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March 2016

Our Unsung Heroes!

31 March 2016

The Medical Records Library Team were our 2015 winners of the Unsung Hero Award at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s annual PROUD Awards.

Rotherham Nurse Attends Parliament to Talk About Heart Failure

31 March 2016

A nurse from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust attended parliament last week to talk about current medical challenges facing heart failure patients in the UK.…

Third Time Lucky for Rotherham’s IV Therapy Service in National Awards

24 March 2016

Rotherham’s Intravenous (IV) Therapy Service has received their third award this year at the national BJN Awards.

World TB Day – 24th March 2016

23 March 2016

As part of World TB Day on 24th March 2016 specialists in Rotherham are trying to help raise awareness of this condition and stop it spreading further.…

At Easter, get the right care first time

22 March 2016

Health services are very busy at the moment. Help us to help those who are most in need by choosing the right care, first time.…

Special thanks to our charity supporters!

17 March 2016

Patient raises £900 for Ward A7 - Local church raise £1000 for the Stroke Unit - A purple butterfly picture for the Purple Butterfly Suite…

Celebrating our ‘Most Accomplished Learner’ this National Apprentice Week #NAW2016

17 March 2016

This National Apprentice Week we are sharing some of the fantastic achievements of our apprentices at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust!…

#hellomynameis Deaf Awareness Campaign Acknowledged by Listening Into Action #NHS100Stories

17 March 2016

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised by Listening Into Action for their work in promoting the #hellomynameis campaign with colleagues.…

Ward A6 PIU, the 2015 Team of the Year!

10 March 2016

The Ward A6 and Planned Investigation Unit (PIU) team were the winners of our ‘Team of the Year’ Award at the Trust’s 2015 PROUD Awards.…

‘Operation Donation’ hits Sheffield’s Meadowhall Shopping Centre to create a ‘buzz’ in support of organ donation

09 March 2016

Cavity Sam – a life size version of children’s favourite board game ‘Operation’, along with colleagues from the Trust’s Organ Donation Committee, will be at Meadowhall Shopping Centre, this Saturday 12 March to encourage shoppers to find out more about organ donation and join the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Rotherham’s Cardiac Team Celebrate 10 Years of Heart Services

09 March 2016

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Cardiac Team celebrated 10 years of service at an event to mark their achievements in delivering fantastic specialist cardiac care.    

Junior doctors’ industrial action – 9 to 11 March 2016

08 March 2016

A small number of clinics in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have been postponed affecting 81 patients in total over the two days of the strike. All patients affected have been informed. Therefore, if you have an appointment at the Trust and have not heard from us, you should attend as normal. We would urge peo…

Rotherham Hospital Doctor Helps Get DJ Greg James Back on His Feet for Sport Relief

08 March 2016

An A&E Doctor at Rotherham Hospital was the medical cover for Radio 1 DJ Greg James in his latest fundraising challenge for Sport Relief.

Think before using emergency services - A&E at Rotherham Hospital under significant pressure

03 March 2016

Emergency services regionally are very busy and spikes in attendances in A&E at Rotherham Hospital are placing increasing pressure on the service. Members of the public are asked to support us in making sure we can give vital care to those who have serious illnesses and those who have suffered major injuries.…

Rotherham Hospital seek views on Macmillan Support Group

02 March 2016

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Haematology Service is seeking views on a Macmillan Cancer Support Group for patients and their carers’. 

Rotherham’s Cardiac Team to Celebrate 10 Years of Service

02 March 2016

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Cardiac Team is set to celebrate 10 years of service this coming week with an event to mark their achievements.    

Ready to stop smoking this No Smoking Day? Take that first step with Yorkshire Smokefree!

02 March 2016

Smokers are being encouraged to quit the habit for good this No Smoking Day Wednesday 9 March … and they’re four times more likely to succeed with support from Yorkshire Smokefree! 

February 2016

More excellence in healthcare!

29 February 2016

Clare Storer, our Bereavement Midwife, was the second winner of the ‘Excellence in Healthcare’ Award at our PROUD Awards 2015.

Rotherham woman encourages fellow mothers to take up screening

29 February 2016

This Sunday (6 March) is Mother’s Day and as we celebrate being around special women in our lives, a Rotherham woman is encouraging women to think of their family when they are invited to attend their breast screening appointment. 

Rotherham pledges to improve secondary breast cancer services

29 February 2016

Cancer patients in Rotherham have joined forces with their healthcare specialists to launch a series of new promises to those locally with secondary breast cancer.…

British Heart Foundation heart scanner appeal given boost by Trust charity

25 February 2016

Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has pledged a generous £30,000 to Rotherham’s Scanner Appeal launched by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in November.…

Excellence in healthcare!

19 February 2016

Jennifer Fairbanks, now Clinical Support Worker in Adult Speech and Language Therapy at the Trust, was one of our two winners of the 2015 Excellence in healthcare PROUD Award…

Activities and afternoon tea at the Community Hospital

19 February 2016

Patients at our Community Hospital can now benefit from a home-from-home environment filled with activities and the occasional afternoon tea!…

Rotherham partnership is a shining light

19 February 2016

Rotherham College has received a Beacon Award for a unique project supporting trainee doctors at Rotherham Hospital, part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.…

Help shape the future of healthcare in Rotherham…Nominate yourself to be one of our Trust Governors!

