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August 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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August 2021

Latest News: Covid's Not Over - Stay Alert as 1,100 Test Positive in Week

Covid-19 infection rates are now higher in Wolverhampton than any other part of the Black Country and Birmingham – with just shy of 1,000 people testing positive for the deadly virus in the city in the last week alone. Latest figures show there were 375.9 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last seven days and the infection rate in the city is now 27th highest in England; by comparison the next highest area in the region – Dudley – is 50th.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

As regular readers of my blog will know, I love an award! So I can’t think of a better way to start this edition by shouting out about The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s three nominations for the Nursing Times awards. Two nurses are finalists going for individual awards in the ‘Overseas nurse of the year’ category – Karen Glover and Maureen Peter-Dike.

Latest News: New app to offer more choice for how to access healthcare

A new app, which will provide patients with more choice when accessing their GP practice, will launch next month. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is working in partnership with Babylon to develop a new digital offering for patients. The app will allow patients to see their local Wolverhampton GP practice staff online using their mobile phone, iPad or computer from home, work or holiday.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

Friendship and company can be important at any stage in life but when you’re in a new country, in a new job and in a different culture, it can be a lifeline. This is why we have started a ‘buddying’ scheme to help our international nurses settle in to their new lives here at Walsall Healthcare Trust – led by our BAME Shared Decision Making Council and supported by our Well Wishers charity.

Latest News: New Cross Hospital Site

The Annual General Meeting of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust will be held on Wednesday 8th September 2021 at 1pm and broadcast via Microsoft Live Stream. This meeting can be viewed by the public on application only. Copies of the Annual Report, Quality Report, Annual Accounts and papers including the Agenda and Minutes for the meeting can be viewed on the Trust’s website.

Latest News: Pregnant? Don’t Delay Getting Your Life-Saving Covid-19 Jab

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are being urged not to delay having their life-saving Covid-19 vaccines. Although the overall risk to pregnant women and new born babies from Covid-19 disease is low, in later pregnancy some women may become seriously unwell and need hospital treatment. Pregnant women with Covid have a higher risk of intensive care admission than women of the same age who are not pregnant, and are two or three times more likely to have their babies early than women without Covid-19.

Latest News: Recovering COVID-19 patient thanks staff for care

A COVID-19 patient who has been in hospital for over six months has thanked staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust for his care and admits he is lucky to be alive. Mike Fisher from Cannock spent 68 days in intensive care and was placed in an induced coma – missing his 31st birthday on January 29th – for 23 days during the worst of his illness.

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