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Latest News Stories

NHS charity’s Christmas wish for virtual donations

25 November 2020

The countdown to Christmas has begun and The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is challenging you to rattle your collection buckets virtually to help raise funds for the NHS.

Charities collaborate on new memorial garden at Rotherham Hospital

19 November 2020

The memory of loved ones who have sadly died will live on thanks a new memorial garden currently being built at Rotherham Hospital.

World Preamturity day 2020: A big light for our littlest patients

18 November 2020

A light was shone on Rotherham Hospital this week as families and healthcare professionals came together to celebrate World Prematurity Day on 17 November. To put the event on the map, kind-hearted company LensGo Visual Media and Charlie Redfern of CFR Group LTD lit the hospital in vivid purple – the

World Prematurity Day - Ruben's Story

17 November 2020

Ruben was born on 20 September 2016, an astounding 10 weeks early, and weighing a tiny 2lb 1oz. Here mum Lucy tells us Ruben’s story: “We knew from around 26 weeks that it was very likely Ruben would come early as he wasn’t growing. At a check-up at 30 weeks we were told he’d need to be delivered immedia

World Prematurity day - Harrison's Story

17 November 2020

Harrison Gannon has not long since celebrated his first birthday. He was born at 31 weeks gestation and has made amazing progress after spending the first two months of life in special care. Mum Natalie shares her story: “We had no signs that Harrison might come early. I had been feeling extremely poorly

World Prematurity Day - Jack's story

17 November 2020

Little Jack Morris was born in January 2019, 9 weeks and 3 days early and taking his mum and dad by surprise! After mum Chelsea went into spontaneous labour, Jack was whisked off to Rotherham Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) where the doctors and nurses set about caring for Jack and giving him a f

Alcohol Awareness Week – 16 -22 November - Are you drinking too much during lockdown?

16 November 2020

In the first lockdown earlier this year studies showed an increase in alcohol sales to those who might not normally drink in their homes. This alcohol awareness week why not take the opportunity to find out more about responsible drinking and the risks of drinking too much? This handy image will help to give

Craft group has got it covered

04 November 2020

It’s now mandatory to wear facemasks when out and about on public transport and in shops – but thanks to a generous donation from a Sheffield sewing group, colleagues at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be wearing theirs with style.

Celebrating National Pathology Week

02 November 2020

The work of the Pathology Department at Barnsley and Rotherham Hospitals underpins every aspect of patient care, from diagnostic testing to preventing disease. As part of National Pathology week, we take a look behind the scenes at the replacement of the main analysers and robotics in the Blood Sciences L

Visiting restrictions

30 October 2020

THIS INFORMATION IS CORRECT AS OF FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 2020. The following visitor restrictions are in place until further notice at Rotherham Hospital. For adult inpatients, the restrictions are: One named visitor for patients with dementia, learning disabilities or autism One vi

Volunteers wanted

23 October 2020

We're looking for volunteers for Rotherham Hospital to help our patients keep in contact with loved ones while on the wards. We need:    Patient Communication Facilitators Patient Property Facilitators   Patient Communication Facilitators The role of the Patient

#TRFTProud of our 2020 shortlist

16 October 2020

Colleagues across The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are celebrating after the shortlist for the 2020 Proud Awards has been announced. More than 400 nominations, including 45 from members of the public, were received for the Trust’s annual awards, which recognise the hard work and dedication of team

Coronavirus infection and pregnancy

15 October 2020

If you are pregnant and have tested positive for Covid-19 or are isolating for any reason (track & trace, household member symptomatic or tested positive for Covid-19) please let your Maternity Services know.  You can inform us by telephoning: • Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Antenatal Clinic – 01709 42 4347 • Out of

AHPs Day - a virtual celebration

13 October 2020

AHP (Allied Healthcare Professions) Day is celebrated annually on October 14. AHPs Day is an opportunity to learn about the wide variety of professions – 14 in total – such as radiographers and speech therapists, and how their roles form a vital part of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and the wi

Families are just a video call away thanks to donated tablets

12 October 2020

Keeping in touch with loved ones is proving to be the best remedy for patients at Rotherham Hospital thanks to new tablet devices funded by NHS charities.

