Rotherham Diabetes Day

28 October 2014 14:54:28

15 November 2014 • 9.30am to 1.30pm • New York Stadium (S60 1AH)  Following on from the success of last year, join us at our Rotherham event for all people affected by Diabetes. Whether you are newly diagnosed, need a refresher or you are a parent, carer or a professional working with Diabetes. The day is

Medical Director

23 October 2014 11:58:15

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has today confirmed that Dr George Thomson, who has been Medical Director at the Trust since January 2012, will take up a new role of Medical Director at the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust on Monday 3 November 2014. Louise Barnett, Chief Executive, said: “On behalf of the Bo

Breast Cancer Awareness Month serves as timely reminder

17 October 2014 10:53:53

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness month and offers the perfect opportunity for us to make you aware of some news on Breast Screening in our area. There is now a South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Breast Cancer Screening Programme that is being managed by Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals, with an emphasis on

Lynne Waters joins TRFT as HR Director

13 October 2014 15:53:32

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) has made a further appointment to its Board as Lynne Waters joins as Executive Director of Human Resources. With a varied and successful career in HR, Lynne lists leadership development, people and change management and employee engagement amongst her key skills. Lyn

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust phone lines unavailable

10 October 2014 09:24:41

 Due to difficulties being experienced in the area, many phone lines, including some lines at the Trust, are unavailable. Therefore callers trying to reach the Trust on ‘01709 42’ numbers cannot currently be connected. Those trying to contact the Trust should call our main switchboard on 01709 820000 and their call

Nominations are now closed for the Staff PROUD Awards 2014

08 October 2014 17:25:40

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is excited to announce the 2014 PROUD Awards which celebrate excellence in healthcare. These awards provide a great opportunity to highlight, recognise and thank exceptional individuals and teams within the organisation who have made a really positive contribution to delive

Industrial Action: 13 October 2014

08 October 2014 15:57:02

Industrial action by unions Unison, GMB, Unite and the Royal College of Midwifery expected to take place on 13th October 2014 in relation to the 2014/14 NHS Pay Award. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is working closely with union representatives and Trust staff to ensure that disruption to patient care is

National Poetry Day

02 October 2014 10:39:56

 The following poem was written by Lilian Harper, a Rotherham Hospital patient who passed away in our Purple Butterfly Suite earlier this year. In celebration of National Poetry Day and of Lilian's life and talent for writing, we would like to share one of her poems with you all. #NationalPoetryDay. Share your f

Are you a recently qualified nurse or a nurse wanting to get back into service?

01 October 2014 14:58:51

It’s an exciting time to be working in Integrated Medicine in Rotherham as we expand and develop our services. The Integrated Medical Directorate provides a comprehensive and diverse range of services in acute medical settings, community units and people’s own homes. We are delighted to be able to offer opportunitie

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Governors want to know what you think!

29 September 2014 15:42:21

Wednesday 8th October 2014 will be the last opportunity of 2014 for members of the Trust and public to come and meet the Governors of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in person. The Trust, which runs Rotherham Hospital, will hold its quarterly Governors’ Surgery sessions between 9am and 11am and again from 3

Hospital’s ‘Park Mark’ is a first for South Yorkshire

29 September 2014 15:02:25

 Drivers visiting Rotherham Hospital are in safe hands as its car parks receive the nod of approval from officials. The British Parking Association, in partnership with South Yorkshire Police, has awarded The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust a coveted ‘Park Mark’ for the parking facilities at the town’s hospital

MPs visit Ear Care services

22 September 2014 07:53:43

 LtoR: Kevin Barron MP, John Healey MP, Linda Mills – Head of Service for Primary Ear Care and Audiology at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) and Amanda Platts, Specialist Nurse/Lecturer within the TRFT Primary Ear Care and Audiology Service   Rotherham MPs John Healey and Kevin Barron visited Pri

Trust to hold Annual General Meeting

16 September 2014 14:26:51

16 September 2014 Members of the public are invited to find out more about NHS health services in Rotherham as The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust holds its Annual General meeting (AGM). The AGM, taking place at Rotherham Hospital on Moorgate Road, will present the Trust’s annual report and accounts, highlight

Rush Round Rotherham walk raises over £9000 for Rotherham charities

03 September 2014 12:14:28

'Rush to Walk' and the Rotary Club of Rotherham once again joined forces for the Rush Round Rotherham walk, raising £9,700 for the benefit of a number of Rotherham charities. Over the last seven years 'Rush to Walk' has raised in excess of £100,000 for local charities.

