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Our Trust News in 2012

Friday 14 December 2012

Trust leading the way in tackling pressure ulcers

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is one of the best performing community healthcare trusts in the country and the best in the region at preventing pressure ulcers.

Thursday 6 December 2012

End of Life Care on the agenda at Trust event

Caring for people at the end of their life was the topic of discussion at Worcestershire Health and Care Trust's second members' event.

Thursday 25 October 2012

Worcestershire residents urged to take Health MOT this winter

With winter just around the corner the Health Trainer service are urging people to have a free health assessment and find ways in which they can get and stay healthy through the season.

Health Trainer Service Website

Monday 1 October

Children's mental health services will be improving

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust are improving child and adolescent mental health services across the county.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Website

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Joint Services Review update

More work needs to be done before a short-list of healthcare options can be finalised prior to further public engagement and consultation.

Friday 24 August 2012

Mums wanted to support breastfeeding

Local mums across the Wyre Forest and Tenbury Wells areas are being asked to guide new mothers with breastfeeding.

Thursday 2 August 2012

Free health MOTs proven to work

Residents in Worcestershire have improved their health thanks to free health MOTs.

Health Trainer Service Website

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Local walking group celebrates first birthday

A local walking group is celebrating its first birthday after a successful year of walks around the Evesham countryside.

Monday 16 July 2012

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to hold Annual General Meeting

Patients, the public and community leaders from across the area are invited to attend the event on Wednesday 18 July at Kidderminster Town Hall, Coventry Street, Worcestershire, DY10 2BL, at 5.00pm.

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Falls Awareness week - 18 - 22 June - Boost your bones

A  campaign to reduce the number of falls and fractures suffered by older people has been launched this week across the county as part of National Falls Awareness week

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Residents invited to have their say on Trust's plans for future as an FT

Worcestershire residents with an interest in community and mental health services are being invited to get involved and have their say about how services are provided.

Friday 20 April 2012

Physio class back on track at Evesham leisure centre

The NHS Physiotherapy Department at Evesham Community Hospital is working with the Evesham Leisure Centre to tackle the problem of on-going lower back pain.

Physiotherapy Service

Thursday 5 April 2012

Reduced waiting times for children's mental health service

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), commissioned by Worcestershire County Council and provided by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, are celebrating the results of some great improvements to the service provided to Worcestershire families.

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Arts Society donate work to Pershore Hospital

A Pershore arts group has been busy painting pictures for display at Pershore Hospital.

Thursday 16 February 2012

MP visits Tenbury Community Hospital

Ludlow MP Philip Dunne visited staff and patients at Tenbury Community Hospital, to see the newly refurbished hospital.

Friday 3 February 2012

Dignity Action Day celebrated at Pershore Hospital

Pershore Community Hospital held a tea party on Wednesday 1st February to celebrate the nationwide initiative that is Dignity Action Day.

Thursday 26 January 2012

Falls Prevention Health Column

Every year more than two thousand people are admitted to hospitals across the county due to  suffering a fall. Falls can cause injury, restrict activity, destroy confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence.

Falls Prevention

Tuesday 10 January 2012

Free health checks for residents

Worcestershire residents are being offered the chance to start the New Year with a free health MOT.

Thursday 13 December 2012

Get minor injuries treated at the right place this Christmas

Worcestershire residents are being urged to get their scrapes, sprains and broken bones treated in the right place this Christmas, to help relieve the pressure on other parts of the health system.

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Health visiting service needs your views

Worcestershire County Council and the Trust are asking for views of parents and careers so that they can develop and improve health visiting services for children and families in the future.

Health Visiting Website

 

Friday 12 October 2012

Recovery College launched on World Mental Health Day 2012

We are very excited to announce that Worcestershire Recovery Collge is now ready to enrol the first group of learners.

BIG Recovery Website

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Zumbafest a huge success for freshers

New Foundation degree students in the University of Worcester’s Institute of Health and Society had the opportunity to increase their knowledge of mental health issues and local provision at a special event.

Friday 24 August 2012

Evesham MIU opening hours

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust would like to correct inaccurate information issued about the change to the opening hours Evesham Minor Injury Unit (MIU).

Thursday 9 August 2012

Worcester Nurse receives Queen's Award

A Worcester District Nurse says she is overwhelmed after finding out she is set be presented with prestigious Queen's Nurse Award.   

Thursday 2 August 2012

Worcester News health column - Health Trainers 

Making a lifestyle change is challenging, especially when you want to transform many things at once.

Health Trainer Service Website

Monday 16 July 2012

NHS staff celebrate success
 

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust staff have been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony held to celebrate their achievements.

Thursday 21 June 2012

Upton Surgery helps young people to start their career

A local surgery is offering an apprenticeship scheme to young people.

Monday 18 June 2012

Trust supports learning disability week 18 - 24 June

Worcestershire Health and Care Trust is supporting Learning Disability Week (18 - 24 June).

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Do you know an NHS worker worthy of an award?

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is asking Worcestershire patients to come forward and nominate NHS staff worthy of a Patients' Choice Award.

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Free health checks for residents

Worcestershire residents are being offered a free health MOT ready for the summer.

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust bids for Foundation Trust status

Local residents with an interest in community and mental health services are being invited to get involved and have their say about how services are provided.

Thursday 15 March 2012

Dementia training guide launched

NHS Worcestershire have joined forces with the University of Worcester to help people living with dementia.

Dementia Webpage

Friday 17 February 2012

Norovirus virus spreads across Worcestershire

Patients with diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms are being reminded to stay at home and follow simple hygiene procedures, following the spread of Norovirus to some community hospitals.

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Fewer hospital admissions thanks to improved local care

Fewer patients in Wyre Forest were admitted to hospital over the last year thanks to increased care available in the local community.

Friday 27 January 2012

Worcestershire NHS to embark on a review of health services

The NHS in Worcestershire is embarking on a review of health services to secure the best possible healthcare for county residents that is sustainable for the future and, though the main focus of the review will be on acute hospital services, it will also look at the wider health and care system, particularly in relation to specific pathways of care between the acute hospitals and community and primary care.

Monday 16 January 2012

Spreading The Warmth In Worcestershire

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire in partnership with Pershore Hospital, Abbottswood Medical Centre and Pershore Medical Practice are offering free advice and a range of services to ensure that you stay Warm and Well in your home.