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Northern Soul collection at Lynfield Mount Hospital

My name is Ethanual Crabtree, and I am a Graduate Trainee Librarian at Lynfield Mount Hospital in Bradford, West Yorkshire. My role in the library includes many responsibilities such as being on the front counter desk, being first point of call for staff on site, supporting the librarians, and being involved in the development of the Health Promotion resources. Within our Health Promotion collection there is a reminiscence section which is frequently used for older peoples’ services. This is looking to be updated currently as the generation of people changes and what they knew in their younger life is different. This can be from childhood to adult age and include objects such as toys, tv shows, music and even household items. Carl Challinor and I sat down and discussed what could be relevant to the North of England as well as something being a middle ground for age groups. Through many side-tracks we came out with Northern Soul!…

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Festive Hamper Competition - a success for staff well-being!

Between Nov 6th 2023 and Dec 8th 2023 the operational team (Sarah, Louisa, Deirdre, Georgia, Sarah Jane and Niamh) at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals library ran our annual festive hamper competition. To enter people had to be a member of the library, borrow a book from our fiction or well-being collections between the specified dates and submit a review of the book borrowed. People could submit a paper review – we handed these out when they joined – or they could email them in.…

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ELHT Library creates Oasis!

Expanding our health & wellbeing section was something the East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust (ELHT) team had talked about back in December 2019, and we had planned to do this early in 2020. However, COVID 19 stopped us in our tracks,…

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New starter at York and our Health Information Week summary

This is a bit of a late ‘new starter’ post, as I actually started all the way back at the beginning of February! In my defence, it has been a very strange year…My name is Kathryn Aylward and I’m the new Assistant Librarian at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.…

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