Maintenance to phones at Rotherham Hospital

19 August 2014 16:27:54

Overnight, from the 19th to the 20th August, essential work is being carried out to the phone lines at Rotherham Hospital. During this time, only those calling the main hospital switchboard on 01709 820000 will be connected.

Appointment of Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

08 August 2014 08:33:26

 Chris Holt                                         Simon Sheppard      The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of two new executive directors; Simon Sheppard, as Director of Finance and Chris Holt, as Chief Operating Officer. Simon Sheppard, will join the Trust in Novembe

TRFT Supporting World Breastfeeding Week 2014

07 August 2014 11:39:49

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is supporting World Breastfeeding Week 2014 and has been providing information on breastfeeding support groups, guidance and benefits in Rotherham Hospital main entrance all week. 

The Trust welcomes new Governors

30 July 2014 14:32:31

On 1 st June 2014, following this year’s Council of Governors elections The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust welcomed five new and six returning Governors to make up our group of 25 Public, Staff and Partner Governors. Governors play a vital role; they represent the interests and views of the Trust members and genera

Trust is 40Top Hospital for 6th year

16 July 2014 15:48:37

2014 marks the 6th consecutive year The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) has been listed in the UK’s CHKS 40Top Hospitals. The 40Top award is one of several awards that are part of the CHKS Top Hospitals programme. As well as national awards for patient safety, quality of care and data quality, CHKS celebrates

Moorgate Road Closures – allow extra travelling time to get to the hospital

10 July 2014 10:09:28

Council and hospital bosses are asking those travelling to Rotherham Hospital to allow more time for their journey during resurfacing work to Moorgate Road. Diversions will be in place from 21 July, taking drivers and those using public transport on a slightly extended route to get to the hospital, part of The Roth

Time to say Thank You to Trust Volunteers!

07 July 2014 16:08:44

Throughout Volunteers’ Month we have been speaking to a variety staff and volunteers and have put together a special newsletter to show our appreciation and say thank you to Trust volunteers.

Trust’s EPR enforcement undertaking is lifted

04 July 2014 11:53:20

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that its Regulator, Monitor, has removed the Electronic Patient Record specific (EPR) enforcement undertakings. Significant progress has been achieved in both the stability and governance of the EPR Recovery Programme that addresses issues in relation to th

Have you met our Trust Governors yet?

01 July 2014 13:08:21

 On Wednesday 9th July 2014 there will be another opportunity for members of the public to come and meet the Governors of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in person. The Trust will hold Governors’ Surgery sessions between 9am and 11am and again from 3pm to 5pm both in the main entrance area of Rotherham Hospital

Slimmers make 2014 the year to ‘be seen’!

27 June 2014 16:56:01

The people of Rotherham were once again invited to ditch the winter woollies and ‘be seen in 2014’ with Reshape Rotherham, the free NHS weight loss service run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT). Anyone enrolling on and completing the course in January and February this year was automatically entered into a free prize draw with a chance of winning a range of prizes...

‘Count me in’ at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

27 June 2014 16:41:16

In support of Voluntary Action Rotherham’s ‘Count me in’ campaign, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) welcomed Counsellor Mahroof Hussain MBE as a volunteer for the afternoon.

Eye praise for Eye clinic!

27 June 2014 16:33:38

A patient of the Trust’s Ophthalmology Service has shown her appreciation for the excellent care she received by the way of an artwork donation.

