In this issue
New mum has pioneering robotic surgery
Rocket MRI simulator helps children
Nurse returns after 65 years
Celebrating 70 years of the NHS
Faster, safer, more effective care
Opportunities to get involved
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Healthcare Alliance
Protecting your data
Cancer Survivors’ Day Celebration Walk
Good luck London Marathon runners
Friends and Family Test – February
NHS Staff Survey results
Surgeon awarded Certificate of Excellence
School run mum donates kidney to another parent
Pioneering op for chronic back pain
The Expressing Room
11 April – nominations open for governor elections
14 May – influence our medical research
15 May – free sleep disorders seminar
New mum has pioneering robotic surgery

A woman found to have a large kidney tumour during pregnancy has thanked Trust medics after making a full recovery.


Susan O’Flanagan, 40, was shocked when the 14cm mass on her right kidney was detected during her routine 20-week scan. Teams at Guy’s and St Thomas’ safely delivered her baby, Archie, and successfully removed her kidney with robot-assisted surgery weeks later.


Mr Ben Challacombe, consultant urological surgeon, says: “This was a very unusual case. The urology and maternity teams worked together to ensure we could deliver the best possible care for Susan and Archie.”