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Solihull is officially baby friendly

Published: June 12, 2013

The efforts of Solihull Community Services to make the borough a place where babies are given the best start in life has been given the international seal of approval by UNICEF. The Solihull community breast feeding service has been accredited with the prestigious Baby Friendly Award for the team’s work with midwives, health visitors, nursery […]

Family Fun at the 60th annual Solihull Hospital Summer Fete

Published: May 29, 2013

Sihillians will be hoping for good weather as the Friends of Solihull Hospital Association (FOSH) holds its 60th annual fete at Solihull Hospital next Saturday, 8 June. The Fete will be officially opened by the councilor Joe Tildesley, Mayor of Solihull and will feature live entertainment, bouncy castle, bottle stall, raffle, bric a brac and […]

Free HIV and Hepatitis tests on offer at Birmingham Pride

Published: May 23, 2013

Sexual health experts from Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust will be on hand at this weekend’s Birmingham Pride festival, to offer locals free and confidential finger-prick tests for hepatitis-B, hepatitis-C and HIV. Working alongside the city-wide community sexual health service, Healthy Gay Life, and supported by HIV awareness charity, Saving Lives, the team plan […]

Birmingham-born HIV testing campaign goes national

Published: May 29, 2013

A Heartlands Hospital HIV specialist has secured some big-name sporting stars to raise national awareness of HIV testing services and combat the myths and stigma which still dissuade people from getting tested. Local hero, Villa striker, Darren Bent and World Champion boxer, Carl Froch are among the stars on board to be ambassadors for the […]

Innovative heat treatment helps asthma patients breathe more easily

Published: May 28, 2013

Asthma patients are to benefit from a first of its kind treatment at Heartlands Hospital, which is the first in the region to use heat as a means of easing symptoms. The innovative treatment, called bronchial thermoplasty, involves opening patients’ troublesome airways by applying heat directly to them, which eases their breathing and reduces the […]

Anaesthetic consultants take part in reconstructed critical incident training

Published: May 20, 2013

Good Hope anaesthetic consultants are to experience dealing with real-life critical incidents through taking part in simulated scenario training introduced at the Hospital. The course, which is ran at the Hospital’s training department, the Hollier Simulation Centre, will give consultants the chance put emergency drills into practice in a realistic theatre environment.  As well as […]

Hospital receives international recognition for palliative care training

Published: May 15, 2013

Good Hope Hospital has received international acclaim for its innovative training for staff providing end of life care to patients. Consultant in palliative medicine, Dr Lisa Boulstridge was awarded third place in the International Educator of the Year category, at the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards 2013 for her work in developing training courses […]

New associate medical director for Good Hope Hospital

Published: May 1, 2013

Patient safety and quality of clinical care will be at the forefront of all developments for Good Hope Hospital’s newly appointed associate medical director, Dr Kiran Patel. Formerly a consultant cardiologist at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dr Patel has a specialist interest in heart failure, implantation of pacemakers and other disorders of the […]

Top docs receive VITAL recognition

Published: April 30, 2013

Foundation year doctors at Heartlands Hospital have been recognised for achieving outstanding results in a new and innovative virtual training scheme. The training programme, designed to enhance patient care and further improve patient safety in hospitals, saw doctors starting out in their careers undertake a series of online training assessments in core areas of medicine.  […]

Birthday Celebrations for Good Hope’s Newborn Baby Appeal

Published: April 25, 2013

There were smiles all round at Good Hope last week as the Hospital held a special celebration to mark five years of life-saving fundraising for premature babies. A fantastic £516 was raised for the Special Care Baby Unit at the Hospital from the day, with cake sale and tombola. Mums and babies past and present […]

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