17 February 2016

On Thursday 3 March, nominations for our Council of Governors Elections 2016 will open for two weeks until 18 March.…

A&E at Rotherham Hospital under significant pressure - think before using emergency services

17 February 2016

Emergency services regionally are very busy and spikes in attendances in A&E at Rotherham Hospital are placing increasing pressure on the service and compromising services for those who need urgent care.…

#YourMaternityCare – share your views

15 February 2016

From 15 February, Care Quality Commission (CQC) is launching a week long campaign for women who have recently used maternity services to ask them to share their experiences of maternity care. 

Band 5 rotational physiotherapy posts open evening

10 February 2016

Could you be the next qualified physiotherapist to join our dedicated and enthusiastic team? Find out more at our open event.…

June Cadman, our Strong, financial foundations Award Winner 2015

10 February 2016

June Cadman, Waste Management and Environmental Services Officer at the Trust, was the winner of the Finance Award at our PROUD Awards 2015.…

Thank you to our charity volunteers

10 February 2016

Last week the Chairman of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, along with colleagues from our volunteer service and Trust charity, hosted a special thank you lunch with volunteers who continue to support us in raising funds for Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.…

Junior Doctors’ Industrial Action – 10 February 2016

09 February 2016

On Wednesday 10 February Junior Doctors nationally are carrying out 24 hours of industrial action. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be delivering the maximum service possible to patients during this time.…

What would you ask our Governors?

09 February 2016

Members of the public are invited along with members of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to come and speak to our Governors at the next Governors’ Surgery on Wednesday 10 February 2016.

Rotherham joins European counterparts for Project Streamer

02 February 2016

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is one of several European partners to get involved in an innovative energy efficiency project.

Trusted, Open Governance

02 February 2016

Fiona Middleton, Assistant Director of Patient Safety and Risk, was our first ever winner of the Governance Award in our PROUD Awards 2015.…

‘Thank you’ explored at latest Schwartz Round

02 February 2016

A group of consultants led a thought provoking discussion around the theme ‘Thank You’ at our Trust’s latest Schwartz Round.…

January 2016

Compassion in care

26 January 2016

Susan Nuttall, Specialist Community Physiotherapist and Jean Williams, Discharge Coordinator in Orthopaedics at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, were this year’s joint winners of the ‘Compassion’ core value award in our PROUD Awards 2015.…

Emergency Centre Steels Ahead

21 January 2016

A milestone has been marked in the development of Rotherham’s new Emergency Centre. Hospital doctors and local GPs, accompanied by key partners of the project, gathered on the building site of the extension to Rotherham Hospital to give the newly erected steel frame the seal of approval. The steel work now clearly marks out the shape and size of the centre which is due to open in 2017.

Partnership Working with Rotherham College recognised by National Award

20 January 2016

Rotherham College has received a Beacon Award for a unique project supporting local Rotherham trainee doctors at Rotherham Hospital, part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

Mind the bump!

18 January 2016

Our specialist Smoking in Pregnancy Team work to encourage smoke-free pregnancies in Rotherham and are highlighting the dangers of smoking when pregnant.…

There’s no ‘I’ in ‘Team’!

18 January 2016

Theresa Woodward, Matron for Womens’ Outpatient Services and Supervisor of Midwives at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, was this year’s winner of the ‘Together’ core value award in our PROUD Awards 2015.…

Junior doctors’ industrial action

11 January 2016

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be delivering the maximum service possible to patients on Tuesday 12 January - the first of the days of industrial action planned by junior doctors who are members of the British Medical Association (BMA).…

Safety First for Kath!

08 January 2016

Kath Dannatt, Deputy Sister and Patient Safety Lead for Ward A7 at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, was this year’s winner of the ‘Safe’ core value award in the Trust’s PROUD Awards 2015.…

Want to stop smoking for 2016? Don’t go it alone - quit with Yorkshire Smokefree!

06 January 2016

Make 2016 the year you quit for good … and you’re four times more likely to succeed with support from Yorkshire Smokefree Rotherham!…

December 2015

Stay safe and well – drink safely

22 December 2015

We hope you all have a safe and healthy festive period and to help you stay feeling well, here are some top tips from our Lead Alcohol Liaison Nurse to bear in mind when drinking alcohol.…

Thank you and Merry Christmas from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

22 December 2015

Throughout December patients, visitors, volunteers and colleagues of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have been getting into the festive spirit and with all their support, have helped raise over £3700 for Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.…

Meet our ‘Mr Right’ for 2015, Trevor Pilling

22 December 2015

Trevor Pilling, Diabetes Lead Podiatrist at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust was this year’s winner of the ‘Right first time’ core value award in our PROUD Awards 2015.…

Yorkshire and Humber joins the genomic medicine revolution

17 December 2015

Yorkshire and Humber joins the genomic medicine revolution – TRFT selected as a key delivery partner. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, alongside other NHS partners in the Yorkshire and Humber region will be playing a key role in the development of personalised medicine through the establishment of a new NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC).…

Guy Salmon helps keep Rotherham people safe this winter(2)

14 December 2015

For the fifth year in a row, Sheffield based car dealer Guy Salmon has loaned The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust a Land Rover Defender 110 XS Station Wagon to use over Winter.

Meet your 2015 ‘Responsible’ PROUD Award Winner, Clare Hutchinson

14 December 2015

Clare Hutchinson, one of our Community Occupational Therapists, was this year’s deserved winner of the Responsible Award in our PROUD Awards 2015.

