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Top of our Wish List: A New ECG Machine

An ECG (electrocardiogram) is quite a simple test that can produce important diagnostics.It is used to check a patient’s heart rhythm and electrical activity. Sensors attached to the skin are used to detect the electrical signals produced by a person’s heart each time it beats. These signals are recorded by the ECG machine and are […]

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Eva Heymann – Another Mildmay Heroine

On hearing about the death of Eva Heymann, who died peacefully in the early hours of 12th February, in her 94th year, I remembered the time I had invited her back to Mildmay.What a gentle, unassuming but impressive woman! She spoke of Mildmay’s earlier days and her interaction with persons dying from AIDS, her ongoing […]

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The Second Week of Lent, 2021

We celebrated the first Sunday in Lent on February 21 and now we have moved into the second of the six weeks before Easter.We celebrated the first Sunday in Lent on February 21, and now we have moved into the second of the six weeks before Easter.The softness in the air, the touch of spring […]

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Elective student placements at Mildmay

Occupational Therapy student Rebekah, studying at London South Bank University, finishes her placement at Mildmay today.Camilla, our Lead Occupational Therapist (left) says. “a successful learning experience on both sides. Especially delighted with its success given that it was arranged at the last minute when a placement fell through.”Sometimes the best experiences come unexpectedly! Elective placements […]

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Mildmay introduces a new way for our supporters to manage their Direct Debit donations

Saving time by managing your own regular gift to MildmayIf you donate to Mildmay by Direct Debit, you can now pause it, change the amount, take a payment holiday and update contact details yourself, thanks to our new Control My Payment service.You will need to register first with the email address that you set up […]

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Shrove Tuesday and Lent 2021

What is the history behind Shrove Tuesday?Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before Lent begins, and is celebrated across the United Kingdom and parts of the commonwealth. This year it falls on 16 February during the third Lockdown in this country.Traditionally this was regarded as the day when pancakes were made […]

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Lunar New Year: the year of the Ox

We would like to wish everyone celebrating in the United Kingdom and across the world a happy, safe and peaceful Lunar new year. Image credit: pikisuperstar

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Our Patron, Dame Judi Dench urges support for Mildmay

Dame Judi Dench has supported Mildmay for many years and we are grateful that, as our Patron, she wishes to encourage others to support our work.”Long-term HIV care is proving more challenging and complex than we ever imagined.Mildmay helps to bring new hope to thousands caught up in the continuing HIV crisis. Not only does […]

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Mildmay’s Uganda Fund

This week, Mildmay UK formally launches the Uganda Fund. Mildmay UK has provided annual funding for Elizabeth Ward in the paediatric care centre of Mildmay Hospital in Kampala for many years. This is the only facility in the region providing high-quality care to children with the most complex cases of HIV-associated health conditions.Elizabeth Ward  treats […]

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Patient stories: Ada’s moving story

We are honoured to add Ada’s story our archive. They have bravely given us a complete account of how they came to Mildmay and – with the help of our Chaplain,  how they have progressed since. Mildmay’s Chaplain, Sister Bernie says, “I think her own writing and pictures are amazing after what she has gone through.” Here’s an […]

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