2017 news archive

Nominations now open for our annual Recognition Awards

The search is now on for exceptional teams across our services for the Oxleas NHS Recognition Awards 2017/18.

Published on 18th December 2017

New 0-4 Beckenham health visiting venue welcomed

Our new neighbourhood church venue for health visiting in Beckenham has got off to a great start.

Oxleas NHS was delighted to announce an extension to our newly launched 0-4 ...

Published on 1st December 2017

Bracton Centre welcomes royalty on official visit

Oxleas NHS was delighted to welcome royalty today when HRH The Princess Royal visited the Bracton Centre in Dartford.

Published on 1st December 2017

Oxleas extends 0-4 service with new Beckenham venue

Oxleas NHS is delighted to announce an extension of our newly launched integrated Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership Service with the addition of a new venue in Beckenham.

Published on 17th November 2017

Oxleas launches new 0-4 service in Bromley borough

Oxleas is delighted to announce the launch of our new integrated Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership in Bromley.

Published on 29th September 2017

New cancer and kidney treatment centres officially opened at Queen Mary’s hospital

Two new centres for cancer treatment and kidney dialysis have been officially opened at Queen Mary’s hospital in Sidcup as part of Oxleas’ £30m redevelopment of the site.

Published on 21st September 2017

Queen Mary’s Hospital Family Fun and Open Day Event

Hundreds of people enjoyed the centenary celebrations and official re-launch of Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup on Saturday.

Families from across the borough of Bexley joined in the fun ...

Published on 12th September 2017

Celebrating 100 years of Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup

Join us to celebrate the centenary and official ‘re-launch’ of Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

The hospital has a rich and varied history which will be commemorated as part ...

Published on 6th September 2017

Faces from the Front – 100 years of QMH

Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a special exhibition and open day on Saturday 9 September 2017.

Published on 18th August 2017

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust secures Strategic Estate Partnership with Community Solutions and Arcadis JV

Health Innovation Partners Ltd has been selected to form a 10 year Strategic Estate Partnership with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

The Oxleas NHS Property Partnership (TOPP) is a joint venture ...

Published on 27th July 2017

Oxleas flies the rainbow flag at London Pride

Oxleas’ rainbow colours were a part of the Pride London parade again this year.

Flying an Oxleas banner and flags, representatives from across Oxleas took part in the parade on ...

Published on 18th July 2017

Celebrating our volunteers and their invaluable work

The invaluable work of our many volunteers was celebrated at a special event attended by staff, volunteers, governors, directors and our Chair, Andy Trotter.

Held at Hall Place in Bexley ...

Published on 18th July 2017

Your memories needed for QMH centenary celebrations

As Queen Mary's Hospital (QMH) approaches its centenary, we are planning a special 'Family Fun and Open Day' to mark the occasion.

Published on 12th July 2017

Paperless Awards 2017

Congratulations to our Clinical Transformation and IT Team who are celebrating after winning a national award for an innovative digital information sharing scheme.

Published on 10th July 2017

Prison scheme wins national award

A wellbeing peer mentor scheme which looks after the emotional welfare of prisoners in distress has won a national award.

Published on 7th July 2017

CQC report rates our Forensic Services ‘Good’

The CQC inspection of our Forensic Services is now complete and we’re really pleased to learn that our result is 'Good'.

Published on 6th July 2017

Celebrity doctor visits Greenwich school

Expert advice was on hand from a celebrity doctor during a surprise visit to a Greenwich school.

Published on 9th June 2017

Cyber attack

We're pleased to let you know that Oxleas' IT systems were not affected by the recent cyber attack.

Published on 15th May 2017

Guy’s Cancer at Queen Mary’s Hospital opens to patients

Guy’s and St Thomas’ new cancer centre – Guy’s Cancer at Queen Mary’s Hospital (QMH), Sidcup, has opened its doors to patients.

Published on 8th May 2017

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust rated ‘Good’ by CQC

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a ‘Good’ overall rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Published on 2nd May 2017

Podiatry – need help with your feet?

Our Podiatry Team in Greenwich is holding a series of education days for existing and potential patients, to help them take care of their feet.

Published on 25th April 2017

New Kidney Treatment Centre opens at QMH

The new Kidney Treatment Centre (KTC) has opened its doors to patients for the first time at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

Published on 24th April 2017

Knitting for Battersea dogs and cats

Battersea dogs will be kept warm thanks to a patient knitting project – and they’re hoping to see their work on the television!

Led by activity co-ordinator Diana Parkinson, patients ...

Published on 12th April 2017

New directorates launched from Monday 3 April

From Monday 3 April, we moved to our new directorate structure. This establishes directorates that will focus on services in a geographical area - Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich.

In Greenwich and ...

Published on 3rd April 2017

New Children’s Centre for Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup

Local representatives joined Teresa O’Neill, Leader of Bexley Borough Council and Andy Trotter, Chair of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, to celebrate the official opening of Acorns, the new, purpose ...

Published on 31st March 2017

Oxleas celebrates outstanding work at annual Recognition Awards

Outstanding work and achievements were celebrated today at the Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Annual Recognition Awards.

We received hundreds of nominations from across our services and this year’s winners ...

Published on 8th March 2017

An introduction to Frame Football

We’ve teamed up with Charlton Athletic Community Trust to offer young disabled footballers the chance to try the game using their walking frame.

Published on 7th March 2017

Annual recognition awards just days away

Oxleas’ annual awards to recognise the excellent work of our staff and partners is now just days away.

Published on 6th March 2017

New interactive Suicide Prevention Strategy launched

Our first Suicide Prevention Strategy was successfully launched on Friday 17 February and is available in an electronic, fully interactive format.

Published on 22nd February 2017

Greenwich carers - looking for help and guidance?

Call in and see us this week, when we’re hosting an event for carers in Greenwich.

Published on 20th February 2017

Members’ Focus Groups – come to have your say in February

Have you got ideas and suggestions about our services?

Published on 5th February 2017

Bromley – find out about our services and have a say on what we do

Call in and see us to find out more about our range of services in Bromley at two events being held in the borough later this month.

Published on 3rd February 2017

South London Mental Health Partnership awarded funding for nursing development programme

The South London Mental Health Partnership (SLP) has been awarded £800k in funding from Health Education England to attract and recruit mental health nurses.

Published on 27th January 2017

Prisoner release project could shape future help for prisoners

A project is helping prisoners at HMP Belmarsh and HMP Elmley to overcome their mental health needs and build a positive life after release.

The ‘Through the Gate Project’ was ...

Published on 16th January 2017

New non-executive director

Yemisi Gibbons started her term of office with us on 1 January and will work with the trust using her clinical knowledge.

Published on 11th January 2017

Lived Experience Practitioners - supporting our mental health patients

A new role to help mentor people with mental ill health has been created at Oxleas.

Published on 11th January 2017