Meet your 2015 ‘Respect’ PROUD Award Winner, Kristy Rodgers

04 December 2015

Kristy Rodgers, Healthcare Support Worker in our Alcohol Liaison Team, was this year’s deserved winner of the Respect Award in our PROUD Awards 2015.…

It only takes 2 minutes to join the NHS Organ Donor Register #TimeToSign

01 December 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant reveals nearly 49,000 people in the UK have had to wait for a transplant in the last decade.

November 2015

The countdown to Christmas is on with Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity!

30 November 2015

It’s the countdown to Christmas – less than one month to go! Here we have some festive fun, even a santa's grotto! Throughout December, you can also take part in our charity Christmas raffle with some fantastic prizes including four Marks & Spencer’s hampers worth between £30 and £50. Click to read more.…

Congratulations Andrew Jackson!

30 November 2015

Congratulations to Andrew Jackson, Consultant Nurse Intravenous Therapy & Care who has been awarded as a finalist in the Regional NHS Leadership Recognition Awards 2015.

Advice for patients during industrial action

27 November 2015

Patients are asked to attend medical appointments as planned during doctors’ industrial action planned for 1 December.…

Proud Awards 2015 - Winner Videos

19 November 2015

For those of you who could not be at our PROUD Awards 2015 ceremony and due to popular demand, we have now made all of the nominators videos, which were played at the event, available via YouTube. Please click the links to see what colleagues said about each of our PROUD winners.

Trust praised once more by medical students

17 November 2015

The outstanding education and training facilities at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) have been praised by medical students, with increasing demand for placements at the Trust and high levels of satisfaction from students who spend time at Rotherham.…

Self Care Week at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (16 – 22 November)

11 November 2015

To help support the local population to make the right choices when it comes to healthcare, the Trust will again be supporting the national Self Care Week campaign which takes place from (16 – 22 November). Throughout Self Care Week, the Trust has invited various services and other health organisations to host health information stands in Rotherham Hospital’s main entrance, between Monday 16 and Thursday 19 November. Read for more details.…

People with Diabetes in Rotherham are invited to stadium on World Diabetes Day

11 November 2015

For the 3rd year running, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Diabetes UK and Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we are hosting a Rotherham Diabetes Day for local people with diabetes, parents, carers and professionals working with Diabetes.…

What a PROUD Week!

06 November 2015

A whole host of events this week at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have given us great reason to celebrate as a myriad of colleagues picked up prestigious awards and recognition through our week of PROUD celebrations! Click to read more about our winners!…

Praise from Trainee Doctors for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

05 November 2015

Trainee doctors have praised the training offered to them at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as some of the best in the country. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) has been highlighted as one of the best performers in a nationwide survey carried out by the General Medical Council (GMC) – the independent bo…

Thank you for your PROUD Awards nominations! Here’s who made the shortlist!

02 November 2015

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has sent in their nominations for the Public Recognition Award; helping to celebrate excellence in healthcare in their 2015 PROUD Awards. We are now delighted to announce the shortlist!

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August 2015

NCS students supporting Rotherham Hospital Charity!

24 August 2015

Students from the National Citizen Service (NCS) have chosen to raise funds for dementia patients and children at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, through Rotherham Hospital Charity, and have raised almost £1000.…

Think before coming to A&E

20 August 2015

Those needing medical assistance in Rotherham are urged to go to their pharmacy, call NHS 111, go to the walk-in centre or see their GP before turning to Rotherham Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department for help.…

New Consultant Vacancies

20 August 2015

Here are some of the latest Consultant vacancies at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.  More opportunities can also be found by clicking the following link: https://jobs.bmj.com/employer/11677/rotherham-nhs-foundation-trust/#listing-header

Do you know an NHS Unsung Hero?

20 August 2015

Do you know an NHS Hero worthy of being nominated for an Award? Nominate them now for the 2015 Public Recognition Award, simply complete the nomination form available at  www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/PROUD2015 or call 01709 426460 to have a paper form posted out to you.…

What would you ask our Trust Governors ?

14 August 2015

Members of the public are invited along with members of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to come and speak to our Governors at the next Governors’ Surgery on Wednesday 19th August 2015.…

RoSPA Gold for Rotherham!

10 August 2015

For the second year running, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a Gold Award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015. The Gold Award in the prestigious annual scheme, run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), was presented to the Trust in July. The RoS…

Communication is key for Jennifer!

07 August 2015

LtoR: Jennifer (right) shows Jane Heeley, Therapy Assistant examples of her communication books. Apprentice Health Care Assistant, Jennifer Fairbanks, has shown an outstanding commitment to Rotherham patients by thinking outside the box when it comes to communication. Alongside her role on the stroke ward at…

July 2015

June 2015

Stay safe in the sun

30 June 2015

Yorkshire and the Humber may experience “heatwave” conditions from Tuesday this week, so Public Health England (PHE) Yorkshire and the Humber is urging people to think how it may impact them.…

Celebrating Volunteers in Rotherham Volunteer Month!

30 June 2015

Each year during Volunteers' Week (1-7 June), and Rotherham’s Volunteer Month, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) takes the opportunity to say a special thank you to our volunteers and showcase their valuable contribution to providing excellent services!…

The hello my name is tour hits Rotherham!

24 June 2015

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust was selected as just one of a handful of healthcare organisations nationally to receive a prestigious visit from Kate Granger.…

Going the extra mile for Dr Ted’s Children’s Appeal!

