Our new cancer services app is now live and provides bumper information, support and wellbeing for anyone affected by cancer.

We are so proud of our Cancer Services team for all their hard work in providing such an exceptional and unique resource for those who have cancer and those who support people living with and beyond cancer. It is also a great resource for professionals.

The app is free to download and includes information 24/7 about our hospitals, the treatments you may have and the teams you may meet, the Living With & Beyond Cancer Programme and can also signpost you to other services or organisations that may be able to offer support.

It also offers an events calendar keeping you up to date on what is happening near you; constant up-to-date information from other organisations and services; good news articles, keeping you up-to-date with what is happening for people affected by cancer throughout the county and Powys and a contact directory where you can contact teams directly through a click of a button.

For further information about the app visit our website: Living With and Beyond Cancer Programme – SaTH

It was good to see the Severn Hospice Dragon Boat Festival back on the waters last weekend after it was halted for two years because of the pandemic.

Two teams from our Trust joined other dragon boat crews to battle it out on the River Severn – Team ‘Sea Diff’ from the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and ‘The Maternity Mariners’ from the Maternity Delivery Suite.

Congratulations to my colleagues as the two teams raised an incredible £3,350 between them for Severn Hospice and had plenty of fun on the way too.

Thank you to everyone who got behind one of our recent knitting appeals and sent in yellow blankets for patients at higher risk of falls.

Earlier this year our Falls Prevention Team asked local communities to knit or donate blankets to use as part of a trial, and the team has been touched by the response.

We have received 30 blankets in total, which is enough to roll out the new trial in August. It is hoped the blankets will serve as a visual cue to staff that a patient is at greater risk of falls, and therefore requires closer observation.

Purchasing blankets can be quite costly, so this is a more cost-effective way for us to test out a new idea.

The blankets will be hugely valuable in improving the safety of our patients and we are very grateful to every person who has taken the time to provide one.

If you have a blanket in progress, please feel free to send it in to Leeanne Morgan, Falls Prevention Practitioner at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, once you have finished it.