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The GiST - our community and staff magazine

You can read all the latest news and developments from Evelina London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in our magazine - The GiST.

We hope that the range of content will appeal to you all and we welcome any feedback.You can download a copy of each issue below.

Issue 23 – the GiST – August 2017
In this edition of the GiST, find out why Dianne Roberts is donating £1.8 million to fund research into bladder cancer in memory of her husband. We hear from Chris Yabro, who tells us what it's like to be a young person living with Type 1 diabetes and our lead governor, Devon Allison explains why the Council of Governors matters.

Issue 22 – the GiST – May 2017
In this edition of the GiST, read how patients Bianca and India are helping us to recruit the best possible staff. You can also find out more about three recent royal visits – HRH the Duke of Cambridge visited St Thomas' Hospital to thank staff following the Westminster terrorist attack, HRH the Duchess of Cambridge officially opened a new 'home away from home' for parents of Evelina London Children's Hospital patients, and HRH the Prince of Wales met staff who are improving care for older people.

Issue 21 – the GiST – February 2017
In this edition of the GiST read about housekeeper Michael Ampadu who won a Trust Award after being nominated by colleagues from the dental team. You can find out what happened when we spent 24 hours behind the scenes with the site nurse practitioners, and learn about a pioneering new lung surgery procedure that gave Joy Cooper-Barclay a lifeline.

Issue 20 – the GiST – November 2016
In this edition you can find out about the new Cancer Centre at Guy's, and how it was designed with the help of cancer survivor Diana Crawshaw and a team of patients with a mission to change cancer care. We also hear how two local initiatives are widening access to employment.

Issue 19 – the GiST – August 2016
In this edition you can find out about Syeda Mannan who is looking forward to a bright future after a life-changing two weeks. We also get some tips about how older people can reduce their risk of falls and hear from Dr Terry Gibson about what he learned during his time volunteering at Connaught Hospital in Sierra Leone.

Issue 18 – the GiST – May 2016
In this edition find out more about the baby girl who was named Evelina after the hospital that saved her life. Read about the work of specialist midwife Geraldine Joyce who helps to improve the lives of vulnerable pregnant women, and learn more about the first successful blood transfusion, which took place at Guy's Hospital in 1825.

Issue 17 - the GiST - January 2016
In this edition we talk to Jamie Williams, who thought he would lose his hand after an accident with a saw last summer. Thanks to the hard work of his surgeon and our hand therapy team, he's now got almost all his strength and movement back.

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