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Communications: Staff Stories

Championing Transgender Awareness

Published: November 14, 2018

Individuals and organisations around the country, including UHB, have been participating in Transgender Awareness Week (November 12 – 18) to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces. Transgender Awareness Week is a time for transgender people and their allies to take action and bring attention […]

Nursing in Older Adult Services

Published: December 12, 2018

The laughs and the tears, I find my role challenging and rewarding and I enjoy getting to know my patients as individuals because they are all unique, I get great satisfaction in knowing that I contribute to their lives and enhance the quality of their lives whilst they are in my care. (Older adults staff […]

Celebrating LGBT History Month with first Trust conference

Published: February 16, 2018

The Trust held its first LGBT conference this month, exploring sexual orientation and gender identity. The day was a huge success with over 120 people attending, including Trust staff and guests from partner organisations. Dame Julie Moore, Interim Chief Executive, was our first speaker. She told her story of being out and a woman in […]

Black History Month 1st – 31st October 2017

Published: October 24, 2017

This October the Black History Month display has gone up in the main entrance of Heartlands Hospital. To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of Black History Month here’s three of the stories from the display, which describes the stories of our own Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff who have worked in the NHS over […]

Recognition floods in for award winners

Published: November 8, 2016

Emergency Departments at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised with a special award for their outstanding efforts following the dramatic floods which hit the adult and paediatric units back in June. The Trust’s Building Healthier Lives Awards acknowledged those individuals and teams who have constantly gone that extra mile in caring for […]

Trust team take on Three Peaks challenge

Published: June 15, 2016

A brave team of ‘Peaky Hikers’ from Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust are dusting off their walking boots and taking on the Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 2 July. They will be completing the challenge across three countries in 24 hours, which includes Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis. The three mountains add up […]

Celebrating compassion on International Nurses Day

Published: May 18, 2016

The dedication and compassion of nursing staff at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust was celebrated at an awards ceremony on International Nurses Day (Thursday 12 May). International Nurses Day takes place every year, on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, and marks the contribution that nurses make to so many people’s lives. Over 70 […]

‘Gorgeous gynae girls’ raise money for Good Hope Hospital

Published: April 14, 2016

A team of staff from Good Hope Hospital are lacing up their trainers and donning tutus and fairy wings to raise money for their ward at the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton Coldfield on Sunday 5 June. The team of 20 healthcare staff, from Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Birmingham, are hoping to raise £2,000 […]

Elderly Care Nursing Recruitment Open Day

Published: March 9, 2016

Location: Birmingham Heartlands Hospital B9 5SS Venue: Medical Day Hospital Date: 19th March 2016 from 10am to 4pm Description: Do you have a current, active nursing (NMC) pin? Are you an experienced registered nurse who has the passion, dedication and commitment to provide excellent clinical care, in an emotionally charged and exciting elderly care environment? […]

Heartlands Hospital scientists help speed up breast cancer treatment

Published: February 22, 2016

Heartlands Hospital’s advanced biomedical scientists, Julie Watson and Charanjit Sihota, are enabling faster treatment for breast cancer patients by helping to prepare breast wide local excision specimens (tissue removed during a lumpectomy). These specimens have traditionally only been prepared and trimmed by consultant histopathologists, but Julie and Charanjit have received specialist training so they can […]

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