New board to make life-saving swimming pool rescues

23 November 2017 16:28:27

New equipment designed to make swimming pool rescues at Park Rehabilitation Centre quicker and easier has been funded by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. 


Save the date for our Charity Christmas Fair

22 November 2017 11:11:05

Grab your tinsel and wear your festive jumper with pride – the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity will be hosting its annual Charity Christmas Fair this December. 


Acute Stroke Services Continue in Rotherham

17 November 2017 13:56:40

This week a decision has been made by the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups about the future of hyper acute stroke services across the South Yorkshire region. Hyper acute stroke treatment is the specialist treatment needed in the first 72 hours following a stroke. The decision means that initial hyper


Self Care Week 2017

13 November 2017 16:14:54

Self Care Week, 13 – 19 November, gives us all an opportunity to take a fresh look at our wellbeing and check we are prepped to face winter fighting fit! There are many ways we can look after ourselves by doing things like having a flu jab eating well, exercising and having the resources, like a well-stocked medicine


Rotherham health worker excels in World Skills competition

08 November 2017 10:47:07

A Trainee Assistant Practitioner at Rotherham Hospital will be vying for a top prize in the World Skills UK competition later this month. Melissa McTague, who is undertaking her training with Sheffield College, works on Ward B5 at the hospital. She entered the competition, which aims to find the best health and


Innovative ear care service wins national award

06 November 2017 13:02:54

A service providing improved ear care services for the over 55s in Rotherham has won a national award for its innovative approach. The Ear Care and Audiology Service at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust won the ‘Care of Older People’ category at the Nursing Times Awards which were held in London on 2 November.


Respiratory nurse receives royal recognition

03 November 2017 12:57:16

A Rotherham nurse’s dedication to improving the care available to people with respiratory conditions has been recognised as part of the Queen’s Nursing Institute awards. Gail Miles, Respiratory Nurse Consultant at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, was awarded The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Award for Out


Building better bonds between mums and babies

30 October 2017 16:33:02

Kind-hearted crafters have been busy sewing hearts to help premature babies and their parents create a special bond.


Baby Box University Announces its Partnership with Highways England at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Baby Box Programme Launch Event

30 October 2017 09:03:06

Baby Box University is proud to announce its partnership with Highways England, through embedding an educational video on the importance of car safety within all of the Baby Box University NHS syllabi in the UK. The announcement is made at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Free Baby Box launch. As of today all


#TRFTProud of our shortlisted nominees!

27 October 2017 14:44:28

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has sent in their nominations for our Proud Awards 2017. Your nominations help us to identify exceptional NHS colleagues who pull out all the stops to deliver first class community and hospital services across our borough, and we are now delighted to announce the shortlist.


Hospital launches new last minute appointments hotline

26 October 2017 10:14:49

If you are waiting for an out-patients appointment at Rotherham Hospital and can attend at short notice, you can now ring a special hotline to get an appointment sooner. The last-minute appointments hotline is on 01709 427520. Appointments often become available at short notice including on the same day. The hotlin


Help us change the lives of patients with your old ‘round pounds’

23 October 2017 10:52:59

Raid your piggy banks, check your coat pockets and behind the sofa – the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is appealing for your old £1 coins.  


‘Wear it pink’ for Bobbie at hospital’s breast cancer fundraiser

23 October 2017 10:28:51

A nurse bravely battling breast cancer hopes to raise awareness about the importance of attending breast screening appointments as well as money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity at a fundraising event. 


The sound of success for charity fundraiser

17 October 2017 10:43:59

A patient battling a rare cancer celebrated the end of his chemotherapy treatment and raising money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity by ringing a symbolic bell on Ward A6 at Rotherham Hospital.  


Ferns ward helps patients regain independence

12 October 2017 10:19:14

Over recent months the Trust has been working closely with RDaSH (Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust) to provide the Ferns, a 12 bedded ward which provides some patients with specialised mental health care and cognitive rehabilitation needs following an admission to Rotherham Hospital. T


Health Village Pilot results in fewer hospital admissions

12 October 2017 10:16:21

The Rotherham Health Village pilot has resulted in fewer admissions to hospital compared with the Borough average. The pilot began in July 2016 and is located at the Health Village which is the base for Clifton Medical Centre and St Ann’s Practice. The team consists of GPs, the community matron service, district nur


Children set to benefit from Community Children’s Nursing Service pilot

12 October 2017 10:14:07

A new scheme was launched at the beginning of October by the Community Children’s Nursing Service. It aims to ensure children are managed and supported by the right healthcare staff, closer to home, whenever possible. The pilot, which will run for six months, will see the implementation of a rapid response team and


New features for award-winning Sepia

12 October 2017 10:12:01

The Trust is adding a range of new features to its award-winning SEPIA Portal including a new Rotherham Urgent and Emergency Care Centre dashboard and a new theatres module. SEPIA – a viewing tool which allows health care professionals to see an integrated patient record – has been developed in-house by Health


Sunflower sales a success for charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal

11 October 2017 16:28:14

Green-fingered gardeners who joined forces to sow the seeds for a new Purple Butterfly room at Rotherham Hospital have raised £800 for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.


