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June 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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June 2020

Latest News: Charlotte Webb

A local visual artist, currently studying at Wolverhampton University, has kindly donated her skills to help raise funds for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Charlotte Webb, 37 from Wolverhampton, created a range of electronic greeting card designs to suit any occasion with customers able to add personalised text. All of the money raised from card purchases will be donated to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

In this week’s blog I’m going to focus on the contributions of our 200 student nurses and midwives who have been deployed to work in the Trust during the pandemic. I would like to give you a snapshot of their journey with the Trust. The students have been with us since April when, in response to the pandemic, they opted to come and work in the Trust on paid extended placements in order to deliver care to the rising number of patients admitted with COVID-19.


Latest News: Armed Forces Week Samantha McIntosh

This week is #ArmedForcesWeek and throughout the week we are going to celebrate our Armed Forces community here at RWT. Join us as we #SaluteOurForces and recognise their invaluable contribution to the #NHS. Our final profile is Samantha McIntosh, Head of Capacity and Flow at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.


Latest News: Patients Benefit From Comfort Packs

Patients at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust have received special comfort packs, thanks to donations. Restricted visiting due to COVID-19 meant friends and relatives were unable to pass on toiletries and essential items to patients during their stay. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity has worked in partnership with Giving World, a charity that works with a network of donor businesses and receiving charities to donate surplus products to people in need.


Latest News: New Child-Friendly Visors Proving A Hit With Younger Patients

Child-friendly PPE visors will soon be available to Trust staff to use and make life more comfortable for younger patients. Three types of colourful cartoon-like images covering the foam strip have been made by the visor production team, having been designed by Clinical Illustration and the visor team. One design says ‘hello’ which is aimed at older children and, for younger patients, there are ones displaying dinosaurs and another with giraffes, elephants and lions.


Latest News: Armed Forces Week Andy Roberts

This week is #ArmedForcesWeek and throughout the week we are going to celebrate our Armed Forces community here at RWT. Join us as we #SaluteOurForces and recognise their invaluable contribution to the #NHS. Our third profile is Andy Roberts, a Clinical Technologist at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.


Latest News: Armed Forces Week Robin McMahon

This week is #ArmedForcesWeek and throughout the week we are going to celebrate our Armed Forces community here at RWT. Join us as we #SaluteOurForces and recognise their invaluable contribution to the #NHS. Our second profile is Robin McMahon, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

As we continue to adapt to the ‘new normal’ this week I’d like to bring your attention to the return of our international nurses, who have had an unusual experience to treasure by ‘treading the boards’! We welcomed our 32 international nurses back to Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) bootcamp. The COVID-19 crisis meant they had to be redeployed after the test centres closed within weeks of them arriving in the UK.


Latest News: Armed Forces Week - Nick Bruce

Today marks the start of #ArmedForcesWeek and throughout this week we are going to celebrate our Armed Forces community here at RWT. Join us as we #SaluteOurForces and recognise their invaluable contribution to the #NHS. Our first profile is Nick Bruce, Associate Chief Technology Officer at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.


Latest News: RWT Celebrates Armed Forces Week

Members of the armed forces community are being reminded of the career opportunities and wider support available at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust ahead of Reserves Day on Wednesday and Armed Forces Day on Saturday. Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community: from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.


Latest News: Temple Donates £10,000 To The Trust

Worshippers from a Hindu temple in Wolverhampton have kindly donated £10,000 to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust following a collection during the COVID-19 crisis. The Shree Krishan Mandir Hindu temple on Penn Road in Penn Fields have collected the donations from their congregation in less than two months following an appeal to their members.


Latest News: ISO Award for Medical Physics 1

A department at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has gained national recognition to allow it to compete with the private sector for work. The Clinical Engineering team, based in the Deanesly Centre at New Cross Hospital, has been recognised by the British Standards Institute (BSI) for its quality management system


Latest News: Trust staff names feature in Wolves programme

Wolves supporters from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust have been selected to have their names featured in the club’s first matchday programme since COVID-19 as part of a tribute to key workers. West Ham are planning a special celebration of key workers, inviting 25 supporters from the opposition to have their names listed in their matchday publication.


Latest News: Trust Staff with Fosun's Biggest Donation Of Masks To Trust

Wolves’ owners Fosun have made their biggest donation yet of personal protective clothing (PPE) to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to help protect staff and patients in the fight against COVID-19. A total of 40,000 surgical face masks arrived from China and have been delivered to New Cross Hospital. The consignment will help the Trust implement the Government’s latest advice.


Latest News: Bereaved Mum Donates 100 Care Packages To Unit

A mother whose baby tragically died has donated 100 care packages to staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s Neonatal Unit as she continues fundraising towards her target of £30,000 to buy an incubator. Pamela Harvey, 43, lost son Louis on September 5 last year after he suffered a series of serious illnesses following his premature birth at just 25 weeks.


Latest News: Nurse Gains Queen’s Award For Outstanding Patient Care

A nurse at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has been recognised for her outstanding work by gaining a national award. Sara Eacopo, Senior Sister of the Community Children’s Nursing Service at New Cross Hospital, has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse (QN), for demonstrating a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice. Her award is formal recognition of her commitment to improving care for patients.


