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Hospital hosts talk for locals of UK’s biggest killers

Published: April 23, 2013

With around 300,000 people having a heart attack each year, and heart disease  affecting one in four men and one in every six women; Good Hospital is hosting a public seminar on the heart and CPR techniques. The talk, hosted by consultant cardiologist, Dr Beth Freestone, will look into symptoms and the affects of heart […]

Health talk to help locals see the benefits of diabetic eye screening

Published: April 23, 2013

With diabetes being the one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK, locals are invited to attend a free health talk to learn about diabetic eye disease and what happens during an eye screening appointment.  Birmingham Heartlands Hospital’s clinical lead for diabetic retinopathy screening, Dr Margaret Clarke and her team will be hosting […]

Locals are invited to a free health seminar about third most common cancer

Published: April 23, 2013

Locals are invited to attend a free health seminar at Good Hope Hospital on bowel cancer, the third most common cancer nationally and second most common cancer in women. Lead consultants along with members of the bowel cancer specialist nursing team will be presenting during the two hour lecture and will discuss the causes and […]

Official opening of innovative new service making blood tests better for local children

Published: April 23, 2013

A first of its kind service for babies and young people was officially opened this week designed to make having a blood test quicker and less traumatic at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. The walk in service means under 16s needing to have a blood sample taken now have a dedicated service and no longer have to […]

Blood tests better for local children thanks to innovative new service

Published: February 14, 2013

Having a blood test is now less traumatic for young patients at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital thanks to a first of its kind service dedicated to taking blood tests for children and babies. The walk in service means under 16s needing to have a blood sample taken no longer have to visit the Hospital’s outpatients department […]

Good Hope midwife mentors nurses in Nepal

Published: February 14, 2013

             A Good Hope midwife who appeared on the BBC documentary, ‘The Toughest Place to be a Midwife’ in Liberia is now using her experience to pass on skills in Nepal, which suffers from high maternal and mortality rates and poor midwifery coverage. Suzanne Saunders, from Sutton Coldfield, has continued […]

Hospital call for locals to seek alternatives to A&E

Published: February 14, 2013

With Birmingham Heartlands Hospital currently under extreme pressure, Hospital experts are urging locals to seek alternative options to the A&E department where possible. A Heartlands Hospital spokesperson, said: “Our emergency departments are under extreme pressure, with increased demand. We are urging members of the public to help us by using them only for what they […]

Leading healthcare lawyer to chair review of breast care services at Solihull Hospital

Published: February 15, 2013

Sir Ian Kennedy has been invited by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust to chair an independent review into the management of concerns regarding breast care services at Solihull Hospital, arising from incomplete mastectomy procedures. “It was very important to us to make sure, first of all, that all of the patients concerned were seen […]

Nurses’ support group is more than small talk for locals with premature babies

Published: February 14, 2013

Two neonatal nurses from Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust have started up a support group for local mums with premature babies at Castle Vale Children’s Centre. The fortnightly sessions provide a safe environment for mums and dads to go with their newborns where they can get advice from the nurses and meet other parents […]

Pioneering partnership launches in West Midlands to improve care of the dying

Published: February 13, 2013

A pioneering programme of work aimed at improving the care people receive at the end of their lives has been launched by the Dying Matters Coalition in partnership with Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in the West Midlands.   Dying Matters will be working with the Chief Nurse of Heart of England NHS Foundation […]

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