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September 2021

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 2021

Latest News: Cousins raise nearly £1,500 from fundraising walk in memory of grandfather

Two ten-year-olds put their best foot forward to raise nearly £1,500 for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s charity in memory of their grandfather, who was a member of staff at New Cross Hospital. Trevor Johnson passed away at New Cross Hospital on October 16th last year from COVID-19. He was a highly valued and much-loved member of the portering team at the Trust, which he joined in 2013.

Latest News: Cake sale raises nearly £300 for Macmillan Centre at New Cross Hospital

A staff member at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust raised nearly £300 from a cake sale and raffle to raise funds for the Macmillan Centre at New Cross Hospital. Tracey Challenor, 41, from The Scotlands in Wolverhampton, wanted to host the cake sale on the 41st birthday of her sister-in-law Louise, who passed away just after her 40th birthday in October 2020 after being diagnosed with appendiceal cancer.

Latest News: Kevin McDonald and Fraser McDonald

Former Wolves star Kevin McDonald knows more than most the difference organ donation can make to a person’s quality of life. For him, it was most certainly life-saving.  A footballer since the age of 16, Kevin has played for clubs such as Dundee, Burnley, Wolves and more recently Fulham, however, for the best part of that time, the midfielder was living with chronic kidney disease – having been diagnosed when he was just 19 during a routine medical screening. 

Latest News: Healthy Child Wolves App

Parents across Wolverhampton can quickly access NHS health advice and practical tips for their 0-5 year old from a new mobile app, which has launched today. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) has launched the Healthy Child Wolves app which is packed with tips, advice and signposting to support families, from pregnancy to getting a child ready for school and everything in between. 

Latest News: Rebecca Evans

Meet Rebecca Evans, she is a Specialist Nurse Requestor for NHS Blood and Transplant’s Midlands’ Organ Donation (OD) team Service. Rebecca’s role is to approach families and offer the opportunity of organ donation as part of end-of-life care, which as well as assessing patients’ eligibility to become a donor and coordinating the process of donation. The job covers more than 30 hospitals in the Midlands, meaning Rebecca can be in Wolverhampton one morning, and in Coventry the next.  

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

She knows only too well the importance of Organ Donation Week and Walsall Healthcare’s NHS Trust Interim Deputy Chief Executive Professor Ann-Marie Cannaby is supporting its message of ‘Leave Them Certain’. Ann-Marie has a close friend who has been through the process of being on the transplant list and waiting for a kidney to be donated so she is aware of the emotion and trauma that can be involved.

Latest News: Trust Charity Receives £3,200 Donation Benefit for Cancer Kits for Children

Children of families with cancer patients will benefit from special kits through The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity, thanks to a generous donation of more than £3,000 from The Transport And General Workers Union (TGWU) Benevolent Fund (ex-Goodyears workers). The TGWU Benevolent Fund (ex-Goodyears workers) have kindly footed the £3,200 bill for the three kits and for a separate pack – called Pip’s Kit – for families going through palliative care, all of which has been coordinated by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Latest News: Are you “leaving them certain” this Organ Donation Week?

Wolverhampton and Walsall families are being urged to have open and honest conversations with their friends and loved ones about organ donation – ensuring we “leave them certain” about the decision to be an organ and tissue donor, to help save and improve more lives. Organ Donation Week takes place from 20th-26th September this year. The focus is “leave them certain” which encourages us all to discuss this important topic.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

Today’s World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) is an occasion we mark and promote across both The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. The objectives of WPSD are to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of healthcare and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm. Each year, a new theme is selected to shed light on a priority patient safety area where action is needed to reduce avoidable harm in healthcare.

Latest News: World Patients Safety Day Board

As someone who admits to being ‘extremely passionate’ about patient safety, Gillian Lyons is happy to help launch The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s promotion of World Patient Safety Day. Gillian, who is Risk Manager, Governance Lead and Specialist Midwife along with Fiona Dyson at New Cross Hospital, knows what she is talking about – she has done the job for 20 years, specialising in governance and risk management specific to maternity.

Latest News: New CT scanner boosts radiology service

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has unveiled a new CT scanner, which has been installed in New Cross Hospital’s Emergency Department and has now scanned its first patient. The state-of-the-art scanner, which cost over £600,000 and was installed over a two-week period, has been shipped all the way from Japan. The machine has the latest imaging technology which generates the highest quality images at the lowest possible x-ray dose.

Latest News: Trust Gives Youngsters a Kickstart with Opportunity

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is giving 20 youngsters who lost their jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic a helping hand back into employment through a new government initiative. The organisation has taken advantage of the Kickstart Scheme that provides funding to create new jobs over a six-month period for 16 to 24 year olds who are at risk of long-term unemployment.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

This week is the first ever national ‘Pride in the NHS Week’ which takes the theme Elevate, Educate, Celebrate. We have been celebrating this new Pride week across both organisations with a series of events to raise awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender+ (LGBT+) staff. Simon Evans, the Chief Strategy Officer at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and the new LGBT+ Employee Voice Group executive champion, kicked off the week with a welcome message on social media and Trust Brief, our weekly online staff newsletter.

Latest News: Pride in the NHS Week

At The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT), we are committed to making sure the LGBT+ community feel safe and understood. We realise LGBT+ patients may have concerns about how they will be treated while in our care, and may even avoid treatment due to fear of discrimination, however, as we mark Pride in the NHS Week 2021, I wanted to take the opportunity to remind our patients, visitors and local communities, that we are here to support all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Latest News: Ann-Marie Cannaby Blog

We are always looking at ways of improving patient experience across our Trusts and the launch of a Carers’ Passport at Walsall Healthcare Trust this week is another route towards accelerating those outcomes. The passport, which was first introduced at Walsall Manor Hospital in April, will be available from Wednesday 1 September and comes after a successful pilot was carried out on Ward 11 over several weeks.

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