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Trust boosts clinical research in West Midlands

Wye Valley NHS Trust has been named as one of the NHS Trusts helping to boost clinical research in the West Midlands, in a new league table of figures published this month.  The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network published its annual league table figures on October 21, revealing an increase in clinical research activity at several Trusts in the West Midlands. The league table, now in its fifth year, details the number of clinical research studies un…

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Trust’s new apprentice

Wye Valley NHS Trust’s latest apprentice will be getting to grips with heating systems to ensure patients are comfortable and warm. Under the watchful eye of expert engineers in the Trust’s Estates and Facilities team, 16-year-old Callum Jones will be working behind the scenes at the Trust’s community sites to help ensure all things mechanical, including heating systems, are working in tip top condition. “This is a side to the Trust’s operation which most people don’t think about,” sai…

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Herefordshire’s health and care organisations join forces to fight flu

Local health and care staff are the first to step up and have their flu jabs in order to stay well this winter and protect their patients and loved ones from the virus.   They have also joined forces this year to urge at risk groups and frontline health and care colleagues across the county to take up the free flu vaccination and stay well this winter. Each winter hundreds of thousands of people across the country see their GP and tens of thousands are hospitalised because of influenza…

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Sophia’s Legacy cycle ride

Local man, John Williams and a group of friends and family have raised £1500 for the Children’s Ward at Hereford County Hospital in memory of John’s daughter Sophia. Sophia was born in January 2006 and was a healthy little girl, but in November of the same year, without warning she suffered a cardiac arrest.  Despite the efforts of dedicated healthcare professionals, on the 2 March 2008 weakened by her ordeal, Sophia passed away.  In 2009 to honour Sophia’s memory, her parents John and…

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Herefordshire cancer health and wellbeing day a success

Wye Valley NHS Trust hosted its third cancer health and wellbeing day event last week, on Tuesday September 29, supported by local cancer support services and voluntary organisations. Around 40 people affected by cancer in Herefordshire attended this year’s event to access local information, support, and advice available under one roof. Short talks were delivered by healthcare professionals covering late effects of treatment, exercise, managing fatigue and the emotional impact for peop…

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Older People’s Day celebrated at Hereford’s Old Market

Wye Valley NHS Trust invited local residents to take part in Older People’s Day yesterday, Thursday October 1, in the Old Market Shopping Centre in Hereford. Herefordshire falls prevention service held the event and gave vital information about falls prevention.  The event was to mark the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists national Older People’s Day to celebrate and recognise the important contribution that older people make to society.  The event showed that there are a whole rang…

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Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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