New imaging innovation installed to deliver sharp and clear imaging of tumours for individualised patient radiotherapy treatment planning, as cancer rates expected to rise
Incoming CEO, Anthony May, has published his 100 Day Plan, ahead of starting in the organisation on Thursday 1 September.
The plan outlines what he aims to do in his first 100 days at Nottingham University Hospitals, and details the seven key areas he is going to prioritise in his new role.
Researchers in Nottingham are starting new research into prostate cancer – a disease that claims the life of one man every 45 minutes in the UK.
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire health and care system declares critical incident
The health and care system in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has declared a critical incident due to continued and unprecedented pressure on its services.
We are continuing to see significant levels of Covid-19 in our hospitals, alongside high numbers of patients arriving at our hospitals for other conditions. There are extended waiting times to access beds within our hospitals. This, paired with difficulties in discharging patients due to a lack of capacity across our care sector as well as staff absence due to Covid-19 is causing a significant strain on the system.
Investment into a new 20-bed ward and surgical theatres building will bring exciting career opportunities at Nottingham hospitals later this year.
The ward and theatres - currently under construction - are set to open at City Hospital in autumn, and will support the Digestive Diseases specialties within the surgical division. They are part of the Trust’s drive to address the long waits for planned operations resulting from the pandemic, and will provide vital capacity to respond to future demand.
Nurse Kathryn Fry retires after a 50-year career on Friday – retiring from the ward she trained on all those years ago.
Kathryn started out as a 16-year-old nursing cadet at the Convent Hospital in Nottingham, earning £5 a week - and trained as an SEN on Simpson One at City – now the Elective Admissions Lounge where Kathryn has worked for the last 12 years.
Seriously ill children and their families in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire are getting vital help as their parents receive training to care for them at home at a new Better at Home Training Suite.