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Media and Communications


All media enquiries relating to the hospital, its staff, patients and their families are handled by our Communications team.

The role of the team also includes writing press releases on the latest news and events at the Trust, responding to media queries, producing internal and external publications and the maintenance of the Trust’s social media feeds. 

Media and Press Enquiries

During office hours, all media and press enquiries should be directed to the Communications team by calling 01902 695884 or by email to Amy Downward, Communications Lead - Press and Media amy.downward@nhs.net.

For any media and press enquiries out-of-hours please contact the hospital switchboard on 01902 307999 who will direct your call to an appropriate member of staff.

Communications Team
Director of Communications
Sally Evans
Group Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
Email: sally.evans17@nhs.net
Tel: 01902 695883 Ext. 85883
Heads of Communications
Emily Smith
Head of Communications at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Email: emily.smith46@nhs.net
Tel: 01902 447299 Ext. 87299
Mobile: 07825 858050
Tina Faulkner
Head of Communications at Walsall Healthcare Trust
Email: tina.faulkner1@nhs.net
Tel: 01922 721172 Ext. 2469/2470
Mobile: 07792 362831
Press and Media Relations
Amy Downward
Communications Lead
Email: amy.downward@nhs.net
Tel: 01902 695886 Ext. 85886
Mobile: 07931 705657

Tim Nash
Communications Officer
Email: tim.nash2@nhs.net
Tel: 01902 695884 Ext. 85884
Mobile: 07714 741097

Shania Ahmed
Assistant Communications Officer
Email: shania.ahmed@nhs.net
Tel: 01922 721172 Ext. 2469/2470
Mobile: 07422 074416
Campaigns and Projects
Alice Sheppard
Communications Lead
Email: alice.sheppard3@nhs.net
Tel: 01902 695885 Ext. 85885
Mobile: 07388 858434

Lauren Shields
Communications Officer
Email: lauren.shields4@nhs.net
Tel: 01902 695885 Ext. 85885

Molly Aston
Assistant Communications Officer
Email: m.aston1@nhs.net
Tel:01902 695884 Ext. 85884
Mobile: 07825 858049
Amy Donohoe
Communications Lead
Email: amy.donohoe1@nhs.net
Tel: 01902 695886
Mobile: 07887 218527

Manoj Lakha
Graphic Designer
Email: manoj.lakha@nhs.net
Tel: 01922 721172 Ext. 2469 / 2470

Colin Cranfield
Web Content Officer
Email: colin.cranfield@nhs.net
Tel:01902 481780 Ext. 81780
Ben Malpass
Digital Communications Assistant
Email: ben.malpass@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk
Tel: 01922 721172 Ext. 2469
Mobile: 07812 398955
Claire Hall
Communications Lead (Clinical Research Network West Midlands only)
Email: claireanne.hall@nihr.ac.uk
Tel: 01902 695884 Ext. 85884

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