News — articles in the category "Brilliant people"

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Me and my dad: the effect of dementia on a loved one and the family around them

On 12 March 2019 my dad died following a series of mini strokes (transient ischemic attacks) that caused rapid onset vascular dementia.

In a short space of time he faded from the funny, book-reading, cake-loving, articulate man I had known all my life to someone incapable of looking after himself, unaware of his environment and unable to recognise the people around him.

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Hospital fulfils terminally ill patient's wish to visit seaside

Northwick Park Hospital’s intensive care team has met the wishes of a terminally ill patient to visit the seaside. Renowned economist Laza Kekic spent the day in Brighton with his wife Joan where the couple shared many happy memories. The couple were joined on the seafront by family and friends including Laza’s four children Natalia, Maria, Tanya and Luka.

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Ealing surgeon celebrated in photographic exhibition

Samantha Tross - the first female black orthopaedic surgeon in the UK - was one of four people featured in Radiating Greatness - stories of black leadership.

“I apparently told my father I wanted to be a surgeon when I was a little girl. I have no idea where that came from beyond being an avid reader.”

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NHS superheroes take the fight to flu

Staff are tapping into their inner superhero, as part of a campaign encouraging more people to have the flu jab this winter.

The Flu Fighters campaign features clinical and non-clinical staff posing as superheroes and taking the fight to flu. The images will be used as part of an ongoing campaign throughout the flu season which runs from October to March.

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