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March 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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March 2021

Latest News: Dr Nicky Eddison

A healthcare professional from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, who makes and fits braces and splints for patients, has been appointed the first Consultant Orthotist in the NHS. Dr Nicky Eddison, PhD, has been confirmed by British Association Of Prosthetists & Orthotists (BAPO) as the first in the post in public healthcare in the UK. She is also the only practising orthotist with a PhD in the country.

Latest News: Get Your Covid Jab

The over 50s and people with underlying health conditions are reminded they can get their first life-saving Covid-19 jab without prior appointment at Aldersley Leisure Village this week. Vaccinations are available anytime between 8am and 7pm until Friday (2 April). People should provide their date of birth and NHS number and, if they still have it, a copy of the letter they will have received from the NHS inviting them to get their jab.

Latest News: Urgent Treatment Centre and GP Out of Hours Service to Join the Trust

The Urgent Treatment Centre and GP Out of Hours service at New Cross Hospital will be provided by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) from 12pm on March 31st. The service, which is currently provided by Vocare, is available for anyone who has an illness or injury that is not life-threatening but is too urgent to wait for a routine appointment with their GP.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

As we reflect on a year of COVID-19, I am going to touch on two major points in this blog. Firstly, I have decided to write a personal letter of thanks to all nursing staff at the Trust for their outstanding commitment and dedication over the last 12 months. We have all been through a challenging time, one which none of us have encountered before. It’s been overwhelming, exhausting and stressful at times, but we have also found how courageous, strong and resilient we can be, as well as being flexible and adaptable to new ways of working.

Latest News: Jason Guy Tales from the Tape

A book featuring over 30 names from the past five decades of Wolves’ history has raised over £3,500 for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity. ‘Tales of the Tape’ is a collection of stories from former Wolves players and managers told to Jason Guy, a Wolves fanatic and charity fundraiser. The stories initially appeared in the form of podcasts, but they proved so popular they were turned into a hardback publication, proving a big hit with fans.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

For Lola Omotoso, International Women’s Day was the day to pause and celebrate not just herself, but those that have had a positive impact on her career and the achievements of other women around her. One of our international staff having moved to the UK in 2006 from Nigeria, Lola, Practice Education Facilitator from the Trust’s Nurse Education Department, feels she is a role model, promoting a positive vision of women.

Latest News: World Kidney Day – Woman Pens Song to Thank NHS

A woman who says she owes her life to the NHS and has written a song called ‘Thank You Britain’ has shared her story as part of World Kidney Day. Vicky Ngamsha, 48, has been living with polycystic kidney disease since she was diagnosed during her first pregnancy in 2002, when she lived in Southampton. The mother of three came to the UK through marriage a year earlier after enduring a difficult life in Cameroon.

Latest News: RWT 2020 National Staff Survey Shows Year-on-Year Improvements

The Royal Wolverhampton Trust NHS (RWT) was delighted to have received its results from the 2020 NHS National Staff Survey, where we showed higher scores than other trusts in nine out of 10 core themes - reflecting the overall satisfaction of our workforce along with a year-on-year increase in staff satisfaction levels.

Latest News: New Wards New Cross Hospital

The two new wards at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust have won a construction industry award after being erected in double-quick time. The new modular wards, which opened in July and cost around £10 million, won the Construction Project of the Year award as part of the Insider West Midlands Property Awards 2020.

Latest News: Launch of Electronic Appointment System

A new app allowing patients easier access to details of their outpatient appointments is being rolled out across The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT). The app– called myRWT – will provide patients with their appointment letters online. Signing up is a short and secure sign-up process.

Latest News: 100 Laps in Memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore

Members of staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust are walking 100 laps around their local park in an aim to raise £400 in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore. Working as a HCA at New Cross Hospital for more than 20 years, Vikki Morris, 44, from Bushbury, wanted to set herself a personal challenge to help raise funds for the Emergency Department (ED) where she is based. She set up a JustGiving page to collect donations.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

Over the last 12 months or so, many changes have been made within the Trust in response to COVID-19. One of the key changes I would like to reflect on is the 800 staff who have been redeployed within the Trust since March – and in particular a redeployed member of staff who had a very positive experience. This member of staff has preferred to withhold his name but is happy for me to share his story.

Latest News: Fundraising for RWT in Memory of Birmingham Doorman

Family and friends have made a donation to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in memory of their former colleague Leroy Winston Spencer, where he was treated after a heart attack. Leroy, from Halesowen, worked as a doorman at Bobby Brown’s Club in Birmingham for 16 years. When hearing of Leroy’s passing at age 60, former colleagues and customers of the club joined a private Facebook page dedicated to him. Clare Atkins, 49, from Sheldon then organised a collection in Leroy’s name.

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