Support for people after cancer treatment - event on 18 October

11 October 2017 11:17:33

People in Rotherham who have been affected by cancer are being invited to attend an event promoting local support after their treatment has finished.


Working together to improve hospital discharges

10 October 2017 14:35:31

 It is widely known that the majority of patients recover better at home, both physically and mentally. Acknowledging this, the Trust is working hard to change the balance of care from hospital to the community and streamline the discharge of patients from hospital as soon as is appropriate. An external review


Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Faye Foers explains the importance of breast screening

09 October 2017 10:55:35

I’m yet to meet a woman who doesn’t sigh or extravagantly eye roll when they receive an appointment letter through the post – something else to squeeze into your hectic life right?


Fundraisers show their steel spirit at Sheffield 10K

28 September 2017 12:43:50

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s first official Run for All Sheffield 10K team pounded the streets of the Steel City to raise more than £2,000 to help benefit patients and their families in Rotherham. 


Proud Awards 2017 – just a few days left to nominate a healthcare hero!

22 September 2017 15:36:29

With only 1 week left to nominate, patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their health care heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2017 Proud Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in healthcare by recognising Rotherham’s exceptional NHS colleagues who pull out all


It’s always time for tea at Oakwood!

11 September 2017 14:07:08

Patients at Oakwood Community Unit joined forces with their families, friends and colleagues to toast the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal at a tea party. 


A few words can make an extraordinary difference…

08 September 2017 09:53:53

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is proudly supporting Organ Donation Week and an appeal for local residents and colleagues to talk about organ donation.


Erin inspires a golden opportunity to fundraise

07 September 2017 17:14:34

A nine-year-old girl recently diagnosed with diabetes inspired her family to raise hundreds of pounds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. 


Marathon run marks a new beginning for Purple Butterfly Appeal fundraiser

05 September 2017 15:49:42

A nurse who took up running to help her deal with a recent diagnosis of autism is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity by running the London Marathon in 2018.


Special care inspires a great fundraising challenge

31 August 2017 11:11:39

A baby girl called Evie who arrived five-and-a-half weeks prematurely has inspired her dedicated dad to tackle the Great North Run to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.


Fundraisers get set for Steel City road race

29 August 2017 16:36:18

A 12-strong team of fundraisers will be pounding the streets of the Steel City to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity when they take part in the Run for All Sheffield 10K. 


Toys raise smiles at Rotherham’s new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre

23 August 2017 15:57:13

Rotherham’s new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (UECC) is now a more comforting and interactive place for children thanks to a host of toys funded by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. 


Charity funding helps change the lives of patients in Rotherham

22 August 2017 16:15:55

Specialist Changing Places facilities have now been introduced by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to help maintain the privacy, dignity and independence of people with complex learning and physical disabilities. 


Cancer patients rate Trust highly again

18 August 2017 14:53:06

Rotherham cancer patients have given another year of high ratings to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust for their treatment. The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2016 was completed by almost 73,000 patients across England who gave their views about their care. The Trust maintained its strong position from t


Ear Care and Audiology Team Reach National Award Finals

15 August 2017 15:33:09

 The Trust’s Ear Care and Audiology Team has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award. The team, which provides a one-stop-shop for over 55s hearing aid referrals has made it to the final rounds of the ‘Care of Older People’ category. The integrated service is thought to be the first in the UK to enable p


Rotherham to welcome 24 new nurses

15 August 2017 10:59:11

Our Trust is excited to welcome 24 new nurses as a result of our recruitment day on Saturday 12 August. Those recruited will take up their posts in March 2018. The Trust is still calling for nurses to join its caring and progressive health care teams and it’s not too late to apply for posts. Applications on NHS


Fundraising success for new Maltby WI boosts resources for Special Care Baby Unit

11 August 2017 14:53:40

Resources needed to help care for tiny tots at Rotherham Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit have been boosted thanks to fundraisers from the new Maltby Women’s Institute. 


12 August Open Day Seeks Next Generation of Nurses

07 August 2017 16:31:22

A team of experienced, expert nurses is calling for the next generation of the nurses to join The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust is seeking nurses to join its caring, progressive and dedicated services and will welcome those who have the skills and ability to fulfil this role to an open day on 12 Au


TRFT Research Team Tops the Charts!

