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Changes to maternity services

31 March 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the increasing need to protect our women, babies and staff, changes are being made in our maternity servicese. This information could be regularly subject to change and is for the safety of all concerned. We appreciate that during pregnancy, birth and beyond, are the times when

Call for volunteers – local and national

30 March 2020

If you have family and friends who want to do something to help their community during this period of social distancing, there are a number of opportunities to get involved. Rotherham Council has established the Rotherham Community Hub with Voluntary Action Rotherham and the Rotherham Together Partnership to

Socks a lot of support for World Down’s Syndrome Day

27 March 2020

There were plenty of people wearing odd socks at Rotherham Hospital last week, but it was all for a worthy cause rather than a sign they got dressed in the dark.

'Your NHS needs you' - NHS call for volunteer army

25 March 2020

The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home. The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underly

Changes to visitor restrictions from Monday 23 March

21 March 2020

As a precaution, and to help protect our patients, their families and our staff, we will be further restricting visiting at Rotherham Hospital from Monday 23 March 2020. From Monday, there will be no visitors allowed. The only exceptions to this are: One birthing partner One visitor per child patien

Temporary changes to services

19 March 2020

Due to COVID-19 coronavirus, we are having to make temporary changes to our services as a precaution.  Our Switchboard and Contact Centre are receiving a high volume of calls asking whether appointments are going ahead as planned. We are looking at how we can reduce our activity and how we can do things diff

Visitor restrictions at Rotherham Hospital

16 March 2020

As a precaution, we are restricting visitors to our hospital wards. Only 1 visitor per patient will be allowed at any time. Those aged under 16 and those with a low immune system should not visit at any time. If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, you must not visit any patients. Visitors are asked to reg

Important information about Coronavirus (Covid-19)

14 March 2020

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.  The Chief Medical Officer has announced that t

Rock your odd socks for World Down’s Syndrome Day

13 March 2020

On World Down’s Syndrome Day, colleagues at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be rocking their odd socks as they call upon every person with Down’s syndrome to tell the world ‘we decide.’

Top marks for group who finished foundation degree in a first for the Trust

13 March 2020

A group of our colleagues have recently passed their level 5 apprenticeship programmes, which is a first for the Trust and its partner, RNN Group. Eight people in total completed the level 5 Healthcare Assistant Practitioner apprenticeship qualification this year and will graduate from the college in a c

Music night raises the roof for charities

12 March 2020

A music lover with a flair for fundraising helped to kick off 2020 in style thanks to a charity concert for two charities close to his heart.

20 Years of Stop Smoking Support

11 March 2020

Rotherham health services are celebrating 20 years of stop smoking support for Rotherham smokers. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, this year’s local theme for No Smoking Day is ‘We’ve not quit helping you quit!’, highlighting how 20 years on Rotherham health services are still working together to help p

Join us in celebrating 20 years of smokefree services this No Smoking Day!

02 March 2020

Rotherham health services are celebrating 20 years of stop smoking support for Rotherham smokers - and are encouraging smokers wishing to quit this No Smoking Day - Wednesday 11 March - with the help of FREE local services. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the Trust’s Smoking in Pregnancy service and Get Heal

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

28 February 2020

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Rotherham Hospital and community services, is well prepared for coronavirus (COVID-19) with robust plans in place. There are no patients with coronavirus in the hospital and all our services continue to operate as normal. There is no risk to visitors or pat

Let's Get Digital

12 February 2020

Pen and paper is set to be a thing of the past on Rotherham Hospital’s wards thanks to the introduction of electronic observations. Instead, patients are much more likely to see a nurse or doctor using a laptop to record things such as blood pressure, pulse and temperature. Working digitally means that repo

Festive fundraising no sweat for Oakwood pupils

11 February 2020

Fundraisers from Oakwood High School visited Rotherham Hospital’s Children’s Ward to celebrate turning festive jumpers into pounds.

