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Shropshire leading the way with pioneering research into COVID-19

15 May 2020 Shropshire’s acute hospitals are playing a key role in vital research into COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic. Helen Moore, Clinical Trials Manager and SaTH’s Lead Research Nurse. The Research & Innovation and Clinical Trials team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is at the forefront of research into learning more [...]

Shropshire leading the way with pioneering research into COVID-192020-05-15T14:33:59+01:00

Patients living with dementia are benefiting from knitted octopuses originally designed for premature babies

13 May 2020 Patients living with dementia at Shropshire’s acute hospital are benefitting from an initiative which provides knitted and crocheted octopuses to premature babies. The cuddly aquatic creatures are produced by the charity ‘Octopus for a Preemie’ as a novel way of comforting premature babies as it’s thought that gripping the soft tentacles might remind early term newborns of [...]

Patients living with dementia are benefiting from knitted octopuses originally designed for premature babies2020-05-15T11:18:04+01:00

Temporary changes to our blood taking (phlebotomy) service during the coronavirus pandemic

We are making temporary changes to our Phlebotomy (blood taking) service as a result of the effects of coronavirus (Covid-19). These changes will help ensure we have sufficient staff to provide a safe service and minimise the risk to both patients and staff coming in to contact with others who may have the virus. From Friday 1 May: To facilitate social [...]

Temporary changes to our blood taking (phlebotomy) service during the coronavirus pandemic2020-07-10T13:09:55+01:00

Knitted kindness hearts to be gifted to patients and their families

Kindness hearts, knitted by volunteers and donated to The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), are to be gifted to families whose loved ones are receiving end of life care.  When the End of Life Care Team (EOLC) at SaTH was made aware that knitters across Shropshire and Mid Wales were making hearts in all sorts of colours, they [...]

Knitted kindness hearts to be gifted to patients and their families2020-05-07T17:06:57+01:00

SaTH training external healthcare professionals on how to fit face masks to give protection against coronavirus

7 May 2020 The Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals is helping to protect frontline staff at other healthcare organisations across the region by providing training on how to correctly fit single-use respiratory protective equipment. Mask Fit test training at SaTH Five people from private sector healthcare operators attended a training session at the Princess Royal Hospital [...]

SaTH training external healthcare professionals on how to fit face masks to give protection against coronavirus2020-05-07T11:43:37+01:00

Improving patient journeys through Shropshire’s acute hospitals

5 May 2020 The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has launched an improvement fortnight to improve patient journeys through its hospitals and ensure people are discharged as soon as they are medically fit to leave. During the weeks either side of the Bank Holiday, the Trust will focus on working differently, testing new ideas to keep patient flow [...]

Improving patient journeys through Shropshire’s acute hospitals2020-05-05T14:24:48+01:00

Popular singer releases Stay at Home song to raise funds for SaTH Charity

1 May 2020 A musician has written a Coronavirus-inspired song called ‘Stay at Home’ with all the proceeds going to the charity that supports Shropshire’s two acute hospitals. Paul Bailey has released a song called Stay at Home in aid of SaTH Charity Paul Bailey has performed the length and breadth of the UK for the past 30 [...]

Popular singer releases Stay at Home song to raise funds for SaTH Charity2020-05-01T13:35:54+01:00

Student Nurse to shave off his hair to raise money for SaTH Charity

29 April 2020 A Student Nurse is shaving his hair off to raise funds for the charity that supports Shropshire’s two acute hospitals. Harry George, 22, of Shrewsbury, is shaving his hair off for SaTH Charity. Harry George, of Shrewsbury, is a second year nurse at Staffordshire University and has so far raised more than £300 ahead of [...]

Student Nurse to shave off his hair to raise money for SaTH Charity2020-04-30T12:57:55+01:00

Welshpool Rugby Club raise a ‘ruck’ of money for SaTH Charity

29 April 2020 Welshpool Rugby Club has raised more than £2,000 for the charity that support Shropshire’s two acute hospital. Families from Welshpool Rugby Club took part in the charity challenge. The Mid Wales-based club called on its members to run the distance of Welshpool to the Stade De France - the venue for the 2023 World Cup [...]

Welshpool Rugby Club raise a ‘ruck’ of money for SaTH Charity2020-04-29T12:41:52+01:00

Businessman who ‘owes his life to the NHS’ is boosting the morale of hospital staff

27 April 2020 A businessman who “owes his life to the NHS” has come up with a unique way of raising money to help boost the morale of staff at Shropshire’s acute hospitals. John Tudor holding one of the bright yellow T-shirts John Tudor, the Joint Managing Director of Access Cover in Rugeley, has had hundreds of bright [...]

Businessman who ‘owes his life to the NHS’ is boosting the morale of hospital staff2020-04-27T12:56:15+01:00