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Returning to a single Covid-19 hospital site for South Yorkshire

10 August 2020

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Royal Hallamshire Hospital was the primary hospital in our region providing treatment for those people who had Covid-19 but as the number of patients rose, all our hospitals began to provide this care. Now, as numbers have reduced, we no longer need as many hospital beds ava

Charity appeals for virtual runners

10 August 2020

The iconic Sheffield Half Marathon and 10K events may be postponed this year, but the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is appealing for keen runners to continue fundraising virtually.

Proud Awards 2020

03 August 2020

It's time to nominate your healthcare heroes! Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their healthcare heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2020 Proud Awards.  The awards celebrate excellence in healthcare by recognising Rotherham’s exceptional NHS

Keeping in touch with loved ones while they are in hospital from 1 August 2020

03 August 2020

At Rotherham Hospital, we understand how difficult it must be for families and loved ones at a time where visiting is suspended and we want to support our patients and their loved ones as best we can. We have in recent months established the Patient Property and Communication Facilitator roles and from 1 Augus

Recognising excellence across the Trust through our new ‘Excellence Award’

31 July 2020

Every day, colleagues are going above and beyond to make a massive difference to patients, families, visitors and colleagues across all our services; in community settings and the hospital, frontline and behind the scenes. Today, we are excited to announce the Excellence Award , a new monthly reward and

Governor elections nomination period now open

30 July 2020

The nomination period for our Governor elections has now opened. You could do your bit for your NHS by becoming a Governor and playing an important and valued role as part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Our Lead Governor, Gavin Rimmer is encouraging as many people as possible to cons

Breaking into coding

29 July 2020

The Trust has welcomed two new Clinical Coding Apprentices to the team.  Hannah Webb and Kitty Jennings have joined the Clinical Coding Team as Apprentice Clinical Coders and are now enrolled onto the Clinical Coding Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme. The pair are excited to be starting their career pathw

Call it out, work it out

28 July 2020

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is launching a new campaign aimed at encouraging staff, patients and visitors to challenge and report instances of discriminatory behaviour and language on our sites. ‘Call it out, work it out’, which was originally thought up by the BAME (Black and Minority Eth

‘Today is the Day’ for Rotherham smokers to kick the habit!

15 July 2020

Rotherham’s local stop smoking service is supporting a campaign call for smokers to ‘quit today’ as thousands of smokers already report quitting across the region. Get Healthy Rotherham is supporting a new stop smoking campaign ‘Today is the Day’, launched by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), for smokers

Greenoaks is moving!

15 July 2020

Maternity and Gynaecology Services are moving to a new location on the hospital grounds. From 28 July, most of our Greenoaks services will have moved and appointments will be held at the new site – which is next to the main car park and just opposite the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (UECC). 

Celebrating the NHS’ 72nd birthday

14 July 2020

On July 5 our UECC was lit up in vibrant blue by local company PA Entertainments to mark the NHS’ 72 nd birthday and to thank members of the public for their support over the past few difficult months.  People across Rotherham have made more than 200 donations of refreshments, art and gifts, PPE, lau

Do Your Bit for The NHS in Rotherham

13 July 2020

Those who have been keen to support the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic are being urged to put their desire to help into action!  The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) has received hundreds of generous offers of support recently; from charitable donations to offers of voluntary help for patients and f

Charity funding supports health and wellbeing of frontline staff

10 July 2020

Nurses and midwives in Rotherham will now have the opportunity to access extra peer support to help them through the Coronavirus pandemic thanks to funding from NHS charities.

An update from our Deputy Chief Nurse

01 July 2020

Ahead of this weekend's relaxation of some lockdown restrictions, our Deputy Chief Nurse, Helen Dobson, has provided this update: “Even though lockdown restrictions are being gradually lifted and life is returning to a certain degree of normality, we all have a part to play to keep coronavirus infecti

Save the date for NHS birthday celebrations

30 June 2020

People across Rotherham are being urged to come together for the ‘Biggest Thank You Ever’ to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS.

Charity poster boy gains recognition from the Queen

30 June 2020

A fundraiser for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has received the royal seal of approval from the Queen.

Charity launches virtual fundraising challenges

26 June 2020

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is challenging fundraisers to celebrate the summer in style by taking part in a host of virtual challenges.

TRFT’s part in reducing Covid deaths

26 June 2020

Our Trust has contributed towards the discovery that the drug dexamethasone can help to reduce death by up to one third in hospitalised patients with severe respiratory complications of COVID-19. 72 TRFT patients make up the total of over 11,500 patients enrolled to the RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluati

Life of a respiratory nurse

26 June 2020

It’s been almost a year since Jennifer Brian commenced the new role as Respiratory Nurse Specialist for the Trust.  We caught up with Jennifer to find out how she has fared over the past year and what new challenges the Covid-19 period has brought her profession in particular. J

Special recognition for Maltby nurses

26 June 2020

The Maltby District Nursing Team has received a special letter of recognition from a local MP. Alexander Stafford, MP for Rother Valley, wrote to District Nurse Sharon Hunter to thank her and the team for their “excellent” dedication and compassion. Mr Stafford said: “In particular I know that the de

