Category: Communications

We are expanding the Trust's profile online every day and take a keen interest in social media on behalf of the Trust. We would be keen for you to follow us on twitter@heartofengland so you can find out our latest news updates.


Spring bank holiday pharmacy opening times

Published: May 19, 2017

Listen to this Post The NHS is reminding people in Birmingham and Solihull where they can access expert medical treatment during the Spring bank holiday (29 May 2017). Patients can save time in the waiting room by visiting their pharmacist for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses. Pharmacy opening hours in Birmingham […]


Our vivacious Veras are well-versed in volunteering

Published: May 18, 2017

Listen to this Post Two of our amazing volunteers have accumulated an impressive 39 years of volunteering between them at Good Hope Hospital. Vera McKenzie and Vera Holley – ‘Volunteer Veras’– are 91 and 87 years old and both work at Good Hope Hospital for one day a week. Vera McKenzie works in the Treatment […]


Good Hope Hospital free family fun day proves a fantastic success

Published: May 15, 2017

Listen to this Post Hundreds of pounds have been raised to support Good Hope Hospital and a good time was had by all as a free family fun day supporting the hospital charity proved a roaring success. Families flocked to the event held by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust at the Ramada Hotel in […]


Expert to host health talk on ‘Recognising Delirium’ at Solihull Hospital

Published: May 8, 2017

Listen to this Post An award-winning dementia nurse will be hosting an illuminating talk at Solihull Hospital later this month on a condition that is still little-known but affects one in five hospital patients over the age of 70. The latest health seminar held by the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust will be on […]


Support your local hospital at free family fun day this weekend

Published: May 8, 2017

Listen to this Post There will be a host of attractions on offer for all ages at a special free family fun day taking place in Sutton Coldfield this weekend supported by the Good Hope Hospital Charity. The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Family Fun Day takes place on Saturday 13 May between 10am […]


Award in memory of former patient presented to Good Hope ward

Published: April 28, 2017

Listen to this Post An elderly care ward at Good Hope Hospital led by an ‘inspiring’ nurse has been recognised for a raft of improvements over the past 12 months by being named winners of an annual award founded to ensure the legacy of a former patient. Ward 9 at Good Hope, part of Heart […]


International Day of the Midwife on Friday 5 May

Published: April 27, 2017

Listen to this Post Have our midwives or maternity staff made a positive difference to your pregnancy and birth? If so, please email karen.stevens@heartofengland.nhs.uk and let us know how they helped you. We’ll be giving out ‘Making a Difference’ certificates to all the staff nominated on the day, so please take a few minutes to […]


Medal marks 50 year diabetes journey for Peter

Published: April 26, 2017

Listen to this Post A Heartlands diabetes patient has been presented with a prestigious medal in recognition of his ‘courage and perseverance’ of living with the condition for over half a century. Peter Sarjeant, from Stechford, has been presented with Diabetes UK’s Alan Nabarro Medal, which is awarded to people who have lived with Type […]


Grandmother successfully beats cancer twice

Published: April 26, 2017

Listen to this Post Monday 8 May is World Ovarian Cancer Day. A Sutton Coldfield woman is celebrating four years of being clear of advanced ovarian cancer after lifesaving treatment and surgery by the teams at Good Hope Hospital and Pan-Birmingham Gynaecological Cancer Centre at City Hospital. Gill Freeman, 71, was first diagnosed with breast […]


New non-emergency patient transport service

Published: April 25, 2017

Listen to this Post What you need to know about the new service provided by West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. Patient transport services across Birmingham are commissioned by the local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) – the clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services. The local CCGs in […]

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