17 May 2019 Around 80% of hospital patients will have swallowing difficulties in the last 72 hours of life, so the trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has introduced an alternative to nil by mouth which improves both patient experience, and allows loved ones to be involved in their care. ‘Taste for Pleasure’ means that when receiving end of [...]
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By Jules Lock, End of Life Care Lead Volunteer I work within a team of volunteers who ensure patients aren’t alone at the end of their lives. The patients we keep company may have relatives who are unable to visit, or might not have any relatives at all. We can also step in when friends and family members need time [...]
16 May 2019 The Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals will be highlighting the life-changing impact research has had on medicine when it celebrates International Clinical Trials Day on Monday. Clinical Trials Day (Monday 20 May) is celebrated around the world by Research Professionals to raise trial awareness and recognise patient, public and staff contributions to public health and [...]
By Helen Moore, Clinical Trials Manager and Trust Lead Research Nurse You may not be aware of clinical research, but every one of us has benefitted from it at some point in our lives and it will shape the way all of us receive treatment in the future. Every medication, surgical intervention, surgical appliance and internal medical device has been [...]
14 May 2019 An e-book aimed at helping people find better ways to manage bereavement has been updated and republished with the help of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’s End of Life Care team. Jules Lewis, End of Life Care Facilitator, and Jules Lock, End of Life Care Lead Volunteer, have teamed up with Roy Lilley, founder of [...]
13 May 2019 We’re all going to die, but many of us find it difficult to talk, or even think, about what lies ahead, or consider what it might feel like to lose someone we care for. The End of Life Care Service at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH), which runs the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford (PRH) [...]
3 May 2019 Two members of staff at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford (PRH) have been recognised for the care and comfort they gave a young man whose loved one had passed away in the hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). Sue Williscroft and Ann Bagnall Ann Bagnall and Sue Williscroft who work in the Cleanliness Team [...]
1 May 2019 The Anticoagulation team at the Trust which runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has received glowing results from a survey designed to measure how happy patients are with their telephone-based service. SaTH's Anticogulation Team The survey, which was sent to more than 900 patients, showed that 99% of respondents were very satisfied or satisfied with their [...]
26 April 2019 A new menu for patients who have difficulty swallowing will be rolled out across Shropshire’s acute hospitals next week. The Catering Team, Speech and Language Team and Dietetics Team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) have worked together to create three new colour-coded, menus for patients with dysphagia, whch adopt the language and design [...]
23 April 2019 Staff at The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust (SaTH) are being encouraged to sign up as ambassadors to Nursing Now, a national initiative that raises the profile and status of nurses worldwide and inspires the next generation by shining a light on the exciting breadth of careers available within the industry. Clare Walsgrove, Matron Unscheduled Care, [...]