Flying the flag for apprentices

07 February 2020

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has won an Employer of the Year Award from RNN Group, owner of Rotherham College. At the RNN’s Apprenticeship Awards ceremony on Monday night, the Trust received the honour for its fantastic work with apprentices. Graham Travis, the Learning and Development team’s Appr

A Royal visit for our Maternity Unit

07 February 2020

Excitement was felt across the Hospital on Wednesday as Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron of The Royal College of Midwives (RCM), paid a visit to the maternity unit at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. The Princess Royal's visit comes at the start of International Year of the Midwife and follow

Want to learn while you earn?

29 January 2020

Next week is National Apprenticeship Week and we'll be highlighting the many fantastic opportunities available right here at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Whether you're looking to improve your knowledge base, find a new role within the organisation or to move forward in your career, an apprenticeshi

Fantastic Facilities Attract Future Healthcare Scientists

28 January 2020

Science was top of the agenda this week as our Trust hosted a specialised open day for tomorrow’s healthcare scientists. The day was organised as part of our Trust’s work with the Scientist Training Programme (STP), an initiative overseen by the National School of Healthcare Science and NHS Health Educati

Here for you 365 days a year

27 January 2020

The graphic highlights how busy Rotherham’s Urgent and Emergency Care Centre was in 2019. The team treated around 103,000 people in 2019 – that’s more than eight times the capacity of the New York Stadium in Rotherham. We’ve broken the numbers down to show the various injuries and patients that attend

Rotherham Midwives highlighted nationally

24 January 2020

Rotherham's Midwifery Service is celebrating the fantastic achievement of being named in two categories of 2020's Royal College of Midwifery (RCM) Awards. Since 2004, the RCM Awards have rewarded, celebrated and shared outstanding achievement in midwifery across the UK. Nationally, they recognise the

Sit Thi Darn

22 January 2020

A patient pit stop has been put in place to give a breather to those walking to some of Rotherham Hospital’s farthest departments.  The pit stop has a few seats and bright, welcoming screens displaying imagery reflective of Rotherham’s industrial past. Martin Aizlewood, Trust Estates Officer, has even

Charity-funded tricks and treats help to aid patients' recovery

07 January 2020

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has funded a new supply of activity boxes to aid the recovery of dementia and stroke patients.

Counting on us

02 January 2020

As we reach the end of another year at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, it gives us a chance to look back at all that our staff have achieved in the past 12 months and remind everyone of the work that has gone into operating the Trust this year – everything from pouring a cup of tea to welcoming a newborn.

Experiencing flu-like symptoms?

30 December 2019

  Rotherham Hospital is seeing record numbers of people using it’s emergency services, including Rotherham Hospital’s Urgent and Emergency Care Centre. Last weekend the hospital on Moorgate Road saw lots of patients with flu-like symptoms and diarrhoea and vomiting and as a result has placed restrictions on

Festive donations help boost Christmas spirit

23 December 2019

Footballers, school children, local organisations and Trust colleagues all joined forces to spread a little festive cheer amongst our patients and their families this December.

Trust’s CQC rating for Urgent and Emergency Care improves

20 December 2019

A re-inspection report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), published today, has found the overall rating for Urgent and Emergency Services at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has improved from ‘Inadequate’ in its previous report to ‘Requires Improvement’ – with a ‘good’ rating for ‘Caring.’

Richard Jenkins appointed interim chief executive at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

18 December 2019

Dr Richard Jenkins has been appointed as interim Chief Executive of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. He will join the Trust on a part-time basis from 10 February, combining it with his existing role as Chief Executive of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. His appointment is for a 12-month term. La

Working together to keep patients, visitors and staff safe over the festive period

17 December 2019

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are working alongside South Yorkshire Police over the holiday period to keep staff and members of the public safe by increasing the number of security and police teams working at Rotherham Hospital’s Urgent and Emergency Care Centre on key dates. As the number of

A week to show we're Proud

17 December 2019

In November, the Trust held its annual Proud Week which provides the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our staff and the organisation through a number of events. Louise Barnett, Chief Executive, said: “People are at the heart of the NHS; patients, families, staff and everyone who works to

Hospital extremely busy with flu-like symptoms and diarrhoea and vomiting

10 December 2019

  Rotherham Hospital is seeing record numbers of people using it’s emergency services, including Rotherham Hospital’s Urgent and Emergency Care Centre. Over the weekend the hospital on Moorgate Road saw lots of patients with flu-like symptoms and diarrhoea and vomiting and as a result has placed restrictions

