HIV/AIDS

Category Archives for HIV/AIDS

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our guidelines for visiting patients has changed

Because of the prevailing situation of increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients both across London and nationally, Mildmay cannot arrange further visiting of patients beyond Wednesday 23 September 2020.It is our hope that we can decide to continue allowing patient visits but this will be reviewed on a weekly, and if necessary, daily basis. Thank you for […]

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS is recruiting a Policy Advisor

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS is recruiting a Policy AdvisorThrough their work in Parliament, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDS works to ensure that all people living with HIV are able to access to affordable medicines and a decent quality of life, free from stigma, discrimination and fear. Closing Date: 30 September […]

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Happy Birthday Harry

The Duke of Sussex turns 36 today. Wishing you a very happy birthday Harry.We remember with great fondness the day in December 2015 you came to open Mildmay’s new hospital building.

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Helen Taylor Thompson’s obituary in the Telegraph

Unfortunately, it’s behind a paywall, but if you have access, find out what an amazing person Helen was, from working as an SOE agent in the Second World War to founding the first AIDs hospice, and much more.https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/09/09/helen-taylor-thompson-served-wartime-soe-founded-europes-first/

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Our Chairman, the Very Rev John Richardson, pays tribute to Helen Taylor Thompson

I first met Helen Taylor Thompson in 1999, when she was President of Mildmay, and I was beginning my own involvement with the charity.For the next twenty years that relationship blossomed, as together, we examined both old and novel ideas for taking Mildmay forward.Her incredible determination, strong character, generosity and prayerfulness were the very foundation […]

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How our social workers Isobel and Bev support people with HIV and cognitive impairment to regain independence

This is a great article in Community Care highlighting the key role of our social workers in transforming lives. Photo: Natalie Valios”Social work input is an integral part of the Mildmay ethos. Isobel Bukalo and Beverley Nelson have both been at Mildmay for many years and both have solid social work backgrounds in various disciplines […]

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Helen Taylor Thompson OBE, 1924-2020

“It is with sadness that I have to pass on the news that Helen Taylor Thompson OBE, our former President and Chairperson, passed away early this morning. Helen led a life of service and dedication. She achieved so much, often in the face of impossible odds.  There will be much said over the coming days and weeks […]

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Just published, a Paper authored by our Medical Director Dr Simon Rackstraw, Lead Occupational Therapist Dr Camilla Hawkins, et al

The aim of this paper is to discuss the strategies that have been used in cognitive and neurologic rehabilitation in people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLWH).Cognitive impairment leading to disability is increasingly seen in PLWH. Rehabilitation can alleviate the effects of cognitive impairment upon function. Cognitive impairment is still prevalent in PLWH in the cART […]

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Remembering Diana on the anniversary of her death, 23 years ago.

Today marks 23 years since the world lost Princess Diana. We remember the inspiring and groundbreaking impact she had on the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS. She saw the people behind the stigma and discrimination and helped change public perceptions.

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A letter to our Chaplaincy friends who gave Mildmay Mission Hospital their best!

A letter from Mildmay’s longstanding Lead Chaplain, Sister Bernie Devine, to our Chaplaincy friends and colleagues who have sadly, and for several reasons, come to the end of their service at our hospital. “Let me begin my tribute to my chaplaincy colleagues who have decided to move on, following the changes which occurred at Mildmay […]

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