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‘Selfless’ Kirsty wins Making a Difference Award

Kirsty Bishop, a Complimentary Therapist at the Nightingale Macmillan Unit at Royal Derby Hospital, has been awarded with one of our monthly Making a Difference Awards for her brilliant work in the Unit.

Black History Month 2022 at UHDB

From 1 October, Black History Month 2022 begins. This year's theme is "Time for Change: Action Not Words".

Throughout October, we will be sharing stories, information, and events from across the Trust and the NHS that will demonstrate and reflect our actions and attitude in ensuring racial equality. We will be supported in marking this year's celebrations by the Trust's EMBRACE Staff Network.


New mum thanks amazing midwives who helped her during difficult labour

A UHDB colleague who gave birth to her first child at the Trust has thanked the team of medics who she said delivered a ‘VIP experience’ when her dream labour plan “got turned upside down.”

Ali Naylor and her husband Will have shared their birthing story to highlight the ‘invaluable support’ midwives offered when things didn’t go to plan. They hope to raise awareness, provide reassurance and express their thanks to the team who delivered baby Rupert safely.


Vascular team introduces ‘walk in, walk out’ service for patients

A consultant who wanted to help free up theatre space and deliver a better service to patients has come up with a new ‘walk in, walk out’ service which he is offering in an outpatient setting.

Sanjay Singh, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, is now delivering radiofrequency ablations procedures to patients with varicose veins – using local anaesthetic, in a bid to reduce waiting times for patients and free up theatres for patients with emergencies.


Tribute to Stacey Elliot

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Stacey Elliot who sadly passed away last month. Stacey was a Healthcare Assistant who worked in Comprehensive Assessment Service for Older People (CASOP), formerly known as the Falls Clinic, at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital.


Update on the Obstetrics and Gynaecology review

NHS England has led an independent review, on behalf of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, into the care provided by Mr Daniel Hay, a Gynaecology and Obstetrics Consultant who worked at Royal Derby Hospital.


#TeamUHDB colleague Paul wins BBC Radio Derby Make a Difference Award

A UHDB colleague who always goes above and beyond has been awarded the prestigious Key Worker Award in this year’s BBC Radio Derby Make a Difference Awards.

Paul Gothard who is an Intensive Care Nurse at Royal Derby Hospital, was shortlisted for the accolade alongside two other UHDB colleagues Paul Brooks MBE and Amanda Broad for their outstanding contributions and commitment to health care in the local area.

Meet The Team: Surgical Day Case Unit, Treatment Centre, QHB

We are delighted to introduce our new Meet The Team series, where we will be speaking with colleagues across our five sites to get to know them a little better, and share what they do across our organisation. We start with the Surgical Day Case Unit in the Treatment Centre at Queen’s Hospital Burton.


Joy for UHDB's Aldarico as he is shortlisted for Nursing Times Award

UHDB’s very own International Nurse Facilitator Aldarico Velasco is delighted to have been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2022 in the category ‘Overseas Nurse of the Year.’

Aldarico, who joined the Trust three years ago, said it is a great honour to have been shortlisted for the accolade and it is a nod to the amazing contribution from all the Internationally Educated nurses and overseas nurses that work across UHDB.


ED colleagues recognised in Nursing Times Awards shortlist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton are proud that an emergency department (ED) team and an ED sister have been recognised in two categories in this year’s Nursing Times Award.

The High Intensity User Service has been shortlisted for the Emergency and Critical Care category and emergency department sister Charlotte Malcolm-Davies (Charlie) has been shortlisted for the prestigious Nurse of the Year Award for her work as part of the High Intensity User Service, alongside her role in nursing ED.


QHB's Clare who has 'two left feet' to do 'Strictly for Milly'

UHDB’s Labour Ward Manager Clare is set to swap scrubs for a ballgown as she channels her inner Rose Ayling-Ellis as she takes part in ‘Strictly for Milly’ to raise money.

Clare Pugh, Labour Ward Manager at Queen’s Hospital Burton, will be taking part in ‘Strictly for Milly’ a fund-raiser in honour of her niece who passed away at the age of two from a heart condition.


Join us at this year’s Annual Members Meeting in person and online


We are delighted to announce that this year’s UHDB Annual Members Meeting will be taking place in person, for the first time since 2019, at the Lecture Theatre in the Medical Education Centre, Queen’s Hospital Burton on Tues 6 September.


UHDB showcase maternity services to Midlands team

UHDB has welcomed NHS England’s regional maternity team to two of its sites as part of their Ockenden assurance visits to all maternity services across the region.

The team spent the day at Royal Derby Hospital on 17 August and the following day visited Queen’s Hospital Burton. 


UHDB to welcome new Chief Digital Information Officer

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton has appointed its first Chief Digital Information Officer, which will support the further integration of the Trust’s clinical digital systems.


Amazing staff surprise patient celebrating 20th wedding anniversary

Kind-hearted staff who were surprised to learn one of their long-term patients was celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary, put together a surprise of their own to mark the special occasion.

Kevin Hill is currently being cared for on Ward 310 at Royal Derby Hospital and his wife Camille visits him every day.


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