Posts From July, 2015

“Don’t take it out on us,” pleads Tracy 

“It’s soul destroying when all you’re trying to do is help people and they attack you.” Tracy Pettifer, an Emergency Department Sister, has been punched twice by patients in her 28 year career, suffering a broken cheekbone and split... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:31:00 PM

Respect Us plea from community services colleagues 

Working in Walsall’s many communities is both satisfying and challenging for colleagues who support families to deal with often difficult situations. Colleagues who work in community children’s services are regularly involved in child protection... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Friday, July 17, 2015 4:35:00 PM

Walsall patients to benefit from Black Country Alliance 

An exciting NHS partnership that will bring benefits to Walsall patients of all ages and encourage staff in its hospital and community services to design better ways of working has been launched today – on Black Country Day. The Black Country... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Tuesday, July 14, 2015 1:11:00 PM

Calling Walsall's Best Bakers! 

Move over Mary Berry! With a dash of enthusiasm, and a sprinkle of creativity, Walsall bakers are being urged to roll up their sleeves and support a charity that helps patients, their families and carers. ‘The Great Walsall Bake Off’ will be... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Monday, July 13, 2015 11:52:00 AM

Walsall Healthcare Charity hits new heights 

More than a dozen fundraisers will have their heads in the clouds this weekend as they take part in a charity abseil to help Walsall patients, their families and carers. They will be taking the plunge at the New Art Gallery Walsall to raise money ... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Thursday, July 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Grateful mum’s fundraising thank you 

When Diane Watkiss cuddles the latest addition to the family, little Jenson, she still can’t believe how close she came to losing him – and her own life. Her pregnancy was classed as “high risk” as she had suffered six miscarriages. But as she’d... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:20:00 PM

Treat us as you’d liked to be treated yourself says Laky 

Looking back over the 14 years he has been a security guard for Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Laky Singh says he has “only” been attacked three times. “That’s an average of once every five years, not bad,” he says. He admits that he thinks the ... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Wednesday, July 1, 2015 11:46:00 AM