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Communications: Heartlands Hospital

Hospital hosts talk on dementia

Published: January 15, 2015

Members of the public are invited to attend a free health seminar at Heartlands Hospital and have their questions answered about dementia. There are around 800,000 people living in the UK who have the condition. Dr Niall Fergusson, dementia lead at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, will provide an overview of dementia and what […]

Ward enhancements provide boost for people with dementia

Published: January 6, 2015

People with dementia are benefiting from an improved care environment thanks to design enhancements on an elderly care ward at Heartlands Hospital. Simple but important changes have been made to the Hospital’s Ward 30 to achieve a more therapeutic, safe and stimulating environment for those with dementia and their relatives. Senior sister, Helen Seymour said: […]

Asthma sufferer achieves breathtaking achievement

Published: January 6, 2015

Many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions to get fit and healthier and this can include setting ourselves a goal to complete a running event.  But for one person, this goal has been that little more of an accomplishment.  This is because 45-year old Katrina Harris could barely move due to the severity […]

Increase in flu admissions adding to hospital pressures

Published: December 12, 2014

People suffering with flu-like symptoms are being asked to consider alternatives to A&E after a rise in admissions for the virus increased pressure on the service. There has been a rise in the number of flu admissions across Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which covers Birmingham’s Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield […]

Blues bring festive cheer to Heartlands children’s wards

Published: December 3, 2014

Poorly children dreaming of a Blue Christmas had their wishes come true thanks to a visit from some of Birmingham City Football Club’s star players to Heartlands Hospital’s children’s wards today. Five first team players from the club puts smiles on the faces of the youngsters when they dropped in to spread some Christmas cheer […]

Public urged to ‘choose well’ this winter as pressure on hospitals continues

Published: December 2, 2014

Members of the public are being urged to ‘choose well’ during the typically busy winter period as the number of people attending Accident and Emergency Departments and Acute Medical Units (AMU) continues to grow and put pressure on the NHS. We are continuing to see an increased attendance and ambulance arrivals in our Emergency Departments […]

Major award win for pioneering health team that gets patients home sooner

Published: November 25, 2014

An innovative partnership between the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and two West Midlands councils has been recognised for its achievements in supporting patients with a prestigious national award. The Supported Integrated Discharge (SID) team at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Solihull Hospital works in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Solihull Council to help […]

HIV positive teenager urges young people to get tested in run up to World AIDS Day

Published: November 19, 2014

A Birmingham teenager diagnosed as HIV positive is calling on young people in the city to get tested during HIV Testing Week (Nov 22-30), as new figures highlight the need to increase both the number and frequency of tests for the infection. A new report from Public Health England (PHE) reveals that there are now […]

Upcoming health talk discusses brittle asthma

Published: November 14, 2014

Members of the public are invited to attend a free health seminar at Heartlands Hospital and have their questions answered about brittle asthma. Dr Adel Mansur, respiratory consultant at Heartlands Hospital, will be tackling issues concerning the management of asthma as well as treatments available to help treat the condition. Dr Mansur explains: “Asthma is […]

First patient praises new specialist stroke unit

Published: August 17, 2016

The first patient to use the new state-of-the-art specialist stroke unit at Heartlands Hospital has praised the new service. Margaret Worrall, from Bordesley Green, was the first patient to make use of Heartlands Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU), which opened on 30 October 2014. The 76 year old who lives with husband Charles and has […]

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