Weekly News

 

Welcome to Weekly News

Weekly News.JPGThe Trust’s Weekly News ensures everyone is kept up to date and in touch with all our latest news, service developments, staff appointments and success stories from across our hospital sites. It also regularly features valuable local and national health campaign information and a range of charity initiatives and fund raising activity.

The bulletin is distributed by e-mail link to all of our 6,000 strong workforce every Tuesday, as well as being posted up on prominent notice boards throughout our sites. It is also available to key media contacts and of course for our patients and members of the public to enjoy.

You can see the latest Weekly News by clicking below:

25 November 2014
Your Health Heroes - Chidren's Takeover Day - Helme Chase

18 November 2014
Staff Awards Nominations - Education Team - Anti-Fraud Specialist

11 November 2014
Harm Free Care Week - Staff Awards - Star of the Month Winners

4 November 2014
Staff Awards - Flu Fighters - Colour Coded Lanyards

28 October 2014
Computer scheme - Movember -Staff Survey

21 October 2014
Listening into Action update - FGH 30th Birthday - Flu Fighters

14 October 2014
Listening into Action - Award winning staff - Readers panel

7 October 2014
Pennies from Heaven - Back pain management - Patient leaflets

30 September 2014
Flu fighters - CQUIN celebration event - Staff survey results

23 September 2014
Phototherapy relaunch - New Chair - 30 Years of FGH

16 September 2014
New Infection Prevention Matron - Staff FFT -Westmorland Show

9 September 2014
Staff Training on Leaflets - New Medical Director - Staff Survey

2 September 2014
Improvement Chair Appointed - People in Control conference - Staff Side Meeting

26 August 2014
Patient Information leaflets template - Safeguarding courses - Flu jabs

19 August 2014
Engage in our Campaigns - Safeguarding - ANTT workshops

12 August 2014
Staff Engage Campaign - Alcohol Liaison Team - Volunteers Needed

5 August 2014
Leadership Conference 2014 - Healthcare in Millom - Engage Campaigns

29 July 2014
Hospital Radio Grant - Assessments for over 75 yr olds - Charity Cakes

22 July 2014
Radiology services - Engage campaign - Vascular services

15 July 2014
Cycling for Nicola and Charlotte - Two new Chaplains - Values based inductions

7 July 2014
Organ Donation - Governor raises over £2,000 - Engage Campaign

1 July 2014
National Transplant Week - 100 mile Charity Cycle Ride - Recruitment Day

24 June 2014
Salary sacrifice extended - Staff survey - Child safety week

17 June 2014
Dance Dementia Award - Staff Friends and Family Test - Lancashire Cycle Challenge

10 June 2014
Message from the chairman - Hello my name is... Carole Palmer - Walk for falls awareness

04 June 2014
Staff lead the way in shaping our vision - Friends and Family Results

27 May 2014
Fantastic fundraisers - Team briefings schedule - Successful listening lunch

20 May 2014
We want great care updates - Salary sacrifice scheme - Buddies

13 May 2014
Improvements for patient information leaflets - Dementia Week Events - Say NO to bullying

6 May 2014
This weekly update includes celebrations of the International Day of the Midwife - Charity Events - Responses to rumours from around the Trust

29 April 2014
Meet Heather Wood, Ward Manager, Children’s ward at FGH - National Patient Safety Seminar makes patients the priority - Well done to the Bay Trust Radio team! - Clinical Nurse specialists embrace Paperlite

22 April 2014
Inspirational consultant presented with Doctor of the year award - Birthing pool at WGH is officially opened! - Final sign off from Health and Safety Executive - You can help the hospital charity raise money!

15 April 2014
Exceptional nurse awarded for dedication to patients - Grand re-opening of studio 2, Radio Lonsdale - Job of the week - New cancer services manager has been appointed - Rumour line

8 April 2014
Head Chef at FGH is presented with the Chief Executive's award - Lynne Wyre takes up post as interim Deputy Chief Nurse - Hello my name is... - Update on staff survey feedback sessions -

1 April 2014
Consultant is presented with Special achievement award - Our audiology services received national recognition - Procurement and Supplies department has restructured - Joy through music celebrated at FGH

25 March 2014
Your Health Heroes announced - Our Security Management Specialist receives national recognition - Laura is our HR star of the month! - Who are the Friends of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary?

