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December 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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December 2020

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The outstanding contribution and dedication of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s (RWT) pathology lead has been recognised by the New Year's Honours List. Dr Paul Harrison, Clinical Director for Black Country Pathology Services (BCPS), has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List for services to pathology. The award recognises Dr Harrison’s commitment to pathology services within the Black Country and nationally.


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Three wise men and a star – Wolves legend Steve Bull – are teaming up to raise funds for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity. Jason Guy, Neil Taylor and Suresh Bawa are to follow Steve Bull on a 14-mile walk from Birmingham Children’s Hospital to New Cross Hospital on New Year’s Eve, aiming to raise £6,000. The trio, who are all friends of Steve and Wolves supporters, came up with the festive idea after Jason’s 10-week-old daughter Olivia was treated by the Trust’s Neonatal Unit.


Latest News: The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

The Trust has received high praise from a prestigious organisation. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) attended a virtual visit of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) and gave glowing feedback. Every year the RCP visits a trust within the West Midlands, and this year RWT was proud to be the organisation which chosen to be visited.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

For my final blog of 2020, I would like to end the year on a positive note after such a challenging time for everybody. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s lives and will continue to do so for some time yet. I realise we’re living in very different times and therefore this year’s festive celebrations will for many be a Christmas that we didn’t expect.


Latest News: Stay Safe this Christmas

Wolverhampton, the Black Country and much of the West Midlands will remain subject to Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions over the Christmas period, the Government has said. The region moved into Tier 3 – the highest level of restrictions – when the second national lockdown ended earlier this month and, following the first fortnightly review, the Government has today (Thursday) announced that these measures will remain in place for at least another two weeks.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

In this week’s blog I am proud and excited to reveal a new innovation being launched today – the nursing quality dashboard. Within nursing we have a host of data and information and the aim of the dashboard is to pull all the sources into one place so we can build a clearer picture of how we’re delivering care to patients, while identifying areas of best practice and areas for improvement.


Latest News: Together We Can Beat the Virus

People are being urged to avoid mixing with other households this Christmas – to protect themselves and their loved ones. With Covid-19 infection rates increasing again in Wolverhampton and other parts of the country, the Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council is calling on residents to make the 'incredibly tough decision' not to meet up with others over the festive period.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

I want to use this week’s blog to pay tribute to our fabulous staff who have contributed towards The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust being named the best place to work in the UK for nurses. Our esteemed Clinical Fellowship Programme (CFP) was voted Best UK Employer for Nursing Staff and won the Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice at the Nursing Times Workforce Summit Awards.


Latest News: Trust Nurses In Double National Awards Success

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is celebrating after winning two major national awards to recognise it as the best place to work in the UK for nurses and praise its nursing recruitment programme. The Trust was named Best UK Employer for Nursing Staff and its Clinical Fellowship Programme (CFP) won the Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice category at the Nursing Times Workforce Summit Awards.


Latest News: Marg retires after four decades on ICCU

Marg Jeffs, Senior Sister on Intensive Critical Care (ICCU) at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, has been praised for her ‘strength, courage and compassion’ after retiring. She leaves the organisation following a distinguished career of four and a half decades in nursing and over 40 years in the department.


Latest News: International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Michelle Cotterill

To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we have spoken to members of staff who want to share their stories about disability in the workplace. Here, Michelle Cotterill talks about how she lives with her condition, how it has impacted her working life, the response from her employers and fellow staff members and how those responses might have altered down the years.


Latest News: International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Nikki Edwards

To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities today, we have spoken to members of staff who want to share their stories about disability in the workplace. Here, Nikki Edwards talks about how she lives with her condition, how it has impacted her working life, the response from her employers and fellow staff members and how those responses might have altered down the years.


Latest News: Trust Department Wins National Team Of The Year

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s Information Governance (IG) team has cause for celebration after winning a national award. The Trust’s data security and protection team was voted Information Governance Team of the Year at the National Health and Social Care Strategic Information Governance Network Awards 2020, overcoming competition from nine other NHS organisations shortlisted.


Latest News: COVID Tier3 Very High Alert

Wolverhampton has today (Wednesday 2 December) moved into Tier 3 restrictions after the national Covid-19 lockdown came to an end at midnight. It places the city on Very High Alert and means: people cannot meet socially with anybody they either don't live with or are in a bubble with, indoors, in a private garden or in most outdoor places everyone who can work from home should do so hospitality settings like bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants must remain closed except for takeaway, drive-through or delivery services.


Latest News: Trust Appoints Its First Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has appointed its first Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Balvinder Everitt has taken up the new post, joining the Workforce and Organisational Development team, led by Daniela Locke. The Trust has created the post to try to shape and align its culture more closely to reflect the racial and cultural diversity among its 10,000-plus staff.


Latest News: Drag Duo To Perform On World AIDS Day

A drag duo are to perform a variety act online, hoping to raising £300 for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and increase awareness of HIV and AIDS to mark World AIDS Day. Paul Ryder, 35, and his partner Marcus Cotterill, 49, from Eastfields, Wolverhampton, will perform a 30-minute set online as Tiffany and Bianca – drag characters they have created.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

For this week’s blog I wanted to turn the spotlight on an individual who has been a real star in turning the service she leads into an award-winning one. Nina Johns is a Consultant Obstetrician who joined the Trust in September 2019 from Birmingham Women’s Hospital, where she worked in a similar role for 10 years. Having trained in the West Midlands and been a consultant since 2010, she remains passionate for all things maternity, innovation and improvement.

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