Weekly News


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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:

16th August 2018 - Recruitment Special

Previous editions of the Weekly News can be found below:

14 August 2018

In this edition you can find out about our Slimming World Challenge. You can see what the Trust is doing in response to the staff survey and find out about new appointments both at the Trust and at the NHS Morecambe Bay CCG

7 August 2018

This edition celebrates over 1,000 years long service and staff achievements - We welcome 12 members of the community diabetes team and 170 trainee doctors to UHMBT - Meet the Respect Family

31 July 2018

Priorities for 2018/19 – our ‘plan on a page’ - UHMBT shortlisted for three national HR awards - Corporate Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Annual Report

24 July 2018

More Tea & Talk sessions announced - Stationary cycling competition -  Tea and coffee for wards and departments

17 JULY 2018

Trust to invest £19m in estates developments - New Deputy Chair announced - Nordic walking now available

10 JULY 2018

Featuring a special thank you to Stuart Hosking-durn - work out at work sessions - NHS 70 round-up

3 JULY 2018 - Anniversary edition 

70 years of the NHS - celebrating our hospitals - staff stories


#FlourishAtWork Move More coming soon - NHS 70 thank you BBQs - Quality Service Improvement Redesign practitioner workshops


UHMBT shows continued improvement in national inpatient survey -  Second month as new Chief Executive - Director of Infection and Prevention Annual Report


RCN President visits Morecambe Bay - New Director of Finance appointed - NHS 70 events


Launch of Leadership and Management Academy - NHS 70 aerial photograph - privacy update

29 MAY

Community service visits continue - UHMBT staff going beyond boundaries - NHS 70 big bonanza 

22 MAY

CQC review - book onto our vintage tea parties - community services integration 

15 May

Tributes to blood biker - Making every contact count - Sadness at death of Dr Walmsley

8 May

Equality and Human Rights Week - Quality Improvement Support - Changes to Lorenzo Requesting

1 May

On the same page - Beyond Boundaries Inclusion Conference - apply now for LiA wave 12


Helme Chase - changes to data protection legislation - 70 day #endpjparalysis challenge

17 April 

Improving patient experience - On the same page - Community services

10 April 

Lancashire and South Cumbria is to benefit from investment in a single pathology diagnostic service across the region.

3 April

'On the same page'- how do we solve our challenges? - #Everypennycounts update on progress - Wave 12 send in your expressions of interest today!

27 March

Trust health heroes crowned - New health groups for Trust - 'On the same page'- putting things into context

20 March

Welcoming community staff - On the same page about the future - Discharge to assess trial

13 March

Briefing sessions on quality targets - New proposed clinical structures -Event for non-clinical support staff

6 March

New Chief Executive Announced - Headspace app helps members of staff to Flourish - Time to celebrate

27 February

NHS 70 - BSF Training - Growing our own

20 February

Have you had your blood pressure checked? - NHS 70 - Looking ahead

13 February

Souths Lakes Birth Centre welcomes its first baby - NHS 70 - Facilities staff open up on mental health

6 February

The history of the NHS - Time to pledge - LGBT history month

Weekly News - 30 January.pdf

First Exemplar Status areas - New Chairman announced - Therapies officially opened

Weekly News - 23 January 2018

Time to Talk day - LGBT awareness training sessions - Reduce your risk

Weekly News - 16 January 2018

NHS 70 - Reduction in avoidable harms - Slimming world journey

9 January 2018

2 January 2018

Focus on our maternity unit - Couch to 5k - Charity dance this February

19 December

Your new FGH Maternity Unit - Last chance to nominate - Dry January 2018

12 December

Focus on our maternity unit - Get in the Christmas spirit with Bay Hospitals Charity

5 December

Thank you to all our volunteers - Don't forget to nominate - Well done to our fab winners

28 November

Wendi wins award for improvement patient journey - Oral cancer awareness month - Light up Christmas at FGH

21 November

Christmas paydays - Health Heroes 2018 - Staff Survey

14 November

Health Heroes Awards - NHS Staff Survey - #EveryPennyCounts

7 November

Time to celebrate - Fab change week - How to fight flu this winter

31 October

NHS Staff Survey - Anti bullying month - How to keep your teeth clean

24 October

Winter messages - National Stress Awareness day - Car parking update

17 October

Do you take care of your smile? - #EveryPennyCounts - Are you a flu fighter?

