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July 2018

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 2018


New heatwave alerts have been issued across large parts of England, including the Midlands, to warn people about hot weather forecast over the coming days.


Members of the press and public are invited to attend the next board meeting of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. The next meeting will be held on Monday 30th July 2018 at 10am in Boardroom of the Corporate Services Centre, Building 12, New Cross Hospital.


A young patient receiving treatment at New Cross Hospital has raised more than £2,000 to buy new toys for the Children’s Outpatients department. After spending time on the ward herself, Rachelle Tully, 13, decided that she wanted to purchase some new toys for future patients to play with.


A heroic six-year-old boy has been hailed a lifesaver after preventing his great-grandfather from slipping into a diabetic coma.

Donation for summer activity programme

Wolverhampton and District Sunday Football League have shown their support for a summer activity programme designed to give young patients and their families a boost at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Phil Reade and Terry Shinton from the League presented a cheque for £500 to the Royal Wolverhampton Trust Charity, which will go towards organising fun, interactive activities for young patients of all abilities.


The Royal Wolverhampton Trust’s (RWT) Infection Prevention team (IP) has been shortlisted for a national award. The IP team were shortlisted in the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Team of the Year category. Each year the award is given to a team who have ‘demonstrated cohesive teamwork to implement effective infection prevention initiatives’.

Medical Director Visit

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) has welcomed a visit from Professor Stephen Powis - Medical Director of NHS England. Professor Powis started his visit at Alfred Squire Health Centre in Wolverhampton to hear about the innovative work the Trust is doing as part of the Vertical Integration project.

Denise Lewis

Staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) were given the starring role in a new programme as part of a BBC series celebrating the NHS’s 70th birthday. New Cross Hospital welcomed Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis through its doors for the filming of an episode for the five part series ‘Matron, Medicine and Me’.

Joanna Craig

A Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust employee laced up her running shoes for her second charity half marathon. Joanna Craig decided to run the Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon to raise money for the Stroke Unit at New Cross Hospital. Joanna, 25, who lives in Rugeley, ran three times a week for 12 weeks in the run-up to the big event.

Lloyds Banking Group Deanelsy

Staff from Lloyds Banking Group raised money and collected gifts for patients at New Cross Hospital. A Mother’s Day and Father’s Day appeal was launched by kind-hearted staff at the local Lloyds bank for the benefit of parents on the Neonatal Ward and the Deansely Ward. Staff raised enough money to buy 300 gifts, which were all hand-wrapped before being distributed to parents.

Midwife Hayley and baby Anayah cropped

It may have been the NHS’s 70th birthday on 5th July, but it’s now a day midwife Hayley Kularia will remember forever! Baby Anayah Lester was born at 9:58am, weighing 6lb14oz, on Thursday 5th July to proud parents Hayley Kularia and Lewis Lester at New Cross Hospital.


The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has marked the NHS’s 70th birthday by welcoming another GP practice to the Trust. Coalway Road Surgery, based in Wolverhampton, has become the latest surgery to decide to work together with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT).

Maria Lapadatescu

They may be exactly 70 years apart, but both share a very special birthday. Graham Brueton was one of the first babies born the day the NHS was created and Maria Lapadatescu was the first baby born at New Cross Hospital on the NHS’ milestone birthday, 70 years on.

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