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Communications: Staff Stories

Long-serving doctor bids farewell to the hospital he made home

Published: February 19, 2016

A new granddad who has worked in the NHS for over 40 years as an emergency doctor has been given a fond farewell by his colleagues as he hangs up his stethoscope for the final time. Dr Kishore Gupta, originally from India, began working in the NHS back in 1974 and after a spell working […]

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

Published: February 17, 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: February 17, 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 […]

Hospital and leisure centre team up to create more efficient therapy service for patients

Published: February 19, 2016

A partnership between Solihull Hospital and a leisure centre in the town is set to prove beneficial to patients with neurological conditions as well as reducing pressures on the hospital. Solihull Hospital, part of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, has teamed up with Solihull Council to put on therapy classes for patients with conditions […]

Staff stories

Published: February 17, 2016

Heartlands Hospital scientists help speed up breast cancer treatment 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 […]

Emergency Department Nursing Recruitment Open Day

Published: March 7, 2016

Location: Birmingham Heartlands Hospital B9 5SS Venue: Education Centre Date: 6 February 2016 from 10am to 6pm Description: Do you have a current, active nursing (NMC) pin? Are you an experienced adult or paediatric registered nurses who has the passion, dedication and commitment to provide excellent clinical care, in a fast paced and exciting clinical […]

Protecting our patients and service, one nurse at a time

Published: March 7, 2016

Julie Reade a Health Care Assistant in Accident and Emergency at Good Hope Hospital, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, became the 4000th patient-facing frontline staff to have the flu vaccination.  Julie said she made the decision  six years ago when she started in healthcare to have the annual vaccination, to make sure that she […]

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