24 June 2015

An International Sales Administrator at Gripple Ltd in Sheffield has gone the extra mile to support Rotherham Hospital Charity’s, Dr Ted’s Children’s Appeal.…

Venue change for the Board of Directors' meeting

23 June 2015

The venue for the Board of Directors' meeting that is being held on Tuesday 30 June 2015 has now changed to the basement rooms at Woodside, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UA.…

£100 a mile for end of life care!

23 June 2015

Two consultants from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) have joined forces to raise £100 a mile for their own hospital charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.…

Technical issues with the main switchboard number at the Trust(2)

18 June 2015

We're having some issues with our main switchboard number. Please try calling on one of our numbers beginning with 42 visit: www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/Contact_us/.  

Hear my voice this Learning Disabilities Week

17 June 2015

Jennifer Turedi has joined The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as lead nurse for Learning Disabilities. This Mencap Learning Disabilities Week (15 – 21 June) Jennifer is promoting the importance of the voice of those in our community with learning disabilities, in line with Mencap’s theme for the week of ‘Hear…

Find out more about how your local NHS services have performed at our Annual Members’ Meeting

15 June 2015

Members of the public are invited to find out more about NHS health services in Rotherham at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust‘s Annual Members’ Meeting. The Trust, which runs services at Rotherham Hospital, Rotherham Community Health Centre, BreathingSpace, in patients’ homes and in other locations across the co…

Technical issues with the main switchboard number at the Trust

12 June 2015

We're having some issues with our main switchboard number. Please try calling on one of our numbers beginning with 42 www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/Contact_us/ .…

Celebrating our Volunteers!

11 June 2015

View our Volunteers Newsletter and read about all of the inspirational achievements of our Volunteer Service over the last year and how to get involved!…

Princes Trust Trainees given Hospital Work Experience

10 June 2015

 Seven unemployed young people from Rotherham have gained hands-on experience of working in the NHS as part of a unique training programme. The programme was arranged by charity The Prince's Trust and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, to offer unemployed people aged 16-25 real, practical work experience, tra…

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust supports ‪National Blood Week‬ MissingType‬

08 June 2015

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust supports ‪National Blood Week‬ #‎MissingType‬. Do something amazing, give blood!…

Celebrating Volunteers Week at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

04 June 2015

Each year during Volunteers Week (1-7 June), and Rotherham’s Volunteer Month, we take the opportunity to say a special thank you to our volunteers and showcase their valuable contribution to providing excellent services at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust!…

Parkgate Shopping supports Rotherham’s Breast Screening Campaign

03 June 2015

Parkgate Shopping is teaming up with Rotherham Hospital’s Breast Screening Team in a bid to encourage Rotherham women to take up their routine mammogram appointment.…

The Trust welcomes four new Public Governors

03 June 2015

 On 1 June 2015, following this year’s Council of Governors elections The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust welcomed four new Public Governors to make up our group of Public, Staff and Partner Governors. Our new Governors are: • Jan Frith - Public Governor - Constituency: Rest of England • David Vickers - Public Gove…

Locals invited to Healthy Balance Event - 3 June 2015

01 June 2015

HEALTHY BALANCE FOR LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES Informing and involving Rotherham patients PEOPLE in Rotherham are being invited to find out about and help improve their local health services on Wednesday 3rd June at the New York Stadium as the local NHS looks to achieve a healthy balance. NHS Rotherham Clinical…

May 2015

Joint Volunteers’ Week Celebration Event - Thursday 4th June

22 May 2015

Joint Volunteers’ Week Celebration Event, Thursday 4th June, 10am-2pm, in the Community Corner at Rotherham Hospital. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a joint event with Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) as part of Volunteers Month 2015 celebrations in Rotherham.…

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust named as one of the CHKS 40 Top Hospitals 2015

22 May 2015

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is one of the CHKS Top Hospitals for 2015, an accolade awarded to the 40 top performing CHKS client trusts.…

Meet the midwives!

22 May 2015

Rotherham midwives marked International Day of the Midwife (5 May) with special ‘meet the midwife’ event at Mamas & Papas.…

Thank a Nurse

18 May 2015

Deputy Chief Nurse Anne Crompton, Day Surgery Sister Tammy Hayward and Ward Manager Tracy Wharin say thank you to their nursing colleagues for International Nurses’ Day on 12 May: Patients, visitors and staff have also been encouraged to thank a nurse this week as part of International Nurses Day. Messages can b…

Tour of hospital for Deaf Awareness

18 May 2015

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is working with patients and local organisations to improve services for those with hearing difficulties. As part of Deaf Awareness Week (4 – 10 May) Healthwatch Rotherham and the local branch of Deaf Futures took a tour of Rotherham Hospital to check what facilities and support i…

New face of recycling for Trust

13 May 2015

 A new member of the team has joined the ranks of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as part of the organisation’s commitment to recycling and looking after the environment! GRACE (Go Recycle A Can Everyday) bins, will be based in several locations across Rotherham Hospital so that patients, visitors and staff…

Governors Host Community Health Meeting Exploring the Management of Parkinson’s disease

12 May 2015

 The Governors of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be hosting a Community Health Meeting about the management of Parkinson’s disease on 29 May 2015. Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which part of the brain becomes progressively damaged over many years due to the loss of nerve cells, which, in turn reduc…

International Nurses’ Day – 12 May

12 May 2015

International Nurses Day takes place on 12 May and to say thank you to our hard working and dedicated nursing colleagues there will be a thank you display in the main entrance of Rotherham Hospital where patients, visitors and colleagues can leave a message of thanks to a nurse. You can also leave a message of…

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust supports Dementia Awareness Week 2015

07 May 2015

In 2015 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to 1 million by 2025.  The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, is helping to raise awareness and understanding of dementia and the services available locally to better enable people to live well with the condition. Dementia Awareness Week 2015 will take place from 18 to 24 May 2015 and there will be a number of events taking place at Rotherham Hospital.