National Volunteers’ week turns volunteers’ month

05 June 2014 11:21:39

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) has teamed up with organisations across the borough to turn National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) into a whole month of celebrating volunteering in the town. To mark this, throughout June TRFT and partners including Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) and Rotherham Metrop

Give blood and be part of the Greatest Team in the World

03 June 2014 10:36:26

 NHS Blood and Transplant is asking new and existing donors to give blood and be part of the Greatest Team in the World to help maintain healthy blood stocks for patients throughout the busy summer months. The number of people donating blood often falls during the summer and this year’s football World Cup may prese

ABCDE saves lives

03 June 2014 09:45:11

 Rotherham patients are in safe hands thanks to an easy to remember yet lifesaving approach to dealing with medical emergencies. A poster and pocket guide has been introduced to help staff administer care using the ABCDE tool. The tool supports health care professionals to safely and rapidly assess and treat patient

Celebrating Trust Volunteers! Volunteers’ Week 2014

02 June 2014 16:01:05

Throughout Volunteers’ Week and the month of June, the Trust is thanking and celebrating its volunteers for their outstanding commitment to supporting Trust services.

Launch of Forget me not Scheme

23 May 2014 10:21:38

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new scheme to further care for Rotherham patients.The ‘Forget me not’ Scheme will further improve care for patients with cognitive problems, caused by ill health and a combination of delirium, memory loss, frailty or dementia.   

Volunteer event proves a great success

15 May 2014 08:18:31

 Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) recently organised an event at Rotherham Hospital to showcase a range of volunteering services available in and around the borough. The event signposted potential volunteers to organisations such as the Scouts and Guide Dogs and as well

STOMA care at TRFT

15 May 2014 08:10:33

 Services for over 800 patients in Rotherham with stomas has recently been improved. A stoma is an opening on the abdomen allowing waste to exit the body, this is surgically performed most commonly for patients with cancer, Colitis and Crohns Disease. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT), working with NHS Roth

HypoBox: improving treatment for patients with Diabetes

24 April 2014 11:46:43

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is aiming to improve care for patients with diabetes, with the introduction of HypoBox. The Diabetes Integrated Team at TRFT identified the need to standardise treatment for patients who suffer from Hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose). The HypoBox, stored in various locatio

Trust supports call for good Nutrition and Hydration

09 April 2014 12:09:24

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has supported a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition and hydration. Events across the Trust where held in March by Specialist Dietitians, Consultant Nurses and other staff and volunteers as part of a call to action to improve awareness and under

Emergency Department 4 hour operational target achieved!

07 April 2014 14:31:10

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is pleased to report that it has achieved the national Emergency Department (ED) four-hour operational target for quarter four (January to April 2014) – with a figure of 95.81%. Additionally, the Trust’s year end performance has been recorded at 95.1%. Analysis of NHS Eng

Friends & Family Test – The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has the highest return rate in South Yorkshire

07 April 2014 09:13:57

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is leading the way in South Yorkshire when it comes to gathering feedback from patients. Recently ratified Friends and Family test results *1 show that The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has collected the highest number of responses (18.6%) when compared to other NHS organisations

Volunteering opportunities in Rotherham - Event 10th April

03 April 2014 16:03:43

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a joint event with Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) to promote volunteering opportunities across Rotherham. The event will take place on Thursday 10th April from 10.00 – 3.00pm in Community Corner in the main entrance of Rotherham Hospital. 

Come along and chat to a Trust Governor!

03 April 2014 08:18:32

 Following the success of its first Governors’ Surgery in January, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is expanding its next sessions to include the Trust’s community services. So patients, members of the public and staff at the Rotherham Community Health Centre (RCHC) have a chance to go and chat with a Governor, as

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust achieves Bronze Catering Mark – the first time a catering contractor within the NHS has achieved the award

19 March 2014 14:46:40

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with its catering contractor ISS Healthcare has achieved the Soil Association’s Food for Life Bronze Standard Award for catering services at Rotherham Hospital. This marks the first time a catering contractor within the NHS has achieved this important accreditation.

TRFT pledge for NHS Change Day!

