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July 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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July 2021

Latest News: Luscii Logo

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated plans for digitalisation at Wolverhampton Royal NHS Trust, with its use now being adopted in increasing areas of frontline healthcare. Health Tech World learns more Initially a project to support patients with COVID-19 symptoms, struggling with respiratory problems, the use of remote monitoring is now being rolled out in other parts of patient care.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

Anyone who is a regular reader of my blog knows I need no invitation to plug an award! So I’m more than happy to promote the second Walsall Healthcare Quality Improvement (Qi) Awards. Improvement needs to be central to all we do, and this recent event, at the Manor Learning and Conference Centre, Walsall Manor Hospital, celebrated all the good work staff are doing.

Latest News: Charity recognises doctors from New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton

In a new report, STARS Healthcare Pioneers Report - Showcasing Best Practice in Syncope 2021, the charity STARS highlights the innovative and inspiring work that Dr Nasrin Khan (New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK) and colleagues (including Dr Sanjiv Petkar) are doing to improve the care for people who are experiencing episodes of transient loss of consciousness (including syncope aka fainting).

Latest News: Liver Bus RWT

A liver nurse specialist at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) successfully launched a health event in Wolverhampton earlier this week which took services directly to patients in the community. Alongside a number of partner organisations, Sunny Chahal encouraged homeless people and injecting drug-users, past and present, to look after their health by undergoing quick and simple tests for liver damage and the Hepatitis C virus.

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

Residents are being urged to be on their guard as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted today, after more than 1,100 people in Wolverhampton tested positive for the virus in the last week. Latest figures show there were 426.4 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last seven days, meaning 1,121 people in the city tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of new cases will likely be higher.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, I must stress the importance of having the vaccine as we approach our second Big Walk-in Weekend across the Black Country. This is so important as we try to urge more young people to have the jab. Not enough people in this age group in our region are getting protected so it’s vital that they do to reduce the numbers of infections, as well as patient admissions, to ease the pressure on our hospitals and staff.

Latest News: Youth Volunteering Programme Funding Logos

Fantastic news for The Royal Wolverhampton’s NHS Trust’s Patient Experience team who have been awarded funding for a 12-month volunteering programme aimed at providing opportunities for young people; offering hands on experience of working in an acute healthcare environment while improving confidence and expanding skillsets.

Latest News: Get Your COVID Jab

More walk-in vaccination clinics have opened in Wolverhampton this week, offering first and second dose vaccinations to anyone aged 18 or over, without needing to book ahead. As Covid-19 infection rates continue to rise and with the removal of coronavirus restrictions planned for next week, it is critical that as many people as possible are protected from the virus.

Latest News: Free TV for Patients to Watch England Game

Patients at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) will be able to watch the England game for free on Sunday thanks to RWT Charity. Gareth Southgate’s England squad will face Italy in Sunday night's Euro 2020 final at Wembley. This is the first time England’s football team have made it through to the final of a major football tournament in 55 years.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

What a way to top off the NHS’s 73rd birthday celebrations - with the best result in English football in 55 years! After such a challenging time for the nation over the last 18 months, the easing of lockdown restrictions and the success of England’s football team to reach the final of Euro 2020 is certainly putting a smile back on so many faces. It has been a real tonic and a good dose of ‘happiness medicine’ after what we have experienced.

Embrace Sexual Health Service

A new campaign has been launched to encourage safer sex this summer, following the announcement of the ending of COVID-19 legal restrictions. The ‘safe sex this summer’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of practicing safe sex and promote the variety of services available to the Wolverhampton population.

Latest News: Win a Signed Wolves Shirt on the Vaccine Bus

To encourage people to have their Covid-19 vaccinations, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC are giving away a signed shirt whilst the vaccine bus is at the Molineux Stadium this week The vaccine bus will be in the Stan Cullis Stand car park (opposite Asda) at Wolverhampton Wanderer’s Molineux Stadium tomorrow between 1pm and 7pm and then from Friday (8 July) until Sunday (11 July) between 11am and 6pm.

Latest News: NHS Big Tea 2021

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity celebrated the #NHSBigTea virtually by providing 11,000 packs of goodies for staff and volunteers. The Big Tea, a national celebration of the NHS on its 73rd birthday, saw the workforce from New Cross Hospital, Cannock Chase Hospital, West Park Hospital, the community sites and GP surgeries all celebrate, socially distanced, with a cuppa at 3pm on Monday.

Latest News: Get Your COVID Jab

To make it easier for people in Wolverhampton to access and complete their Covid-19 vaccinations, walk-in clinics have opened in the city this week, with more to follow. Covid-19 infection rates are rising sharply and, with Government indicating it will ease social restrictions later this month, it is vital that as many people as possible have their vaccinations as soon as possible.

Latest News: COVID Together We Will Beat the Virus

Five hundred people in Wolverhampton tested positive for Covid-19 last week – with health leaders calling on the city's residents to remain extremely vigilant to the deadly virus and get their life-saving vaccination as soon as possible. Latest figures show there were 190.2 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the seven days to 3 July, the equivalent of 500 people in the city testing positive.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

Let’s raise a cuppa for the #NHSBigTea and celebrate the NHS this Monday, July 5th! The Big Tea is a national celebration of our amazing NHS staff – extraordinary people who continue to go above and beyond for us and our loved ones, and to mark the 73rd birthday of the NHS. I will be getting involved at Walsall Heathcare Trust (WHT), while my colleagues will be doing the same at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Latest News: NHS Euro 2020

Fans are being urged to enjoy the Euro 2020 quarter finals safely this evening and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday) – including England’s knockout clash with Ukraine. It comes as Covid-19 infection rates continue to rise in Wolverhampton – with nearly 400 people in the city testing positive for the virus in the seven days to 29 June.

Latest News: COVID Get Your Jab as Soon as You are Able

Nearly 160,000 adults in Wolverhampton have now received at least one life-saving Covid-19 jab. Latest figures show a total of 159,345 first doses have been delivered since the start of the vaccination programme, with 118,985 residents having had both doses, giving them maximum protection from the deadly virus.

Latest News: NHS Futures

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s ‘NHS Futures’ team has been placed at the top of The Prince’s Trust national leaderboard for ‘positive employment outcomes' this month. NHS Futures @ RWT aims at providing local people, whatever their age or circumstance, the opportunity to discover and explore the multitude and diversity of roles within the NHS.

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