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26 January 2023
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Congratulations to Glyn, our Hero of the Month!

Glyn Hards joined the trust in July 2022 and was ‘new to role’, having previously worked as a chef. He was nominated for and won our Hero of the Month award just five months’ later – well done Glyn! His nominator said: “Glyn has developed his skills so incredibly well. When Glyn arrived, he had…

20 January 2023
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Supporting staff through trauma risk management

The trauma risk management (TRiM) framework is a means of supporting staff after a potentially traumatic experience (PTE) or accumulation of experiences, and to identify symptoms of stress early. We talked to Kati Tewkesbury, TRiM Lead (pictured above right), and Kim Boorman, TRiM Lead and Schwartz Round Co-Ordinator (pictured above left), to find out more.…

16 January 2023
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Services under extreme pressure

Our services are under extreme pressure. We are seeing unprecedented numbers of people coming into our emergency departments and delays in discharging patients who are well enough to leave our care are limiting the number of beds we have available for those we need to admit. Other NHS services, such as GPs and ambulances, are…

20 December 2022
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Rise in cases of strep A and scarlet fever

Viruses that cause sore throats, colds and coughs are in high circulation as we move further into winter. Any illness in children can be very concerning. For the majority of children, however, these illnesses will be minor, and care can be provided at home with simple measures such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, and drinking plenty to…