18 March 2014
Who will be crowned Your Health Hero 2014? - New roles for Head of Midwifery and Deputy Chief Nurse - Series of seminars have been a success with the public! - New faces in the Safeguarding Team

11 March 2014

Barrow public roadshow was a success - Local man is raising money for Neonatal Unit at RLI - Ladies knitting circle donates £1,000 to the RLI - Give your views on the future of local health services

4 March 2014
Shining stars awarded for achievement and long service - New coffee shop at RLI to open for business - NHS Change Day - Incident and Risk Reporting Training sessions now available

11 February 2014
Pupils help to create healthy menu for children’s ward! - Update on Care Quality Commission Inspection - We’ve been shortlisted for a national award - Be involved in improving staff experience

4 February 2014
You can still have your say on our values - Friends and Family Test - tell us what you think - Series of seminars get off to a great start! - UHMBT extends programme for NHS workers of tomorrow

28 January 2014
Last chance to nominate Your Health Hero! - Join our team to help improve our health and wellbeing - COSHH assessments - Do you know what to do? - How can we progress to ensure we meet the challenges of the future?

21 January 2014
Keep the nominations coming for Your Health Heroes - This is your last chance to become a Flu Fighter - We’re promoting customer care - Diabetes education success

14 January
Values: How do partnerships make us strong? - What is a substance hazardous to health? - Who is your Health Hero? - Our fight against flu continues

7 January
How should we all behave and act at work? You tell us... - CQC inspection - don’t miss your chance to find out more - Welcome from our new Director of Finance / Deputy CE - Update on move of some vascular services to specialist centres

24-31 December
Festive greetings from the Trust Board - Dry out this January - NHS choir have their eye on the charts - Make Nick’s debut novel your Christmas read

17 December
Get involved in shaping our values across our hospitals - Paperlite outpatient project becomes Paperlite - CQC inspection - workshop dates to find out more - Who’s your Nurse of the Year?

10 December
Who's your Doctor of the year - It's time to celebrate your achievements - Dementia champions celebrate their success - We've almost reached our target, keep up the good work - Help us make our Trust a great place to work

3 December
The search for Your Health Heroes is on - Welcome from New Executive Chief Nurse - There's still time to become a flu fighter - Positive feedback from the Health and Safety Executive - A new role for Dr Smith - Carol singers at the RLI

26 November
Festive fun to take place at FGH - Ripley School’s kind donation to Breast Screening Unit at the RLI - Our students showcase their work in America - The ‘Mo’s’ continue to grow...

19 November
New coffee shop at WGH open for business - Fundraising heroes rise to the challenge - Workforce and OD  team get together to benefit the Trust - Catering team at the RLI are baking for a good cause

12 November
Our staff awards are back - The CQC wants to hear your views - A new managed service for booking all agency staff is coming - Join our team of Flu Fighters today! - We’re committed to partnership working

29 October
Head Chef at FGH cooks up a storm - NHS in Cumbria comes together to recruit doctors - Next phase of Strata to launch - Health and safety update - Electronic profiling beds - Our team of Flu Fighters is growing

22 October
Don't miss your chance to have your voice heard - Length of stay, home in a day - Become a Flu Fighter today - Update on the Clinical Investigations Unit and paperlite project

15 October
Morecambe Bay Matrons leading the way - We want you to feel able to Speak out Safely - There’s lots of ways to keep up to date with the Chief Executive - Factsheet for attending inquests introduced for staff - Charity team are raising funds at Asda

8 October
Director of Finance appointed - New boilers in place at WGH - Work is progressing well on the Coniston suite at FGH - Are you tickled pink for breast cancer awareness month? - Executive Chief Nurse update

1 October
Extended AMD unit officially opens at WGH - New name for Oncology and Haematology area revealed - Stoptober smoking challenge is back - Free Wi-Fi for patients and visitors now available

24 September
The Friends and Family test is coming to Outpatients and Maternity - Our reaction to the CQC review report - Champions pledge to improve customer care - Grab a bargain in time for Christmas

17 September 2013
Partnership workshop event is a step in the right direction - Mums take part in sponsored buggy push for charity - Friends and Family Test - the results are in - Medical secretaries see the benefit of being paperlite

10 September 2013
What should we name new Oncology area at FGH? - Dementia champions are leading the change for dementia care - Nurse comes back home - Lorenzo and Informatics service user group - Special events aim to raise awareness of end of life care

3 September 2013
Paul swims the seas for a good cause - Make a difference today and contact Age UK - Trust Board meetings to be held across all our hospitals - Infection Prevention and Control challenges

27 August 2013
Royal College of Midwives visit our Maternity units - Staff are keeping in touch with the Chief Executive - The Bereavement office at the RLI is officially open - New Physiotherapy service available for staff

20 August 2013
Update on Projects Kendal, Barrow and Lancaster - Emergency Department staff off to pastures new - Enhancing the healing environment for our patients -  Carole's appointment strengthens bereavement service

