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Chris Sexton (second left) thanks Sarah for saving his life
Patient thanks off-duty colleague who saved his life following cardiac arrest

A patient who suffered a cardiac arrest while watching a cricket match has thanked the off-duty UHDB colleague whose quick thinking and actions saved his life. 76-year-old Chris Sexton was enjoying a ...

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National award joy for midwife whose compassion has been a lifeline for pregnant women with social complexities

A UHDB midwife has been recognised at a national level by the Deputy Chief Midwifery Officer for England, with a prestigious Silver Chief Midwifery Officer Award for helping pregnant women with social...

Sally Maine being presented with her award
Sally celebrated for helping around 100 vulnerable patients receive Covid-19 vaccinations

A behind the scenes member of #TeamUHDB has been celebrated for the vital role they played in ensuring clinically vulnerable patients were able to receive their Covid-19 vaccinations over the past two...

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Nominations open for the Annual Making a Difference Awards 2023

Nominations for the 2023 Annual Making a Difference Awards are now open - and we want you to share your Patient Hero so we can recognise and celebrate them....

If you have a minor illness or injury you will always be seen quicker at an urgent treatment centre or minor injuries unit than a busy A&E.

In the last few days the average wait time from arrival to discharge in some of our A&Es was around seven hours*. In local urgent treatment centres and minor injury units, waiting times were just two hours*.

We are expecting our A&Es to be very busy this Bank Holiday weekend. Please choose the service you need carefully.

*Data correct for week commencing 22 May 2023. Patients are always prioritised in order of clinical urgency.

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