Don’t delay, sign the organ donation register today

06 December 2016 09:16:56

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging people of all ages to give the gift of life this Christmas and sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register now. The Trust is joining forces with NHS Blood and Transplant this festive season to ask people: What are you waiting for? That’s the question we’re asking


Young artists called upon to get involved in logo competition

01 December 2016 13:58:07

Budding young artists from Rotherham’s secondary schools are being asked to shape the identity of a new 0-19 integrated public health nursing service. The new service, which will be run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, is being launched on 1 April 2017. It will provide young people and families in Rotherham


Innovative IT system wins national health award

24 November 2016 16:43:53

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s new in-house clinical IT system has won a national award for helping transform the way colleagues across the hospital and community provide patients with the right care at the right time.   The Trust’s SEPIA clinical portal achieved the ‘Enhancing Care By Sharing Data


Discovering a way to keep Rotherham people safe this winter

17 November 2016 17:22:43

For the sixth year in a row, Sheffield-based car dealer Guy Salmon has loaned The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust a Land Rover Discovery 4x4 vehicle to use over the winter period.


Congratulations to all our PROUD Award winners!

16 November 2016 14:49:58

The red carpet was rolled out once again for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s biggest celebratory event of the year – the PROUD Awards 2016.  Our PROUD Awards celebrate dedicated and caring colleagues who ensure patients receive the best and most compassionate treatment they deserve.   The event was hel


South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

14 November 2016 09:37:51

Bringing together 25 partner organisations, the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP sets out the vision, ambitions and priorities for the future of the region’s health and care. The goal is for everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to have a great start in life, with support to stay healthy and live longer. Ther


Outbreak of winter vomiting virus

11 November 2016 17:00:17

The hospital is currently experiencing an outbreak of a winter vomiting virus. The outbreak is limited to a small number of areas at present. If you are considering visiting someone in hospital and have either had symptoms or been in contact with someone who has had recently, please ensure that you have been clear


Recruitment week aims to increase flexible staffing numbers

07 November 2016 09:19:50

A recruitment week to increase the number of flexible nursing, medical, allied health, support and non-clinical colleagues working in Rotherham is being held at Rotherham Hospital later this month. Taking place from Monday 21 – Friday 25 November 2016 between 10am and 2pm, people interested in working at the Trust


Dedicated dad fulfills wedding day dream

03 November 2016 15:25:11

A proud father fulfilled his dream of giving his daughter away on her wedding day despite suffering a stroke thanks to dedicated staff from the Trust’s Stroke Unit Mark Edwards, from Aughton, was referred to the Stroke Unit in July and was an inpatient for 27 days before being cared for at home by his family wi


Rotherham United visit breast screening unit during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

11 October 2016 16:39:08

To show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, three team members of Rotherham United Football Club have paid a visit to Rotherham Hospital’s breast screening unit. The Millers are helping to spread the word and encourage local women to take up their breast screening invitations. Early detection of


Rotherham United gives breast cancer the red card

03 October 2016 15:56:51

Rotherham United Football Club has teamed up with their local breast screening unit during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in a bid to encourage local women to join the fight against breast cancer and attend their screening appointments. The Millers are putting the emphasis on their male supporters to


Dementia patients to benefit from doll therapy thanks to Unison

27 September 2016 11:45:44

Workers union, Unison has donated 13 ‘dementia dolls’ to the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust after hearing about their ability to comfort patients, reduce their anxiety and give them a sense of purpose.


Celebrate the relationships you’re PROUD of

15 September 2016 16:47:24

Every day, colleagues within the Trust work in partnership with organisations, charities and individuals across the region to ensure we continue to provide the best care for our patients.It’s now the time to celebrate those relationships by nominating the partners you work with for a Partnership Working Award in this year’s PROUD Awards.


Stay safe and get tested during Sexual Health Week

15 September 2016 11:54:20

Health professionals are encouraging men and women of all ages to get tested for sexually transmitted infections during Sexual Health Week.  


Blood cancer support group provides lifeline for patients

13 September 2016 16:58:04

Patients dealing with a range of blood cancers who helped establish Rotherham’s first Haematology Support Group would like to extend their support to others.


Innovative IT system nominated for national health award

13 September 2016 16:31:08

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s new in-house clinical IT system has been shortlisted for a national award for helping transform the way colleagues across the hospital and community provide patients with the right care at the right time.


We're recruiting a Non-Executive Director

08 September 2016 09:34:32

The Council of Governors of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is seeking an exceptional candidate to join the Trust's Board as a Non-Executive Director. Joining us at a particularly key stage of our journey, the successful candidate will be highly motivated and will demonstrate a commitment to enhancing heal


Patients praise cancer care in Rotherham

02 September 2016 12:16:41

Cancer patients at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust say they are treated with dignity and respect and are involved in decisions about their care, according to a national survey. The Trust has been praised for the quality of care it offers cancer patients in the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2015, wh


Rotherham Hospital eyes up national award

31 August 2016 17:27:27

Rotherham Hospital’s eye clinic has been nominated for a national award after outstanding praise from patients.


Show you are PROUD of your NHS unsung heroes

30 August 2016 10:37:07

Patients, carers, families and colleagues are being encouraged to nominate exceptional health care workers for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2016 PROUD Awards. Following the success of last year’s awards, the Trust is once again inviting members of the public to nominate healthcare professionals for the


You’re hired! Nurse recruitment day welcomes new staff

17 August 2016 17:31:31

More than 30 experienced and soon to be newly qualified nurses have been recruited by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust following a successful recruitment drive.


