Visiting update

From 1 January 2022, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend adult in-patient visiting in order to help protect our vulnerable patients. Please visit here for more information. 

Patient appointments

As we continue to see a rise in our urgent care admissions, a surge in admissions of Covid positive patients, and workforce shortages created by Covid isolation, some appointments for planned care may need to be delayed.

We will continue to prioritise urgent and emergency care and cancer treatments and we will do everything we can to avoid delaying care. If we need to take the difficult decision to delay appointments, we will contact affected patients directly to let them know. 

If you do not hear from us, please attend as requested in your appointment letter.

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The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announce Maternity Improvement Partnership

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:21 AM

The Improvement Partnership is organised through a formal Management Agreement. The relationship between the two Trusts began in January 2021, with the formal agreement due to begin in February. It will initially last for 12 to 18 months and will focus on the following: 

  • Maternity leadership development
  • Quality of evidence & reporting
  • Clinical governance approaches
  • Working practice
  • Culture
  • Patient experience

SaTH has a pre-existing alliance agreement with University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and this Maternity Improvement Partnership is designed to work in conjunction with this.

Maternity services at Sherwood Forest Hospitals are rated “Good” Overall and “Outstanding” for Caring by the CQC and King’s Mill Hospital, where maternity services are based is rated “Outstanding.” Julie Hogg, the Sherwood Chief Nurse, is a Midwife by background, and the Trust has experienced a significant and sustained improvement journey of its own, driven by a supportive and inclusive culture.

Julie Hogg, Chief Nurse Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT said: “We are delighted to be working with SaTH and know that women, babies and their families across both organisations will benefit from this.”

Louise Barnett, CEO SATH said: “We look forward to working with our colleagues at Sherwood Forest Hospitals in this Maternity Improvement Partnership”

Richard Mitchell, CEO Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT said: “We were pleased to be asked to work with SaTH. Working together is a great opportunity to reflect on our own progress at Sherwood and to learn from another organisation.”