Campaigner comes to Rotherham Hospital

09 December 2019

Campaigner Paula McGowan will give a lecture at Rotherham Hospital on Wednesday, December 11, to continue her crusade to raise awareness of autism and learning disabilities in a clinical setting.  Since her 18-year-old son Oliver died in 2016 after a rare reaction to an anti-psychotic drug, Paula has campaig

Christmas countdown begins with Millers, bears and Santa at Rotherham Hospital

05 December 2019

Players from Rotherham United Football Club received cheers of a different kind when they attended a festive fixture to support the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Celebrate your countdown to Christmas with Dr Ted and Rotherham United

22 November 2019

Rotherham United Football Club fans are encouraged to save the date for an extra special fixture alongside Dr Ted at Rotherham Hospital.

Breathing life into song

22 November 2019

Our colleagues at Breathing Space, a community service in Rotherham for people with respiratory conditions, marked World COPD Day on November 20 with a range of information events and a special performance by their very own choir. Scores of people attended the day-long event for a cup of tea and a chat an

Come to our first Hospital open day!

13 November 2019

Rotherham Hospital is throwing open the doors and inviting the public to ‘come and see’ what goes on inside at its first-ever open day on Saturday, 30 November, between 10am-3pm . The hospital is hoping to pull in the crowds with a mixture of fun and games – including the chance to have a go at learning

Hitting the right notes on health

11 November 2019

Breathing Space, a community service in Rotherham for people with respiratory conditions, is marking World COPD Day on November 20 with a range of information stalls and a special performance by the Breathing Space choir. The day-long event will be a chance to learn about respiratory diseases, pulm

They can see right through you

08 November 2019

Today is World Radiography Day and International Day of Radiology and we’re checking in with one of our brilliant teams to see what makes them tick. And as a further boost, they’ve just been awarded a ‘highly commended’ in the HSJ Awards on Wednesday night – a great effort in a national competition

Families invited to mark World Prematurity Day

07 November 2019

Rotherham’s Special Care Baby Unit will be celebrating World Prematurity Day on November 17 with an event at the Carlton Park Hotel on Moorgate Road. All families past and present are invited to come along to meet the team and get a chance to meet other families. The Carlton Park is also kindly offer

Remember, remember to stay safe this November

05 November 2019

  Last year there were a number of injuries related to fireworks or bonfire night that were treated at Rotherham’s Urgent and Emergency Care Centre. These included burns to legs and arms and eye injuries. As the nights get darker, colder and appropriately eerie for bonfires and fireworks displays ac

Tricks and treats lead to pounds thanks to fundraisers

04 November 2019

The ghosts and ghouls were out in force with tricks and treats galore this Halloween to help raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Stay safe this bonfire night

04 November 2019

Last year there were a number of injuries related to fireworks or bonfire night that were treated at Rotherham’s Urgent and Emergency Care Centre. These included burns to legs and arms and eye injuries. As the nights get darker, colder and appropriately eerie for bonfires and fireworks displays across t

National Pathology Week is here

04 November 2019

We’re taking this opportunity to celebrate our amazing pathology team all week and highlight the vital contribution they make to our health. National Pathology Week is an annual celebration of pathology, and helps raise awareness of how pathologists and scientists diagnose disease. Rotherham’s pathology

A meeting of minds

01 November 2019

  A Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust nurse is paving the way for others after completing a Chief Nurse Fellowship – a first for the hospital. Paula Lowson, Macmillan cancer information and support manager, was awarded the first Chief Nurse Fellowship in Rotherham to research the benefits of Mindful Compa

Thanks to all who attended memorial

31 October 2019

  The Chaplaincy department and the Midwives teamed up to organise and run a special remembrance day in the Hospital Chapel.  Talhat Mughal, Lead Chaplain, wanted to give his thanks to everyone who attended on October 21 at the annual baby loss memorial service. Talhat said it was a great success with ar

Keeping your spirits up

23 October 2019

  The chaplaincy team have been meeting and greeting visitors to Rotherham Hospital to let people know they are here and ready to help.   “We’re here for everyone, not just the religious,” says Emily Leakey, one of the chaplains and part of the Hospital Chaplaincy Team.   “So many people don’t

Volunteer fundraisers sought to kick-start new group

16 October 2019

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is appealing for volunteers with a flair for inspiring others to join a brand new fundraising group.

