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Communications: Heartlands Hospital

Trust makes the grade with new patient information accreditation

Published: April 25, 2014

Patient information from Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has been accredited with a nationally-renowned standard, ensuring patients will only receive leaflets, letters and other information that is helpful, reliable and easy-to-understand. Awarded to the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust – which covers Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital – by Capita, […]

A special Easter delivery for children at Heartlands Hospital

Published: April 16, 2014

More than 150 scooter enthusiasts went the extra mile and descended on Heartlands Hospital in the run-up to Easter, delivering chocolate eggs to young patients. An annual event, it is the eleventh time the group – Midland Scooters – has visited the children’s ward. Driving a range of classic scooters, the group meets every year […]

Hospital to tackle Tuberculosis among Brum’s homeless

Published: April 11, 2014

Heartlands Hospital’s infectious diseases team are hitting the streets to screen the city’s homeless for Tuberculosis (TB), who are often among the hardest to reach and most difficult to treat. With Birmingham having some of the highest rates of TB in the country, the department has teamed up with local partners to provide additional provision […]

Upcoming health talk discusses bereavement care

Published: April 11, 2014

Bereavement is the subject of this month’s health seminar at Heartlands Hospital, available to all members of the public. The health seminar will be led by Dr Dawn Chaplin, head of bereavement services at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Heartlands as well as Good Hope and Solihull Hospital and Community Services. Dawn […]

Grateful dad helps raise money for Heartlands Hospital

Published: April 2, 2014

A Grateful dad has helped raise an impressive £3,000 for Heartlands Hospital Neonatal Unit in memory of his son. Nathan Barr from Lichfield, raised the money with help from his work colleagues at Veka UK Group to say thank you to staff who looked after his son Callum who sadly passed away in 1999. Nathan […]

A spoonful of storytelling helps the medicine go down at Heartlands

Published: March 26, 2014

Children at Heartlands Hospital have been treated to a special storytelling performance from Starlight Children’s Foundation, helping to bring a big dose of fun and laughter to young patients. Four actors sang and danced along to a narrated collection of well-loved children’s stories for the young audience. The performance included family favourites such as The […]

Hospital stroke research support aids FASTer patient recovery

Published: March 26, 2014

Stroke survivors and staff at Heartlands Hospital have helped pave the way forward for care of stroke patients through their part in a major regional research project. With almost 12,000 people across the West Midlands suffering from a stroke each year, this major health problem requires quick diagnosis and treatment to improve the prospects of […]

Local mums-to-be can test the water with new Hospital birthing pool

Published: March 20, 2014

New generations of water babies are set to be born at Heartlands Hospital due to a new state of the art birthing pool unveiled in the maternity unit’s delivery suite this week. The additional birthing pool on the unit offers more women the opportunity to have a water birth and use the pool to help […]

Hospital’s new specialists get to the heart of the matter

Published: February 13, 2014

An innovative new cardiac pathway team has been established for patients entering Heartlands Hospital with chest pains or an acute heart problem. The new team is ensuring patients with chest pains or acute heart problems are seen quickly and efficiently, reducing the likelihood of inappropriate admissions, minimizing length of stay and reducing the chance of […]

No bad blood following school trip to Hospital

Published: February 5, 2014

The paediatric phlebotomy department at Heartlands Hospital helped soothe the fears and concerns of some of its youngest patients recently, when it opened its doors to kids from Alston Primary School in Birmingham. The aim of the trip was to highlight the fact that hospitals are not a scary place to visit, as many children […]

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