In this issue
Little girl finds her voice
Mayor of London visits Evelina London
Two minutes with…our diabetic eye screening team
Join our Summer School
Surgery approved for cerebral palsy
Mind and body toolkit
Join our equality panel
Let’s celebrate Evelina London
Friends and Family Test – March
Centre of Clinical Excellence
Dermatology team wins national award
Dedicated community nurse scoops award
Award boosts infection research
World first to remove blood clot
Marathon dad thanks Evelina London
Youth workers inside A&E
9 May – International Nurses’ Day
14 May – free abdominal pain seminar
14 May – Dying Matters Week
Little girl finds her voice

Leia Armitage, seven, was born without her cochlea and auditory nerve in both ears and was never expected to speak. But she can now tell her parents that she loves them thanks to an auditory brainstem implant.


Leia was the first child in London to undergo the pioneering brain surgery when she was 22 months old. The complex procedure involves inserting an electronic hearing device directly into the brainstem, bypassing the cochlea and auditory nerve entirely.


NHS England recently announced that the complex procedure will be available for children on the NHS at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. It is expected to benefit around nine children a year.