2009 News

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News throughout 2009


‘Help us keep Hospitals free from Norovirus’ – Appeal

Generous Gift: Former patient raises 1,200 for Kent Oncology Centre

MTW Breast Radiotherapy Patients get DVD information

Paediatric Training DVD is a Lifesaver

Texting fills the Nursing Jobs (9th December 2009)

New Cellular Pathology Lab gets the go-ahead (3rd December 2009)


MTW receives national recognition – twice! (30th November 2009)

Kent's surgical expertise is on display for all to see! (27th November 2009)

NHS West Kent encourages diabetes education and prevention (10th November 2009)

Helping Hospital Patients - Simply by Shopping! (9th November 2009)

Trust's World First for Patients (6th November 2009)

Trust are seen as infection control specialists (4th November 2009)

Think Twice Before Going to Emergency Departments this Winter, Say A&E Experts (3rd November 2009)

October 2009

Wii technology is good news for patients

Chemo team are prize winners

National Pathology Week 2nd-8th November

New Stroke Unit gets patients better, faster

Media Alert: Infection Control (15th October 2009)

Ratings unlikely to reflect improvements in patient care (15th October 2009)

Chemo Team are Prizewinners (13th October 2009)


September 2009

Trust's breast screening service rated top five (22nd September 2009)

Planning go-ahead for 7.8 million Maidstone Cellular Pathology Lab (15th September 2009)

Infection rates continue to fall in local hospitals (14th September 2009)


July 2009

Standards continue to rise at MTW (7th July 2009)

Appointment of Non-Executive Director (2nd July 2009)


June 2009

MTW wins two awards for dedicated patient care (17th June 2009)

Groundbreaking hospital project celebrates construction milestone (12th June 2009)

Trust's surgical expertise is shared worldwide (4th June 2009)


May 2009

NHS in West Kent pioneer stop-smoking system (14th May 2009)

MTW patients rate their care highly -with more improvements on the way (13th May 2009)

Official Opening of state-of-the-art MRI Scanner at Maidstone Hospital (6th May 2009)

Maidstone to Milan - Surgical Expertise Goes Worldwide (5th May 2009)
- View the video of the first procedure new Laparascopic Theatre


April 2009

Infection rates continue to fall in local hospitals (16th April 2009)
- Infection Control Fact Sheet

A Year of Construction (MTW Press Release, 3rd April 2009)


March 2009

Press Invitation Maidstone Cardiac Cath Lab


February 2009:

Surgeon wins innovation (MTW Press Release, February 2009)


January 2009

Healthcare Commission welcomes substantial improvements at MTW (HCC Press Release, 9th January 2009)

MTW Welcomes 'One year on' Healthcare Commission Reports (MTW Press Release, 9th January 2009)

Ongoing fall in hospital-acquired infections (9th January 2009)

MTW helps lead national research into C.difficile diagnosis (9th January 2009)