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Here are the latest news releases from the Trust.  If you have any queries concerning the content of these articles then please contact the Communications department via email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone 01623 672294

Newark Hospital first with innovative resuscitation trolleys

28 July 2015

Newark Hospital has been chosen as the first hospital within Sherwood Forest Hospitals to receive new resuscitation trolleys.

This improvement has paved the the way to not only more advanced life support, but has freed up the time clinical staff take monitoring resuscitation trolley stock.

Staff usually maintain stock and check their own equipment daily, but when a ward or department is busy, this pulls nurses away from looking after patients when they are needed the most. Over a period of a year, allowing 30 minutes per day to check equipment, this represents 24 working days for a nurse for every department.

The quality control system now in place at Newark Hospital provides support to clinical staff from a dedicated team who are responsible for stocking, checking and monitoring nearly 200 items in the sealed resuscitation trolleys. This results in the confidence for staff and patients that all essential resuscitation equipment is in a full state of readiness, cleaned, sealed and ready to go.

Once used, the resuscitation trolley is replaced with a ready prepared and sealed trolley from the back-up point. Only a handful of organisations in the country have this kind of simple to use and quality support system in place.

Christine Miles, Resuscitation Training Manager at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: "It has been a very busy but hugely rewarding year to ensure a safe transition from existing equipment to the new resuscitation trolleys to support clinical staff looking after our patients.

Christine added, "All clinical areas have a designated staff member who acts as the 'Resuscitation Champion' to provide more information relating to all things resuscitation and we are very proud to say we have this high quality system in place for all patients attending Newark Hospital."

The initial 12 of the 83 new trolleys have been placed in Newark Hospital.

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We welcome our new nurses

28 July 2015

Staff at Sherwood Forest Hospitals welcomed in their latest recruits last week during the Trusts first Nursing Welcome Day.

More than 30 newly qualified nurses are set to start working at the Trust in late September after graduating from universities in Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, with the recruits set to be working right across the Trust.

The day gave the new employees the opportunity to tour their future ward, meet with their line manager, ask any HR questions as well as tour King's Mill Hospital.

Louise Curtis, one of the Trust's new starters, said: "It was great to be able to come along to King's Mill Hospital and meet staff there as well as the other new starters. I am very excited about joining the trust and am looking forward to this next chapter in my life!"

The Nursing Welcome Day has been developed as part of the Trust's drive to recruit more qualified staff and will now be held annually.

Teresa Shaw, Trust Preceptorship Development Nurse, said: "We are working really hard to recruit nurse and are battling against a national shortage. Our welcome day was a great opportunity to meet nurses due to start with us in late September and get them prepared for their first day.

"It was wonderful to meet such a dedicated bunch of people who were really excited to start work at Sherwood Forest Hospitals. I am very much looking forward to working with them in the future."

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Council of Governors meeting – Wednesday 12 August 2015

27 July 2015

Members of the public, Foundation Trust members and stakeholders are invited to Sherwood Forest Hospitals' next Council of Governors meeting taking place at King's Mill Hospital.

The Council of Governors oversees the Trust's hospitals of King's Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community. They are either elected by the public and staff members, or appointed to represent community partners such as the local councils and commissioners. Meetings are held every quarter and are chaired by Trust Chairman Sean Lyons.

August's meeting will include reports from Chairman Sean Lyons and acting Chief Executive Karen Fisher, plus a governor report from Lead Governor Colin Barnard.

Reports will also be presented on quality and safety, quality improvement, financial turnaround and performance and strategy. The governors will also receive a report on staff and membership engagement.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 August in Lecture Theatre 2, Conference Centre, King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts, NG17 4JL.

Members of the public will be invited to ask questions or comment on matters pertaining to the agenda towards the end of the Council meeting. If you would like to book a place for the meeting please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01623 622515, extension 3570.

A copy of the agenda and papers will shortly be available on the Trust's internet site: 

http://www.sfh-tr.nhs.uk/index.php/about-us/council-of-governors/council-of-governors-meeting-papers

Click on the following link to learn more about the Council of Governors: 

http://www.sfh-tr.nhs.uk/index.php/council-of-governors/introduction

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Carers' Roadshow offers extra support at King's Mill Hospital

27 July 2015

Local carers will be given the opportunity to access additional support on Tuesday (28 July) all thanks to a roadshow being hosted at King's Mill Hospital.

Trevor Clower, voluntary roadshow organiser, has planned the event from his home in Nottingham and has brought together seven local community groups who support those caring for their loved ones.

Trevor said: "There are thousands of carers in the county, many of them unaware of the additional support available. I am delighted to bring the roadshow back to King's Mill Hospital for the second year and really encourage people to come along and access some additional help and support.

"This is a subject incredibly close to my heart and I plan to continue roadshows in the city and county for as long as I can."

The King's Mill roadshow will take place in the King's Treatment Centre from 9am – 1pm on Tuesday 28 July and is open to all.

There will also be roadshows taking place at Arnold Methodist Church, Stapleford Care Centre and Newark Market Place over the coming weeks.

For more information please contact Trevor by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Board of Directors meeting - Thursday 30 July 2015

21 July 2015

Members of the public and stakeholders are invited to Sherwood Forest Hospitals' next Board of Directors meeting, taking place at King's Mill Hospital.

The Trust holds Board meetings each month to discuss quality and safety, finances and plans for the future. The meetings are chaired by Sean Lyons, Trust Chairman.

Amongst the topics on this month's agenda are:

- Patient story

- Quality improvement plan

- Quality and safety quarterly report

- Patient experience quarterly report

- Integrated performance report

- Nurse staffing report

- Monitor compliance quarterly report

- Car parking charges.

The meeting will be held on Thursday 30 July at 10am in Classroom 1, Level 1, King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts, NG17 4JL.

A copy of the agenda and papers will shortly be available on the Trust's internet site: 

http://www.sfh-tr.nhs.uk/index.php/board-of-directors/

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