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Solihull Together 2017 Awards finalists revealed

Published: March 16, 2017

Listen to this Post Organisers have released details of the finalists for the Solihull Together 2017 Awards and the Trust is well represented once again. Now in their third year, the Awards attracted over 100 nominations celebrating the dedication of Solihull residents, health and care professionals and local organisations who provide outstanding care and support […]


Dry January 2016

Published: January 11, 2016

Listen to this Post 2016 is here and New Year resolutions will have been made. Giving up alcohol may have been one of them. Dry January takes place this month and is aimed at encouraging causal drinkers to give up alcohol for a month after the indulgences of Christmas and New Year’s Eve. In the […]

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Hospital fundraising chief proves she practices what she preaches with daring charity skydive

Published: May 18, 2015

Listen to this Post She spends much of her time supporting and encouraging others to raise money for their local hospitals but now a Midlands woman is proving she is not afraid to practice what she preaches – by jumping from a plane all in the name of a cause close to her heart. Emma […]

FOI 3635 Agency payments

Published: April 9, 2015

Listen to this Post 1. The most paid for one shift to locum or agency staff of the following occupations in 2014: Dentists (dental hygienists, dental nurses, dental technicians, dental therapists) Health care assistants Nurses Surgeons Anaesthetists Therapists Midwifes Neurologists Paramedics Psychiatrists 2. The total amount paid to locums agency or outside staff for each […]

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No bad blood following school trip to Hospital

Published: February 3, 2014

Listen to this Post The paediatric phlebotomy department at Heartlands Hospital helped soothe the fears and concerns of some of its youngest patients recently, when it opened its doors to kids from Alston Primary School in Birmingham. The aim of the trip was to highlight the fact that hospitals are not a scary place to […]

Crutches plea at Good Hope Hospital

Published: October 9, 2013

Listen to this Post Good Hope Hospital is appealing to its local residents to return any disused crutches they have lying around the house. The Hospital is looking is encouraging all those who have borrowed crutches from A&E to return them so they can be used for other patients. Sarah Faulkner, operations manager at Good […]

Have you got what it takes to buddy a patient with dementia?

Published: August 15, 2013

Listen to this Post Good Hope Hospital is looking for volunteers to support the mental health liaison team in providing top class care for patients.  The Rapid Assessment Interface Discharge Mental Health Liaison Service (RAID) support adult patients with mental health problems including dementia, and wish to recruit locals keen to spend time with patients.  […]

Elderly Medicine

Published: July 10, 2012

Listen to this Post Elderly care at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust The elderly care service is a multi-disciplinary team that, following the recent joining with Good Hope Hospital (2008), now serves the local populations of Eastern and Northern Birmingham, Solihull and neighbouring communities. The team provide local services on each of the Solihull, […]

Crutch Amnesty at Good Hope

Published: August 23, 2010

Listen to this Post Good Hope is helping locals with their bank holiday clear-outs by giving them a chance to return disused crutches they have lying around the house. The Hospital is holding a crutch amnesty this weekend and is encouraging all those who have borrowed crutches from A&E to return them so they can […]

Service supports calls for routine testing of HIV in local hospitals

Published: May 4, 2010

Listen to this Post Dr John Watson With one in three HIV sufferers in the region unaware they have the disease, Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service is supporting calls for routine testing of HIV in local hospitals. Three reports uncovered a “lottery” of testing in hospitals, with healthcare professionals embarrassed to ask patients for tests despite […]

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