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September 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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September 2020

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

I’m dedicating this blog to our flu campaign and a plea for all our staff to have the vaccine, so you can protect yourselves, our patients and all of our families against the damaging impact of flu. Our flu campaign kicked off last week with vaccinators in high-risk areas going out and about offering jabs to staff. Thank you to all the staff members who have already been vaccinated.


Latest News: Download app and play your part in fight against Covid-19

The new NHS Covid-19 App has been launched today (Thursday 24 September) and residents and businesses are urged to play their part by helping it become a vital tool in the fight against coronavirus. Residents with smartphones are encouraged to download the app from the AppStore or Google Play, while a wide range of businesses and community venues must, by law, create and display Covid-19 App posters at their venues.


Latest News: New Local Restrictions - City of Wolverhampton Council

Another new walk-through Covid-19 test centre has opened in Wolverhampton, with people reminded that they should book a test if they have symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how mild. The centre on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Faulkland Street Car Park joins other walk-through sites at Showell Road, at Blakenhall Community Resource Centre on Haggar Street and at Mountford Lane car park in Bilston, and a drive-through centre at Aldersley Leisure Village


Latest News: New Local Restrictions - City of Wolverhampton Council

A raft of additional measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus in England have been unveiled by the Government - on top of those which came into force in Wolverhampton yesterday (Tuesday). In addition, people in Wolverhampton remain subject to local measures which came into effect yesterday after the city became an area of national intervention last week.


Latest News: New Local Restrictions - City of Wolverhampton Council

The City of Wolverhampton Council has welcomed the announcement that extended family and friends can continue to care for children and vulnerable adults despite local lockdown measures. The Government announced yesterday that informal carers will still be able to provide care for children aged under 14 and vulnerable adults in parts of the country with restrictions on household mixing, which came into force in Wolverhampton today, by being part of a "care bubble."


Latest News: New Cross Hospital Entrance

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday, September 29th, broadcast virtually using Microsoft Live stream at 3pm. The event will be an opportunity for staff and members of the public to find out more about RWT’s year and its plans for the future. Due to national guidelines on social distancing the event will be held virtually this year, via an online link.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

Welcome to the blog. I make no apology this week by focusing on our recent nominations for national awards as I am bursting with pride at our staff’s achievements. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has received nine nominations overall for the 2020 Nursing Times awards. Five of these are to nurses who have either been recognised for their efforts in innovation and/or setting up services, or are relatively new to their careers and have been acknowledged as excelling in their field.


Latest News: New Local Restrictions - City of Wolverhampton Council

New Government restrictions designed to slow the spread of coronavirus in Wolverhampton have come into force today (Tuesday 22 September). Wolverhampton became an area of national intervention on Friday due to a sustained raise in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. These restrictions apply to everyone living and working within the city of Wolverhampton.


Latest News: COVID-19 survivor returns to hospital to thank staff

A COVID-19 survivor has described the kindness of NHS staff who saved her life. Dawn Lewis spent 41 days at New Cross Hospital after being admitted on Monday, March 30th before being placed in an induced coma for four weeks. The 57 year old, from Calf Heath, stayed in intensive care where she had a tracheostomy for a further few weeks until her condition improved and she was later moved to a respiratory ward until she was well enough to return home in May.


Latest News: Trust Nominated For Nine National Awards

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is celebrating after receiving nine nominations for national awards. The Trust’s Clinical Fellowship Programme, aimed at recruiting international nurses, has been recognised in four categories at this year’s Nursing Times Workforce Awards, which attracted around 100 entries.


Latest News: Let’s Chat Sexual Health

A new text messaging service launches today for people across Wolverhampton to get direct access to NHS sexual health advice via their mobile phone. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s Embrace Sexual Health Service has launched Chat Sexual Health for people to quickly and easily contact a sexual health nurse to get confidential and non-judgemental advice and support for a range of sexual health issues.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

For this week’s blog I wanted to highlight the innovations that have taken place in our Maternity Unit in recent times. These changes have not only enabled the team to provide more information to expectant and new mothers but also to simplify the process. Many women who have been pregnant in the last 20 years probably remember the green hand-held notes, which were basically a handwritten paper record of a woman’s pregnancy that included blood and scan results and clinic visits and plans.


Latest News: Vanda Carter

A nurse researcher from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has become the first to benefit from a collaboration between the organisation and Staffordshire University by receiving funding to undertake a PhD. Vanda Carter, Trust Practice Education Facilitator for Research, has been awarded funding to complete her doctorate studies.


Latest News: Trust Launches Text Service For New Mums

Wolverhampton’s pregnant women and new mothers can receive helpful tips via text when they sign up to a free service known as ‘Flo’ organised by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Funded by NHS England/Improvement as part of The Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS), ‘Flo’ - short for Florence, as in the famous nurse Nightingale - message service will send regular, helpful and supportive tips, videos and messages before and after the baby arrives, by text to a mobile phone.


Latest News: Ex-Wolves star drives Organ Donation Week

Wolves favourite Willie Carr says his kidney donor saved his life and has called on others to get themselves checked out as he promotes Organ Donation Week. Willie underwent a kidney transplant at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital on his 69th birthday in January 2019. He completed his rehabilitation at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and continues to undergo regular check-ups at New Cross Hospital.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

Welcome to the blog. This week I want to focus on a first - The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visitor Culture Survey - our maiden nurse/midwife/Health Visitor-led survey at RWT! So much of the feedback we have been trying to capture from staff in recent times has been about COVID-19, which is understandable given the extreme circumstances and pressure so many people were placed under.


Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

Welcome to this week’s blog. This week I want to focus on flu as we look to start promoting our flu campaign to encourage staff to have the jab and its importance, across The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. As members of the caring profession, we work all the time on trying to protect others, particularly those who are vulnerable. We have all worked so hard over the last few months to protect ourselves, our patients and our families through COVID-19.

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