13 August 2013
Welcome Dan - our new Local Security Management Specialist - We’re improving our Friends and Family Test - Initial feedback from Health and Safety Executive inspections - Medical Engineering is hitting the road for a good cause

6 August 2013
An introduction to the Governance division - Lottery grant awarded to our hospital radio station - New bereavement office to officially open at the RLI - Orthoptics are now paperlite

30 July 2013
Healthwatch Cumbria to visit FGH - TRAC service to be launched - Sainsbury's supports Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity - Statement of candidates for Governor elections published - Happy retirement to our friends and colleagues

23 July 2013
FGH lifts the lid on acute medicine as part of awareness week - Tim Bennett is off to pastures new - RLI goes live with e-referral system - Paper-lite Outpatient project moves on at pace… - Drop in session for managing sickness absence a success - A big thanks!

16 July 2013

UHMBT nurse cadet wins prestigious award - How the Dementia CQUIN is benefiting patients - Launch of intentional rounding and safety care bundle - A new face at FGH’s Medical Assessment Unit - Improvements to stroke care continue across UHMBT - Tigerlily Trust donate to the RLI

9 July 2013
Staff come together to celebrate 65th birthday of the NHS - We're continuing to get feedback from friends and family - Lorenzo has gone live in our Maternity departments - Yvonne is finding her sea legs for a good cause

2 July 2013
Register as a donor during National Transplant Week - Welcome David Wilkinson, new Director of Workforce and OD - Education is priority for best patient care - Get fit and enjoy a race2remember

25 June 2013
Jogging for Jags - Chris's colleagues are keeping his memory arive - Check yourself in at our outpatient departments - Local blood bikers appear on National Lottery - Staff at FGH get on their walking shoes

14 June 2013
We're leading change for dementia care - Our patients are getting timely access to treatment - Let's embrace falls awareness week together - The Friends and Family Test, the results are in

7 June 2013
Emergency Department at the RLI are setting an example - Save money and enjoy Cumbria with a MyCumbria card - Dr Wah visits the RLI to discuss better healthcare information - How CQUIN benefits our patients

31 May 2013
Two new heart failure specialists strengthen Cardiology team - Foodie fest is coming to Barrow - Paediatric nurses are becoming paperlite - Find out what the Territorial Army can do for you 

24 May 2013
Raising dementia awareness - Health and Safety commence walk rounds at FGH - We're encouraging staff to get on their bikes - New appointment helps strengthen Governance team

17 May 2013
Meet our research team in International Clinical Trials day - Outpatient appointment letter stationery - Top tips for appraisals - Dates launched for management briefings

10 May 2013
Be our guests for Dementia awareness week - SCBU at FGH has moved - Happy Birthday Kendal Mountain Rescue Team - Recruiting and gaining views

3 May 2013
Paperlite project is all systems go - Second ultra clean air theatre for FGH - Health and Safety Executive visit - Improving efficiency of services to patients - staff consultation - Friends and Family Test - are you doing your part?

26 April 2013
Second CT scanner opens at the RLI - We're improving care for people with cancer - New Special Care Baby Unit now open at FGH - Refurbished relatives room in the Childrens Ward at the RLI

19 April 2013
Little steps to reach a big goal - New SCBU unit at FGH is almost ready - A thank you really does go a long way - Medical records team pass with flying colours

12 April 2013
Welcome to our new interim Director of Governance - We've introduced the Friends and Family Test - Our WRVS volunteers are awarded for long service - Parkinsons awareness week

5 April 2013
FGH goes live with e-referral system - Mayor joins the Friends donating beds to Childrens Ward - Communications of results in investigations - Taekwon - Do raises money for comic relief 

28 March 2013
New intermediate care service at the RLI - Update on the new SCBU at FGH - Compliments from patients - Cumbria's GPs take on new commissioning role - 100 hours for £1,500 - 100 hours for £1,500

22 March 2013
Better care, together information bus - We pledge to make a change with the 15 step challenge - Do you know about the Agenda for Change proposals? - Friends and family test

15 March 2013
Improving efficiency of services to patients - Public get their say on health services - Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway - Oncology and Haematology services at FGH

8 March 2013
Welcome from John Cowdall, Chair - Staff briefings announced - Great results from the NHSLA - Public get their chance to have a say - Are you doing something funny for money?

