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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

Expectant mums urged to quit smoking

05 March 2019

With National No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13 March, expectant mothers in Rotherham are being urged to give up smoking to improve the health of their unborn child. Smoking can have a number of effects on the body and can increase the risk of developing more than 50 serious health conditions, with smok

Charity curated art inspires hope and wellbeing for special families

05 March 2019

An artist with a flair for bringing storytelling to life has been busy creating marvellous murals on the Special Care Baby Unit at Rotherham Hospital.

Type 2 Diabetes Remission Course

12 February 2019

Rotherham Dietitians are offering a unique opportunity for you to be part of their remission course starting on 26 February . The course is based on a recent study called DiRECT (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial) where people with Type 2 Diabetes were able to reverse their diabetes and achieve bl

Governors

06 February 2019

As an NHS Foundation Trust, we have a number of Governors. They are the voice of local people and help set the direction for the future of the hospital and community services. To find out more about our Governors, their role and upcoming elections, visit: http://www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/governors/

Inspectors rate Rotherham’s health services

31 January 2019

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today, 31 January 2019, published its report into the inspection of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

Charity funded calendars help hospital become more dementia friendly

30 January 2019

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has funded a range of dementia-friendly calendars to help patients feel less anxious during their hospital stay.

Charity receives festive fundraising boost

30 January 2019

Toddlers and teenagers singing festive carols at the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Christmas Fair helped to raise £1074.52 for patients and their families – taking December’s fundraising total to £5,713.18.

Charity runners sought for the Rotherham 10K

30 January 2019

Keen runners are being sought by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to participate in the Rotherham 10K.

Successful fundraisers hit the high notes for charity

29 January 2019

Friends inspired by the care their families received while battling cancer have proudly completed a year of fundraising events to thank two charities close to their hearts.

Public living room comes to Rotherham Hospital

28 January 2019

A new public living room has been installed at Rotherham Hospital with the aim of offering patients, visitors and members of staff a space where they can go to relax, chat and look out for each other during what can often be stressful times. The living room is housed inside a teepee in Rotherham Hosp

Volunteer vacancies

09 January 2019

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a difference and are passionate about volunteering we would like to hear from you. Our current roles are: Welcome Desk Volunteers / Meet & Greet Ward volunteers (Ward A5 - Diabetes and Endocrine) Ward volunteers (Ward A6) Welco

Charity lights the way with ward refurbishment

19 December 2018

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.

Police and NHS services to tackle violence on emergency workers

19 December 2018

Local police and health services are joining forces this festive season to help keep members of the public safe and protect those working on the NHS front-line from abuse. South Yorkshire Police and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre at Rotherham H

£750k funding boost for technology at Rotherham health Trust

10 December 2018

Patients and healthcare workers in Rotherham are set to benefit from a £750k investment in technology to introduce a new electronic prescription system. The Health Minister Stephen Hammond, recently announced that The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is one of an initial group of 13 Trusts who are rece

Carol singers light up Charity Christmas Fair

07 December 2018

Toddlers and teenagers singing festive carols at the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Christmas Fair helped to raise £1074.52 for patients and their families.

Marvellous murals set to revamp Rotherham’s Special Care Baby Unit

07 December 2018

An artist with a flair for inspiring youngsters with her creative designs will be swapping the schoolroom for Rotherham Hospital when she begins work on transforming the Special Care Baby Unit.

National HIV Testing Week 2018

15 November 2018

National HIV Testing Week starts on Saturday 17 November 2018 and Rotherham’s Integrated Sexual Health Service is encouraging people to get tested. National HIV Testing Week is a flagship campaign to encourage testing and therefore reduce the number of people that are undiagnosed or diagnosed at a late

Our 2018 Proud Award winners!

14 November 2018

On Thursday evening, more than 250 colleagues came together to celebrate the fantastic achievements of our Proud Award winners and shortlisted nominees.

