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Lung patients to act as ‘buddies’ to help others through rehab

Published: February 1, 2016

Following the success of an innovative rehabilitation programme for patients with lung diseases at Solihull Hospital, many who have benefited from these sessions will be returning to act as ‘buddies’ to help new patients. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a combination of exercise and education for people with long-term lung conditions, provided by Heart of England NHS […]

Call for donations as talented hospital manager gets crafty for the care of dementia patients

Published: January 26, 2016

A member of staff at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and volunteers from the Lingard House ‘knit and natter’ group in Walmley are putting their craft skills to the test by making twiddle muffs for patients with dementia. And they are looking for donations of wool, buttons and ribbons to help them. Twiddle muffs […]

Volunteers needed to help prevent delirium

Published: January 25, 2016

Solihull Hospital is appealing for kind-hearted volunteers to spend time with elderly patients and help prevent delirium, a common condition affecting up to one in three patients over the age of 70. Patients with delirium can be confused, agitated, drowsy, less mobile and they can have hallucinations. Although it’s a short-term condition, the effects can […]

Bowel cancer survivor tells her story

Published: January 19, 2016

A mother of two who underwent a four hour operation to remove a 6.5cm bowel tumour has praised the team at Good Hope Hospital who saved her life. Anna Pinnell, 54, from Streetly, was diagnosed with a stage three bowel cancer when she attended the emergency department at Good Hope Hospital with constipation and pain […]

Grateful parents raise funds to help families at Heartlands

Published: January 14, 2016

A local couple has raised £3,500 for the hospital they were treated at in memory of their baby boy, Micah, who was stillborn in 2012. Charlotte Nall, aged 32 from Solihull and husband Gavin, raised the funds to refurbish the bereavement room on ward 1 at Heartlands Hospital to give families who have lost a […]

Study to identify effective bariatric surgical procedures

Published: January 13, 2016

Locals are to benefit from a better understanding of bariatric surgery procedures and the most effective thanks to a new study underway at Heartlands Hospital. With obesity levels in the UK having almost trebled in the last 30 years despite a general better understanding of the underlying causes of the condition, the By-Band-Sleeve study hopes […]

Industrial action by Junior Doctors

Published: January 11, 2016

Following the outcome of the Junior Doctors ballot by the BMA the impending NHS industrial action is scheduled to take place from 8am Tuesday 12th January to 8am Wednesday 13th January. Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust will endeavour to ensure that, wherever possible, patients’ care at Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands Hospital are not […]

Grateful dad donates fun run money to ‘angels’ on neonatal unit

Published: January 11, 2016

A Birmingham dad has thanked staff on a lifesaving baby unit that cared for his wife and new-born son with a hefty donation after completing a charity fun run. Zahid Mahmood brought in his son Harris to meet staff on the neonatal unit at Heartlands Hospital and present them with a cheque for £450 he […]

Hospital hosts talk on one of the biggest killers of men in the UK

Published: January 8, 2016

Locals are invited to attend a free health seminar about how to spot the signs of prostate cancer, which affects around 800 Birmingham men every year. Mr Bhupendra Dev Sarmah, consultant urologist at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, will take to the floor to also discuss treatment options currently available and answer questions from […]

New Year Honour for Good Hope Hospital consultant

Published: January 7, 2016

A Good Hope Hospital critical care consultant who has dedicated his career to improving outcomes for patients with sepsis said he is ‘proud and humbled’ after being awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year Honours. Dr Ron Daniels was nominated by Dr Tim Nutbeam, a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Derriford Hospital, […]

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