Fundraisers appeal for terror-ific treats

15 October 2019

Whether its googly toffee eyeballs, severed chocolate fingers or grizzly pumpkin cupcakes – the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is looking for creative bakers to donate Halloween treats.

Trust gathers to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week

15 October 2019

Colleagues and families across our Trust have come together to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October) and to show solidarity with families who have sadly lost babies. Following a request from our Maternity Bereavement Lead Midwife, Shahida Mehrban, Meadowhall agreed to light up its roof and dome in

Rotherham's AHPs All Set for Spotlight!

09 October 2019

Rotherham’s Allied health professionals (AHPs) have been named ‘Northern Flagbearers’ for this year’s national AHP's Day. Being given the crown of flagbearers by the original instigators of AHP's Day means that the health and Social care sectors will be looking to Rotherham as leaders in championing and

Trust Formally Opens New Clinical Imaging Room

09 October 2019

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the opening of a new clinical imaging room. After months of multiple teams working collaboratively, the new interventional room based within the Medical Imaging Department at Rotherham Hospital, is now up and running. The room marks an amalgamatio

Four Rotherham Teams Highlighted in National Shortlist

08 October 2019

Health services in Rotherham have yet again received national acclaim by making it to the final stages of this year’s HSJ Awards. Four of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s innovative initiatives have been named in the shortlist for the awards, now in their 39 th year. The awards set out to “produc

Proud of our 2019 shortlist

03 October 2019

Thank you to everyone, colleagues and members of the public, who took the time to submit nominations for our annual Proud Awards. We received over 400 nominations this year. Each nomination has been reviewed and our shortlisting panel have shortlisted an incredible 56 teams and individuals. The shor

Rotherham midwives urge families to quit together this Stoptober

01 October 2019

Our town’s midwives are urging local mums-to-be and their nearest and dearest to quit smoking this Stoptober. Research shows that you are more likely to find it easier to quit if you and those around you stop smoking together.  Wendy Griffith, one of Rotherham’s specialist stop smoking midwives, said: “Mums w

How are your local health services performing?

02 September 2019

Our local health services are reliably there when we need them and it’s important to see their value, understand how they operate and know how they are performing.  You are invited to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual Members Meeting on 18 September 2019 to receive a summary of performance

Where to get the right care...

29 August 2019

Do you know where to get the right care for your needs? Here are some of the various options in and around Rotherham. Remember; the hospital's UECC (A&E) is for urgent and emergency care needs only. If you're not sure, call 111.

Charity-funded echo machine helps tiny tickers in Rotherham

23 August 2019

Children requiring life-saving heart scans are now able to receive their care closer to home thanks to a new heart scanner funded by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

One-stop event for new families in Rotherham

21 August 2019

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is launching a new monthly event at Rotherham Hospital showcasing the various maternity and family services available in the area. It can be an exciting yet daunting time for those planning to start a family, those soon to be parents and new parents, so healthcare

Your invitation to our Annual Members' Meeting

20 August 2019

You are invited to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual Members Meeting on 18 September 2019 to receive a summary of performance for 2018/19 and details of the Trust’s future operational plan for 2019/20.  Martin Havenhand, Chairman of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are committed to providi

Mayor’s Charity Appeal success for Dr Ted

16 August 2019

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has received a major boost from Dr Ted’s biggest fans – the former Mayor and Mayoress of Rotherham.

Finance firm pledges support for Dr Ted

12 August 2019

A business owner with a flair for figures has pledged to spend the next year raising funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Dr Ted children’s appeal.

Sports fans urged to tackle charity challenge

08 August 2019

A charity event for children, young people and adults is pushing the boundaries to get more people involved in fundraising and sport this summer.