Keeping Rotherham people safe throughout the winter

14 November 2018

A local car dealership has loaned The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust a 4x4 vehicle for the eighth year in a row to use over the winter period. Guy Salmon, based in Sheffield, recently delivered the Land Rover Discovery which will be used by the Trust’s Estates team. It will be used to ensure that the tea

Pledge your support for NHS Charity Christmas Fair

13 November 2018

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity will be hosting its annual Christmas Fair this December with crafters, bakers and fundraisers being sought to boost the festive spirit.

First Higher Apprenticeship graduates celebrate regional first

13 November 2018

Higher apprentices at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are among the first group to complete a new pilot training programme in a regional first for healthcare employers. Sixty-eight Trainee Assistant Practitioners (TAPs) at eight healthcare providers in South Yorkshire have achieved the Healthcare Assi

Rotherham health worker through to national finals

04 November 2018

A talented Rotherham health worker is competing in the national finals of the World Skills competition later this month following his success in the regional heats earlier in the year. Abiola Lugboso, aged 29 and lives in Brinsworth, works as a Therapy Support Worker at The Rotherham NHS Foundation

#TRFTProud of our shortlisted nominees

01 November 2018

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has sent in their nominations for our Proud Awards 2018. Your nominations help us to identify exceptional NHS colleagues who pull out all the stops to deliver first class community and hospital services across our boroug

‘Big Pink’ party set to raise funds for Rotherham’s Breast Cancer Service

19 October 2018

A nurse who has bravely battled breast cancer hopes to raise awareness about the importance of attending breast cancer screening appointments as well as raising money to help patients at Rotherham Hospital.

Friends successful Camino challenge for Purple Butterfly Appeal

17 October 2018

Pals Gary Swift and David Critchlow donned their walking shoes to tackle one of the world’s most spectacular pilgrimages to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Musical medley to help raise funds for hospital charity

15 October 2018

The Thurcroft Musical Theatre Group will be raising the roof with songs from popular musicals to help raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Waverley’s scarecrows outstanding in their field

12 October 2018

Where else could you meet Wonder Woman, Ziggy Stardust and James Bond? The Waverley Events Team provided all this and more when they hosted their first ever Scarecrow Festival.

Artists sought for special hospital commission

11 October 2018

Artists and illustrators are being sought by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to enhance the Special Care Baby Unit’s homely and welcoming atmosphere for families and their new-borns.

Trust team is top in the region

05 October 2018

The Clinical Radiology Team at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have won the regional ‘Team of the Year’ award from The Society of Radiographers, and are now through to the UK finals. The team were nominated by radiographer Brydie Shires, who had recently joined the team from another Trust. For

Mayor makes his fundraising debut at Rotherham Hospital

03 October 2018

Patients, their families and colleagues from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust were invited to share cakes, goodies, competitions and raffle prizes with Dr Ted and the Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Alan Buckley.

Charity cavalcade raises the roof for Purple Butterfly Appeal

27 September 2018

Theatre goers took a step back in time to celebrate the Edwardian era’s most famous music, opera and panto at a special show to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.

Baby memorial service

19 September 2018

The Chaplaincy team at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is holding its annual baby memorial service at 3pm on Saturday 13 October 2018 in the Chapel on C level of Rotherham Hospital.

Top accolade in health and safety

14 September 2018

Earlier this year, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust became the first Trust in the country to be awarded the Gold Medal in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards

Charity team on their marks for Sheffield 10K

11 September 2018

The start line is nearly in sight for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s team of steel-spirited fundraisers as they prepare for the Run for All Sheffield 10K.

Celebrating a great day for Dr Ted at Parkgate

22 August 2018

    Shoppers and employees at Parkgate Shopping Centre had a great day raising money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Dr Ted children’s appeal.

