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Heartlands bids fond farewell to well-loved maternity matron

Published: December 15, 2015

Maternity Matron Lorna Foster has worked her last shift after a staggering 41 years working in the NHS and nearly 24 years at Heartlands Hospital. Lorna started her nurse training in 1974, before devoting her career to midwifery at Heartlands Hospital as a midwife, then matron. As supervisor of midwives in 2001, Lorna developed and […]

Newborns in Need appeal boosted on awareness day

Published: December 4, 2015

Medics at a Birmingham neonatal unit have been busy raising money for premature babies as well as raising awareness by turning a hospital purple for the day. A group of nurses, consultants and staff from the neonatal unit at Heartlands Hospital set up an information stand at the hospital to mark World Prematurity Day and […]

Heartlands Hospital charity Christmas arts sale

Published: December 3, 2015

Charitable art lovers are invited to head to the charity sale at Heartlands Hospital for a range of arts and festive homemade crafts. Purchase a bargain or perfect present among the original art paintings created by local artists, or stock up on Christmas decorations and cards at the sale. Proceeds will go towards art and […]

New fundraising group is looking for volunteers

Published: December 2, 2015

A new group hoping to raise £15,000 in a year for Good Hope Hospital is appealing for fundraising volunteers to help them reach their ambitious target. Friends of Good Hope Hospital has already raised £1,200 from two supermarket bucket collections. All the money raised by the group will be used to improve the experience of […]

Leaders of local health and care partnership at 10 Downing Street

Published: December 1, 2015

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust’s Deputy Medical Director for Older People , Professor Ian Philp was among the leaders of the Solihull Together for better lives partnership to attend a special reception at 10 Downing Street hosted by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on Monday evening (23 November 2015). Along with Dr Patrick Brooke, Accountable […]

Big red bus and bake-off for World AIDS Day

Published: November 27, 2015

The HIV team at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital is raising awareness of HIV testing during World AIDS Day (Tuesday 1 December) with a visit from a big red bus and a bake-off event. The bus will be outside Hawthorn House from 12.30pm and after the bake-off has been judged, the cakes will be sold to raise […]

Pilot project to get patients home sooner launches at Good Hope Hospital

Published: November 26, 2015

Good Hope Hospital has launched a six-month pilot that will help patients needing extra support to return home from hospital sooner. The Supported Integrated Discharge (SID) service includes a team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapy support and social workers and working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, the service offers patients extra support to get […]

National champions coming ‘home’ to Solihull for ice hockey star’s cancer unit campaign

Published: November 24, 2015

A Solihull ice hockey star who is raising funds for the lifesaving cancer unit that treated his wife has booked a date with the sport’s national champions to help boost his fundraising bid. The Sheffield Steelers, champions of the British Elite League, are set to face off against the Solihull Barons next month in aid […]

Five award nominations for hospital’s Ebola preparation work

Published: November 24, 2015

A Birmingham hospital team’s work to prepare for Ebola cases has been recognised by a raft of award nominations. The G4S Facilities Management team at Heartlands Hospital, part of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, has most recently been nominated for the Health Business Awards 2015 in the Estates and Facilities Innovation category. This follows […]

Clinical trial is a breath of fresh air for lung patients

Published: December 4, 2015

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at Heartlands Hospital could soon be benefiting from a new drug that will improve their breathing, following a world-first clinical trial. If successful, the new medication (which is yet to be named), will be the first ‘3 in 1’ inhaler to relieve the symptoms of COPD. The respiratory […]

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