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November 2008

  • Breast is best for babies Midwives at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are backing a national Department of Health campaign encouraging mums-to-be to breastfeed by giving them a new DVD. The film, From bump to breastfeeding - following real mothers' stories, is given to mothers-to-be at 28 weeks. 28 November 2008
  • Epsom Hospital takeover! High Sheriff of Surrey, Sally Varah, at Epsom Hospital, accompanied by four local school childrenThe High Sheriff of Surrey, Sally Varah toured Epsom Hospital recently accompanied by four local young people from Rosebery School, who were shadowing her as part of Takeover Day (7 November 2008). 21 November 2008
  • St Helier Hospital A&E treats patients following chemical incident At approximately 1.30pm today (20 November 2008), six adults were admitted to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department at St Helier Hospital following a chemical spillage at a school in Wallington. 20 November 2008
  • Small electrical fire at Sutton Hospital At approximately 4pm yesterday (19 November) there was a small fire in the electrical plant serving the day surgery unit at Sutton Hospital, which resulted in patients and staff being asked to leave the building for a short time. 20 November 2008
  • Art handover marks double sixtieth Epsom and Ewell Art GroupOver thirty pieces of art were donated to Epsom Hospital today to celebrate the joint 60th birthday of the NHS and the Epsom and Ewell art group. 19 November 2008
  • Local midwives back new caffeine advice Midwives at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are backing new advice issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) which encourages pregnant women not to drink more than two cups of coffee a day. 18 November 2008
  • Kids bring cheer to elderly patients More than fifty budding artists visited St Helier Hospital recently to hand over get well cards they had made for elderly patients. The artists, all pupils from Muschamp Primary School in Carshalton, designed the cards before handing them to ward manager Jolita Zamani and healthcare assistant Sandra Board. 18 November 2008