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Watch as male choir makes patient’s dream come true

A gentleman who is being cared for at Royal Derby Hospital has been treated to a special visit and performance of ‘You raise me up’ by his former choir members.

The special visit was organised by Sharon Dunworth, Dementia Key Worker on Ward 311, after a request from Alan Glossop, a patient who is being treated on the ward.

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Facilities team are like 'unseen army' says FNCH supervisor on FM Day

Today is Facilities Management (FM) day and here at UHDB we are lucky to have so many incredible facilities staff who work tirelessly to ensure that our patients, colleagues and visitors have the best experience they can while using our hospitals.

To mark FM day (Friday, 13 May) we want to recognise and shine a light on all the amazing work our facilities teams do across our five sites.

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Paul Brooks pays tribute to 'heroes in facilities' to mark FM Day

Today is Facilities Management day and here at UHDB we are lucky to have so many incredible facilities staff who work tirelessly to ensure that our patients, colleagues and visitors have the best experience they can while using our hospitals.

To mark FM day (Friday, 13 May) we want to recognise and shine a light on all the amazing work our facilities teams do across our five sites

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Introducing our new International Nurse Facilitator, Aldarico

Meet Aldarico – our International Nurse Facilitator. He originally started his Nurse Training in the Philippines and moved over to the UK in July 2019 to continue his nursing role working at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.

“I came over to the UK with a group of other Filipino Nurses, some of us lived together at the start so we could really try to embrace British culture.  My new role as International Nurse Facilitator is about fostering a positive learning experience for international nurses coming to work with us at #TeamUHDB – my support isn’t just for our Filipino Nurses, it is for any nurse that has joined us from overseas.”

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UHDB offers new life and career to five Palestinian refugee nurses

Royal Derby Hospital this week welcomed five refugees who have been working as nurses in Lebanon to give them training and experience to become qualified nurses at UHDB as part of a national scheme spearheaded by NHSE/I.

Ghada El Ayoud, Ibrahim Al-Ali, Ibrahim Tantory, Salah Hussein and Hamzeh Shridi, who are all from Palestine, were all working as nurses in Lebanon, where they were also living in refugee camps with their families – often in poor conditions.

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Friday 6 May 2022 - Interim CEO's blog

As we bid farewell to our Chief Nurse Cathy, Interim CEO Dr Magnus Harrison shares some lessons that he's learnt working alongside her.

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Trust says farewell to pioneering Chief Nurse

After 13 years of dedicated service to the people of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, Cathy Winfield MBE has hung up her UHDB tunic for the final time as she leaves for a new adventure.

Cathy will start a new role as Chief Nursing Officer for the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board. She has been an inspirational nursing leader and has played a key role in making UHDB a great place to work, learn and receive care.

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Dedicated midwife receives prestigious Chief Midwifery Officer Silver Award

A midwife who has worked tirelessly to support new mums and ‘put women first’ during the pandemic has been awarded a prestigious accolade.

Katherine Mabey, who works as a midwife for UHDB was nominated by her colleague Patti Paine for a Silver award and has been given the award today by the Chief Midwifery Officer, Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent.

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Celebrating International Day of the Midwife

On Thursday 5 May we’re marking International Day of the Midwife and thanking our midwives and maternity support workers for their hard work, compassion and dedication. It's undoubtedly been a year like no other, as the challenge of providing outstanding care to women and their families has been made all the more difficult by the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Changes in visiting guidance across our hospitals

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton have operated a compassionate visiting policy for some time and in line with national guidance, we are delighted to announce that have been able to ease some visiting restrictions.

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UHDB marks Deaf Awareness Week 2022

The fantastic work of Team UHDB to support Deaf patients, visitors and staff is being celebrated during Deaf Awareness Week, which runs from 2 – 8 May.

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Nurse Amie crowned Patient Experience Champion 2022

We are delighted to announce the rour winners and runners up for Patient Experience Champion of the Year 2022.

Our winner is Amie Beaton, Registered Nurse in the Combined Day Unit, RDH.

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