Posts From September, 2015

Christopher's focused on a brighter future 

Like most boisterous four-year-olds Christopher would sometimes fall over. His family never gave it a second thought as he was a happy and healthy little boy. But an eye test at his nursery school revealed that he had poor sight in his right... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Friday, September 25, 2015 12:18:00 PM Categories: Improving

Support for crash victim Shelley 

“The orthoptic team treated me as a whole person – I understand no-one can make my vision problem go away but they have helped me so much.” Shelley Whale and her two children were involved in a serious crash last February that tragically claimed... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:26:00 PM Categories: Improving

Walsall's orthoptists help patients see a real difference 

From carrying out eye tests for around 4,000 nursery and reception age children each year to working with stroke patients with double vision – Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s orthoptists have a varied role. There are six orthoptists and two... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:11:00 PM Categories: Improving

A wealth of Walsall information for older people 

With information on living independently at home, the support available for carers and details of volunteering opportunities, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s Older People’s Day event promises to give visitors plenty of food for thought. Organised... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:56:00 PM Categories: Improving

“We’re not chatting, we’re checking!” 

Nurses and clinical staff at Walsall’s Manor Hospital will be using iPads and iPods to record patients’ blood pressure, heart rate and temperature. The new electronic system, VitalPAC, is being piloted on Ward 1 and Ward 15 from today (Tuesday 22 ... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:40:00 AM

Makeover is just the tonic for young patients 

Young patients who visit the Emergency Department at Walsall’s Manor Hospital will find themselves in much brighter surroundings thanks to a colourful makeover. The waiting room, a treatment cubicle and the ceiling in the resuscitation area have... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Monday, September 21, 2015 11:16:00 AM Categories: Improving

Postman Martin hopes to deliver charity funds 

He’s no stranger to marathons, half marathons and 10k courses and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust postman Martin Gwillam is hoping to put in a first class performance at a fun run this weekend.
 
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Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Wednesday, September 16, 2015 4:26:00 PM Categories: Charity

'Second to none' cancer care at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust 

Gail Brooks and Trudi Banks recently had a reason to celebrate as they came to the end of a successful course of chemotherapy treatment here at Walsall Healthcare. Gail, 56 from Chase Terrace and Trudi, 50 from Pelsall became firm friends when... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:55:00 PM Categories: Improving

Reaching new heights for Well Wishers charity 

Frayed nerves, excitement and anticipation are just some of the feelings a group of colleagues at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust are experiencing as they prepare to push themselves to their limit. Adrenaline junkies Rebekah Few, Anne Pledger and... read more
 
Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:14:00 PM Categories: Charity
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