Ain’t no mountain high enough for fundraisers

21 August 2018

A daring mum and her 10-year-old son scaled the dizzy heights of Snowdon to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Cancer survivor inspires fundraising challenges

15 August 2018

An ‘inspirational’ cancer patient teamed up with her colleagues, family and friends to raise £4,763 for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

You are invited to have your say on our Quality Priorities

15 August 2018

Every year The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust develops a set of Quality Improvement Priorities for the year ahead. These priorities help ensure that there is a continuous drive to improve the quality of care provided for our patients. We are now considering what our Quality Improvement Priorities should be for 2

Local men urged to come to life-saving screening event

07 August 2018

The Mechanics Institute in Wentworth will be hosting an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening clinic for men aged 65 and above on Friday 31 August.

Sponsorship sought for 125km Purple Butterfly Appeal pilgrimage

25 July 2018

Best friends Gary Swift and David Critchlow will be taking part in one of the world’s most spectacular pilgrimages to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.

Hospital’s new books speak volumes about health and wellbeing

24 July 2018

The Patients’ Library at Rotherham Hospital has been boosted by 120 new books thanks to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity and Health Education England.

Trust to hold open day for nurses of the future

23 July 2018

A team of experienced nurses is calling for the next generation of nurses to join The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

Getting ready to meet the next generation of nurses

16 July 2018

Our team is gearing up to be at the Sheffield Hallam University Careers Fair on 18 July where they will share all that's great about nursing at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

Nursing opportunities up for grabs at recruitment event

11 July 2018

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is looking for nurses to join its dedicated, caring services and is holding a recruitment event on Tuesday 17 July, 3pm-8pm at Rotherham Hospital.

Charity kits out patients with life-saving messages in a bottle

10 July 2018

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has re-launched its life-saving Message in a Bottle scheme to help provide emergency services with crucial medical information about elderly and vulnerable patients.

Two Rotherham healthcare teams make the shortlist

09 July 2018

Two teams at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted in the 2018 Nursing Times Awards.

 

Happy 70th Birthday to the NHS!

06 July 2018

On 5 July 1948, Aneurin Bevan, the then Minister for Health, launched the NHS in Park Hospital, Manchester (now Trafford General Hospital). Today, the 70th birthday of the NHS, colleagues throughout the Trust and across the country have been celebrating this much loved institution. This article summarises some of the events and activities that have been taking place at the Trust to mark the occasion.

Friends and family unite in memory of golf-mad Jake

04 July 2018

The friends and family of an 18-year-old who passed away at Rotherham Hospital are inviting keen golfers to take part in a charity tournament to be held in his memory.


Three Rotherham community nurses receive prestigious award

26 June 2018

Three community nurses working for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for their commitment to nursing at a ceremony held in London yesterday (25 June).

Qualified nurse recruitment event

21 June 2018

 Are you a qualified nurse? We have some exciting opportunities in our Acute Medical Unit (AMU) for qualified Band 5 nurses.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust welcomes you!

20 June 2018

Your local NHS Trust is inviting members of the public to hear about how it has performed over the last year at its Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) 2018. 

“They have enabled him to see his children grow into adults…”

20 June 2018

Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their health care heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2018 Proud Awards.

Curtain call for Purple Butterfly Appeal show

19 June 2018

The traditional sounds of the Edwardian music hall era will be brought to life this summer to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.

Car park maintenance at Rotherham Hospital - Sunday 17 and Monday 18 June

14 June 2018

Please be aware that on Sunday 17 June and Monday 18 June there will be road works taking place in the main public car park at Rotherham Hospital. Clear diversions will be in place during this time however please consider this when planning your journey and allow for any slight delays. Any patients

Magic tricks and ward visits a treat for Mayor of Rotherham

12 June 2018

The Mayor of Rotherham helped to spread a little magic at Rotherham Hospital during his first official visit to celebrate his support for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Dr Ted children’s appeal.

Award success for Trust HR analytics

12 June 2018

The HR Systems and Compliance team at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has won a prestigious national award at the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) Awards 2018. The award, in the HR Analytics category, was in recognition of how the Trust has reduced non-medical agency spend by 28% as a

Proud Awards 2018

07 June 2018

Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their health care heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2018 Proud Awards.

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