Age is no barrier to learning new skills, thanks to high-tech simulation suit

06 October 2020

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to age 40 years in a matter of minutes? NHS and care homes staff can now find out thanks to a high tech simulation suit funded by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity

Trust to live-stream memorial for Baby Loss Awareness Week

02 October 2020

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place between 9-15 October each year to remember the little ones who have sadly died.  To mark the week this year, the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be streaming a live memorial service on Saturday, 10 October, at 3pm for parents and families who have experienc

Instant smiles all round thanks to Fujifilm donation

02 October 2020

There have been picture perfect smiles all round thanks to a donation to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity from Fujifilm.

Annual Members’ Meeting

02 October 2020

Our Annual Members’ Meeting took place on 29 September and was held digitally this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. The meeting was an opportunity for colleagues, our partners and members of the public to receive an update on the Trust’s progress and challenges faced during the

Quit for good this #Stoptober

01 October 2020

Now in its ninth year, Stoptober is back for 2020. The aim is that you stop smoking in October and beyond, because if you quit for 28 days, you are five times more likely to quit for good. STOPPING SMOKING IS THE BEST THING THAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. Stoptober is a great time to stop smoking a

Newly Qualified Midwives welcomed to #TeamTRFT

30 September 2020

Nine trainees have marked their transition from students to fully fledged midwives this September and our marvellous maternity team put on a special ceremony in celebration.   The group of newly qualifying Rotherham midwives completed their training after spending the last three years studying and practicing h

Public invited to Annual Members’ Meeting 2020

24 September 2020

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is holding its Annual Members’ Meeting on 29 September at 5.30pm. Unlike previous years, the meeting will be held digitally online, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The session will provide a summary of the Trust’s progress and challenges for the last financial year, 2019/20

Visiting within maternity services (updated 22 Sept)

21 September 2020

We have been working on our plan to safely reintroduce visiting in Maternity services to other areas of care. We have supported a nominated birth partner for labour and birth throughout the pandemic. Where possible, it is recommended that the nominated birth partners are from the same household or social bu

Sprucing up the Trust grounds

18 September 2020

A group of green-fingered grafters spent an afternoon picking up litter around the Trust as part of the Love Where You Work initiative in collaboration with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.   Wayne Monroe-Smith, RMBC’s Love Where You Live and Love My Streets Project Coordinator, provided the Tr

‘Big thank you’ to the Trust’s research team

18 September 2020

The Trust has received huge thanks from the team behind the national GenOMICC study into Covid-19 and the effects on patients. The GenOMICC team sent an email to the Trust’s research team thanking them for their part in recruiting patients to the study. It said: “Another busy week has reach

Update on hospital restrictions

11 September 2020

We understand that the last six months have been difficult for patients and staff with visiting restricted to a very few. This has been under review over the last few weeks and we hoped to be able to gradually reduce the restrictions in place. The safety of our patients, visitors and staff has to r

NHS Superheroes celebrate reaching £20K milestone

10 September 2020

From sponsored head shaves, team marathons and virtual dance-athons, the last five-and-a-half months has seen a whirlwind of fundraising for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s staff appeal.

Save the date for our AMM

08 September 2020

Our Annual Members' Meeting will take place on 29 September 2020 at 5.30pm. The event will be held online and provides an opportunity to hear about The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust's successes and challenges from 2019/20 and will feature a look forward to our priorities for the future. If you would like to

Smiles all round for our Apprentices of the Year

03 September 2020

Two of the Trust’s staff members have won Apprentice of the Year in different categories in the annual Rotherham Advertiser Awards.  Colette Ashforth and Jane Law won for the Advanced and Higher Degree categories respectively, and were presented with their certificates by editor of the Rotherham Adv

NHS charities funding helps build resilient staff

01 September 2020

Colleagues at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust who have experienced trauma at work or home during the Covid-19 pandemic will be offered additional professional support from their peers thanks to funding from NHS charities.