Changes to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust referral process for the District Nursing Service and Community Matrons

07 May 2015

From 31 May 2015, there will be a new way to make referrals to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s District Nursing Service and Community Matrons. If you wish to make a referral to either service you will need to contact the Care Co-ordination Centre (CCC) on 01709 426600.

Town’s one of a kind ear care service is in high demand – Deaf Awareness Week 2015

07 May 2015

 Around 60 new patients receive treatment for hearing issues each week in Rotherham, thanks to the town’s unique ‘one-stop-shop’ ear care and audiology service. Rotherham is thought to be the only town in the UK where patients can refer themselves to audiology services without having to visit a GP or other hea…

Rotherham NHS workers and earthquake survivor raise funds for Nepal

06 May 2015

A cake sale took place on Tuesday 5 May at Rotherham Community Health Centre, part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, in aid of the Nepal earthquake survivors. The event was championed by the Trust’s Podiatry department along with the help of Staff Governor, Sandra Lewis. The event was also supported in pe…

April 2015

Sitwell Golf Club go ‘full swing’ in support of Rotherham Hospital Charity!

29 April 2015

Rotherham golfers have raised an astonishing £6,400 over the last year in support of the Rotherham Hospital Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal. The Purple Butterfly Appeal was launched in 2010 and aims to raise funds to improve and enhance the care we can provide for patients who have life-limiting illnesses or conditions.…

National ‘first’ for one of Rotherham’s Health Service Managers

29 April 2015

Local health visitor Juliette Penney is the first person in Rotherham and one of the first people in the country to become a Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting.…

Rotherham mums-to-be can “ask the midwife” on 5 May 2015

28 April 2015

On Tuesday 5 May, between 10.00am and 1.00pm, the Rotherham community will  have the opportunity to ‘meet the midwife’ at the Mamas and Papas store in Parkgate Shopping Centre, Rotherham. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Supervisors of Midwives and Community Midwives will be available to answer questions and provide information and advice to the new mothers and fathers, pregnant ladies and those who are planning a family.

WERE YOU BORN IN ROTHERHAM?

28 April 2015

If you or a family member were born at Rotherham Hospital or Doncaster Gate, or one of Rotherham’s community midwives helped deliver you or your baby at home, why not let us know how you are doing? Get involved by posting on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/iwasborninRotherham

Locals support Parkinson’s Awareness Week

24 April 2015

A group of patients affected by Parkinson’s Disease as well as their families, carers supporters and specialists have shown support for Parkinson’s Disease this week (20 – 26 April), though events at Rotherham Hospital, part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Alongside the Trust’s dedicated Lead Parkinson’…

What would you ask our Trust Governors?

21 April 2015

 Do you have a burning question about our hospital or community services you want to ask our Governors? Do you want to know how our Governors influence Trust decision making or how you can get involved? Members of the public are invited along with members of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to come and speak to…

Local hospital wins gold in national awards for putting safety first

20 April 2015

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has won a gold award for preventing accidents on its hospital and community sites. Only organisations that maintain high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals. The Trust has been awarded the prestigious award by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (R…

New mental health service launched at Rotherham Hospital

08 April 2015

Two South Yorkshire NHS trusts are working in partnership to provide round the clock mental health care to patients who attend Rotherham Hospital. Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT), working closely with NHS Rotherham Clinical Commis…

An Easter surprise for hospital children’s ward!

07 April 2015

Over 150 children received an Easter surprise to brighten up their hospital stay, thanks to the generous Easter egg donations from Gripple staff.…

Trust shortlisted for National Recycling Award

07 April 2015

The Rotherham NHS Foundation trust has been shortlisted for a National Recycling Award . The National Recycling Awards 2015 recognise and highlight the excellence and innovation in the recycling and resource management sector. The Trust is one of eight organisations from around the UK to make the final stage of…

A&E at Rotherham Hospital under significant pressure

02 April 2015

Statistics from the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department at Rotherham Hospital show that there is still a significant number of people coming to A&E who do not need to be there. Spikes in attendances are placing increasing pressure on the service and compromising services for those who do need urgent care.…

Rotherham family urge women to take up mammogram invitation

02 April 2015

A mother and daughter from Kimberworth have teamed up with the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to help promote the importance of breast screening to women across Rotherham. 62-year old Pat Mann and her 32-year old daughter Kaye, responded to an appeal by the NHS Trust for local women to come forward and volunte…

Queen awards hospital volunteer Maundy Money

02 April 2015

 Today (2 April 2015) Rotherham Hospital volunteer, Janet Vout, will be one of 178 local people to receive Maundy Money from Her Majesty The Queen. Maundy Money is traditionally given out on Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter and this year the ceremony will take place at Sheffield Cathedral. Janet was as…

March 2015

Trust staff sign for #hellomynameis and National Deaf Awareness Week

31 March 2015

 NHS staff across Rotherham are believed to be the first in the country to use the national #hellomynameis campaign to teach staff to introduce themselves to patients using sign language. Earlier this year, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) signed up to the #hellomynameis campaign. Over 370 staff pledged to…

Feedback from patients on NHS Change Day!

