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January 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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January 2021

Latest News: Covid - We All Need to Play Our Part

Covid-19 infection rates in Wolverhampton are starting to fall but remain among the highest in England. And with the number of deaths recorded with Covid-19 in the city last week eclipsing the numbers seen last spring, health bosses urging residents not to drop their guard in the fight against the deadly virus. Latest figures show there were 681.8 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the seven days to 23 January.

Latest News: City of Wolverhampton Logo

People who have received their Covid-19 vaccine are reminded that they must continue to follow the lockdown rules afterwards. Thousands of people in Wolverhampton have now received their first jab. The first dose should give the recipient good protection from Covid-19 after two or three weeks, but they require the second dose, given between three and 12 weeks later, to receive longer lasting protection.

Latest News: BOC makes £5,000 donation of goodies to Trust

A Wolverhampton company has made a donation of goodies worth £5,000 to help frontline staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. BOC Wolverhampton, which employs around 220 people at their base in Horseley Fields, purchased items including hand creams, lip balms, toiletries, water, soft drinks and individually wrapped snacks for staff on the Intensive Critical Care Unit (ICCU) at New Cross Hospital.

Latest News: Sensyne Health logo

Sensyne Health plc, the UK Clinical AI company, today announces that it has signed a five year non-exclusive Strategic Research Agreement (SRA) with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (“RWT” or “The Trust”). The agreement will enable the ethical application of clinical AI research to improve patient care and accelerate research into new medicines. The RWT dataset covers 700,000 unique patient records from a patient population of approximately 470,000 people.

Latest News: Wolverhampton Maternity Voices Partnership Workshop

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many pregnant women and new mothers to feel anxious, but women from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds may be feeling particularly nervous at this time due to evidence regarding their increased risk of becoming unwell with COVID-19. So with this in mind, the Wolverhampton Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP), a forum of NHS staff and service-users, are developing key messages to help raise awareness of health issues relating to COVID-19.

Latest News: Understanding Experiences of BAME Women

We’re looking to hear from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women to help make improvements and changes within our maternity services. If you are a BAME woman, why not attend one of our virtual focus groups to share your thoughts, experiences and ideas?

Latest News: Protect Your Family and Friends

Health chiefs are pleading with residents to follow the Covid-19 restrictions as the number of patients with the deadly virus in New Cross Hospital approaches 300. The Covid-19 infection rate has rocketed in recent weeks, and tragically, 473 people have passed away at New Cross with the virus since March. Dr Brian McKaig, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, said: "It is exceptionally busy at New Cross Hospital. We are very used to looking after critically ill patients, but we are now having to increase our intensive care capacity by to 200% to cope with the volume of very, very sick people coming into hospital.

Latest News: Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives

People in Wolverhampton are being urged to do all they can to stop the spread of Covid-19 amid a dramatic rise in the number of coronavirus patients being admitted to hospital. Parts of NHS are under 'immense pressure', the UK's chief medical officers said this week, with the Office for National Statistics revealing that one in 50 people in England currently have the virus.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

Welcome to the first blog of 2021 and a happy new year! The latest news from the Government, which once again sees the country in a national lockdown, means the start to the new year is a challenging one for us all. But I hope you are healthy and that you all got to spend some enjoyable time together with your families over Christmas, albeit probably not as much as you would normally do.

Latest News: New Cross Hospital Entrance

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has started offering an innovative admission avoidance and early supported discharge service to patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The acute medical and community teams have worked together to launch the Oximetry @ Home Service where patients are taught to take their oxygen readings with a pulse oximeter at home.

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