Mary’s memory lives on thanks to Purple Butterfly Appeal donation

21 August 2020

A dedicated husband who never forgot the care and compassion showed for his wife as she passed away in the Purple Butterfly room at Rotherham Hospital has made a charity donation in her memory. Tommy McKeiver, 82, of Boardman Avenue, Rawmarsh, sadly lost his wife Mary on 21 August 2019 after she suffered a bri

Flying the flag for LGBT+ patients, families and colleagues

18 August 2020

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has officially launched the NHS Rainbow Badge scheme as one way that patients, families and colleagues can be reassured that the Trust is inclusive and non-judgemental for people who identify as LGBT+. The launch coincides with Rotherham’s virtual pride event due to

School pupils urged to attend immunisation clinic

18 August 2020

Parents and young people across Rotherham, who may have missed out on important immunisations due to lockdown school closures, are being urged to attend vaccination clinics. Pupils who were in years 8 and 9 in the 2019/20 school year are being invited to attend Rotherham Community Health Centre to get thei

Virtual wards and tangible results

17 August 2020

Breathing Space has received praise from patients for the way it provided services during the lockdown period. After lockdown began in March, the team, based at Badsley Moor Lane, acted swiftly to create a virtual ward that aimed to support patients who had a diagnosis of Covid-19. The team moved to seve

Blood Science automation replacement project update

13 August 2020

The Blood Sciences services at Barnsley and Rotherham Hospitals are in the process of replacing their main analysers and robotics.  This £3m pound investment in NHS services started last year, but was paused due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With pandemic pressure on the NHS easing, along with easing o

Mick’s pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

13 August 2020

A fundraiser spurred on by receiving the royal seal of approval from the Queen has raised £1,100 for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s NHS Superheroes appeal.

Returning to a single Covid-19 hospital site for South Yorkshire

10 August 2020

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Royal Hallamshire Hospital was the primary hospital in our region providing treatment for those people who had Covid-19 but as the number of patients rose, all our hospitals began to provide this care. Now, as numbers have reduced, we no longer need as many hospital beds ava

Charity appeals for virtual runners

10 August 2020

The iconic Sheffield Half Marathon and 10K events may be postponed this year, but the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is appealing for keen runners to continue fundraising virtually.

Proud Awards 2020

03 August 2020

It's time to nominate your healthcare heroes! Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their healthcare heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2020 Proud Awards.  The awards celebrate excellence in healthcare by recognising Rotherham’s exceptional NHS

Keeping in touch with loved ones while they are in hospital from 1 August 2020

03 August 2020

At Rotherham Hospital, we understand how difficult it must be for families and loved ones at a time where visiting is suspended and we want to support our patients and their loved ones as best we can. We have in recent months established the Patient Property and Communication Facilitator roles and from 1 Augus

Recognising excellence across the Trust through our new ‘Excellence Award’

31 July 2020

Every day, colleagues are going above and beyond to make a massive difference to patients, families, visitors and colleagues across all our services; in community settings and the hospital, frontline and behind the scenes. Today, we are excited to announce the Excellence Award , a new monthly reward and

Governor elections nomination period now open

30 July 2020

The nomination period for our Governor elections has now opened. You could do your bit for your NHS by becoming a Governor and playing an important and valued role as part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Our Lead Governor, Gavin Rimmer is encouraging as many people as possible to cons

Breaking into coding

29 July 2020

The Trust has welcomed two new Clinical Coding Apprentices to the team.  Hannah Webb and Kitty Jennings have joined the Clinical Coding Team as Apprentice Clinical Coders and are now enrolled onto the Clinical Coding Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme. The pair are excited to be starting their career pathw

Call it out, work it out

28 July 2020

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is launching a new campaign aimed at encouraging staff, patients and visitors to challenge and report instances of discriminatory behaviour and language on our sites. ‘Call it out, work it out’, which was originally thought up by the BAME (Black and Minority Eth

‘Today is the Day’ for Rotherham smokers to kick the habit!

15 July 2020

Rotherham’s local stop smoking service is supporting a campaign call for smokers to ‘quit today’ as thousands of smokers already report quitting across the region. Get Healthy Rotherham is supporting a new stop smoking campaign ‘Today is the Day’, launched by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), for smokers

Greenoaks is moving!

15 July 2020

Maternity and Gynaecology Services are moving to a new location on the hospital grounds. From 28 July, most of our Greenoaks services will have moved and appointments will be held at the new site – which is next to the main car park and just opposite the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (UECC). 