30 March 2015

NHS staff met the challenge of making changes to how they work and pledging to make a difference on NHS Change Day, 11 March 2015. Community and hospital staff working at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust showed their support for NHS Change Day by pledging small changes which, cumulatively, will make a big di…

NHS Sustainability Day marked in Rotherham

27 March 2015

Green fingered NHS workers have shown their commitment to the local environment by planting two trees at Rotherham Hospital this NHS Sustainability day (26 March 2015). The trees, donated by the NHS Forest project, have been placed on the hospital grounds to help maintain the green space and enhance the enviro…

A&E at Rotherham Hospital under significant pressure.

26 March 2015

Statistics from the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department at Rotherham Hospital show that there is still a significant number of people coming to A&E who do not need to be there. Spikes in attendances over the last week are placing increasing pressure on the service and compromising services for those who…

Hospital food gets a boost with new contract

24 March 2015

Following a competitive tender process The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) has appointed ISS Healthcare to deliver an enhanced catering services to patients, staff and visitors at Rotherham Hospital. The new contract starts in April 2015. ISS Healthcare currently provides meals to inpatients at Rotherham Hosp…

Governors Hold Second Community Health Meeting For Those Living With Diabetes

24 March 2015

 Following the success of the first Community Health Meeting about Dementia held in February, Governors of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are holding a second meeting, to focus on diabetes and aging. In 2010, there were approximately 3.1 million people aged 16 or over with diabetes (both diagnosed and undiagnos…

Need health care fast? Choose the right place to get the best treatment, faster

24 March 2015

Patients are being urged to choose the right care for their symptoms so that emergency services are available for those who need them most. Health services across Rotherham, including GP practices, A&E and the Walk-in Centre, are currently very busy but local pharmacies, GPs and the NHS 111 service are also the…

Counselling services improved for those affected by sexual abuse

23 March 2015

 Following feedback from local people, improvements are to be made to counselling services for those affected by sexual abuse in South Yorkshire. Counselling for victims of sexual abuse has always taken place at rape support centres in South Yorkshire, supported by the SARC. However, a small number of counselling s…

A friendly welcome at Rotherham Hospital!

19 March 2015

Visitors to Rotherham Hospital may find themselves greeted by our new ‘Meet and Greet’ volunteers. This new service is manned by volunteers - all recruited to personally greet and signpost patients and visitors arriving for treatment. As well as having a cheery smile and friendly approach, they are easy to spot as they wear purple ‘Happy to Help’ sashes.…

‘Hola’ from our new Spanish Nurses!

19 March 2015

Married couple, Teresa Villa and Emiliano Hernandez are two of the Trust’s newly recruited nurses from Spain. Through their commitment to nursing, Teresa and Emiliano met in their third and final year at University in Madrid. In 2012, they travelled to Africa together to join a project in North Kenya. Together they started a health programme based in a small village centre, supporting many different villages within a tribe called Turkana.…

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day – Wednesday 18 March

17 March 2015

Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. A national working group has come together to inform, educate and prevent this form of child sexual abuse within the UK and on Wednesday 18 March partners from across Rotherham and nationally will join together to raise awareness of CSE.

Site preparation begins for innovative new Emergency Centre

17 March 2015

Health partners from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Care UK came together this week at the Rotherham Hospital site to mark the initial site preparation for the Emergency Centre project.…

Be aware of your eye health this World Glaucoma Week (8 – 14 March)

16 March 2015

 This week is World Glaucoma Week (8 – 14 March) and Rotherham eye experts are urging locals to be aware of their eye health and the signs of glaucoma. NHS Choices defines Glaucoma as a condition which can affect sight, usually due to build up of pressure within the eye. It often affects both eyes, usually to…

HCA Apprentices go over and above for local charities!

16 March 2015

 This national Apprenticeship week (9-13 March) a team of inspirational young Health Care Assistant (HCA) apprentices have raised £342.18 for local charities. Fifteen Rotherham College apprentices are training at Rotherham Hospital, part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, to become qualified HCAs and have b…

Rotherham Health Visitor celebrated at national event this NHS Change Day

11 March 2015

Today (11 March 2015), NHS Change Day, Juliette Penney from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be one of 150 outstanding health visitors who will convene at a conferment ceremony in London to receive their Fellowship of the Institute of Health Visiting (FiHV). The ceremony, the first of its kind for the Instit…

HCA Apprentices say #hellomynameis…

09 March 2015

 Tomorrow’s health care workforce is showing dedication to first class patient care, simply by saying #hellomynameis… Fifteen Rotherham College apprentices are training at Rotherham Hospital, part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, to become qualified Health Care Assistants (HCAs) and have bowled over hosp…

Sign for Life – Showing organ transplant waiting list the red card!