Fundraising appeal for Fortem’s special project

07 August 2019

Management trainees from one of Rotherham’s top firms are hoping to make their mark on facilities for new-borns and their families at Rotherham Hospital – but they need your help.

Celebrating One Great Day at Parkgate

01 August 2019

Shoppers and employees at Parkgate were joined by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s children’s appeal mascot Dr Ted to celebrate One Great Day of fundraising.

Charity banks money from fundraisers at Santander

01 August 2019

Fundraisers at Santander in Rotherham pledged to support the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal in memory of their loved ones, raising £3255.19.

Where to get the right care in Rotherham

26 July 2019

Options for getting health related help and advice around Rotherham

Stay cool in this week’s hot weather

23 July 2019

With weather forecasters predicting a hot, sunny week ahead, health leaders are encouraging people to stay cool and look after themselves.

Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense. But before the hot weather arrives, it is a really good time to think about what you can do to protect yourself and your family and friends from heat.

Party spirit provides big boost to NHS

15 July 2019

NHS Big Tea party celebrations are being held across Rotherham this month to celebrate the nation’s two favourite institutions – the National Health Service and a good old cuppa.  Teapots were brewed, cakes baked, volunteers assembled and invites distributed last week in preparation for tea parties at Ca

Proud Awards 2019

08 July 2019

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Proud Awards 2019 Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their health care heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2019 Proud Awards.  The awards celebrate excellence in healthcare by recognising Rotherham’s exceptional N

Lets raise a cuppa to the NHS at Carlton Park

27 June 2019

The teapot is brewing at the Carlton Park Hotel where celebrations will take place to mark the 71st anniversary of the NHS.

Changes to Stroke services in Rotherham from 1 July 2019

27 June 2019

From Monday 1 July, anyone who has a stroke in Rotherham will be taken to a hyper acute stroke unit for the first 72 hours of care. The hyper acute stroke units are based at: Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield Thes

Strictly stars call on Rotherham to raise a cuppa for the NHS

26 June 2019

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has backed Strictly Come Dancing stars urging NHS staff and supporters to ‘raise a cuppa’ and celebrate the NHS’s 71st birthday on Friday 5 July.

Award success for healthcare in Rotherham

05 June 2019

A team involving representatives from the Trust, as well as partner organisations including Rotherham Council, won the Acute Service Redesign category at the HSJ Value Awards on 23 May. The award is in recognition of their work to look at how partners across health and social care in Rotherham can

Special lights delivered for parents and babies

30 May 2019

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is lighting the way for patients and relatives attending the Delivery Suite and Special Care Baby Unit.

Our un-bear-leavable new charity mascot

23 May 2019

We’d like you to meet Dr Ted – he’s the new ambassador for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s children’s appeal

Charity lights the way with ward refurbishment in Critical Care

23 May 2019

Families visiting loved ones receiving critical care at Rotherham Hospital are benefitting from a colourful and uplifting environment thanks to new ceiling lights funded by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Tricks and treats for Lions, bears and children at Rotherham Hospital

23 May 2019

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s children’s entertainer helped to spread a little magic amongst lions and bears as well as youngsters during his most recent visit.

Celebrate Volunteers' Week with us!

18 May 2019

Have you or your family and friends ever considered volunteering? Come and meet our Volunteers. They will tell you about their experiences and why they volunteer for the Trust. Have a look at our information stand and our current vacancies on Tuesday 4 or Thursday 6 June 2019 in Rotherham Hospital main entrance,10am –1.30pm.

Tea parties hope to raise pots of money for NHS charities

10 May 2019

If you love tea, cakes and fundraising – then the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has the perfect challenge to help you celebrate the 71st anniversary of the NHS.

First Nursing Associates graduate

10 May 2019

The first-ever cohort of the new Nursing Associates in South Yorkshire have begun working at the Trust after graduating from The University of Sheffield as part of the Barnsley and Rotherham partnership.

International Nurses’ Day!

10 May 2019

This Sunday, 12 May is International Nurses’ Day and there are celebrations taking place across the Trust.

