A member of the Car Parking team at Royal Derby Hospital has been praised for his "act of kindness" in helping a patient make it to their appointment on time.
Sue Stocks became stuck in heavy traffic when driving her mother, Margaret Wallis, to her appointment in the Kings Treatment Centre, and was becoming concerned about making the appointment time.
UHDB is delighted to today (Monday 20 November) launch new fasting guidance for adult patients which will allow them to sip a small cup of water every hour up until the time of their procedure.
We are delighted to share that our Radiotherapy team won Highly Commended in a prestigious national award for its innovative work implementing tattoo-free radiotherapy and improving the patient journey for patients receiving treatment for breast cancer.
The team, which is based at Royal Derby Hospital, was recognised in the Health Service Journal's (HSJ) Partnership Award last night, Thursday 16 November, for the rollout of Surface Guided Radiotherapy (SGRT) - a very precise form of radiotherapy that eliminates the need for permanent, visible tattoos and marks to be placed on the patient's skin.
A Senior Clinical Educator was one of a lucky few nursing and midwifery colleagues from across the country to attend a prestigious reception to celebrate the birthday of His Majesty the King at Buckingham Palace yesterday (14 November).
A Senior Sister at Queen's Hospital Burton's Emergency Department has been praised for her desire and commitment to providing a development programme for junior Sisters and Charge Nurses to help them to develop their leadership, clinical knowledge, and managerial skills.
Josie Murphy acted on feedback from colleagues who expressed a desire to undertake more training within the department to aid their career progression after taking on senior roles in the team, such as Sister and Charge Nurse.
The impact of Josie's compassionate approach to leadership and development saw her awarded with our latest Excellent Employee Monthly Making a Difference Award - which was presented to Josie by Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, Simon Crowther, alongside several members of QHB ED in a surprise ceremony.
A housekeeper who is proactively trying to reduce waste and promote sustainability while also keeping her department clean and safe is now the proud winner of the latest CEO Making a Difference Award.
Patients who are having a knee or hip replacement at UHDB are benefitting from a state-of-the-art robot that helps assist their procedure, delivering more accurate, less invasive surgery, reduced recovery times, and improved outcomes for patients.
Patients who are undergoing dialysis treatment for kidney failure have been using their appointment time to create poppies for a touching display at Royal Derby Hospital.
A team of compassionate nurses working to ensure more children can receive end of life care at home with their loved ones has been recognised nationally after winning a Nursing Times Award - as well as being shortlisted for a second award. UHDB's Childrens' Community Nursing Team, working in partnership with colleagues from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) and Derbyshire Healthcare United (DHU), formed the 'Derbyshire Paediatric Palliative Care Urgent Response Service', to assist children to die in their own homes with their families and home comforts close by, when they otherwise have been admitted to a hospital or hospice.
The Tobacco Dependency Treatment (TDT) programme recently marked a significant milestone, as it celebrated its one-year anniversary since its launch in September 2022 - helping thousand of patients on their journey to quitting smoking in just 12 months.
The TDT programme was launched across all UHDB sites to support patients and our communities in quitting smoking. This is a campaign that has been launched across the healthcare system in Derby and Derbyshire, as well as within our sites in East Staffordshire, which offers personalised support for treating tobacco addiction to all patients admitted to our hospitals, including pregnant people and their partners accessing maternity services.
The team was one of only three from 220 trusts in the UK to be awarded with the TRAC Benchmarking Award for Time to Shortlist earlier this month, with interview shortlisting taking an average of just 3.4 days for more than 450 vacancies in quarter two this year (July - September 2023).
Members of the community are invited to attend a Remembrance Day Service at UHDB to pay their respects and honour our Armed Forces.
There will be services held at both Royal Derby Hospital and Queen's Hospital Burton on Saturday 11 November.
Thanks to the hard work and commitment of the Trust's Anaesthetics team, spearheaded by Anaesthetic Registrar, Dr Alex Churton, the use of desflurane has been reduced dramatically since 2022 - vastly reducing the amount of CO2 produced by the Trust while continuing to provide safe and effective anaesthesia to patients.
Are you a student adult or paediatric nurse set to qualify in March 2024? Here at UHDB, we have a range of opportunities across our five hospital sites across Derbyshire and Staffordshire which you can apply for now to give you the chance of being able to take the first step in your nursing career immediately after finishing your studies.
Following Storm Babet, a number of roads across Derbyshire and Staffordshire remain closed due to flooding.
The Neonatal team at Queen's Hospital Burton has been awarded the Bliss Baby Charter Gold accreditation, which recognises exemplary care to the babies cared for in the unit and their families.
The team, which cares for babies who are unwell or have been born prematurely, is one of only 13 departments to achieve Gold accreditation out of 191 units in the UK.
A male breast cancer patient has praised the team at Royal Derby Hospital's Breast Unit for the care they provided to him after his recent treatment for the disease. 69-year-old Mike Burrows, from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, says he felt "out of his depth" as a male undergoing treatment for a condition largely associated with females, and heaped praise on the incredibly "supportive" team who helped him through his treatment.
One of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton's (UHDB) newest public Governors says she is relishing the challenge following her successful appointment to the role. Claire Carter is currently a Senior Lecturer and Business Relationship Manager at the University of Derby, and has previously worked in the NHS in Derby, meaning this new role takes on a greater meaning.
An innovative new device which can help reduce the time patients need to spend receiving oxygen therapy is currently being evaluated at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB).
The device, named 'O2matic PRO 100', provides automated, safer, and more comfortable oxygen delivery to patients and will be used by colleagues at Queen's Hospital Burton for six months to analyse its benefits and effectiveness in a real-world setting. If the 'real world evaluation' (RWE) is successful, the machines could be rolled out more widely across the NHS.
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) and Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CRH) are pleased to announce the identification of a preferred supplier for a new joint Electronic Patient Record system; Nervecentre.
Colleagues at Derby Private Health are opening their doors to patients, visitors, and fellow UHDB colleagues as they host an open day to celebrate the unit's tenth anniversary.
A new mum who sadly discovered her baby girl had no heartbeat has told her inspirational story during Baby Loss Awareness Week to recognise baby loss and praise the midwife who cared for her during what she called the 'toughest time of her life.'
Victoria Jones has bravely shared her experience to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week, which takes place from 9-15 October, and said she wanted to highlight the support she received following the tragedy.
This week (9-15 October) is Baby Loss Awareness Week, a time for bereaved parents and families to come together to commemorate and remember the lives of their babies.
At UHDB we are shining a light on the support available to the baby-loss community and beyond, and to raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss.
We are delighted to announce that Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Diabetes, Dr Emma Wilmot, has been shortlisted for a national award for her work to use technology to help people with diabetes to manage their condition with greater ease.
In response to a rise in respiratory infections in our communities and in line with regional NHS advice, we have updated our mask wearing guidance to enhance protection for patients, visitors, and colleagues.
Virtual wards allow patients to get the care they need at home safely and conveniently, rather than being in hospital. Using technology, virtual wards support patients, who would otherwise be in hospital, to get the care they need in the place they call home.
The Coronary Care team at Royal Derby Hospital is hosting a recruitment open day on Tuesday 10 October.
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.
A nurse who recently won an award for providing compassionate care for a distressed patient has highlighted the importance of the work of her team to ensure those who have additional needs are given exceptional care and their loved ones feel supported when accessing our services