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“Baby Friendly’ is Best for Walsall Healthcare Health Visiting Service 

Walsall Healthcare’s 0-5 Health Visiting (Healthy Child Programme) service has achieved the prestigious Baby Friendly Award.

The Baby Friendly Initiative, part of Unicef (United Nation’s Children’s Fund), recognises the excellent support in infant feeding and parent-infant relationships Walsall Health visiting Service offers to Walsall families.

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Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Friday, December 22, 2017 9:25:00 AM

Jingle Babies – it’s a neonatal Christmas party! 

On any regular day, a 2 foot Christmas tree would seem somewhat disappointing, however, this wasn’t the case for Rachel and Ben Sedgwick as their 3 month old son won ‘best dressed male baby’ at Walsall Healthcare’s Neonatal Christmas Party – giving his best attempt at a Norwegian fir!

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Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:54:00 PM

A clear Christmas head for Russell! 

Our Finance Director Russell Caldicott admits he would usually be celebrating a fairly Merry Christmas but this year he will need to keep a clear head as he’s our Trust’s On call Director.

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Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:46:00 AM

Walsall FC a big hit at day hospice 

Saddlers stars proved a seasonal hit when they visited patients at Fair Oaks Day Hospice at the Walsall Palliative Care Centre.

 

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Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Neonatal Christmas stars 

Neonatal Staff Nurses Emma Bamford and Charlotte Maskew are both working the early shift this Christmas day and say they’ll try and make it as special as possible for the babies in their care - as well as their families.

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Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Wednesday, December 20, 2017 7:09:00 PM

“Kind, Caring and Compassionate” - Latest CQC report recognises progress made 

Hard work by teams across Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust to improve services for patients has been recognised in the latest inspection report released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which shows progress in each service area.

The CQC has rated the Trust as “Requires Improvement” overall, with a rating of “Good” for the caring domain and a rating of “Outstanding” for its community services. There are only a handful of community services in the country with this rating. 

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Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:01:00 AM

Junior Doctor Alfie is a Xmas Star! 

When most of us are cracking open the Quality Street or sitting down for the Doctor Who Christmas special, this real-life Junior Doctor Alfie Butt will be looking after patients on Walsall Manor Hospital’s cardiology ward...

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Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Tuesday, December 19, 2017 5:29:00 PM

“Homely” room gets patients’ thumbs up 

Young patients and their families have given the thumbs up to a quiet room that Well Wishers fundraisers have helped to create on the children’s ward at Walsall Manor Hospital.

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Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Tuesday, December 19, 2017 5:26:00 PM Categories: Charity

Support Services are secret superheroes through cold snap 

Support Services Assistant Rita Nicholls is just one of the few behind-the-scenes colleagues who stepped up to support the Trust during the recent harsh weather.

Rita, who has worked at the hospital for nine years, was only scheduled to work the Sunday of the frosty weekend, however kindly gave up her Saturday (16 Dec) to help ensure the hospital remained clean and safe for patients, visitors and staff

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Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Monday, December 18, 2017 11:07:00 AM
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