When four year-old Harry Lightfoot was recovering from surgery in hospital, he never dreamed he'd get to see a real-life helicopter. But his wish came true, thanks to one of the nurses who met him in the A&E department. Senior Sister Nicola Beckett not only managed to arrange for him to see the helicopter; he even got to meet the crew.
Staffordshire residents are to benefit from continued integrated health and social care in their homes and local communities – after a new deal is agreed until 2020.
Saturday opening hours at Stoke-on-Trent’s busiest sexual health clinic, held at Cobridge Community Health Centre, have been extended, aiming to allow more people to be seen and to reduce waiting times.
In recognition of 'Older People's day' a Consultant in Elderly Care at Royal Stoke University Hospital is urging older people to 'Get Up, Get Dressed and Keep Moving'. Dr Amit Arora and his team are launching an initiative to try to stop older people becoming deconditioned in hospital or after their discharge. For every 10 days of bed rest in hospital, the equivalent of 10 years of muscle ageing occurs in people over 80-years-old.
University Hospitals of North Midlands have introduced a pioneering new technology designed to improve the speed and accuracy in diagnosing pre-cancerous conditions of the cervix. UHNM have adopted an innovative cervical cancer diagnostic system called ZedScan™ at the gynaecology departments at both Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital. Its aim is to offer a more accurate diagnosis for women who are at risk of cervical cancer.
Even though we’ve just said goodbye to the summer holidays GP practices are gearing up for winter and those in at risk groups are being reminded to book in for their free flu jab. Adults over 65, those with long term health conditions, children aged 2 - 7, carers and pregnant women may all be eligible.
Smokers across Staffordshire are being urged to take part in and join the nearly 15 million people across the country who have already quit. The smoking rate across Staffordshire has fallen by 3% over the past four years to 13.6%. Last year, over 3000 people signed up to Stoptober in the county.