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Communications: Communications

Category: Communications

We are expanding the Trust's profile online every day and take a keen interest in social media on behalf of the Trust. We would be keen for you to follow us on twitter@heartofengland so you can find out our latest news updates.

Aidan McNamara – emergency department consultant

Published: April 13, 2018

Aidan is an experienced and highly respected consultant who has worked at the Trust for 20 years. He joined us in 1998 after training and qualifying in Dublin. A former clinical director at the Trust, he mainly works at Heartlands Hospital but also works at Good Hope Hospital’s emergency unit and the Minor Injuries Unit […]

New Birmingham hospital Trust formed by merger

Published: March 28, 2018

The merger by acquisition of Birmingham’s two largest hospital trusts is to go ahead on 1 April 2018. Plans to bring together University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust – which runs the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham – and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, have been given […]

Catrin Dyer – emergency department consultant

Published: April 13, 2018

Catrin (Cat) is an emergency department consultant who works across our three hospitals. Cat, who is accredited in paediatrics, is on her second spell working for us. She says she rejoined in October 2016 – and say that largely because of the great people in the ED team. She is originally from South Wales and […]

Birmingham and Solihull pharmacy opening times over Easter Bank Holiday weekend

Published: March 26, 2018

As the long Easter weekend approaches it is important to remember that not all pharmacies and GP practices will be open over the holiday period. It is a good idea to order any repeat medication you need ahead of the bank holidays, which are on Friday 30 March and Monday 2 April. Bank holiday opening […]

Community nurse honoured with Solihull Together award

Published: March 23, 2018

End-of-life care practitioner Kellie Owen won the Health Professional of the Year category in this year’s Solihull Together Awards. Trust worker Kellie was nominated for “making a huge difference to patients and families in Solihull after taking on a challenging new role in a very difficult area to work in”. Kellie, who works with patients […]

Heartlands signs up for self-check in kiosks

Published: March 28, 2018

Patients attending Heartlands Hospital outpatients clinics 1-9 are now able to check themselves in for their appointment, thanks to a pilot project funded by the hospital charity. Located in the break-out area by pharmacy before the entrance into the outpatients clinic areas, the three state-of-the-art kiosks have been introduced to help reduce the time patients […]

David Raven – emergency department clinical lead

Published: April 13, 2018

David is a clinical lead in Heartlands Hospital’s Emergency Department. He is also National Course director for the innovative HECTOR project and a medical advisor for BBC Casualty. He is also Midlands Silver Trauma Group Chair. David lives in Bromsgrove with his wife and two young children. He loves skiing, running and going to the […]

Hari Sukuraman – associate consultant

Published: April 13, 2018

Hari moved to the UK from India to take up a job with us in the Emergency Department.  He did his basic medical training in India and a chance meeting sparked his interest in pursuing a career in emergency medicine in the UK.  While he was teaching life support courses as part of his postgraduate […]

Katie Wright, emergency department consultant

Published: April 13, 2018

Katie is an emergency medicine consultant, dual accredited in paediatric emergency medicine, and the co-lead for the children’s emergency department at Heartlands Hospital. She has been a consultant in the ED here for three and a half years. This was her first consultant post after previously working as a registrar. She was born in Selly […]

Consultant Surgeon To Give Bowel Cancer Talk At Good Hope Hospital

Published: March 14, 2018

A free health seminar is being held at Good Hope Hospital to allow people to find out more about bowel cancer. Consultant colorectal surgeon Mark Chapman will be speaking about the condition on Wednesday 21 March at the hospital’s Education Centre in Sutton Coldfield. The event starts at 5.30pm and runs until 7.30pm. Bowel or […]

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