Working from the art

26 June 2020

An art group in South Yorkshire has kindly donated some of their ‘inspiring’ artwork for staff on Kepple Ward as a thank you for all their hard work. Artworks South Yorkshire is a non-profit creative arts organisation, inspiring and supporting adults with learning disabilities to achieve their pot

College accolade for Assistant Practitioner

26 June 2020

One of the Trust's apprentices has been awarded Apprentice of the Year by RNN Group. Cath McCartan, an Assistant Practitioner and level five Higher Apprentice, won the accolade for her hard work during the Covid-19 period.  Cath said she was unaware that she had even been put forward and was “ve

In-house testing a 'fantastic achievement' for the Trust

23 June 2020

A new analyser has gone live at the Trust's microbiology lab which can now enable in-house Covid PCR testing on throat and nose swabs rather than transporting samples to Sheffield. Francesca Carr, Operational Manager, Microbiology, said the piece of equipment is a molecular analyser in microbiology

Boost for Blood Sciences Services

23 June 2020

A multi-million-pound investment project in the Blood Sciences Services at Barnsley and Rotherham Hospitals is back on track following a delay due to the covid crisis. With pandemic pressure on the NHS easing, along with easing of government imposed restrictions, the laboratory is taking forward the pr

Fundraiser leaves no stone unturned for NHS Superheroes

18 June 2020

A four-year-old boy whose lockdown stone snake united his community has delivered a host of treats to Rotherham Hospital with the funds he also raised.

Steps we're taking to help protect you

16 June 2020

We have made a number of changes across our sites and services to help protect our patients, visitors and staff. Anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19 should not enter our sites unless it is for emergency treatment through our Urgent and Emergency Care Centre. If you have an appointment and display sy

How to make a face covering

14 June 2020

You can make your own face covering to cover your nose and mouth when out of the house, including visiting hospital or other health services. Reusable face coverings should be washed at 60 degrees. Follow the below steps to make a homemade face covering: You will need: a bandana and elastic bands (o

Please wear a face covering when using our services

14 June 2020

People infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus to others without being aware of it. In line with recent recommendations from the World Health Organisation, we are introducing new measures at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to k

My Home Birth Story: Filippa Newman

06 June 2020

Filippa Newman: “I knew I wanted a homebirth after I gave birth to my first baby in hospital.  For me, I just didn’t see the need to medicalise what I came to realise was a completely natural process and knew if I could be at home I would feel much more relaxed. The experience lived up to my expectations

Home Birth is a Safe and Attractive Offer for Rotherham Mums

06 June 2020

Have you considered a home birth but been put off, maybe by the opinions of others or by not being sure of what to expect? This International Home Birth Day (6 June) our midwives, along with one or two Rotherham families, would like to bust some myths and share the reason why a home birth could be perfect

Midwives Proud to be Runners Up

04 June 2020

Our midwives were proud as punch to be named runners up in the Royal College of Midwifery 2020 Awards which were announced throughout the first week in May. The team was named in two of the categories: ‘Midwives’ Midwife’ and in the ‘Maternity Service of the Year’ Category. Although our teams did not win,

Breastfeeding Celebration Week 2020

04 June 2020

1-7 June is Breastfeeding Celebration Week and throughout the last few days we have been promoting support available locally for those who are breastfeeding and for those who are considering breastfeeding their baby. Our Infant Feeding Team has put together a series of informative videos all about the bene

Sisters brave the shave for NHS Superheroes

04 June 2020

Remarkable sisters Mia and Paige have bravely volunteered to shave her hair to raise funds to support the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s staff appeal.

‘Relay’ good event raises funds for NHS Superheroes

04 June 2020

A running team took part in an epic fundraising challenge to boost the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Rotherham NHS Superheroes campaign.

Badge of honour for Trust staff

01 June 2020

A brother and sister team from Sheffield have produced a special pin for NHS frontline workers – which have been kindly donated to some of our colleagues. The Orthopaedic Therapy Team and AHPs have already received a number of badges, with more set to be donated in the coming days and weeks. The pins h

Trust apprentices rock with RNN College wins

29 May 2020

Three Trust apprentices have won awards at RNN College for their outstanding efforts. Wendy Jarvis, Shane Atkins and Colette Ashforth won the Principal’s Award, the Above and Beyond and Amazing Attitude awards respectively. Usually, the awards are announced in a ceremony however this year they have had t

A marathon effort from young football team

20 May 2020

Members of the Brinsworth Whitehill U9s football team took on a marathon challenge to support the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s NHS Superheroes campaign.

Business Continuity Awareness Week

18 May 2020

“We take our business continuity planning and preparations very seriously.” That’s the message from Craig Patchett, Emergency Planning and Business Resilience Manager at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.    Throughout the year, Craig works closely with teams and departments at Rotherham Hospital an

Waverley’s hero swoops into Rotherham Hospital

15 May 2020

An artist’s tribute to local NHS workers has shown that heroes come in all shapes and sizes – including those made of Lego.