19 March 2014 07:48:06

  Staff and Volunteers at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have stepped up to support NHS Change Day by pledging small changes to make a big difference!     NHS Change Day is a nationwide, frontline led movement and is the largest of its kind. With a shared purpose of improving health and care, the

Appointment of Chief Executive at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

18 March 2014 14:59:49

The Board of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Louise Barnett as substantive Chief Executive of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.   Martin Havenhand, Chairman at the Trust, said: "Louise has been appointed following a rigorous recruitment process

TRFT’s maternity services awarded funding

11 March 2014 12:29:03

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded funding for care for pregnant women and new mums at Rotherham Hospital. 

Do you have what it takes to be a Trust Governor?

20 February 2014 08:18:27

  The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is looking for people who want to channel their passion for healthcare to help shape the future of health services in the area.        The Trust is looking for nine new public governors in Rotherham North, Wentworth South, Rother Valley West, Rother Val

Choose the right NHS Service

29 January 2014 10:37:16

    If you become unwell or are injured you need to make sure you choose the right NHS service to get the best and most appropriate treatment for you. To help yourself and our NHS services visit the Rotherham NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Choose Well website to find out what service can offer you the best h

Campaign launched to encourage people to seek treatment earlier

20 January 2014 15:07:50

A new campaign called The earlier, the better has been launched to encourage people to seek help early on from their local pharmacist if they’re feeling under the weather.   It’s especially important over the winter months that elderly people tell a friend, family member or carer if they have a bad cough, col

BreathingSpace receives parliamentary visit!

17 January 2014 09:48:02

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust recently welcomed a high-profile MP to one of its state of the art patient facilities.   The Rt Honourable Andrew Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Health, visited BreathingSpace on Badsley Moor Lane to take a tour of the services provided there.   The B

Governors’ Surgery Success

17 January 2014 09:12:34

Governors of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) recently came together to host their first ‘Governors’ Surgery’ at Rotherham Hospital.     The day provided an opportunity for Governors to meet their constituents, members of the public and of course staff. Visitors were invited to find out what the G

Obesity Awareness Event – Friday 17 January 2014

14 January 2014 13:54:20

In support of National Obesity Awareness week (13 – 19 January 2014), Rotherham Obesity Framework services are hosting an Obesity Awareness event in Rotherham Hospital’s main entrance on Friday 17 January, 10am – 2pm.

Make 2014 the year to be seen!

08 January 2014 15:04:15

People of Rotherham are being invited to ditch the winter woollies and ‘be seen’ in 2014 with Reshape Rotherham, the free NHS weight loss service run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT). 

New Quality Assurance Walkabouts Launched

06 December 2013 10:51:54

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is on the front-foot when it comes to spending valuable time with patients and staff.     A group of senior staff regularly visit areas around the Trust in order to be further informed about patient experience, to make certain that staff’s opinions are acted upon a

Guy Salmon helps keep NHS staff on the move

06 December 2013 10:49:26

  For the third consecutive year, a kind hearted car dealer has shown support by helping to keep NHS staff in Rotherham on the move this Winter.     Guy Salmon Land Rover in Sheffield, has loaned The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) a Land Rover Defender 110 XS Station Wagon to use during periods o

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust supporting Self Care Week 2013

13 November 2013 16:32:39

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be supporting this year’s national Self Care Week campaign which takes place from 18 to 24 November. 

Nurse recruitment at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

13 November 2013 16:15:14

   Nurse recruitment at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust   The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is proactively recruiting talented nursing staff as part of its commitment to its workforce of the future.  

Rotherham firms helping employees kick the habit

07 November 2013 09:31:33

Rotherham companies are helping their employees stop smoking and at the same time boosting their company’s productivity and performance, thanks to joint working with the Rotherham NHS Stop Smoking Service (part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust).     Many firms are working closely with the service to p

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Staff PROUD Awards 2013

24 October 2013 10:13:17

  The Trust’s staff PROUD awards 2013 were held on Friday 18 th October at a glittering ceremony at Rotherham’s New York Stadium, home of Rotherham United Football Club and a supporter of the Trust’s Dr Ted’s children’s appeal.       The event was supported by headline sponsors Green River Media, along with Co

Appointment of new Interim Chief Executive

15 October 2013 16:14:01

  The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) has announced the appointment of a new Interim Chief Executive. Louise Barnett, a professional HR Director with 20 year’s experience, will join the Trust in mid-November.    Having both senior Board level commercial and NHS sector experience, Louise is currently t

National Director of Health and Wellbeing visits Rotherham’s award winning Weight Management Services

24 September 2013 13:08:29

Professor Kevin Fenton, National Director of Health and Wellbeing for Public Health England (PHE), recently visited Rotherham to learn more of the Weight Management services commissioned by the Rotherham Public Health service, part of the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Rotherham’s journey to achieving award winning and nationally recognised services.  

