Patients and the public will be offered an insight into how commissioners make the difficult but important decisions about the future of healthcare across Stoke-on-Trent and north Staffordshire at a community engagement event next month (July).
The first of County Hospital's five new wards has opened to patients today (Monday 27 June 2016). The new Ward 15, which cost £3m to build and replaces Ward 10, will support Elderly Care patients. Although the new ward is the same size, containing 28 beds, the environment will change hugely for patients and staff alike.
A new and interactive way of understanding the experience of patients has been launched by University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. 'In your shoes', a series of workshops for those who have used the hospital's services in the past two years, invites people to talk about what was good about the care they received and what needs improving.
NHS volunteers are helping to enhance the quality of health and social care services provided to people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Volunteers working for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, one of the UK’s largest providers of health and social care, give their time to support staff in delivering high quality care to patients and service users.
A support handbook created by young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people for other young LGBT people, is due to launch in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 28 May. The handbook, titled ‘Good As You’, provides information on relationships, online safety, sexual health, mental health and ‘helpful people’.
UHNM is one of the top 20 Trusts nationally for flu vaccination uptake. The 'Flu Fighter' team, who managed the vaccination programme, have been given the Chief Executive's Award in recognition of their achievement in vaccinating an incredible 6,996 members of staff. This is a significant advancement on last year's uptake of 4,972, still a high number.
Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust‘s Equality and Inclusion manager has scooped a ‘Special Recognition’ award for improving access for Deaf people to health and social care services. Balwinder Kaur was presented the Hart award from Staffordshire-based charity DEAFvibe for her continued work in supporting Deaf people.
Queen’S Hospital in Burton is the first NHS centre in England to offer its glaucoma patients a cutting-edge, innovative new technology that provides useful information with the potential to help better manage the chronic eye condition.
Supporting people in their recovery from mental illness was the focus of a successful open day held by North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust’s Psychological Services. Staff held the open day at the Britannia Stadium to provide an opportunity for people to find out more about these services, how to obtain therapy and their plans for the future.