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New Year’s honour for ‘inspiring’ former Solihull nurse

Published: December 31, 2015

A former Solihull nurse has said she is ‘humbled’ after being awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for her work supporting patients and families at the end of their lives. Helen Meehan was nominated for the honour by head nurse at Solihull Hospital and Community Services Vanessa Wort and Solihull […]

Celebrating compassion at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Published: December 29, 2015

Over 40 members of staff and teams at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for their dedication to patients and families at the Compassion Awards. The staff, including nurses, doctors, healthcare assistants, play specialists, therapy and support staff, received their awards for demonstrating exceptional work ethic and compassion towards those they care […]

Selfless hospital staff give gift of life

Published: December 24, 2015

Two members of staff who work as porters at Heartlands Hospital are looking forward to celebrating Christmas with their families, after saving the lives of their loved ones by donating their kidneys. Mary Worthington donated a kidney to her son-in-law Anthony Smith in March this year. Thirty-six-year-old Anthony had been receiving home dialysis for two […]

Toddler Sense sprinkles magic for babies at Good Hope Hospital

Published: December 23, 2015

A fundraising Christmas fete has raised an amazing £2,252 for the Special Care Baby Unit at Good Hope Hospital. The Toddler Sense Magical Christmas Fete was organised by Melissa Harvey, class leader of local toddler activity classes and held at the Royal Hotel in Sutton Coldfield. The day included fun sensory activities for babies and […]

Supermarket elves spread festive joy on children’s ward

Published: December 21, 2015

A troop of Christmas elves from three Tesco stores across Birmingham have helped sprinkle a bit of festive joy to a children’s ward ahead of the big day. Members of staff from the Sheldon, Yardley and Hodge Hill branches of Tesco helped to bring smiles to the faces of young patients on the ward delivering […]

Father Christmas makes festive visit to children’s ward thanks to donations

Published: December 21, 2015

Young patients on the children’s ward at Heartlands Hospital have been given a festive boost thanks to a visit from Father Christmas. Charity group the Castle Bromwich Lions brought along St Nick and two of his merry elves to deliver presents to poorly children after fundraising efforts received a big boost this year thanks to […]

Hospital chaplain and golden wedding couple give festive gift to lifesaving cancer unit

Published: December 17, 2015

A hospital chaplain and a couple celebrating their golden wedding anniversary have made it a Merry Christmas for a cancer unit close to their hearts after making significant donations. Margaret McLachlan is a chaplain who has worked for Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which covers Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals, for eight years. […]

Choir visit brings joy to patients at Solihull Hospital

Published: December 17, 2015

Talented pupils from the Brownmead Academy junior choir in Shard End entertained patients and staff when they visited Solihull Hospital to perform a carol service. The choir, aged between seven and eleven, sang and did readings for the patients on Ward 8, which cares for patients who have had strokes. Sadly some of these patients […]

Christmas comes early for young patients at Heartlands Hospital

Published: December 17, 2015

Poorly patients at Heartlands Hospital’s Children’s Emergency Department enjoyed a special visit from Father Christmas, who brought some cheer by handing out presents and treats. It was organised by the Boparan Charitable Trust, who help children and young people who are disadvantaged either by poverty, disability or terminal illness. At one of the busiest times […]

Hospital priest recognised with special award for end of life care

Published: December 15, 2015

A hospital chaplain has been recognised for her work giving spiritual and pastoral support to patients, relatives and staff in the most challenging of circumstances. Reverend Lynn Busfield won the Non-Clinical Excellence Award at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust’s Staff Recognition Awards 2015 after being nominated for her vital and much-valued role supporting the […]

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