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Where to access healthcare this May Bank Holiday weekend

If you fall ill this May Bank Holiday weekend make sure you access the right healthcare service in Herefordshire. Many pharmacies will remain open over the bank holiday including Asda, Boots the Chemist, Sainsbury’s, main Tesco stores, and Morrison’s pharmacy. The Walk-In centre on Belmont Road, in Hereford, is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week and no appointment is needed. Extended hours GP services are available operating from the following hubs.  To book an appointment call 0…

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Local patients encouraged to get involved in research

Nurses at Wye Valley NHS Trust are supporting “It’s OK to ask’ – a campaign encouraging patients to ask their family doctor, nurse or consultant about clinical research. “It’s OK to ask” is led by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and is celebrated on International Clinical Trials Day, May 20, which commemorates the anniversary of the very first clinical trial by James Lind on the disease scurvy. To mark the event research nurses at Wye Valley NHS Trust held an informat…

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Norovirus cases in Herefordshire hospitals linked to visitors

Strict infection control measures have been reinforced across hospitals in Herefordshire following patients contracting Norovirus from visitors. Norovirus, a highly contagious virus, has caused the closure of three hospital wards in the last two months at Wye Valley NHS Trust, and there are also current outbreaks in the Herefordshire community. Each hospital patient case of Norovirus has been investigated by the Trust and the outbreaks have been linked to visitors who attended hospital…

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Healthcare workers support Dementia Awareness Week

This year’s Dementia Awareness Week, 15 to 21 May, is being celebrated by healthcare workers in Herefordshire and Hereford’s Alzheimer’s Society by encouraging people worried about dementia to access the information and support available locally. There are an estimated 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.  Dementia worries nearly two thirds of us and often people don’t where to go for advice and support.  That’s why dementia awaren…

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International nurses day celebrated at Wye Valley NHS Trust

Wye Valley NHS Trust is celebrating its hard-working nursing staff with exhibitions stands and visits to mark international Nurses’ Day. Nurses’ Day takes place on May 12 each year, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. This year at Wye Valley NHS Trust, celebrations have taken place over two days this week to recognise the hard work, professionalism and high quality of care provided by the Trust’s nursing staff. Around the world hospitals, their patients, relatives and fri…

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Nurses warn of skin cancer cases rising

As the weather warms up, the dermatology specialist nurses at Hereford County Hospital are warning people about cases of skin cancer, which are on the rise nationally. More than 100,000 people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the UK each year and more than 1500 of these cases were diagnosed by specialists at Hereford County Hospital’s dermatology department in the last 12 months. Malignant Melanoma, the most deadly form of the disease, is the fastest rising common cancer and causes ov…

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International Day of the Midwife celebrated in Herefordshire

Greta Beresford, recently awarded an MBE for her services to midwifery, visited Hereford County Hospital today, Thursday May 5, to celebrate International Day of the Midwife. Hospital and community midwives from across the county were honoured to welcome Greta to join the worldwide celebrations about what the midwifery profession means for women and why we need midwives now more than ever. The event was marked with a tour of the delivery suite and maternity unit at Hereford County Hosp…

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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

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Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
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