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April 2021

Latest News

Our Communications team issue many press releases to the media to keep them informed about what is happening at the Trust. Our press releases and news items for the current year are listed below, click on the links for more details.

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April 2021

Latest News: Philip Huggins

“Don’t ignore the symptoms” is the clear message from a former Walsall lung cancer patient who is urging people to get themselves checked out. Ex-engineer Philip Huggins’ life changed when he received the diagnosis of lung cancer in March last year. The 73-year-old was experiencing persistent coughing. As someone who classed himself as fit and a non-smoker he passed it off as nothing.

Latest News: Wolves Scouts Logo

Resourceful members of 786th Wolverhampton Scouts will be delivering Iftar packs to Walsall Healthcare staff on Saturday evening. Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast. The scout group usually hosts an event called “Iftar Under The Stars” but was unable to do so last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic which is still restricting its activity this year too.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

Two years ago we launched SafeCare, a live system that brings actual in-patient staffing levels together with the number and needs of patients to give a ‘real time’ shift by shift view across the Trust. Implemented on 30 in-patient wards across our three sites, New Cross, West Park and Cannock Chase Hospitals. Well done and thank all of you who have entered the required data into the system, and for this level of compliance, especially in light of the challenges we have faced over the last year.

Latest News: David Loughton

Professor David Loughton CBE, current chief executive of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has been asked to undertake the role of Interim Chief Executive of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust taking a shared role as the chief executive of both trusts. Professor Steve Field CBE, Chair of both trusts, said: “This is a great opportunity to share, learn together and continue to make a positive difference for the people we serve."

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

‘Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.’ So said Mother Teresa, the famous late missionary and nurse, whose selfless work in caring for those less fortunate than herself resonated throughout the world. I was on a call recently speaking to someone who gave examples of incivility in the workplace in terms of how negative that can make people feel and how damaging it can be to morale.

Latest News: COVID We Still Need to Play Our Part

Wolverhampton's Director of Public Health has called on the city's residents to keep up the good work and not let their guard down as the national Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed further this week. Step two of the Government’s road map out of lockdown has come into effect today, Among the key changes are that: All shops, hairdressers, beauty salons and other close-contact services can reopen.

Latest News: Wolverhampton's Maternity Voices Partnership Healthy Goals Workshop

Are you pregnant or have young children? Why not join a free online workshop, hosted by Wolverhampton’s Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP), focused this month on support available for new and expectant parents via the ‘Healthy Goals’ project. Funded by the Premier League, Professional Footballers Association and City of Wolverhampton Council, the project works with pre-school children and their families to promote healthy growth through education and activity sessions.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

There have been plenty of unsung heroes from the COVID-19 pandemic at the Trust and as part of a new regular feature, I’m keen to use my blog to highlight the contribution of Kim Parkes, a Domestic on Ward C26. Kim cleans the ward identified as ‘red’ (COVID-19 positive), which can deliver CPAP (non-invasive ventilation) to assist patients’ breathing. It is one of our two newly-constructed 27-bedded wards.

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