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

Published: June 5, 2017

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 led by consultant vascular […]

International Day of the Midwife on Friday 5 May

Published: April 27, 2017

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 let us know, who […]

Medal marks 50 year diabetes journey for Peter

Published: May 2, 2017

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 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes […]

Awareness week aims to get people talking about death

Published: May 5, 2017

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 of talking about dying, […]

Chance to learn about bariatric surgery from hospital specialist

Published: February 28, 2017

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 the floor to provide […]

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

Published: February 2, 2017

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, I’m a Doctor on […]

Cervical cancer survivor urges women to attend smear tests

Published: January 25, 2017

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 getting irregular bleeding between […]

Personalised virtual budget scheme to be created for pregnant women

Published: January 18, 2017

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 all expectant mums, with […]

Hospital charity launches appeal to support patients with dementia

Published: January 18, 2017

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 well as Birmingham Chest […]

Twelve Days of Christmas – on the ninth day…

Published: December 19, 2016

It’s nearly the end of 2016 and we thought we’d spend the the twelve days of Christmas sharing some stories and successes from the last year from across the Trust, as well as some useful tips to stay healthy in 2017. We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. On […]

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