10 October

World Mental Health Day - Staff Survey has launched - Your development matters

3 October

Flu campaign launched - Behavioural Standards Framework - Fab Change Week

26 September

Annual Members Meetings - Black History Month - A day in...Radiography

19 September

#EveryPennyCounts - Fab Change Week - Go Sober October

12 September

We have appointed two new Non Executive Directors - Dance the night away - We have been accredited as a Disability Confident Employer

5 September

Congratulations to our Couch to 5K runners - We are now offering back care sessions for staff - Pulse survey launched!

29 August

VIP visit to the RLI - You can still sign up to Couch to 5K - Tour de Furness

22 August

Staff to showcase services at Annual Members Meeting - Lancaster Health Festival - Couch to 5k register now!

15 August

Awards open to recognise patient feedback - Trust welcomes inspirational leader in Healthcare

8 August

Every penny counts - New service desk support hours - Your development matters

1 August

Your flourish needs feedback - Car parking at our hospital sites - Sisters raise money for FGH Childrens Ward

25th July

Our priorities for 2017/18 – plan on a page - #Wave9 LiA launch

18 July

Staff receive award winning bereavement training - Have you got what it takes to complete born survivor - £123 raised for Dementia at FGH 

11 July

Integration of Community and Acute services - The Flourish journey - Recruitment update

4 July

Staff to celebrate 25 years of WGH - Latest EPR progress - Are you a cyber hero?

27 June 

We welcomed Chief Nurse Anne Cooper - Save a life this summer - New UHMB forces network

20th June

Flourish at Work - don’t be a couch potato 

13 June 

Festival of learning - Are you a cyber hero? -Your development matters

6 June 

It's time to take your Pulse again - LGBT awareness workshops now available - CQUIN celebrations 

30 May

Congratulations to our award winning team - Healthcare careers weekend - Support available for staff after tragic events last week

23 May

Are you a cyber hero - Bare below the elbows - Are you making the most of Mbay

16 May

Thank you to staff - Mind on Music tea party - Our first Human Factors Forum - When did you last have your blood pressure checked? - Back to basics dementia care

9 May 

Congratulations to our award winning team - Collective Call to Action - Be Clear on Cancer

2 May

International Day of the Midwife celebrations - Heads together - Do you know your #LastOrders

25 April

Core clinical event was a great success - Keeping up to date with our staff side chair - Children spend less time in our hospital 

18 April

We have been awarded £80K to further improve safety - Family raise money for charity close to their hearts  

11 April

Mayor of Lancaster opens Diabetes Centre - Lynnsey lives our Trust values - Charity places still available for Great Manchester Run

4 April

We have doubled up on end of life care awards - Inclusion and Diversity matters @ Morecambe Bay 

28 March

Progress on new Maternity building at FGH - Bright ideas helping patients and staff at UHMBT - We have joined forces with CPFT

21 March 

Ian and Calum are raising funds for the blood bikers - Holly announced as TARN coordinator of the year - staff friends and family test now open 

14 March 

Health Heroes announced! - Staff survey results are out - Ride to work week

7 March 

World Kidney Day is this week - National Apprentices Day - Get involved in a touch rugby tournament this year

28 February

February is LGBT History Month - Staff survey results are coming soon - Keeping up to date with Heather Bruce

21 February 

Valentine's day selfie for sepsis - February is LGBT History Month - NWAS have created new scheme for patients

14 February 

CQC six page special edition!

7 February

February marks LGBT History Month - A million decisions - December's star of the month

31 January

We have been shortlisted for two HSJ awards - Congratulations Deborah - Abbey House charity night was a success 

24 January

Local schools takeover - Stop the Clot Week - Time to Talk Day

17 January

First Trust to have Freedom to Speak Up App - Saline Bag incident at Cumberland Infirmary - Piel Unit at Risedale is now open

10 January 

Last chance to nominate - National Obesity Awareness Week - Charity rings in the changes 

3 January

There is still time to nominate - Welcome to Paul - #FlourishAtWork


Updated December 2017

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