Communications: Heartlands Hospital

Health talk at Birmingham hospital to raise awareness of potentially deadly condition

Published: June 5, 2017

🔊 Listen to this A top surgeon at a Birmingham hospital is set to host an enlightening talk later this month on a condition which can prove fatal if left untreated. The latest health seminar held by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust will be on the topic of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and will be […]

International Day of the Midwife on Friday 5 May

Published: April 27, 2017

🔊 Listen to this Have our midwives or maternity staff made a positive difference to your pregnancy and birth? If so, please email and let us know how they helped you. We’ll be giving out ‘Making a Difference’ certificates to all the staff nominated on the day, so please take a few minutes to […]

Medal marks 50 year diabetes journey for Peter

Published: April 26, 2017

🔊 Listen to this A Heartlands diabetes patient has been presented with a prestigious medal in recognition of his ‘courage and perseverance’ of living with the condition for over half a century. Peter Sarjeant, from Stechford, has been presented with Diabetes UK’s Alan Nabarro Medal, which is awarded to people who have lived with Type […]

Awareness week aims to get people talking about death

Published: April 25, 2017

🔊 Listen to this It is a topic that no one wants to have to think about but sadly at some point we will all have to – talking and planning for the end of life. Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017, which takes place from May 8-14, is an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance […]

Baby Boxes for every child born in Birmingham and Solihull

Published: March 8, 2017

🔊 Listen to this Birmingham and Solihull United Maternity and Newborn Partnership (Bump) launched a city-wide Baby Box programme today (Wednesday 8 March). Every expecting parent in Birmingham and Solihull will be able to receive a free Baby Box for their newborn to sleep in. The Baby Box programme will encourage early engagement with maternity […]

Chance to learn about bariatric surgery from hospital specialist

Published: February 28, 2017

🔊 Listen to this With more than 1,000,000 adults in the West Midlands classed as obese, locals are invited to attend a health seminar to learn about bariatric surgery, a surgical procedure used to treat people who are dangerously obese. Mr Rishi Singhal, bariatric consultant and upper GI surgeon at Heartlands Hospital, will take to […]

Warwickshire man receives 3D-printed sternum and ribs in a UK first 

Published: February 2, 2017

🔊 Listen to this A man from Warwickshire has a new lease of life after a team from Birmingham Heartlands Hospital successfully implanted a custom built 3D-printed titanium sternum and ribs to replace those that were removed following a rare bone infection six years ago. 60 year-old Edward Evans’ story featured on BBC2’s Trust Me, […]

Cervical cancer survivor urges women to attend smear tests

Published: January 24, 2017

🔊 Listen to this It’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week this week (22 – 28 January) and a young woman from Castle Bromwich in Birmingham is urging women to attend their routine smear test, after surviving cervical cancer herself. Sophie Rogers is now 25 but was just 22 when she went to see her GP after […]

Personalised virtual budget scheme to be created for pregnant women

Published: January 18, 2017

🔊 Listen to this A brand new initiative which plans to give pregnant women access to a virtual budget to improve and personalise their maternity care goes live this week. Maternity providers within Birmingham and Solihull have today (18 January) announced their plans to continue working together towards the implementation of Personalised Maternity Care Budgets (PMCBs) for […]

Hospital charity launches appeal to support patients with dementia

Published: January 18, 2017

🔊 Listen to this A hospital charity is launching a new fundraising appeal to support patients with dementia and make a hospital stay less daunting for the thousands of patients suffering from this debilitating illness. The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Charity raises funds for projects at Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, as […]

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