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Communications: Heartlands Hospital

Local mosque brings joy to patients at Heartlands

Published: August 15, 2014

Patients in the children’s ward at Heartlands Hospital were given a surprise visit from a local mosque to help celebrate Eid. Senior members and children from Green Lane Masjid visited the children’s unit, armed with presents to show solidarity with fellow children and raise the spirits of young patients. Coleen Maguire, aged 11 from Solihull, […]

Cycle your very own ‘Tour de France’ with Heartland’s London to Paris Challenge!

Published: July 29, 2014

The Tour de France may now be over, but it doesn’t have to end there. Heartlands Hospital is offering locals the chance to emulate Sir Bradley Wiggins and sign up to a cycling adventure from London to Paris! The Hospital has launched Pedal with a Passion, a chance for local people to get on their […]

Heartlands Hospital urges visitors to help them ‘beat the bugs’

Published: July 15, 2014

Updated Friday 27 June 2014, 1.30pm Heartlands Hospital is raising awareness with visitors of the importance of correct hand washing and advising them not to come into hospital if they have had diarrhoea and/or vomiting during the previous 48 hours. Since 5 June 2014, 22 patients and six staff members have tested positive for the bacteria; […]

Diabetes care in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country takes flight and goes international

Published: May 29, 2014

Diabetes specialists from Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust have taken their expertise to Ethiopia in a bid to help reduce cases of sight threatening diabetic retinopathy, a common complication from the condition that can eventually lead to blindness. Having established the first diabetic retinopathy screening clinics at the Black Lions Diabetes Centre in the […]

Get your walking boots on for Solihull Hospital’s Sponsored Walk

Published: May 28, 2014

Solihull Hospital is inviting locals to make a big difference and pull on their walking boots for its annual sponsored walk. The walk starts at Heartlands Hospital and will be a six mile scenic jaunt along the canal to Solihull Hospital and participants can raise money for any ward or department they wish. Event organiser, […]

Hospitals opens their doors for budding creatives

Published: May 23, 2014

Creative types are invited to attend a series of arts and music open days at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital, to learn more about the exciting arts volunteer projects on offer. The arts department will be on-hand to talk about the range of opportunities available for those interested in arts and music. […]

Birmingham Pride revellers offered free sexual health tests

Published: May 21, 2014

Sexual health experts from Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust will be on hand at this weekend’s Birmingham Pride festival, to offer locals free and confidential tests for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, hepatitis-B and C. The Trust, which includes Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital, will have their sexual health teams on hand, supported […]

Diabetes expert named clinical champion in new national scheme

Published: May 14, 2014

The clinical director for diabetes at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed as one of the first healthcare champions by Diabetes UK, as part of a new initiative that will help drive forward improvements in diabetes care across the UK. Dr Srikanth Bellary, clinical director for diabetes and endocrinology, will join Diabetes […]

Birmingham nurse presents innovative dementia care work at Houses of Parliament

Published: May 6, 2014

A senior nurse from Birmingham has discussed the innovative dementia care work taking place at Heartlands Hospital in a high-profile presentation at the Houses of Parliament. Helen Seymour, senior sister of ward 30 at Heartlands Hospital, was invited by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) to present her findings on how her team and […]

Heart of England wins competitive diabetes eye screening tender

Published: April 28, 2014

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has secured the diabetic eye screening programme for Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country region and Wolverhampton area, covering a population of more than 160,000 patients. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness for working age adults in Birmingham. Under the new programme, Heart of England Trust – which […]

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