06 March 2015

Rotherham United Football Club has helped show the organ transplant waiting list the red card. Rotherham United Football Club is pledging support for NHS Blood and Transplant’s Sign for Life campaign. Millers fans are being asked to show the red card to organ transplant waiting lists. Whatever the match result, we want Rotherham United fans to talk to their friends and family and tell them they have been inspired by their club to join the Organ Donor Register.…

National Award for Trainee TRFT Midwife

06 March 2015

A student midwife supporting Rotherham’s mums-to-be and delivering babies has been named as the runner up in a national award. Rosie Hotchin came second in the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Student Midwife of the Year award, announced on 3 March. The awards celebrate excellence in midwifery and share outsta…

Join the Rush to Walk Rotherham Fun Walk

04 March 2015

Join the Rush to Walk Rotherham Fun Walk supporting Rotherham Hospital Charity and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. The day consists of a variety of walks starting from Wentworth, including a 3 or 4 and half mile pushchair friendly walk, a 7 mile walk and a 12 mile walk. These will either be led or self-guided with detailed instructions. We hope that you will be able to join us on this years’ fun filled walk which will be taking place on Sunday 3rd May 2015 from Wentworth Woodhouse. Enter now at www.rushtowalk.com or contact the organiser Gillian Headon on 07967 802122 or Natalie Rush on 07957672818.…

No more if’s or butts on No Smoking Day

04 March 2015

Smokers across Rotherham are being urged to take the first step towards quitting smoking for good on national No Smoking Day on Wednesday 11 March. Yorkshire Smokefree, which is run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust offers free stop smoking advice and support to people across the region. They…

The Prince’s Trust working with local NHS to give Rotherham’s unemployed youth an experience of working in the NHS

02 March 2015

 Up to 16 unemployed young people from Rotherham are being sought to be part of a training programme to gain hands-on experience of working in the NHS and support to find a job. A six week training course, which starts in April 2015, has been arranged by youth charity The Prince's Trust and The Rotherham NHS Founda…

First Community Health Meeting Hailed A Success

02 March 2015

The Governors of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are hailing their first Community Health Meeting a success after members of the Trust and public gathered at Rawmarsh People’s Centre on 4 February for a lively debate focussed on Dementia. Following an introduction from Lead Governor, Jean Dearden, about the…

February 2015

Car parking changes - Emergency Centre build on Rotherham Hospital site

27 February 2015

The Emergency Centre will be the first in the country to provide patients with responsive and high quality services under one roof when they need emergency or urgent NHS care. The building works for this innovative project will commence at the Rotherham Hospital site on Monday 16 March and we would like to inform our…

Board of Directors meetings: Tuesday 3rd March 2015 & Tuesday 24th March 2015

27 February 2015

 A reminder that February’s Board of Directors meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 and March’s meeting will go ahead at its usual date on Tuesday 24th March 2015. The general public and Members of the Trust are invited to attend the meetings as observers. Both meetings have a prompt start of 9.30am…

National NHS Staff survey results announced – see how we are doing in Rotherham

24 February 2015

The   national NHS staff survey has been published today (Tuesday 24 February 2015).  The annual survey, which is the largest of its kind in the world, allows Trusts likeThe Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust – as well as the NHS as a whole – to understand what staff think of the way the Trust supports, e…

‘Join In and Cook Sessions’ to Help Children with a Digestive Disorder

20 February 2015

Children and young people in Rotherham who suffer from Coeliac disease, a digestive disorder, have taken part in free cook and eat classes using naturally gluten free foods this February half-term at Wickersley School and Sports College.…

Staff say Hola to new Spanish nurses!

16 February 2015

A group of 11 nurses from Spain have chosen to make the life-changing decision to move to Yorkshire and work with our local community based here at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.…

TRFT supports ‘Think about Sex’ Day!

13 February 2015

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has a specialist service which supports people with relationship and sexual difficulties and for this years’ Sexual Advice Association’s ‘Think about sex day’, we are taking the opportunity to remind our local residents of the expert support which we can provide.…

New chance to shape the future of healthcare in Rotherham

11 February 2015

Have you ever wanted to have a say about the future of your local hospital and health services? Do you want to influence local healthcare plans for the future? Are you passionate about the NHS and how it helps meet the needs of the community? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you should c…

Child Sexual Exploitation Event

05 February 2015

 Training for health staff on understanding victim behaviours. Child Sexual Exploitation is recognised nationally as one of the most challenging areas facing all agencies today, with the long term consequences being catastrophic . To support health staff, a two-day event will take place for health workers on…

Wheelie Good Service from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

03 February 2015

 Patients have been given a helping hand to get to their hospital appointments safely and quickly thanks to a delivery of brand new wheelchairs.   Our patients, visitors and staff told the Trust’s Governors that it was often difficult for them to find wheelchairs to use when they came into Rotherham Hospital…

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust supports the ‘hello my name is…’ campaign

03 February 2015

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has joined a massive social media movement launched by a terminally ill doctor from the north of England. The ‘Hello my name is…’ campaign was spearheaded by Dr Kate Granger, a young hospital consultant from Yorkshire who works in elderly care, to improve the patient experience not only here in the UK, but across the world.

January 2015

ROTHERHAM’S HEALTH SERVICES IMPROVED SAYS MONITOR

30 January 2015

Monitor , the sector regulator for health services in England, is today (30 January 2015) reporting that local patients are benefitting from improvements made by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in its hospital and community services. In 2013, the regulator stepped in after issues relating to some governance is…

Industrial Action

26 January 2015

A further bout of national industrial action is planned for Thursday 29th January 2015 when some health workers from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will strike between the hours of 9am and 9pm. Unions GMB, Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Society of Radiographers (SoR), Unison and Unite unions, to which many TR…

Share your feedback of our services

23 January 2015

  The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care wants to hear your views of our services. You can share your feedback at a listening event on 17 th February.    …

TRFT Governors launching new Community Health Meetings

15 January 2015

 The Governors of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are launching a new series of Community Health Meetings, which will be the opportunity for Members of the Trust and public to find out about a range of different health topics from clinicians at the Trust. The first meeting will see our Trust Dementia Care Lead N…

Choose The Right Treatment This Winter Period

08 January 2015

Patients are being urged to choose the right care for their symptoms and help health services help them have a happy and healthy festive period, now that celebrations are in full swing. Health services across Rotherham, including GP practices, A&E and the Walk-in Centre, are currently experiencing extreme press…

Start the New Year by helping our Governors make a difference!