07 August 2017 13:21:37

The Research, Innovation and Clinical Effectiveness team at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is celebrating after marking a tremendous improvement in the number of participants taking part in research studies in 2016/17. The team has achieved a phenomenal 99.3% rise in the total amount of participant


Volunteer Newsletter 2017

02 August 2017 13:54:56

Click here to read the latest Volunteers Newsletter and see how they help make the difference!


Charity funded equipment helps patients’ recovery

28 July 2017 17:21:29

Specialist physiotherapy equipment funded by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is helping patients to feel fitter, stronger to return home more quickly.


Proud Awards 2017

28 July 2017 12:32:57

Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their health care heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2017 Proud Awards.


More convenient care for new-mums and mums-to-be!

21 July 2017 14:56:59

Midwives at the Trust are working towards more convenient care for women who have recently had a baby.


Nurses gear up for recruitment day!

17 July 2017 15:07:21

Our team of nurses is gearing up to be at the Sheffield Hallam University Careers Fair on 19 July where they will share all that’s great about nursing at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. At the event, our Acting Chief Nurse, Ellie Monkhouse, will speak at 12noon about why nursing in Rotherham is different from w


BreathingSpace celebrates 10 years of service

14 July 2017 15:45:27

BreathingSpace, which provides treatment for respiratory disease, Bronchiectasis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Saturday when the team welcomed partners and patients to a garden party to reminisce over the past decade.


TRFT welcomes you!

04 July 2017 15:02:20

Your local NHS Trust is inviting members of the public to hear about how it has performed over the last year at its Annual Members’ Meeting 2017 (AMM). The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s AMM takes place from 11am on 19 July at Rotherham Hospital and is open to anyone who has an interest in local health services. It will detail how the Trust has made some significant developments and how it continues to work to improve, despite a challenging year.


Charity champions join forces this June

30 June 2017 10:50:39

Colleagues and volunteers have joined forces to raise nearly £800 for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity this month. 


Who is your BFF?

26 June 2017 14:00:18

The Trust is supporting National Breastfeeding Awareness Week with accessible, expert advice and support. The Infant Feeding Team at the Trust have been available in the main entrance of Rotherham Hospital offering friendly advice, information and support to new mums and mums-to-be. The theme for this year i


Olympic and football heroes pitch in for charity

21 June 2017 17:44:01

Olympic gold medallist Laura Kenny was among a host of sports stars inspired to help the parents of a premature baby girl raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.


GPs to play a key role in delivering care at Rotherham’s new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre

20 June 2017 12:13:34

Helping people get the right care, first time and to have this delivered by the most appropriate healthcare professional is one of the main aims of Rotherham’s new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre. As part of the new development, which opens on 6 July, a new way of working is being introduced and GPs will have


Golf club goes a fairway to raise money for charity

19 June 2017 17:54:03

Members of Rotherham Golf Club had a fabulous year on the fairways raising money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.


It’s always time for tea with the Stroke Team

01 June 2017 11:04:33

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Stroke Team raised a cuppa and a cake to toast two charities at a fundraising coffee morning. 


National Award for TRFT Director

30 May 2017 13:36:01

The Trust’s Director of Estates and Facilities has been awarded an ‘Outstanding Achievement’ accolade by a national estates and facilities organisation. John Cartwright, who has worked at our Trust for 13 years, was handed the award last week as part of the Health Estates and Facilities Management Association


Donate your old fivers to Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity

22 May 2017 17:30:22

If you are wondering what to do with any old £5 notes – the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has the answer! Old-fashioned cotton £5 paper notes are no longer considered legal tender after being phased out of circulation earlier this month. But that doesn’t mean your cash is completely obsolete as the Rothe


Update on outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting virus at Rotherham Hospital

22 May 2017 11:28:45

Update Last week we announced that the Rotherham Hospital site was experiencing an outbreak of rotavirus, a diarrhoea and vomiting bug. As a result of this restrictions were put in place over the weekend regarding visiting wards A1 and A5 where non-essential visiting was stopped.  We are pleased to say that thes


New consultant radiographer a sound investment for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

22 May 2017 10:41:32

An experienced reporting radiographer has chosen to bring his skills to Rotherham as he takes up a unique post at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Rob Milner is The Trust’s first ever consultant radiographer and will specialise in leading a team of reporting radiographers at Rotherham General Hospital. One o


Outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting virus at Rotherham Hospital

19 May 2017 15:15:34

The Rotherham Hospital site is currently experiencing an outbreak of rotavirus, a diarrhoea and vomiting bug. At present this is limited to a small number of areas. As a result of this, visiting restrictions have been put in place in the affected areas. This includes: • Non-essential visiting on wards A1 and A5 has


Rotherham research success

18 May 2017 15:49:46

The Trust has beaten its 2016/17 target for recruiting participants to research studies by succeeding in gaining 540 recruits against a target of 450.


