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August 2020

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 2020

Latest News: Virtual Breastfeeding Support Sessions Organised By Trust (cropped)

Wolverhampton’s pregnant women and new mothers will be able to access live information about breastfeeding online with virtual support sessions launched this week. While face-to-face groups are not running due to COVID-19, women can access ‘virtual’ breastfeeding groups online, via Zoom, run by The Breastfeeding Network.

Latest News: Physios Available For First Consultations In Primary Care

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is providing a physiotherapy service as a first point of contact in a programme that benefits patients in several ways. Clinical workload in general practice (GP) is increasing throughout the UK, over and above the population growth and the growth in GP numbers. GP surgeries now provide 370 million consultations every year, 70 million more than five years ago.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

This week’s blog takes a different format from usual as I’m going to go a bit ‘arty’ on you, so please bear with me! I saw this picture by the Connor Brothers artists, who entered the art scene as fictional characters, Franklyn and Brendan Connor. The story they told was that of American twins brought up within an extremist Christian cult known as 'The Family'.

Latest News: New Cross Hospital Entrance

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has been awarded more than £1 million to help prepare for winter and improve facilities for patients. The Trust will use their share of the £300 million announced by the Government to further strengthen their A&E department at New Cross Hospital.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

In this week’s blog I want to highlight more of the excellent innovative work going on around the Trust. One idea that has taken off recently with outstanding success is the new, drive-through service for patients to have their pacemakers checked at New Cross Hospital. A kiosk has opened up just outside the Heart & Lung Centre, where patients can have their devices looked at while they wait.

Latest News: New Cross Hospital Entrance

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is launching a programme to introduce people to the role of health care assistants. The ‘Get into Hospital Services Programme’, which starts this week, is being run in conjunction with The Prince’s Trust, and available to anyone aged 18 to 30 currently not in education, training or employment.

Latest News: Avoid a Local Lockdown

A slow but gradual increase in the number of cases of coronavirus locally shows that Covid-19 "remains prevalent" in Wolverhampton, says the city's Director of Public Health. Latest figures reveal there were an average of 15.26 cases per 100,000 residents over the seven days to 1 August, up from 14.49 cases a week before and above the national average of around eight cases per 100,000 people.

Latest News: More Than 2,000 Miles Completed to Support Hospital Charity

More than 2,000 miles have been completed by members of the community and staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust during July. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity invited individuals to show their support and celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS. Thanks to participants a total of £5,362.95 has been raised for the charity.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

In this week’s blog I am focusing on the huge milestone achieved by the Trust’s in-house visor production team, who have packed away their rivet press for the final time following the production of 250,000 visors. At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, when the demand for PPE shot up astronomically and national supplies were stretched, this group of individuals, all redeployed from their normal roles, helped to keep our frontline staff safe.

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