Celebrating the NHS’ 72nd birthday

14 July 2020

On July 5 our UECC was lit up in vibrant blue by local company PA Entertainments to mark the NHS’ 72 nd birthday and to thank members of the public for their support over the past few difficult months.  People across Rotherham have made more than 200 donations of refreshments, art and gifts, PPE, lau

Do Your Bit for The NHS in Rotherham

13 July 2020

Those who have been keen to support the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic are being urged to put their desire to help into action!  The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) has received hundreds of generous offers of support recently; from charitable donations to offers of voluntary help for patients and f

Charity funding supports health and wellbeing of frontline staff

10 July 2020

Nurses and midwives in Rotherham will now have the opportunity to access extra peer support to help them through the Coronavirus pandemic thanks to funding from NHS charities.

An update from our Deputy Chief Nurse

01 July 2020

Ahead of this weekend's relaxation of some lockdown restrictions, our Deputy Chief Nurse, Helen Dobson, has provided this update: “Even though lockdown restrictions are being gradually lifted and life is returning to a certain degree of normality, we all have a part to play to keep coronavirus infecti

Save the date for NHS birthday celebrations

30 June 2020

People across Rotherham are being urged to come together for the ‘Biggest Thank You Ever’ to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS.

Charity poster boy gains recognition from the Queen

30 June 2020

A fundraiser for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has received the royal seal of approval from the Queen.

Charity launches virtual fundraising challenges

26 June 2020

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is challenging fundraisers to celebrate the summer in style by taking part in a host of virtual challenges.

TRFT’s part in reducing Covid deaths

26 June 2020

Our Trust has contributed towards the discovery that the drug dexamethasone can help to reduce death by up to one third in hospitalised patients with severe respiratory complications of COVID-19. 72 TRFT patients make up the total of over 11,500 patients enrolled to the RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluati

Life of a respiratory nurse

26 June 2020

It’s been almost a year since Jennifer Brian commenced the new role as Respiratory Nurse Specialist for the Trust.  We caught up with Jennifer to find out how she has fared over the past year and what new challenges the Covid-19 period has brought her profession in particular. J

Special recognition for Maltby nurses

26 June 2020

The Maltby District Nursing Team has received a special letter of recognition from a local MP. Alexander Stafford, MP for Rother Valley, wrote to District Nurse Sharon Hunter to thank her and the team for their “excellent” dedication and compassion. Mr Stafford said: “In particular I know that the de

Working from the art

26 June 2020

An art group in South Yorkshire has kindly donated some of their ‘inspiring’ artwork for staff on Kepple Ward as a thank you for all their hard work. Artworks South Yorkshire is a non-profit creative arts organisation, inspiring and supporting adults with learning disabilities to achieve their pot

College accolade for Assistant Practitioner

26 June 2020

One of the Trust's apprentices has been awarded Apprentice of the Year by RNN Group. Cath McCartan, an Assistant Practitioner and level five Higher Apprentice, won the accolade for her hard work during the Covid-19 period.  Cath said she was unaware that she had even been put forward and was “ve

In-house testing a 'fantastic achievement' for the Trust

23 June 2020

A new analyser has gone live at the Trust's microbiology lab which can now enable in-house Covid PCR testing on throat and nose swabs rather than transporting samples to Sheffield. Francesca Carr, Operational Manager, Microbiology, said the piece of equipment is a molecular analyser in microbiology

Boost for Blood Sciences Services

23 June 2020

A multi-million-pound investment project in the Blood Sciences Services at Barnsley and Rotherham Hospitals is back on track following a delay due to the covid crisis. With pandemic pressure on the NHS easing, along with easing of government imposed restrictions, the laboratory is taking forward the pr

Fundraiser leaves no stone unturned for NHS Superheroes

18 June 2020

A four-year-old boy whose lockdown stone snake united his community has delivered a host of treats to Rotherham Hospital with the funds he also raised.

