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

Rotherham Hospital Charity’s Easter Fair - Wednesday 16th April

07 April 2014 16:14:57

  The Rotherham Hospital Charity’s annual Easter Fair is to be held on Wednesday 16th April, 10am to 3pm in Rotherham Hospital’s Community Corner (located within the hospital main entrance). There will be a number of stalls at the fair and activities to get involved in including: - A tombola - Book sal

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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