Stroke Team toast two charities at Vintage Tea Party

16 May 2017 17:53:00

Fundraisers toasted two charities close to their hearts at a Vintage Tea Party at the Olive Lounge in Rotherham. The purple-themed event was organised by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) Stroke Team to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal and to coincid


Nurses thank law firm for fundraising inspired by baby George

15 May 2017 12:11:58

Babies who need extra special care when they are born at Rotherham Hospital are set to benefit from a £7,840 donation from Wake Smith Solicitors.


Recognising Rotherham’s nurses and midwives

10 May 2017 16:52:38

 


International Nurses Day: Pioneering training programme for nurses of the future

10 May 2017 09:40:05

This week we are marking International Nurses Day (12 May), here is just one of the ways we are transforming our nursing and care workforce for the benefit of our patients.  Seven TRFT health care assistants have begun the Trainee Nurse Associate course at the University of Sheffield, in partnership with ou


Savvy students put us ahead of the game

09 May 2017 09:08:42

Three savvy, Sheffield Hallam students are helping shape services for patients through their Learning Disability Nursing and Generic Social Work degrees. Third-year students, Danielle Housley, Zoe Gardener and Charlotte Simpson, are on placement at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, working alongside Lead Learning


Dad inspires colleagues to saddle up for charity

08 May 2017 16:36:27

A baby boy called Finn who needed expert care at Rotherham Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit during the first few weeks of his life inspired a fundraising cycle ride for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.


The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust pledges to support the ‘Time to Change’ campaign during Mental Health Awareness Week

08 May 2017 14:19:36

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) has signed an employer pledge with Time to Change during Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May). Time to Change aims to end mental health discrimination; ensuring people can access the support they need without feeling isolated or ashamed. Louise Barnett, Chief Executi


Keen runners urged to help boost charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal

05 May 2017 14:59:42

Keen runners are being sought to don their running shoes and shorts to help raise £75,000 for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. The charity has up to 10 places available at this year’s Sheffield 10K Run For All , which takes place on Sunday 24 September 2017 in the Steel City. The spots are availab


Trust Shining Star retires

03 May 2017 14:23:01

One of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s most inspirational leaders has waved goodbye after an astonishing 34 years of service.


10 weeks until Rotherham’s new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre opens to the public

26 April 2017 14:36:13

A £12.2million development at Rotherham Hospital to transform how people access urgent and emergency care is set to open on 6 July. When it opens, the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre will provide people in Rotherham with an improved service – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It will bring together a number o


Pedal power raises £770 for Hospital Charity

26 April 2017 12:20:13

Doctors, nurses and many other clinical and non-clinical colleagues from across The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) put their pedal power to the test by taking part in a Tour de Yorkshire inspired Spin-a-Thon, raising £770 for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.


Sunflowers raise a smile for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity

20 April 2017 16:44:00

Green fingered gardeners of all ages have joined forces to sow the seeds for a new Purple Butterfly Room at Rotherham Hospital. More than 100 youngsters from Eastwood Village Primary School in Rotherham have nurtured sunflower seeds into tiny individual shoots in collaboration with Rotherham In Root, a local co


Potential organ donors urged to save a life

13 April 2017 16:01:33

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with NHS Blood and Transplant to ask potential organ donors in Rotherham: If you could save a life would you?


Trust colleagues get in a spin for charity

06 April 2017 10:58:44

Colleagues from across The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) are taking part in a Tour de Yorkshire inspired Spin-a-Thon to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. The challenge is being led by the Trust’s Wellness Matters team to encourage colleagues to boost their health and fitness


Marvellous murals help transform Rotherham Hospital

03 April 2017 15:22:49

Coming into hospital can be worrying for some patients, but thanks to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity new ceiling and wall murals have been installed to make patients feel more relaxed.


From emergency care to travelling and gardening for retiring matron

30 March 2017 15:55:17

A dedicated matron retiring from nursing after 35 years says it has been a ‘privilege’ to work at ‘the really friendly Trust.’ Shireen Say, of Kiveton Park Station in Rotherham, is retiring on Friday 31 March. The 55-year-old joined the Trust in 1982, aged 21 as a pupil nurse. In 1989 she completed her registe


Changes to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Integrated Sexual Health Services

29 March 2017 15:07:05

From 1 April 2017, all sexual health advice, testing, treatment and contraceptive services in Rotherham will be available from one central location at Rotherham Hospital with outreach services delivered in community venues. Sexual health and contraception services previously provided at Rotherham Community Healt