Rotherham mayor unveils un-bear-leavable new charity mascot

08 May 2019

We’d like you to meet Dr Ted – he’s the new ambassador for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s children’s appeal and was unveiled at his debut fundraising event by the Mayor of Rotherham.

Trust Celebrates International Day of the Midwife!

03 May 2019

Midwives and Maternity Support colleagues at the Trust held a series of events this week to celebrate International Day of the Midwife 2019.

London calls for Purple Butterfly Appeal marathon fundraiser

01 May 2019

A scientist showcased her flair for running when she took part in the Virgin London Marathon in memory of her grandma to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Type 2 Diabetes Courses

26 April 2019

A Type 2 Diabetes Management course “BETTY” (Better Eating for Type Two and You) is being introduced by Rotherham Diabetes Specialist Dietitians for both remission and management of the condition.

More time for hospital's teepee

26 April 2019

A tepee installed in the main entrance of Rotherham Hospital has been so popular, it will be staying for a bit longer. The teepee has been provided by social movement, Camerados, at no cost to the Trust. It opened at the end of January and has been open 24 hours a day. Since January, around 16,000 p

Easter fundraising for hospital charity

25 April 2019

Easter was an egg-cellent affair this year thanks to a host of fundraising activities and donations to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

New trials aim to cut wait at Rotherham A&E

18 April 2019

Rotherham Hospital’s Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (UECC) has faced its busiest week ever - with a record 364 people passing through the door last Monday (8 April). This comes as the Trust is piloting new approaches to reducing waiting times and improving patient care by speeding up assessments as

You believed in me!

18 April 2019

Our Clinical Lead for Audiology has been recognised as ‘Best Communicator’ in the Rotherham Parent Carers Forum’s, You Believed in Me Awards. Chris Hammond-Race was nominated in the awards earlier this year and was presented with ‘Best Communicator’ at a special ceremony on 29 March at New York Stad

Grandma inspires marathon challenge for NHS scientist

16 April 2019

A keen runner looking for the challenge of a lifetime will be taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.

A special thanks to fundraisers for their 10 year support

15 April 2019

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity hosted a celebratory tea party for a special group of friends who have dedicated 10 years to fundraising for the charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.

Watoto Children’s Choir perform at Rotherham Hospital

29 March 2019

The Watoto Children’s Choir entertained patients, visitors and members of staff at Rotherham Hospital on 28 March as part of their UK tour. The choir, made up of Ugandan children who have lost one or both parents to AIDS or to war, performed in the hospital’s main entrance for around 20 minutes, rai

Rotherham midwives and doctors bring new options for pregnant women

26 March 2019

Midwives and doctors at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust were the first in the region (South Yorkshire) to be offering a new method of labour induction for pregnant women. An induced labour is one that's started artificially. It's fairly common with 1 in 5 labours being induced in the UK. Sometime

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey

21 March 2019

Help us improve cancer care for everyone Patients treated for cancer at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will soon be asked to take part in NHS England's National Cancer Patient Experience Survey. It helps services monitor what's working well and what needs to be improved for future cancer patients. A

Governor Elections 2019

15 March 2019

Nominations for our Council of Governors Elections 2019 are open from 6 March until 3 April 2019.

Rock your socks off for World Down Syndrome Day

12 March 2019

Fundraisers will be rocking their odd socks at Rotherham Hospital on March 21 to mark World Down Syndrome Day.

Shortlist success for healthcare in Rotherham

08 March 2019

Four healthcare teams from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted in the 2019 HSJ Value Awards. A team involving representatives from the Trust, as well as partner organisations including Rotherham Council, has been shortlisted in the Acute Service Redesign category. This is in recogni

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

08 March 2019

This week, 4 to 8 March 2019, is National Apprenticeship Week 2019!  This annual celebration of apprenticeships brings the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy. Over the past year, we have shared some

Rotherham Hospital services are currently experiencing extreme pressure

07 March 2019

Rotherham Hospital services, including A&E, are currently experiencing extreme pressure, however help is at hand for those who need it. On Wednesday 6 March, Rotherham Hospital saw a 30% increase in attendance of people who require a hospital bed. We therefore want to support those with a non

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