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The role of a bereavement maternity support worker

Published: October 23, 2015

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place in October every year and is a time when bereaved parents, family members and friends can commemorate the short lives of their babies. Losing a baby is no doubt a heart breaking experience. Here at the Trust, the care we provide is not just limited to the time when […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Published: October 23, 2015

What do Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton John and Cynthia Nixon have in common? All three celebrities have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which aims to raise awareness of the disease. Did you know breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United Kingdom? Around 55,000 […]

Dyspraxia Awareness Week

Published: October 23, 2015

Around five per cent of the UK population are affected by dyspraxia with males three times more likely to have the condition compared to females. So what is dyspraxia? It is a lifelong condition that affects a person’s movement and coordination. For example someone with dyspraxia may have difficulty in tying shoelaces, running, hopping and […]

Showing our support for the 6C’s

Published: October 23, 2015

“The six standards of care within the NHS are something that we as a Trust fully believe in and work tirelessly to adhere to on a daily basis.” (Ann-Marie Riley, head nurse at Good Hope Hospital).  In December 2012, a new vision and strategy for nurses, midwives and carers in England was published by NHS […]

Sexual Health Week

Published: October 23, 2015

This week is Sexual Health Week which aims to raise awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and emergency contraception.  There were around 450,000 cases of STI’s in England last year and within the last decade, there has been a big increase in diagnoses of STI’s particularly amongst young people aged between 16 and 24. Emergency […]

Blue September

Published: October 23, 2015

The leaves are beginning to fall and autumn is almost here – as is September. Next week marks the start of Blue September which aims to put the fun factor into delivering a serious message about men facing up to cancer. Around 154,000 males living in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every year and […]

How to get a good night’s sleep

Published: October 23, 2015

“At any given time, one in five people feel unusually tired, and one in 10 have prolonged fatigue.” (Royal College of Psychiatrists).  Feeling fatigued is common and one in three Britons suffer from poor sleep. Having a good night’s sleep really can make a big difference to how you function. Not getting enough sleep, feeling […]

Protecting your skin from the sun

Published: October 23, 2015

Summer is here and it is that time of year again when schools will be breaking up for the summer holiday and people will be planning to have outdoor barbecues. Whatever your plans are, it is important you protect yourself from the sun. Most skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the […]

How to stay healthy during Ramadan

Published: October 23, 2015

Did you know around 1.5 billion Muslims world-wide are fasting during the holy month of Ramadan and that Muslims are only able to have meals and drinks pre-dawn and after dusk during this period? Ramadan usually lasts between 29 and 30 days every year and this annual observance is seen as one of the ‘Five […]

Preventing hay fever

Published: October 23, 2015

Did you know 25 per cent of the UK’s population have experienced hay fever symptoms and up to one in five people living in the UK have hay fever? Also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, hay fever is a type of allergy most commonly experienced in the summer months and mainly caused by grass pollen […]

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