Lighting up Yorkshire in appreciation

15 May 2020

Rotherham Hospital was lit up in a special display to thank NHS workers across South Yorkshire as part of an initiative for the Clap for our Carers campaign on Thursday night. Local company, PA Entertainment, spent hours setting up the lights at the hospital last Wednesday for it to be revealed on social med

'Over the moon' with kind gesture

13 May 2020

Members of the Alcohol Liaison Team have helped bring a smile to patients who are on lockdown. There are lots of people who are currently struggling with addiction during lockdown without the full spectrum of support that would usually be available to them.  Claire Sturman and Kristy Richardson, sup

300,000 people have #QuitForCovid

11 May 2020

At least 300,000 people have quit smoking successfully, a further 550,000 have tried to quit and 2.4 million have cut down on the amount of cigarettes they smoke due to growing concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19) and the increased risk smokers face.    These estimates are based on findings from the UK arm

Midwives hit the right notes this International Day of the Midwife

05 May 2020

NHS England’s Midwifery Ambassadors have come together virtually to celebrate International Day of the Midwife 2020 (5 May), #IDM20, as a choir through the medium of music and technology to spread a little hope, sunshine, smiles and happiness during these difficult times of COVID19. Do any of you recogn

Last wish granted with love

04 May 2020

Our Community Teams have been praised for making a difference to a family by helping their mother live her last days in her home on her favourite chair. Alison Davis, Help Desk Officer at the Trust, sadly lost her mother Marie Hooper, 76, last October. She wanted to show her appreciation to the Community

Trust helps tackle Covid-19 with vital research

29 April 2020

The Trust’s Research and Development department is taking part in a research study surrounding the Covid-19 coronavirus. Covid-19 is a global threat to health for which we have no specific treatments as yet. While many products have been proposed to treat Covid-19 patients, none are proven.  The R

Tech teams rise to the challenge

29 April 2020

Over the past few weeks the Trust has experienced a major upheaval in the way it works following the Covid-19 outbreak. New working conditions have had to be swiftly and robustly put in place with various systems and processes being altered drastically. Our IT and Information teams have been working aro

Baby Hallie is Rotherham's First Lockdown Baby!

29 April 2020

When Stella Bacon began to realise that her baby would be born in the midst of a pandemic, little did she know that her baby girl would in fact be Rotherham’s very first lockdown baby. Stella, 33, and her Husband John, 37, of Kiveton, Rotherham, welcomed baby Hallie into the world at 10.23pm at Rotherha

Keeping in touch with loved ones while they are in hospital

28 April 2020

At Rotherham Hospital we understand how difficult it must be for families and loved ones at a time where visiting is suspended.   We want to support our patients and their loved ones as best we can. To do this our Patient Property and Communication Team is supporting a number of initiatives to help fam

Behind the mask

28 April 2020

A initiative to help make patients more comfortable dealing with mask-wearing staff is taking off across the Trust.  Gemma Hayden, Team Leader for Rotherham Stroke Rehabilitation, said she spotted an idea online for templates to use on staff badges and decided to share it with her colleagues. “R

Advice to parents during coronavirus

19 April 2020

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself. Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do

#OneMillionClaps appeal raises funds for Trusts

17 April 2020

An appeal launched last week is aiming to raise millions of pounds to support NHS nurses, doctors, staff and volunteers saving lives during the coronavirus crisis.   The appeal is being run by NHS Charities Together and 100 per cent of each £5 donation will go to the Covid-19 Urgent Appeal which grants t

Covid-19 and your information - update 8 April 2020

09 April 2020

This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak. It supplements our main Privacy Notice which is available here . The health and social care system is facing significant pressures due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Health and care information

Kicks Count - Your unborn baby's movements are as important as ever

08 April 2020

Rotherham midwives are urging mums-to-be to contact them urgently should there be any change in your unborn baby's movements. Pregnant women should not let COVID-19 deter them from contacting their midwife should they have any concerns about their baby. You can contact a midwife by calling - 01709 42 7700

RECOVERY Trial (Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy)

07 April 2020

We are currently running a trial looking into treatment options for coronavirus (COVID-19). It is important that we do all we can to help prevent this situation from happening again, and are asking for patients with confirmed COVID-19, who are currently being cared for at Rotherham Hospital, to take

Changes to the Rotherham Stroke Rehabilitation services

06 April 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the increasing need to protect our stroke survivors and staff, changes are being made within our rehabilitation services for stroke. This information could be regularly subject to change and is for the safety of all concerned. Stroke survivors and coronavirus (COVID-19)

Trust's April Board meeting

03 April 2020

The Trust's Constitution states that: 31.1   Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to members of the public. Members of the public may be excluded from a meeting for special reasons. In view of the current coronavirus pandemic and governmental advice, the Board of Directors has taken the decisi

Can foods boost your immune system?

03 April 2020

Understandably people are worried about COVID-19 and are wanting to do anything they can in order to avoid it. This fear has allowed for misinformation to spread regarding food and immunity. Your nutrition and dietetic service has tried to answer some of your questions below. Can we boost the immun

NHS charity launches fundraising appeal for hospital heroes

01 April 2020

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has launched an urgent fundraising appeal encouraging the public to support the town’s dedicated NHS staff through the Coronavirus crisis.

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.

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