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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TULIP Awards


We’re very excited to announce the launch of a new award at Sherwood – the TULIP award.

TULIP, Touching Unique Lives in Practice, is dedicated to colleagues who have provided outstanding care to our patients and local community; this award says thank you to those individuals and teams who have exceeded expectations.

Anyone can nominate in the TULIP awards, including colleagues, patients and members of the public.

Click here to download the nomination form.

Please email your completed nomination form to sfh-tr.tulipawards@nhs.net. Alternatively, you'll find nomination forms in our wards and departments. Complete your nomination and place inside the DAISY/TULIP submission box. You can also post your form to the address location on the front. 

We look forward to receiving the nominations and recognising colleagues who consistently go above and beyond when delivering patient care.

Winners will receive a signed certificate, exclusive TULIP pin badge and cakes for their team, kindly sponsored by Sherwood Forest Hospitals Charity.

Thank you to our colleagues at NUH for supporting Sherwood to facilitate the TULIP award concept.