Young people and families to benefit from new service

29 March 2017 09:13:07

 SCHOOL nurses and health visitors are to be amalgamated into a new streamlined service to help families’ access one-stop healthcare in Rotherham. The Rotherham 0-19 Integrated Public Health Nursing Service – or 0-19 service – combines previously separate services such as school nursing, health visiting and ora


You’re hired! Over 50 jobs offered to nurses at our Recruitment Open Day

21 March 2017 09:35:31

A host of talented midwives and nurses looking for a new challenge in 2017 were invited to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s (TRFT) latest Recruitment Open Day. At the event, which took place on Saturday 18 March at Rotherham Hospital, the Trust conditionally offered jobs to 53 band 5 nurses. The new recru


Grade A student hopes to inspire others during Brain Awareness Week

15 March 2017 16:30:47

An inspirational and determined learner who overcame a serious brain injury to achieve a career-enhancing qualification hopes her experience will help inspire others during Brain Awareness Week . In June 2014, Zoe Chew, a cardiographer in the Cardiology department at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, suffer


Masonic Lodge charity donation to thank Oakwood Community Unit

15 March 2017 13:59:57

Freemasons have donated £1,000 to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to thank colleagues who cared for a relative. Members of the Fitzwilliam Masonic Lodge, based at the Masonic Hall in Wellgate Mount, donated the money to the Oakwood Community Unit after hearing about the care Gillian Hamer received


A chance to help shape the future of healthcare in Rotherham

13 March 2017 13:24:17

Members of the public who want to have their say and influence future plans for Rotherham Hospital and local health services are being encouraged to put their names forward to be a Governor of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. As a Foundation Trust, the organisation has a Council of Governors which is made up of


Family and friends fundraise for Purple Butterfly Appeal

10 March 2017 10:53:33

The family and friends of a man who tragically died following a short battle with lung cancer hosted a range of fundraising activities to boost the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal. Blades fan Neil Hirst sadly passed away in 2014 aged 56. To help keep his memory alive, his wife


Celebrating the impact of our apprentices

10 March 2017 09:14:09

Apprentices of all ages and at different stages in their careers have been celebrating opportunities to climb the career ladder at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) during National Apprenticeship Week. The Trust’s apprentices joined forces during the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week,


Have your say at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Quality Improvement Priority Showcase

08 March 2017 09:49:34

We’re holding a drop-in from 9.30-11.30am on Friday 17 March 2017 in the Lecture Theatre, Level D, Rotherham Hospital, Moorgate Road, Rotherham to talk to colleagues, patients and members of the public about our Quality Improvement Priorities for 2017/18. Colleagues from across the Trust will be on hand to talk to


The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust recognised for its care of children and young people

07 March 2017 12:57:46

An innovative new way of helping ensure poorly children and young people are treated more efficiently and discharged home sooner has earned dedicated colleagues at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) national recognition. The Trust’s Children and Young People’s Health Services has been shortlisted for th


Budding young artist scoops top prizes in logo competition

06 March 2017 10:25:45

Young artists from across Rotherham have been busy unleashing their creative streak as part of a competition to shape the identity of a new 0-19 integrated public health nursing service. The new service, which will be run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, is being launched on 1 April 2017. It will provide


CQC re-inspection report demonstrates improvements across The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

02 March 2017 09:44:34

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today, Thursday 2 March 2017, published its report into the re-inspection of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust which took place in September and October 2016. The CQC has recognised considerable improvements across the Trust, including some areas of ‘outstanding’ practice.


Mum donates ‘angel gowns’ to Rotherham Hospital

01 March 2017 11:39:14

Two devoted mums and friends who tragically lost their babies have donated a host of lovingly made outfits created from old wedding dresses to the special baby care unit at Rotherham Hospital. Lisa Fletcher, from Killamarsh, sadly lost baby Lillie-Grace in October 2015 when she was stillborn three days before h


Acupin therapy achieves national award recognition

01 March 2017 10:04:22

A team of innovative colleagues at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted for a national award for introducing a new therapy which helps patients suffering from nausea and vomiting. Acupin therapy is a form of acupuncture which works by inserting a small pin, which looks like a tiny, almost i


You’re hired! NHS Trust offers apprenticeship opportunities

28 February 2017 16:06:42

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week by encouraging people of all ages and at all levels to further their career by taking up an apprenticeship with the Trust. 


