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First Midlands research collaboration to focus on patient safety, benefitting local maternity service users

Patients across the Midlands region are set to benefit from the first Midlands research collaboration which will see digital tools brought into maternal and acute care settings to improve patient safety and reduce the risk of harm. The newly announced National institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Midlands Patient Safety Research Collaboration (PSRC) will bring together NHS trusts, universities, [...]

First Midlands research collaboration to focus on patient safety, benefitting local maternity service users2023-01-06T13:13:57+00:00

Ambulance Industrial Action

We are working hard to keep patients safe during strikes, while delivering the best care possible, and patients should continue to attend appointments as planned unless contacted to reschedule. Nobody should put off seeking urgent or emergency care during the strikes, with key services continuing to operate. Please see below for FAQS: What is happening? Trade unions representing NHS staff [...]

Ambulance Industrial Action2022-12-20T17:40:42+00:00

SaTH signs maternity ‘Caring for You Charter’

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital in Telford has signed the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) ‘Caring for You Charter’, committing to providing a healthy safe working environment for colleagues within Maternity Services. The charter, which was launched in 2016, aims to improve services for women and babies [...]

SaTH signs maternity ‘Caring for You Charter’2022-11-25T16:43:08+00:00

Celebrating MSW and WSA Week: Interview with Emily, MSW on Postnatal Ward

My name is Emily and I am a Maternity Support Worker (MSW) on the Postnatal ward. I have been an MSW for 12 months, and was previously a Women’s Service’s Assistant (WSA) for nine years, also based on the Postnatal Ward. I always knew I wanted to support women and their families in the journey into parenthood but didn’t realise [...]

Celebrating MSW and WSA Week: Interview with Emily, MSW on Postnatal Ward2022-11-24T17:00:23+00:00

Gathering of Remembrance event resumes following COVID-19 pause

This Sunday, 9 October, we will be holding a gathering of remembrance event for families who have experienced pregnancy loss or the death of a baby. The event, which is held every six months, is the first to be resumed following a pause due to COVID-19. It provides the opportunity for families to gather and commemorate the lives of their [...]

Gathering of Remembrance event resumes following COVID-19 pause2022-10-06T15:47:29+01:00

Midwife takes on London Marathon to raise awareness of inflammatory bowel disease

Jo Gwilt, a midwife sonographer working in Maternity Services at SaTH, is set to take on the London Marathon in October to raise awareness of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and raise funds for the charity Crohn’s & Colitis UK (CCUK). Jo, who hasn’t run for many years - let alone running a marathon, was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a [...]

Midwife takes on London Marathon to raise awareness of inflammatory bowel disease2022-09-24T16:03:54+01:00

Dr Bala Karunakaran awarded Fellowship of the British Medical Association

Dr Bala Karunakaran, an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), has been awarded the Fellowship of the British Medical Association (BMA). Dr Karunakaran was awarded the accolade in recognition of his distinguished service to medical leadership and was presented with the fellowship by Professor Neena Modi, President of the British Medical Association, at [...]

Dr Bala Karunakaran awarded Fellowship of the British Medical Association2022-08-15T13:25:08+01:00

Wall art call out for clinical rooms in Maternity Services

An appeal is being made for communities to share ideas for murals which will transform a number of clinical spaces at PRH and make them more comforting for patients. The call out has been made by the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) and SaTH inviting ideas for artwork to be featured in Maternity and Gynaecology Services. The LMNS and [...]

Wall art call out for clinical rooms in Maternity Services2022-08-09T13:24:59+01:00

International Day of the Midwife: Interview with Alice Jones, Student Midwife

This International Midwives Day (5 May), we spoke with Alice Jones, a Student Midwife working in Maternity Services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust. Alice shared why she wants to become a midwife, her favourite parts about her role and much more. Why did you decide to pursue midwifery? “I always wanted to be a midwife, I think I [...]

International Day of the Midwife: Interview with Alice Jones, Student Midwife2022-05-05T10:51:16+01:00

Birth Preferences Card launched across Maternity Service

Last week saw the launch of the Birth Preferences Card across our Maternity Service. The card, co-produced by our Maternity team and the Maternity Voices Partnership Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, aims to enable service users to discuss their birth preferences with their care team and support partners in full. This will also assist clinicians to have a clear visual [...]

Birth Preferences Card launched across Maternity Service2022-03-29T09:18:15+01:00