‘Making Magic with Bubbles and Butterflies – Doing What Matters’ – Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) 2019

The Patient Experience Network National Awards celebrations have gone online. This Pandemic delayed celebration has a virtual format now which will run over a week starting on Monday 14 September. Each shortlisted entry will be given time to present their project and every attendee a greater opportunity to network and […]

Digitally transforming patient care

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust will be implementing a new Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system this weekend as part of its exciting digital transformation journey. EPR is the collection of patient medical information containing both clinical and administrative data, which is accurately, electronically stored. It is one of the trust’s key […]

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in West Bromwich

Public and environmental health experts from Public Health England (PHE) Midlands, the Health and Safety Executive and Sandwell Council are jointly investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. Three laboratory confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease and six suspected cases have been identified in the West Bromwich area. Eight of the cases were […]


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Home away from home

For patients missing the comfort of their living room while in Walsall Manor Hospital Ward 1 has come up with a homely solution. Ward Manager Julie Woods approached Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s charity Well Wishers to see if it would fund an idea staff had put forward. They wanted to […]

Next steps following EDI feedback

Feedback from patients who use Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s hospital and community services and the staff who work there has been grouped into themes as plans progress towards developing the organisation’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy. More than 400 responses were received during a period of engagement in the […]

Service delivers all COVID-19 expectations

A Dudley Council service which delivers care in the community is managing the impact of coronavirus effectively, a report has confirmed. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently carried out a remote assessment of the council’s home care services. It inspected four areas including safe care and treatment, staffing arrangements, protection […]

Invaluable support for Walsall families and schools

Children, young people, parents and carers have been supported throughout the Covid-19 pandemic by Walsall School Nursing Service – and that invaluable help will continue now that schools are re-opening. School nurses have been holding regular telephone and video consultations, as well as virtual workshops, which parents in particular have […]