New opportunities to work at Yorkshire’s ‘really friendly Trust’

17 February 2017 15:35:44

Talented midwives and nurses looking for a new challenge in 2017 are invited to come along to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s (TRFT) latest Recruitment Open Day. The recruitment drive aims to increase the number of band five nurses and band five and six midwives working at Rotherham Hospital, in the commu


Reach out to family and friends on World Cancer Day

02 February 2017 15:58:07

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has joined forces with Macmillan Cancer Support on World Cancer Day (Saturday 4th February) to urge local people to open up about cancer. Around one in 10 people (10%) in Yorkshire and Humber feel they have lost touch with one or more of their friends as a result of having ca


Royal seal of approval for union steward

19 January 2017 12:16:47

 A dedicated union steward is one of only four people nationally to be nominated for a top award by the Royal College of Midwives. Jayne Manderson, an experienced midwife at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) and a Royal College of Midwives (RCM) steward since 2005, has been nominated for the Royal Coll


Trust pledges to support Time to Test Campaign

19 January 2017 10:59:58

In support of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, 22-28 January, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has pledged to support ‘Time to Test’; a campaign rolled out by UK charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. The campaign aims to raise awareness of cervical cancer prevention in the workplace; ensuring female employees ca


Recruitment drive for state-of-the-art Urgent and Emergency Care Centre

17 January 2017 16:14:33

A recruitment drive to attract registered nurses (adult and children’s), practitioners, doctors and GPs to work in Rotherham’s new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre is taking place next month to showcase what the state-of-the-art building has to offer as a place to work. Taking place on Saturday 11 February be


Family appeal for Purple Butterfly funds

09 January 2017 17:27:43

The memory of a baby tragically stillborn at Rotherham Hospital will live on thanks to his dedicated family who have raised hundreds of pounds for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Purple Butterfly Appeal. Since the death of little Ollie-Ray Taylor-Clark on 29 October, his heartbroken family have raise


Help keep A&E for serious and life-threatening illnesses and injuries

03 January 2017 14:42:34

Conrad Wareham, Medical Director at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It’s incredibly busy in Rotherham Hospital’s A&E department, as it is in other hospitals across the region. We need members of the public to support us in making sure we can give vital care to people who have serious illnesses and thos


International recognition for baby-friendly Trust

30 December 2016 10:48:34

International children’s charity Unicef has awarded The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Baby Friendly status following backing from parents.


Purple Butterfly tribute for Blades fan

21 December 2016 12:01:32

The family of a man who tragically died following a short battle with lung cancer will once again be hosting a charity football match in his memory.


£1m of new funding to support successful Working Together Partnership of NHS Trusts in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire

16 December 2016 12:31:01

NHS England has today (15 December) announced £962,000 of new funding to support and spread the work of the Working Together Partnership Vanguard, which is a partnership of the seven Hospital Trusts in South and Mid Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, including The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. The vanguards are 50 nat


Join our festive fun at Rotherham Hospital

09 December 2016 11:30:31

It’s the countdown to Christmas at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust with a host of festive fun this ho-ho-ho-holiday season! Spending time in hospital during Christmas and New Year can be a difficult time for patients, their family and friends. But to bring a smile to people’s faces, we have some celebratory


Don’t delay, sign the organ donation register today

06 December 2016 09:16:56

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging people of all ages to give the gift of life this Christmas and sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register now. The Trust is joining forces with NHS Blood and Transplant this festive season to ask people: What are you waiting for? That’s the question we’re asking


Young artists called upon to get involved in logo competition

01 December 2016 13:58:07

Budding young artists from Rotherham’s secondary schools are being asked to shape the identity of a new 0-19 integrated public health nursing service. The new service, which will be run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, is being launched on 1 April 2017. It will provide young people and families in Rotherham


Innovative IT system wins national health award

24 November 2016 16:43:53

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s new in-house clinical IT system has won a national award for helping transform the way colleagues across the hospital and community provide patients with the right care at the right time.   The Trust’s SEPIA clinical portal achieved the ‘Enhancing Care By Sharing Data


Discovering a way to keep Rotherham people safe this winter

17 November 2016 17:22:43

For the sixth year in a row, Sheffield-based car dealer Guy Salmon has loaned The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust a Land Rover Discovery 4x4 vehicle to use over the winter period.


Congratulations to all our PROUD Award winners!

16 November 2016 14:49:58

The red carpet was rolled out once again for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s biggest celebratory event of the year – the PROUD Awards 2016.  Our PROUD Awards celebrate dedicated and caring colleagues who ensure patients receive the best and most compassionate treatment they deserve.   The event was hel


South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

14 November 2016 09:37:51

Bringing together 25 partner organisations, the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP sets out the vision, ambitions and priorities for the future of the region’s health and care. The goal is for everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to have a great start in life, with support to stay healthy and live longer. Ther


Outbreak of winter vomiting virus

11 November 2016 17:00:17

The hospital is currently experiencing an outbreak of a winter vomiting virus. The outbreak is limited to a small number of areas at present. If you are considering visiting someone in hospital and have either had symptoms or been in contact with someone who has had recently, please ensure that you have been clear