Latest News: Online fitness platform launches at RWT

#DoingOurBit started as a passion project for Julie Davis, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at the Clinical Research Network West Midlands. An amateur powerlifter who is currently working towards her Level 3 PT qualification, Julie advocates exercise for physical and mental wellbeing. As the physical and emotional impact of treating COVID-19 patients took its toll on her 190-strong workforce, Julie wanted to pull together some free workouts and relaxation sessions to help her colleagues cope.


Latest News: Heather Clarke Diabetes Week

A diabetic treated at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust who has become a champion for her cause after living with the condition for over half a century has shared her story as part of Diabetes Week. Heather Clarke, from Perton, near Wolverhampton, was diagnosed with Type 1 at the tender age of six. She turns 61 next month. Incredibly, her younger brother Nigel, now 55, was found to have the identical condition at the same age.


Our Charity: Charity Donation Allows Parents Chance To Make A Cuppa

Parents of sick babies on the Neonatal Unit (NNU) at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust can now make themselves a cuppa - thanks to a donation from a worldwide charity which has enhanced facilities during the COVID-19 crisis. The International Association Of Human Values (IAHV) bought items from the Trust’s Amazon wishlist which enabled the unit to have three microwaves and three kettles.


Latest News: David Loughton

I am acutely aware of the impact, on all of us, of the pandemic over recent months and of the terrible events that have unfolded in the USA, with the death of George Floyd and the anguish visible in the ongoing protests both in the USA and in other parts of the world. Sadly, George Floyd’s death cannot be viewed in isolation.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

In this week’s blog I want to focus on community nursing and their changing role during the COVID-19 crisis. Community services are important as they provide care to people at home or in their locality, enabling them to stay at home rather than come into hospital. The Primary Care Network and Adult Community Nursing services have worked tremendously hard to adapt to the demands forced upon them by the pandemic and their services have undergone significant changes.


Latest News: National Volunteers Week Day Seven: Carol Panter

A volunteer to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has revealed how her work has relieved loneliness. Carol Panter, 72, from Hednesford, has been volunteering at Cannock Chase Hospital for the last ten years after taking retirement from her job as an admissions officer with the University of Wolverhampton.


Latest News: National Volunteers Week Day Six: Barbara Haley

One popular volunteer can’t be accused of being ‘off her trolley’ - because she’s generally behind it! Barbara Haley has been the face behind the trolley at Cannock Chase Hospital for the last decade. Every Tuesday and Friday morning, Barbara, with colleagues Pat Perry and Jean Pritchard, wheels the container crammed with crisps, sweets, chocolate, drinks and newspapers round the wards offering staff and patients the chance to snack on treats.


David Loughton

David Loughton, Chief Executive of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, has paid tribute to the ‘fabulous’ work of the organisation’s volunteers to recognise the importance of their role as part of National Volunteers Week. The Trust currently has over 300 volunteers working across its three sites, New Cross Hospital, Cannock Chase Hospital and West Park Rehabilitation Hospital.


Latest News: Trust Benefits from Vital Donation of PPE Masks from Screwfix

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has received a donation of reusable filter masks from hardware retailer Screwfix, allowing over 100 staff to continue in their current roles instead of being redeployed. A total of 108 donated masks have been distributed to staff who have failed ‘fit tests’ on FFP3 masks but have passed tests wearing the Screwfix alternative.


Latest News: National Volunteers Week Day Four: Graham Barrett

Today’s featured volunteer got the sack - in the best possible way. Graham Barrett, a retired travel agent, has spent his working life serving the public and is ‘front of house’ at the coffee shop at Cannock Chase Hospital. But he got the chance to take his role a step further when he played Santa and delivered presents to children spending Christmas in hospital.


Latest News: National Volunteers Week Day Three: Mike Grinsell

One of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s volunteers has two reasons to be cheerful after undertaking his role. Mike Grinsell, 63, took early retirement five years ago after a career as a care worker and hospital social worker. Since he started his stint at West Park Rehabilitation Hospital, he has not only gained a new circle of friends but a desire to start working for the Trust again on a professional basis.


Latest News: National Volunteers Week Day Two: Amrit Johal

In the second of our features for National Volunteers Week, we focus on Amrit Johal, a 43-year-old mother of one and civil servant from Shropshire, who was volunteering four times a week at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak at New Cross Hospital.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

Welcome back to the blog. This week I would like to talk to you about National Volunteers Week, which started yesterday. At our Trust we are promoting the week by highlighting the contributions of several of our volunteers, who provide superb support to our staff across all three of our sites at New Cross, West Park and Cannock Chase Hospitals.


Latest News: National Volunteers Week Day One: Kiranjit Singh

As part of National Volunteers Week, we’re focusing on our volunteers this week with a series of daily videos highlighting the important work they do. Kiranjit Singh, a software consultant from Wednesfield, has been volunteering every weekend at West Park Rehabilitation Hospital since the COVID-19 outbreak.


Latest News: 121 Video Consulation by Breastfeeding Support Worker

As part of National Breastfeeding Celebration Week, which takes place from June 1st to 7th, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s Maternity Services are promoting a series of innovations to support pregnant women, new mothers and their families. The theme of this year’s National Breastfeeding Celebration Week is ‘promoting and supporting breastfeeding during the Covid-19 pandemic’.


Latest News: Clinical Volunteer Manjeevan Singh

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has welcomed National Volunteers Week with the news they have recruited over 300 volunteers since the COVID-19 outbreak. A total of 153 members of the general public were taken on following an incredible response to a national appeal for assistance during the pandemic, while 150 Trust staff and current volunteers also put themselves forward to help on the wards at this challenging time.

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