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The GiST – our community and staff magazine

You can read all our latest news, developments and achievements in our magazine – the GiST.

As local hospitals and the provider of community services in Lambeth and Southwark, we are keen to tell you more about what we do and how you can get involved in our work. There is much to celebrate and be proud of – from our services and exceptional staff to the amazing research and innovation which is allowing us to deliver new and better treatments.

We welcome any feedback.

You can download a copy of each issue below.

Issue 35 – the GiST – May 2021

In this edition of the GiST, you can read about how the Trust has kept services going while treating the sickest patients in critical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, and find out how the psychological and spiritual wellbeing team have been supporting our staff. You can also read about how we combined expertise with Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals to care for a newborn baby who needed life-saving surgery, and find out about a new Evelina London building to care for even more children, young people and their families. A text only version of the GiST, issue 35 is also available.

Issue 34 – the GiST – August 2020

In this special edition of the GiST, you can read about how the Trust has continued to care for patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and find out how we've supported our staff through the most challenging times. You can also find out how we are using research to learn more about COVID-19, and read about Tony Hudgell, an inspirational five-year-old boy who has raised an incredible £1.5 million for Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Issue 33 – the GiST – February 2020

In this edition of the GiST, you can find out how a unique new service is helping patients stay at home for longer and avoid unnecessary hospital appointments. You can also read about a new group that is helping older patients to keep dancing, and find out how Evelina London's neonatal unit provides support and care to the whole family.

Issue 32 – the GiST – November 2019

In this edition of the GiST, find out how Evelina London has been caring for children and young people for 150 years, and read about a couple who named their daughter after the hospital that saved her life. You can also learn more about our Health Inclusion Team who are making a difference to the lives of some of London's most vulnerable people, and find out about the role of our hand therapists.

Issue 31 – the GiST – August 2019

Issue 31 of the GiST. Find out how the maternity team worked with their colleagues in the Lane Fox Respiratory Unit to help a woman with a rare form of muscular dystrophy safely deliver her two children. You can also read about an inspiring fashion fashion show that took place at Guy's Cancer Centre for our fifth Cancer Survivors' Day, and go behind the scenes with our rapid response team.

Issue 30 – the GiST – May 2019

Issue 30 of the GiST features a story about a team of therapists from the rehabilitation team who are supporting cancer patients before, during and after their treatment. You can also find out how a light-up blanket is helping newborn babies with jaundice to go home sooner, and go behind the scenes with our switchboard team.

Issue 29 – the GiST – February 2019

Issue 29 of the GiST, including a story about HRH The Duchess of Cambridge becoming Patron of Evelina London and how an inspiring team was honoured at the Trust Awards. You can also find out how our dental health psychology service is helping people overcome their phobia of the dentist.

Issue 28 – the GiST – November 2018

Issue 28 of the GiST, including information about our new emergency department (A&E) at St Thomas' Hospital, which was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. Find out how our homelessness nurses are helping rough sleepers by providing same day health checks, and read about the crucial service that our sterile services team provides.

Issue 27 – the GiST – August 2018

Issue 27 of the GiST features a story about Songul Yildiz, who found out she was pregnant with her daughter Bahar while receiving breast cancer treatment.Find out about an innovative team of therapists, known as 'neuro navigators', and read about how Evelina London Children's Hospital is growing.

Issue 26 – the GiST – June 2018

Issue 26 of the GiST. As the NHS celebrates turning 70, read about how our Trust has grown and how its innovations are improving healthcare for patients across the country. This issue features one of the first patients to receive a diagnosis for his rare genetic condition after joining the 100,000 Genomes Project and an interview with a retired nurse who trained at St Thomas' Hospital 65 years ago.
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The GiST scooped ‘Best Corporate Publication – External’ at the CorpComms Awards 2019, and won a bronze award for ‘Best branded content publication’ at the Corporate Content Awards 2020.