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Hospital Trust commended for good practice by national programme

18 September 2019 Areas of good practice at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) have been highlighted by a national NHS clinical improvement programme. The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme looks to improve NHS care by reducing unwarranted variation in the way services are delivered. As part of SaTH’s improvement journey, GIRFT is working with the [...]

Hospital Trust commended for good practice by national programme2019-09-18T16:37:53+01:00

Trio to trek 40 miles through Scottish Highlands to raise awareness for mental health charity

12 September 2019 A group of friends from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) will walk 40 miles through the Scottish Highlands this weekend in support of the mental health charity, Mind. From left, Tom Wood, Sarah Thomas and Beckie Nock Tom Wood, Beckie Nock and Sarah Thomas will spend 24-hours trekking across Pitlochry to raise [...]

Trio to trek 40 miles through Scottish Highlands to raise awareness for mental health charity2019-09-12T13:56:29+01:00

Newly qualified nurses complete preceptorship programme

5 September 2019 Dozens of newly qualified nurses at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals have completed a transition programme that helps them on their journey to becoming registered nurses. Newly qualified nurses were awarded certificates for completing the preceptorship programme Thirty six nurses at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) [...]

Newly qualified nurses complete preceptorship programme2019-09-13T12:44:46+01:00

Heart attack patient ‘aims’ to give staff a great time as way of saying thank you

2 September 2019 A man who suffered a heart attack earlier this year is offering staff at Shropshire’s acute hospitals the chance to enjoy a day of clay pigeon shooting as a thank you for the “great care” he received. Jonathan Williams, Director of Mid Wales Shooting Centre, suffered a heart attack while running along the beach between Aberdyfi and [...]

Heart attack patient ‘aims’ to give staff a great time as way of saying thank you2019-09-02T11:17:59+01:00

Staff charges for criminal background checks are scrapped

30 August 2019 Shropshire’s two acute hospitals have scrapped staff charges for criminal background checks. The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, started absorbing the costs as of 23 August. A DBS check can cost up to £60, with many staff needing it renewed every three [...]

Staff charges for criminal background checks are scrapped2019-08-30T09:34:20+01:00

Replica bus stop installed to help patients living with dementia

9 August 2019 A bus stop is a surprise new addition to a corridor at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH). At the bus stop mural, Karen Breese (Dementia Clinical Specialist), Jack Holland (apprentice) and Sarah Selley (Dementia Support Worker). The bus stop outside Ward 21 and Ward 22 is an innovative solution to patients living with dementia wandering [...]

Replica bus stop installed to help patients living with dementia2019-08-09T13:27:00+01:00

Staff app to transform the way hospital Trust communicates and engages with staff

10 July 2019 An app is being launched at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) to transform the way the organisation communicates and engages with its staff. My SaTH is being officially launched on Monday (15 July) as way of the Trust, which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, widening [...]

Staff app to transform the way hospital Trust communicates and engages with staff2019-07-10T15:52:17+01:00

Hospital trusts share improvements made through ‘lean’ working

27 June 2019 The hospital trusts working in partnership with the USA’s ‘Hospital of the Decade’ came together to share the improvements they have made through ‘lean’ working. Louise Brennan (Senior KPO Specialist at SaTH) and Mr Tony Fox (Vascular Surgeon and KPO Medical Advisor). The NHS partnership with Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) was launched in 2015 and [...]

Hospital trusts share improvements made through ‘lean’ working2019-06-27T11:52:29+01:00

New Swan Room to open following generous family donation

20 June 2019 A family has donated more than £500 to create a new room at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH), which will provide privacy and dignity for patients at the end of their life. From left, Jules Lewis (End of Life Care Facilitator), Susan Jones, Caroline Jones and Miriam Gilbert, (End of Life Care Specialist Nurse). The [...]

New Swan Room to open following generous family donation2019-06-20T09:49:26+01:00

Shropshire’s two acute hospitals mark Learning Disability Week

17 June 2019 Staff, patients and carers at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals attended a workshop today (Monday) to mark Learning Disability Week 2019. At the Learning Disability Workshop, from left, Karen Breese (Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist and organiser of the workshop) Sonia Bradburn (Student Disability Nurse), Ruth Smith (Associate Director Nursing at SaTH for Quality, Patients and Experience), James [...]

Shropshire’s two acute hospitals mark Learning Disability Week2019-06-17T16:01:08+01:00