Community Involvement

Community Involvement events

Christmas across the Trust

Fernwood Ward Christmas Party

The 9th Newark Scout Group and the 1st Balderton Scout & Guide Band  entertained patients and visitors on Fernwood Community Unit at Newark Hospital.   They were joined by the Fernwood staff choir and a visit from Santa.

                     fernwood xmas scout band             santa and hazel

Pupils from Barnby Road Academy sang carols at Newark Hospital for patients, staff and visitors.  They were joined by Father Christmas who took a tour around the hospital.

barnby road choir       santa and barnby school   xmas garden 2017

Primary Schools from the Mansfield area have visited King's Mill Hospital to sing carols around the Christmas Tree throughout December. 

                      Dalstorth Primary              greenwood school

The Staff Choir have been entertaining patients, visitors and staff  by singing seasonal songs in the Main Entrance of King's Mill Hospital. 

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Newark Hospital Open Day - 14th October 2017

Over 380 people attended the Newark Hospital Open Day and took a tour around the departments including behind the scenes in Radiology and Theatres.  Local healthcare organisations such as Age UK, Mind and Newark Dementia Carers Group also had information stands and there were resuscitation demonstrations from the Newark Community First Aiders.  There were lots of interactive activities for children including a teddy bear clinic in Bramley Children’s Unit and Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue service brought along their new Specialist Rescue Vehicle.  Students also had the opportunity to discuss careers information with Human Resources and our Work Experience Co-ordinator.

The event was opened by the Town Mayor Councillor Rita Crowe who took the tour of the hospital with Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive.  Free refreshments were offered to visitors who enjoyed a performance from the Fernwood Community Unit staff choir. A plaque was unveiled by the Mayor and Richard Mitchell to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Friends of Newark Hospital.

Fundraising events such as a raffle, tombola and gift stall took place throughout the day and a fantastic £822 was raised for our Dementia Care Appeal. 

29 people attended Dementia Friends Awareness Training provided by our Dementia Nurse Specialist, Fiona McCandless-Sugg.

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SFHT Chief Executive Richard Mitchell, Chair John MacDonald, Newark Hospital Matron Carly Rollinson and Newark Mayor Councillor Rita Crowe opening the event.

endoscopy small  The Endoscopy Department Information Stand

teddy bear clinic small  The teddy bear clinic in Bramley Unit

'Whose Shoes?' Event

The education centre at KMH held a “whose shoes” event on Tuesday 10th October. The event bought together staff, health care professionals from the local community and service users to discuss the impact of dementia. The full day event gave everyone the opportunity to take part In a coordinated activity to highlight the work they do and discuss their ideas, thoughts and experience of dementia care.

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Support for Carers in the Community.

An event was held on 14th September at King's Mill Hospital to showcase the support available to carers in the community. Representatives from Nottinghamshire County Council and The Carers Trust among others were around to signpost carers to help and guidance available in the local community.

carers day sept 17 a                           carers day sept 17

Fernwood Ward welcome a four legged visitor

Poppy, a PET dog is a frequent visitor to Fernwood Ward at Newark Hospital.  Poppy, with owner Ann-Marie Rose, visits the ward and spends time with patients.  

Pets As Therapy a national charity founded in 1983, relies on its many volunteers who, along with their well-behaved dogs, make regular visits to nursing homes, hospitals, hospices and day care centres. The volunteers spend time with patients, residents or visitors, allowing them to stroke the PAT Dog and enjoy some companionship. Poppy is popular with patients and staff who enjoy her visits. 


June 2017

Bookstart Bear visits Ward 25

Sutton Library hold Bookstart Week every year and the early years team visit Ward 25 with Bookstart Bear, delivering free resources and reading to the children on the ward. Pictured with the Bookstart bear are Amanda Hardy, Playleader and Julie Kinnison, Ward Housekeeper.

 bookstart week


May 2017

International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day

Celebration cakes were given to Midwives and Nurses on May 5th and 12th to recognise the contrbution they give to Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust.

nurses day 2017 endoscopy          nurses day 2017 outpatients     nurses day 2017 ucc      nurses day 2017 minster  

February 2017

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Recruitment Drive

 Newark Hospital was proud to support the Anthony Nolan 'Join for Joel' Event which led to 18 new registrations on the bone marrow register

Pictured (l to r) are Barbara Beal (Associate Director for Newark Hospital), Eva Picker ( new recruit), Ann Spence (Join for Joel) and Dean Hyde ( Newark Town Mayor)                                                               a nolan event