06 January 2015

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be holding its first Governors’ Surgery of the year on Wednesday 21st January 2014, for the public and Trust Members to meet their local Governors. The Trust will hold sessions between 9am and 11am and again from 3pm to 5pm, both in the main entrance of Rotherham Hospital an…

Trust celebrates volunteers at special Afternoon Tea with Chairman of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

06 January 2015

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) hosted a special celebration event in recognition of the commitment of its volunteers.…

TRFT hosts drop-in session for pregnant ladies and new mums

06 January 2015

The Supervisor of Midwives team at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust recently hosted its first drop in session on the 8th December in Green Oaks Antenatal Clinic, Rotherham Hospital, Moorgate Road.…

December 2014

A New Year ‘Choose Well’ message from the Chief Nurse at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

31 December 2014

Tracey McErlain-Burns, Chief Nurse at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust said: “In addition to wishing the local community a Happy New Year it is appropriate to repeat the ‘Choose Well’ message. Over the next few days our Emergency Department will traditionally be very busy caring for people with serious illne…

We support the Speak Out Safely Campaign

18 December 2014

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we want every colleague at the Trust to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and feel confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.   We promi…

Trust Welcomes Interim Medical Director

16 December 2014

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed Donal O’Donoghue as its Interim Medical Director. Until June 2013 Donal was Chief Executive at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust and prior to this he held the post of Medical Director at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. Louise Barnett, Chief…

Help to influence the services we deliver

09 December 2014

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to delivering high standards of care and a first class service to those it serves. To help fulfil this mission the Trust is asking for your feedback on the services it delivers. This feedback will help to influence the Trust’s quality improvement priorities for the co…

Drop-in session for pregnant ladies and new mums

03 December 2014

The Supervisor of Midwives Team at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is holding a drop in session on the 8th December between 09:30- 12:00 in Green Oaks Antenatal Clinic, Rotherham Hospital, Moorgate Road. The session is open to pregnant ladies and new mums for them to find out more about how Supervision of Midwif…

Guy Salmon helps keep Rotherham people safe this winter

03 December 2014

With winter upon us and temperatures set to drop over the coming weeks and months, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s (TRFT) estate teams is prepared and is busy making sure that footpaths and roadways around its sites are clear from ice and that chances of slips and falls are reduced. TRFT’s estates team’s…

November 2014

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence Campaign

27 November 2014

 The 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence Campaign aims to help deal with the large-scale problem that is domestic violence. From 25th November to 10th December organisations are encouraged to learn more about this issue and to use a toolkit to support those around them who may be suffering from domestic viole…

Staff PROUD Awards 2014 and the winners are…

20 November 2014

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has announced the winners of its 2014 PROUD Awards. Over 269 nominations were received as part of the build up to the awards, which celebrate and thank exceptional individuals and teams within the organisation who have made a really positive contribution to delivering high quality care to patients. Winners and runners up were recognised in each of the 12 categories and in addition, a two special Chief Executive’s Awards and a Chairman’s Award were presented.  The official winners and runners up are...…

Self Care Week – 17 – 23 November 2014

17 November 2014

 To help support the local population to make the right choices when it comes to healthcare, the Trust will again be supporting this year’s national Self Care Week campaign which takes place from 17 to 23 November. This year's theme ’Self Care for Life – Be Healthy this Winter’, aims to empower people to help them…

TRFT PROUD Awards Shortlist announced

13 November 2014

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the shortlist for its 2014 PROUD Awards. Thanks to a fantastic response from members of the public and Trust staff, 32 individuals and teams have been shortlisted and are set to receive winners’ and runner up awards at the Trust’s in-house ceremony on the 1…

Rotherham Customer Charter Survey

12 November 2014

Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Partners   Helping local people improve their health and wellbeing   Are you a Rotherham resident?   Have you used a service across the health and wellbeing partnership? Let us know how we have performed Can you spare a few minutes to rate your experiences of ou…

Extreme Pressures in A&E at Rotherham Hospital

11 November 2014

 Rotherham Hospital is currently under extreme pressures with a high volume of patients attending Accident and Emergency. The general public are reminded to choose well when accessing health care and only attend Accident and Emergency in the case of an Emergency (serious illness and major injuries). Making the right…

Rotherham ‘Champion’ plea for Breast Cancer Screening campaign

06 November 2014

 A Rotherham woman is being sought to be the local champion for a Breast Cancer Screening campaign as the NHS looks to increase the number of women being screened for the disease. Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals, who manage the promotion of Breast Cancer Screening across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw are working…

October 2014

Rotherham Diabetes Day

28 October 2014

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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…

September 2014

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

29 September 2014

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

 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

 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

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

'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.…

August 2014

July 2014

The Trust welcomes new Governors

30 July 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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…

June 2014

Slimmers make 2014 the year to ‘be seen’!

27 June 2014

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

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

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

 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

 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

 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

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

May 2014

April 2014

HypoBox: improving treatment for patients with Diabetes

24 April 2014

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

 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

 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

 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

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

 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…

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

Choose the right NHS Service

29 January 2014

    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

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

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

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

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

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).

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