appreciated. We also appreciate the time and effort you made in making sure that the supplies got to us consistently and in good time. Without you, it was going to be difficult for us to provide services to our patients.
Today we are delighted to be discharging ‘C’, a COVID-19 patient – who is also homeless – who has has been at Mildmay since the end of March. Despite being stepped-down* to Mildmay, ‘C’s recovery has been protracted as a result of other health complications. However, ‘C’ has now fully recovered and is ready to take the next step in their journey, moving into temporary accommodation nearby. As with all our patients being discharged, we asked ‘C’ to complete a questionnaire pro
His Eminence, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, visited Mildmay Hospital in 2017 to learn about our work and to meet patients and staff, and we wrote about it here. Recently, our Chaplain, Sister Bernie D wrote to him to apprise him of how the hospital was fairing during the COVID-19 pandemic and we were delighted when he wrote back to offer his thanks and support once again. "Thank you very much for your kind letter of 29th May. I am glad that your situat
An update on Mildmay Hospital from our Chief Executive, Geoff Coleman “With every story, there is supposed to be a beginning, a middle and an ending. Currently, most of the world feels like it is for once engaged in a shared story that whilst unfolding slightly differently around the world, gives us a shared narrative that we can all relate to, whether we live in Amsterdam, Mombasa, Tel Aviv or Zanzibar. Whether, like me, you are a key worker that has had to travel to a hospi