Rotherham midwives to benefit from increased support

12 August 2016 11:51:15

The Royal College of Midwives and maternity managers in Rotherham are working together to improve the support available for midwives and maternity colleagues after The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust signed the Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) Caring for You Charter this week.


Care Quality Commission to reinspect Trust

11 August 2016 09:47:57

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be reinspecting The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust from 27 – 30 September 2016. They are keen to get the views of patients, relatives, the public and colleagues about the hospital and community services provided by the Trust. You can click on www.cqc.org.uk/yourexperie


Breastfeeding mums gather at Clifton Park for the Big Latch On

09 August 2016 16:53:32

Bosom buddies from Rotherham joined thousands of other breastfeeding mums from across the world to support a record-breaking event called the Big Latch On.


Trust’s volunteer service awarded Quality Mark

04 August 2016 15:02:49

 The volunteer service at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised for its quality by Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR).  


Mum to mum support on offer at Clifton Park breastfeeding event

27 July 2016 14:00:30

Breastfeeding mothers from Rotherham are invited to join millions of other mums from around the world at a family-friendly event called the Big Latch On.


Nurse Celebrates 50 Years in the NHS

21 July 2016 10:39:38

One of Rotherham’s District Nurses has recently celebrated 50 years of working in the NHS.


Recruitment drive aims to boost nurse numbers

19 July 2016 11:49:20

A recruitment drive to increase the number of band five nurses working in Rotherham is being held at Rotherham Hospital next month to showcase why The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a great place to work. Taking place on Saturday 13 August between 10am and 3pm, the one-stop-shop will give prospective


Valuable work of NHS volunteers celebrated

31 May 2016 11:51:14

A series of events have been planned to celebrate the work of volunteers at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.


Rotherham’s nursing and midwifery staff celebrated

16 May 2016 15:49:39

A number of events and activities at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust last week have celebrated the town’s nurses and midwives.


Rotherham doctor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

16 May 2016 15:22:07

A doctor who worked at Rotherham Hospital for over 25 years has been acknowledged with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


Emergency Care Recruitment Open Day - Saturday 14 May 2016

06 May 2016 15:19:40

The Trust is looking for Band 5 Qualified Nurses to join our busy Acute Medical Unit and Emergency Department.


A&E Under Significant Pressure - Advice on Choosing the Right Care First Time

06 May 2016 09:39:20

Rotherham Hospital services continue to be very busy and are currently under significant pressure. Members of the public are asked to support us in making sure we can give vital care to those who have life-threatening injuries and conditions.


Our Star...

05 May 2016 15:28:59

Rachael Kay, Community Practitioner for the District Nursing Team (Thurcroft), was the winner of the ‘Public Recognition Award’ at the Trust’s 2015 PROUD Awards.


Make May Purple for Stroke Awareness Month!

04 May 2016 14:21:44

The Stroke Team at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are going purple for May, with a series of fundraising events for Stroke Awareness Month.


Welcome To Our New Director of Workforce

03 May 2016 15:08:54

Welcome to Cheryl Clements, who has joined the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as Director of Workforce.


Trust Wins Third RoSPA Award!

03 May 2016 14:45:16

For the third year running, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a Gold Award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.


Junior doctors’ strike 26 – 27 April 2016

25 April 2016 14:21:12

147 operations and 173 appointments have been postponed this week at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as a result of the junior doctors’ strike due to take place between 26 – 27 April 2016.  


Our Top Leader!

21 April 2016 14:49:16

Ranee Townsend, Clinical Director for Community Dental Services at the Trust, was the winner of our ‘Our Top Leader Award’ at the Trust’s 2015 PROUD Awards.


Rotherham patients take part in Parkinson’s Awareness Week

20 April 2016 11:58:23

Rotherham patients with Parkinson’s have been raising awareness of the disease by taking part in national Parkinson’s Awareness Week (18-24 April).


Are you a carer or family member of a patient with Learning Disabilities or Autism?

19 April 2016 12:30:15

Speakup Self Advocacy agency are working with individuals with Learning Disabilities or Autism to understand their experiences of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Emergency Services and Mental Health Crisis in order to improve experiences and inform practice.


Our volunteer of the year!

14 April 2016 15:45:32

Ann Ashton, Volunteer in Macmillan Cancer Information and Support, was the winner of our ‘Outstanding Volunteer Award’ at the Trust’s 2015 PROUD Awards.


Working in partnership!

07 April 2016 15:33:46

Alison Thorp, Volunteering Network and Development Officer from Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) was the winner of our ‘Partnership Working Award’ at the Trust’s 2015 PROUD Awards.


Rotherham A&E Under Significant Pressure

05 April 2016 16:54:21

Rotherham Hospital services continue to be very busy and are currently under significant pressure. Members of the public are asked to support us in making sure we can give vital care to those who have life-threatening injuries and conditions.


Junior doctors’ strike 6 - 8 April 2016

04 April 2016 15:17:48

Four operations have been postponed this week at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as a result of the junior doctors’ strike due to take place between 6 – 8 April. In addition to this, eight clinics have been reduced in size, affecting 44 patients.


Technology brings heart benefits

17 July 2015 12:38:42

 NHS patients in Rotherham have been part of an innovative programme using technology to help monitor heart health. An estimated 2061 people in Rotherham have heart failure, a life limiting condition which is on the increase largely due to our aging population and the fact that many people are now living longe


Your NHS services in Rotherham - have you registered your place at our annual members’ meeting next week?

03 July 2015 09:39:34

Members of the public are urged not to miss their chance to find out more about NHS health services in Rotherham. The Trust will hold its Annual Members’ Meeting, similar to an AGM, on 8 July at which details of the Trust’s performance will be presented. The Trust, which runs services at Rotherham Hospital, Rotherh


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