Weekly update from Michael Morgan, Interim Chief Executive(2)

13 September 2013 11:29:38

This time every year the Trust offers its staff the flu vaccination in order to protect patients, visitors and staff themselves.

Cancer patients at the Trust receive some of the best care and support in England

04 September 2013 14:39:50

A recent National survey shows that cancer patients at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are receiving some of the best support and care in England. Rotherham came fourth in a league table measuring patient experience across England, according to new analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support, based on research commissioned by NHS England.

Staff PROUD Awards 2013 – Shortlisting

04 September 2013 14:37:23

  Shortlisting for this year’s staff PROUD Awards 2013 has taken place by a panel consisting of internal and external representatives.   The panel was extremely pleased with receiving nearly 200 great quality nominations and following the shortlisting process we are informing you of the results which you can fi

Weekly update from Michael Morgan, Interim Chief Executive

16 August 2013 10:43:22

The Trust is currently devising its three year strategic plan which is expected to be approved by Monitor, our Regulator, in autumn.  As part of the strategic planning process, every employee at the Trust has been given the opportunity to feedback on their view on a proposed clinical structure. 

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit three Non-Exective Directors to the Board

09 August 2013 09:00:05

  Non-Executive Directors (3 Posts)   £16,500 for 3-4 days per month     At The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust we believe that healthcare is not a job, it’s a passion.     The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative, integrated healthcare organisation which continues to develop at p

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust opens new Post Natal Ward following a successful bid for funding

18 July 2013 15:41:41

  After successfully securing NHS funds for Improving Birthing Environments, the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has transformed the Maternity Ward to provide improved and more personalised Post Natal accommodation for new Mothers and their Babies.   As part of the transformation, the new Post Natal War

Positive CQC inspection outcome at the Trust

12 July 2013 11:34:04

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) was recently inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is delighted to report that it passed all the CQC outcomes that it was assessed on.    The CQC inspectors carried out an unplanned inspection at Rotherham Hospital over two days focusing primarily on A&

Dr Ted Charity Dinner raises thousands for the Special Care Baby Unit

12 July 2013 11:29:46

  The Rotherham Hospital Charity recently hosted the very first Dr Ted’s Children’s Appeal Charity Dinner with major sponsors Willmott Dixon, raising over £6,500. The evening was a huge success, filled with live entertainment, dinner, dancing and a charity auction and raffle. The funds raised at the event will p

Trust Welcomes new Chairman

12 July 2013 11:28:36

  The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) welcomes Christopher Langley as new Trust Board Chairman. Christopher is a highly experienced Chairman, CEO, and Nonexecutive Director with a strong track-record in both the healthcare and retail sectors. Most recently he was the Chairman leading the transformation of

The Rotherham Hospital Charity and RMBC join forces to improve services for local patients

12 July 2013 11:27:24

  The Rotherham Hospital Charity continues to raise its profile locally throughout the borough and is now more prominent than ever, thanks to a high profile advertising campaign in partnership with the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC).         RMBC is helping to raise awareness of the Ch

Friends and Family Test at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

12 July 2013 10:46:18

  The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) continues to ask its patients for their feedback as part of a national initiative, which requires that all patients over the age of 16 leaving our care are asked whether they would recommend the care or treatment they have experienced to their friends and family.   

Nurse recognised for specialist clinic

09 May 2013 13:23:18

Maddie Ward, Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist has won a prestigious Silver Shire Haematology Innovation and Nurse Excellence Award (SHINE) in recognition for one of her clinics.

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