New website launched to help mental health issues
A new website has been launched which will help young people deal with emotional health and well being issues. "My Mind Matters" website offers advice and guidance to young people, their parents and carers and those who work with young people on emotional health and well being issues. The website has been set up by Rotherham Council and NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group with help from young people, will help the borough's younger residents and their families access information, advice and support, on emotional health and well being issues.
This supports the Council's vision for the children and young people of Rotherham to have the best possible emotional health and well being and helps to promote positive mental health and to build social and emotional resilience. It also...
11 August 2015
Getting hospital discharge right would stop suffering and save millions of pounds.
Healthwatch England have launched "Safely Home; What happens when people leave hospitals and care settings?" it brings together 3,230 stories gathered by 101 Healthwatch from across the country, revealing the human and financial cost of getting the discharge process wrong.
21 July 2015
Young Healthwatch Ambassador shortlisted for national award
Rebecca Parkin, a Healthwatch Rotherham Young Ambassador is shortlisted in the National Diversity Awards 2015. The National Diversity Awards celebrates the excellent achievements of grass-root communities that tackle the issues in todays society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work. The National Diversity Awards will be held at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral on September 18th 2015. Good Luck Rebecca!
20 July 2015
Rotherham health services should improve the way they work together to protect children, finds regulator
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reviewed how effectively health services in Rotherham are protecting children and young people from abuse and neglect. The regulator's dedicated child safeguarding team assessed acute and community healthcare services in February and has today ( Tuesday 14th July 2015) published its findings.
20 July 2015
Chief Inspector of Hospitals rates the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as Requires Improvement.
England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as Requires Improvement following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. Inspectors found that the trust provided services that were caring, but that the trust required improvement for providing safe, effective, responsive and well led care. The team of inspectors and specialists including doctors, nurses, managers and experts by experience visited Rotherham Hospital and community healthcare services provided by the trust over four days during February 2015. A further unannounced inspection of Rotherham Hospital took place in March 2015.
20 July 2015
Hear my voice this Learning Disabilities Week
Jennifer Turedi has joined The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as lead nurse for Learning Disabilities. As part of her role Jennifer will work closely with teams on hospital wards, in clinics and in other healthcare settings to give advice, information and support to those with learning disabilities, their carers and families.
17 June 2015
The Hello my Name is tour hits Rotherham
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust was selected as just one of a handful of healthcare organisations nationally to receive a prestigious visit from Kate Granger. Kate creator and champion of the "Hello my Name is" campaign has worked in elderly medicine in Yorkshire as a consultant and registrar and has terminal cancer. Kate began and spearheaded the "hello my name is" campaign after she noticed some doctors, nurses and support staff delivering her care failed to introduce themselves - a simple action that makes a massive difference to the experience patients have.
15 June 2015
Princes Trust Trainees given Hospital Work Experience
Seven unemployed young people from Rotherham have gained hands-on experience of working in the NHS as part of a unique training programme. The programme was arranged by the charity The Prince's Trust and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to offer unemployed people aged 16-25 real, practical work experience, training and vocational knowledge.
9 June 2015
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust welcomes four new Public Governors
On 1st June 2015, following this year's Council of Governors elections The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust welcomed four new Public Governors to make up their group of Public, Staff and Partner Governors. The new Governors are; Jan Frith - Public Governor - Constituency: Rest of England David Vickers - Public Governor - Constituency - Rother Valley West Florence Manjenje - Public Governor - Constituency - Wentworth South
5 June 2015