Recruitment week aims to increase flexible staffing numbers

07 November 2016 09:19:50

A recruitment week to increase the number of flexible nursing, medical, allied health, support and non-clinical colleagues working in Rotherham is being held at Rotherham Hospital later this month. Taking place from Monday 21 – Friday 25 November 2016 between 10am and 2pm, people interested in working at the Trust


Dedicated dad fulfills wedding day dream

03 November 2016 15:25:11

A proud father fulfilled his dream of giving his daughter away on her wedding day despite suffering a stroke thanks to dedicated staff from the Trust’s Stroke Unit Mark Edwards, from Aughton, was referred to the Stroke Unit in July and was an inpatient for 27 days before being cared for at home by his family wi


Rotherham United visit breast screening unit during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

11 October 2016 16:39:08

To show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, three team members of Rotherham United Football Club have paid a visit to Rotherham Hospital’s breast screening unit. The Millers are helping to spread the word and encourage local women to take up their breast screening invitations. Early detection of


Rotherham United gives breast cancer the red card

03 October 2016 15:56:51

Rotherham United Football Club has teamed up with their local breast screening unit during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in a bid to encourage local women to join the fight against breast cancer and attend their screening appointments. The Millers are putting the emphasis on their male supporters to


Dementia patients to benefit from doll therapy thanks to Unison

27 September 2016 11:45:44

Workers union, Unison has donated 13 ‘dementia dolls’ to the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust after hearing about their ability to comfort patients, reduce their anxiety and give them a sense of purpose.


Celebrate the relationships you’re PROUD of

15 September 2016 16:47:24

Every day, colleagues within the Trust work in partnership with organisations, charities and individuals across the region to ensure we continue to provide the best care for our patients.It’s now the time to celebrate those relationships by nominating the partners you work with for a Partnership Working Award in this year’s PROUD Awards.


Stay safe and get tested during Sexual Health Week

15 September 2016 11:54:20

Health professionals are encouraging men and women of all ages to get tested for sexually transmitted infections during Sexual Health Week.  


Blood cancer support group provides lifeline for patients

13 September 2016 16:58:04

Patients dealing with a range of blood cancers who helped establish Rotherham’s first Haematology Support Group would like to extend their support to others.


Innovative IT system nominated for national health award

13 September 2016 16:31:08

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s new in-house clinical IT system has been shortlisted for a national award for helping transform the way colleagues across the hospital and community provide patients with the right care at the right time.


We're recruiting a Non-Executive Director

08 September 2016 09:34:32

The Council of Governors of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is seeking an exceptional candidate to join the Trust's Board as a Non-Executive Director. Joining us at a particularly key stage of our journey, the successful candidate will be highly motivated and will demonstrate a commitment to enhancing heal


Patients praise cancer care in Rotherham

02 September 2016 12:16:41

Cancer patients at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust say they are treated with dignity and respect and are involved in decisions about their care, according to a national survey. The Trust has been praised for the quality of care it offers cancer patients in the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2015, wh


Rotherham Hospital eyes up national award

31 August 2016 17:27:27

Rotherham Hospital’s eye clinic has been nominated for a national award after outstanding praise from patients.


Show you are PROUD of your NHS unsung heroes

30 August 2016 10:37:07

Patients, carers, families and colleagues are being encouraged to nominate exceptional health care workers for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2016 PROUD Awards. Following the success of last year’s awards, the Trust is once again inviting members of the public to nominate healthcare professionals for the


You’re hired! Nurse recruitment day welcomes new staff

17 August 2016 17:31:31

More than 30 experienced and soon to be newly qualified nurses have been recruited by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust following a successful recruitment drive.


Rotherham midwives to benefit from increased support

12 August 2016 11:51:15

The Royal College of Midwives and maternity managers in Rotherham are working together to improve the support available for midwives and maternity colleagues after The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust signed the Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) Caring for You Charter this week.


Care Quality Commission to reinspect Trust

11 August 2016 09:47:57

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be reinspecting The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust from 27 – 30 September 2016. They are keen to get the views of patients, relatives, the public and colleagues about the hospital and community services provided by the Trust. You can click on www.cqc.org.uk/yourexperie


Breastfeeding mums gather at Clifton Park for the Big Latch On

09 August 2016 16:53:32

Bosom buddies from Rotherham joined thousands of other breastfeeding mums from across the world to support a record-breaking event called the Big Latch On.


Trust’s volunteer service awarded Quality Mark

04 August 2016 15:02:49

 The volunteer service at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised for its quality by Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR).  


Mum to mum support on offer at Clifton Park breastfeeding event

27 July 2016 14:00:30

Breastfeeding mothers from Rotherham are invited to join millions of other mums from around the world at a family-friendly event called the Big Latch On.