1 March 2013
2012 NHS Staff Survey results are published - HEFF have a million reasons to be proud - Recent patient comments - Integration of SCBU into maternity ward at FGH update - Coronary Care Unit gets a boost - New Cancer Dataset launched at UHMBT

22 February 2013

Fantastic improvements to Stroke care at the RLI and FGH - Junior Doctor induction to Paediatrics - Healthcare Science week, get involved - Unison AGM

15 February 2013

Lancaster bus drivers grow a Mo for the Neonatal Unit at the RLI - Development of bereavement services in Cumbria and Lancashire - Midwife praised for work with vulnerable mums - There’s still time to have your say on dementia

8 February 2013

Update on staffing levels at the SCBU at FGH - Barrow and Kendal roadshows prove a hit with the public - Plans in motion to further improve case note management - Commitment to technology means top prize for Steve

1 February 2013

Temporary transfer of Neonatal and Maternity services at FGH - Help make a difference to Children’s services in Cumbria - Tegan makes the cut to support Oncology at FGH - Terri’s amazing challenge keeps Hayley’s spirit alive

25 January 2013

Independent inquiry into maternity and neonatal services - Council of Governor meeting to take place - Meet our new Inpatient Diabetes Specialist Nurses - Management conference - It’s all about the people - Neonatal unit at the RLI thank their men of steel - A heartfelt donation in memory of Michael

18 January 2013

Roadshows get off to a flying start - Recent press coverage regarding the RLI - New Oncology Consultant appointed at FGH - Health Builder education events

11 January 2013

Council of Governors announce appointment of new Chair - Free hand hygiene and blood pressure checks at roadshows - Launch of brand new online news site - Bright ideas needed to safeguard our future

4 January 2013

Update on Emeritus Professor Sam Leinster’s review - What are we doing about Dementia? - Your chance to get involved - Quit smoking in 2013

21-28 December 2012

Christmas wishes from across the Trust - The New Year's Eve big broadcast - Alana's fantastic year of fundraising - Shahnaz helps to bring Christmas cheer to FGH - Update on Norovirus at the RLI

14 December 2012

Amanda is crowned the judges' choice - Discharge summaries - Fire safety dates - Calenders and wall planers

7 December 2012

Nurse of the year dedicates award to her father - A fresh start to partnership working - Flu myths busted! - Norovirus, know the facts.

30 November 2012

FGH Nurse praised after 30 years of exceptional healthcare - Staff briefings announced - The Engaged Care Partnership results - Norovirus know the facts. 

23 November 2012

Your Health Heroes awards announced - New triage service for Children's Services - Staff do their bit for Pudsey

16 November 2012

New role for Dr Chatterjee, Lorenzo is live in the RLI's Emergency Department, Happy retirement Debbie, Trust Board update

9 November 2012

Projects Kendal, Barrow and Lancaster - what's happening? - Patient safety findings from the GMC Trainees Survey - How are the changes at the RLI going? - Exercise challenge II was a success - Lorenzo is now live in the RLI’s ED - Let’s talk about end of life - Local MP visits the RLI

2 November 2012

Permanent roles for Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer - Congratulations Zelma - you’re a real diamond! - Improving the stroke pathway across the Trust - Well done Helen! - Walkers brave the gales and raise funds - Staff go pink for charity

26 October 2012

The RLI has started to change this week - John is the People's Champion - Fight flu today - Learning from the Olympic spirit

19 October 2012

Maternity services, continuing the journey - Christmas meal survey result - RLI gets Tickled Pink  - Charity football match

12 October 2012

New interim Director of HR and OD joins the Trust - Who's in the PMO? - Advancing Quality newsletter - Clinical leads tackle the clinical audit agenda

5 October 2012

Shining stars awarded for achievement and long service - What do you think? Tell us... - The Engaged Care Partnership - The RLI site is changing

21 September 2012

Help us to reduce our domestic waste - It's staff survey time - Will you take on the Stoptober challenge? - CQC reports maternity units at FGH and the RLI meet essential standards

14 September 2012

There's still time to nominate your health hero - Trust Board updates Council of Governors on turnaround plans - Emergency red phones are going live - Go Ape and have fun

7 September 2012 

Help us in our search for a hero - Staff car parking at FGH - Free trial at DW sports fitness - Become a butterfly champion - Farewell Stephen

31 August 2012

We know our Health Heroes are out there. Where are they? - Calling all staff...do you want to make a difference? - Putting the ‘U’ back into University - Notice of election for the Council of Governors - My tale from the Olympics - Do your bit!

