Welcome to Weekly News
The 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:
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
Values: How do partnerships make us strong? - What is a substance hazardous to health? - Who is your Health Hero? - Our fight against flu continues
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
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
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?
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Roadshows get off to a flying start - Recent press coverage regarding the RLI - New Oncology Consultant appointed at FGH - Health Builder education events
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
Update on Emeritus Professor Sam Leinster’s review - What are we doing about Dementia? - Your chance to get involved - Quit smoking in 2013
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
Amanda is crowned the judges' choice - Discharge summaries - Fire safety dates - Calenders and wall planers
Nurse of the year dedicates award to her father - A fresh start to partnership working - Flu myths busted! - Norovirus, know the facts.
FGH Nurse praised after 30 years of exceptional healthcare - Staff briefings announced - The Engaged Care Partnership results - Norovirus know the facts.
Your Health Heroes awards announced - New triage service for Children's Services - Staff do their bit for Pudsey
New role for Dr Chatterjee, Lorenzo is live in the RLI's Emergency Department, Happy retirement Debbie, Trust Board update
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
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
Shining stars awarded for achievement and long service - What do you think? Tell us... - The Engaged Care Partnership - The RLI site is changing
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
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
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
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
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
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
Happy 20th anniversary WGH - Top marks for FGH catering team - Do you need a buddy? - Improving care for patients with Dementia.
New Chief Executive announced - Interim 2 update - More staff are doing their bit at the Olympics - How are our ED's doing?
CQC publishes emergency care investigation report - Health Heroes - How are our EDs doing? - Sustainable development
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?
Lorenzo is live in FGH's Emergency Department - Update on recovery plan and financial challenges - Dementia champions - Olympic torch pics
Modernised Breast Unit - Storage capacity at the RLI - Increase in staff parking permits - Trust Board meeting
Plans to improve patient safety and environment at the RLI - New Non Executive Directors appointed - Olympic Torch information
Endoscopy upgrade at WGH - Nursing and Midwifery mentors - Volunteer's week - Falls Awareness Week
TransformingMorecambe Bay update - Maintaining dress code compliance - Improving renal patient experience at WGH - K2B & K2C walkers - Respiratory study day.
How would you improve your hospitals? - Staff awards - Dementia awareness - Waste amnesty day.
Breast Cancer awareness - Employee Assistance Programme - Trust mobile phone - Olympic torch.
International nurses day – Midwives in Kendal - new FGH service for families and babies - MP visits breast screening unit – Dying Matters awareness week.
International Day of the Midwife - Colposcopy unit upgrade - Lorenzo to FGH ED - Inpatient survey - counter fraud.
New breast screening unit at FGH - fundraising governor – FGH twins arrival – ‘Your say’ launch.
Clinical leadership – bedrails training – innovation challenge – GP update.
New ED consultant - new clinical lead in Obstetrics – RLI catering top marks – teach CPR.
New consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Health Visiting Programme - Elective Orthopaedic Unit at FGH - smokefree hospital sites - WGH radiotherapy centre – charity walkers.
New Chief Operating Officer - New equipment for FGH - ASDA Kendal charity campaign - New Interim Non Executive Director.
Latest NHS Staff Survey – PMO update - ovarian cancer awareness month – London 2012 pledge - EMERGO.
New Interim Chief Executive - interviewing for stories - Patient safety awards - smokefree hospitals.
Interim care plan for RLI - new alarm system for staff protection – PMO and HUBS – dress code policy - emergency preparedness.
Update from the Chair - privacy and dignity - Dr Alan Taylor retires - refurbishment of RLI ED - Dignity Action Day.
Chief Executive steps down - staff show hearts – NHS Protect theft update – buddy support – staff concern line.
Mobile theatre at RLI - new team to support Chair - support for red for heart - new snack system for patients - TVLN and SAS update sessions.
Monitor announcement – ‘Be clear on cancer’ - redesigned maternity service at FGH - smokefree hospital sites - Advancing Quality re-launch - Bay Trust Radio marathon record.
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.
Breast screening development - Victim Support project - Board welcomes Professor Garden - WRVS long service awards - CQC emergency care investigation update.
Your views to shape future – smart cards for clinical staff - improving patient nutrition - CQC investigation into emergency care.
New orthopaedic consultants at RLI - Active birth room for RLI – smart cards for everyone - pedometer challenge - dining companions - Pension clinics 2012.
£1.5m investment in ED services - NHS 111 Pilot for Cumbria and Lancashire - CQC Quality & Safety outcomes - get fit for charity.