Nurse Celebrates 50 Years in the NHS

21 July 2016 10:39:38

One of Rotherham’s District Nurses has recently celebrated 50 years of working in the NHS.


Recruitment drive aims to boost nurse numbers

19 July 2016 11:49:20

A recruitment drive to increase the number of band five nurses working in Rotherham is being held at Rotherham Hospital next month to showcase why The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a great place to work. Taking place on Saturday 13 August between 10am and 3pm, the one-stop-shop will give prospective


Valuable work of NHS volunteers celebrated

31 May 2016 11:51:14

A series of events have been planned to celebrate the work of volunteers at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.


Rotherham’s nursing and midwifery staff celebrated

16 May 2016 15:49:39

A number of events and activities at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust last week have celebrated the town’s nurses and midwives.


Rotherham doctor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

16 May 2016 15:22:07

A doctor who worked at Rotherham Hospital for over 25 years has been acknowledged with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


Emergency Care Recruitment Open Day - Saturday 14 May 2016

06 May 2016 15:19:40

The Trust is looking for Band 5 Qualified Nurses to join our busy Acute Medical Unit and Emergency Department.


A&E Under Significant Pressure - Advice on Choosing the Right Care First Time

06 May 2016 09:39:20

Rotherham Hospital services continue to be very busy and are currently under significant pressure. Members of the public are asked to support us in making sure we can give vital care to those who have life-threatening injuries and conditions.


Our Star...

05 May 2016 15:28:59

Rachael Kay, Community Practitioner for the District Nursing Team (Thurcroft), was the winner of the ‘Public Recognition Award’ at the Trust’s 2015 PROUD Awards.


Make May Purple for Stroke Awareness Month!

04 May 2016 14:21:44

The Stroke Team at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are going purple for May, with a series of fundraising events for Stroke Awareness Month.


Welcome To Our New Director of Workforce

03 May 2016 15:08:54

Welcome to Cheryl Clements, who has joined the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as Director of Workforce.


Trust Wins Third RoSPA Award!

03 May 2016 14:45:16

For the third year running, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a Gold Award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.


Junior doctors’ strike 26 – 27 April 2016

25 April 2016 14:21:12

147 operations and 173 appointments have been postponed this week at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as a result of the junior doctors’ strike due to take place between 26 – 27 April 2016.  


Our Top Leader!

21 April 2016 14:49:16

Ranee Townsend, Clinical Director for Community Dental Services at the Trust, was the winner of our ‘Our Top Leader Award’ at the Trust’s 2015 PROUD Awards.


Rotherham patients take part in Parkinson’s Awareness Week

20 April 2016 11:58:23

Rotherham patients with Parkinson’s have been raising awareness of the disease by taking part in national Parkinson’s Awareness Week (18-24 April).


Are you a carer or family member of a patient with Learning Disabilities or Autism?

19 April 2016 12:30:15

Speakup Self Advocacy agency are working with individuals with Learning Disabilities or Autism to understand their experiences of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Emergency Services and Mental Health Crisis in order to improve experiences and inform practice.


Our volunteer of the year!

14 April 2016 15:45:32

Ann Ashton, Volunteer in Macmillan Cancer Information and Support, was the winner of our ‘Outstanding Volunteer Award’ at the Trust’s 2015 PROUD Awards.


Working in partnership!

07 April 2016 15:33:46

Alison Thorp, Volunteering Network and Development Officer from Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) was the winner of our ‘Partnership Working Award’ at the Trust’s 2015 PROUD Awards.


Rotherham A&E Under Significant Pressure

05 April 2016 16:54:21

Rotherham Hospital services continue to be very busy and are currently under significant pressure. Members of the public are asked to support us in making sure we can give vital care to those who have life-threatening injuries and conditions.


Junior doctors’ strike 6 - 8 April 2016

04 April 2016 15:17:48

Four operations have been postponed this week at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as a result of the junior doctors’ strike due to take place between 6 – 8 April. In addition to this, eight clinics have been reduced in size, affecting 44 patients.


Technology brings heart benefits

17 July 2015 12:38:42

 NHS patients in Rotherham have been part of an innovative programme using technology to help monitor heart health. An estimated 2061 people in Rotherham have heart failure, a life limiting condition which is on the increase largely due to our aging population and the fact that many people are now living longe


Your NHS services in Rotherham - have you registered your place at our annual members’ meeting next week?

03 July 2015 09:39:34

Members of the public are urged not to miss their chance to find out more about NHS health services in Rotherham. The Trust will hold its Annual Members’ Meeting, similar to an AGM, on 8 July at which details of the Trust’s performance will be presented. The Trust, which runs services at Rotherham Hospital, Rotherh


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