24 August 2012

We're looking for our Health Heroes and need your help! - Staff and patients at the RLI got into the Olympic spirit - Waste recycling - are we doing enough? - Your opportunity to join our Council of Governors - Get on your walking boots for the British Heart Foundation - Farewell from Laraine

17 August 2012

Who's your Nurse of the year? You tell us... - Making our services sustainable - Medical Unit One - CQC unannounced visits 13/14 August - Excellent care every time - Nurse becomes doctor - Lend a hand

10 August 2012

The search for your health heroes is on - Leading emeritus professor of medical education to lead review - What's next for Medical Unit 1 at the RLI? - Projects Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow - Pension clinics

3 August 2012

Welcome from Jackie Daniel, New Chief Executive - An update on the Parkinson's disease service - Interim 2 RLI, Delivery of the buildings - Pennies make pounds for Cancer charities

27 July 2012

Happy 20th anniversary WGH - Top marks for FGH catering team - Do you need a buddy? - Improving care for patients with Dementia.

20 July 2012

New Chief Executive announced - Interim 2 update - More staff are doing their bit at the Olympics - How are our ED's doing?

 

13 July 2012

CQC publishes emergency care investigation report - Health Heroes - How are our EDs doing? - Sustainable development

6 July 2012

Doing our bit by increasing our recycling tonnage - We're a favourite with Kendal and Barrow shoppers - Duncan is helping to keep time at the Olympics - How are our EDs doing?

29 June 2012

Lorenzo is live in FGH's Emergency Department - Update on recovery plan and financial challenges - Dementia champions - Olympic torch pics

22 June 2012

Modernised Breast Unit - Storage capacity at the RLI - Increase in staff parking permits - Trust Board meeting

15 June 2012

Plans to improve patient safety and environment at the RLI - New Non Executive Directors appointed - Olympic Torch information

8 June 2012

Endoscopy upgrade at WGH - Nursing and Midwifery mentors - Volunteer's week - Falls Awareness Week

1 June 2012

TransformingMorecambe Bay update - Maintaining dress code compliance - Improving renal patient experience at WGH - K2B & K2C walkers - Respiratory study day.

25 May 2012

How would you improve your hospitals? - Staff awards - Dementia awareness - Waste amnesty day.

18 May 2012

Breast Cancer awareness - Employee Assistance Programme - Trust mobile phone - Olympic torch.

11 May 2012

International nurses day – Midwives in Kendal - new FGH service for families and babies - MP visits breast screening unit – Dying Matters awareness week.

4 May 2012

International Day of the Midwife - Colposcopy unit upgrade - Lorenzo to FGH ED - Inpatient survey - counter fraud.

27 April 2012

New breast screening unit at FGH - fundraising governor – FGH twins arrival – ‘Your say’ launch.

20 April 2012

Clinical leadership – bedrails training – innovation challenge – GP update.

13 April 2012

New ED consultant - new clinical lead in Obstetrics – RLI catering top marks – teach CPR.

6 April 2012

New consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Health Visiting Programme - Elective Orthopaedic Unit at FGH - smokefree hospital sites - WGH radiotherapy centre – charity walkers.

30 March 2012

New Chief Operating Officer - New equipment for FGH - ASDA Kendal charity campaign - New Interim Non Executive Director.

23 March 2012

Latest NHS Staff Survey – PMO update - ovarian cancer awareness month – London 2012 pledge - EMERGO.

16 March 2012

New Interim Chief Executive - interviewing for stories - Patient safety awards - smokefree hospitals.

9 March 2012

Interim care plan for RLI - new alarm system for staff protection – PMO and HUBS – dress code policy - emergency preparedness.

2 March 2012

Update from the Chair - privacy and dignity - Dr Alan Taylor retires - refurbishment of RLI ED - Dignity Action Day.

24 February 2012

Chief Executive steps down - staff show hearts – NHS Protect theft update – buddy support – staff concern line.

17 February 2012

Mobile theatre at RLI - new team to support Chair - support for red for heart - new snack system for patients - TVLN and SAS update sessions.

10 February 2012

Monitor announcement – ‘Be clear on cancer’ - redesigned maternity service at FGH - smokefree hospital sites - Advancing Quality re-launch - Bay Trust Radio marathon record.

3 February 2012

Bid for radio broadcast record - CQC issues formal warning notice - Programme Management Office (PMO) - security awareness month - 2012 major incident plans - e-learning at home.

27 January 2012

Breast screening development - Victim Support project - Board welcomes Professor Garden - WRVS long service awards - CQC emergency care investigation update.

20 January 2012

Your views to shape future – smart cards for clinical staff - improving patient nutrition - CQC investigation into emergency care.

13 January 2012

New orthopaedic consultants at RLI - Active birth room for RLI – smart cards for everyone - pedometer challenge - dining companions - Pension clinics 2012.

6 January 2012

£1.5m investment in ED services - NHS 111 Pilot for Cumbria and Lancashire - CQC Quality & Safety outcomes - get fit for charity.

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