Steps we're taking to help protect you

16 June 2020

We have made a number of changes across our sites and services to help protect our patients, visitors and staff. Anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19 should not enter our sites unless it is for emergency treatment through our Urgent and Emergency Care Centre. If you have an appointment and display sy

How to make a face covering

14 June 2020

You can make your own face covering to cover your nose and mouth when out of the house, including visiting hospital or other health services. Reusable face coverings should be washed at 60 degrees. Follow the below steps to make a homemade face covering: You will need: a bandana and elastic bands (o

Please wear a face covering when using our services

14 June 2020

People infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus to others without being aware of it. In line with recent recommendations from the World Health Organisation, we are introducing new measures at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to k

My Home Birth Story: Filippa Newman

06 June 2020

Filippa Newman: “I knew I wanted a homebirth after I gave birth to my first baby in hospital.  For me, I just didn’t see the need to medicalise what I came to realise was a completely natural process and knew if I could be at home I would feel much more relaxed. The experience lived up to my expectations

Home Birth is a Safe and Attractive Offer for Rotherham Mums

06 June 2020

Have you considered a home birth but been put off, maybe by the opinions of others or by not being sure of what to expect? This International Home Birth Day (6 June) our midwives, along with one or two Rotherham families, would like to bust some myths and share the reason why a home birth could be perfect

Midwives Proud to be Runners Up

04 June 2020

Our midwives were proud as punch to be named runners up in the Royal College of Midwifery 2020 Awards which were announced throughout the first week in May. The team was named in two of the categories: ‘Midwives’ Midwife’ and in the ‘Maternity Service of the Year’ Category. Although our teams did not win,

Breastfeeding Celebration Week 2020

04 June 2020

1-7 June is Breastfeeding Celebration Week and throughout the last few days we have been promoting support available locally for those who are breastfeeding and for those who are considering breastfeeding their baby. Our Infant Feeding Team has put together a series of informative videos all about the bene

Sisters brave the shave for NHS Superheroes

04 June 2020

Remarkable sisters Mia and Paige have bravely volunteered to shave her hair to raise funds to support the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s staff appeal.

‘Relay’ good event raises funds for NHS Superheroes

04 June 2020

A running team took part in an epic fundraising challenge to boost the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Rotherham NHS Superheroes campaign.

Badge of honour for Trust staff

01 June 2020

A brother and sister team from Sheffield have produced a special pin for NHS frontline workers – which have been kindly donated to some of our colleagues. The Orthopaedic Therapy Team and AHPs have already received a number of badges, with more set to be donated in the coming days and weeks. The pins h

Trust apprentices rock with RNN College wins

29 May 2020

Three Trust apprentices have won awards at RNN College for their outstanding efforts. Wendy Jarvis, Shane Atkins and Colette Ashforth won the Principal’s Award, the Above and Beyond and Amazing Attitude awards respectively. Usually, the awards are announced in a ceremony however this year they have had t

A marathon effort from young football team

20 May 2020

Members of the Brinsworth Whitehill U9s football team took on a marathon challenge to support the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s NHS Superheroes campaign.

Business Continuity Awareness Week

18 May 2020

“We take our business continuity planning and preparations very seriously.” That’s the message from Craig Patchett, Emergency Planning and Business Resilience Manager at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.    Throughout the year, Craig works closely with teams and departments at Rotherham Hospital an

Waverley’s hero swoops into Rotherham Hospital

15 May 2020

An artist’s tribute to local NHS workers has shown that heroes come in all shapes and sizes – including those made of Lego.

Lighting up Yorkshire in appreciation

15 May 2020

Rotherham Hospital was lit up in a special display to thank NHS workers across South Yorkshire as part of an initiative for the Clap for our Carers campaign on Thursday night. Local company, PA Entertainment, spent hours setting up the lights at the hospital last Wednesday for it to be revealed on social med

'Over the moon' with kind gesture

13 May 2020

Members of the Alcohol Liaison Team have helped bring a smile to patients who are on lockdown. There are lots of people who are currently struggling with addiction during lockdown without the full spectrum of support that would usually be available to them.  Claire Sturman and Kristy Richardson, sup

300,000 people have #QuitForCovid

11 May 2020

At least 300,000 people have quit smoking successfully, a further 550,000 have tried to quit and 2.4 million have cut down on the amount of cigarettes they smoke due to growing concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19) and the increased risk smokers face.    These estimates are based on findings from the UK arm

Midwives hit the right notes this International Day of the Midwife

05 May 2020

NHS England’s Midwifery Ambassadors have come together virtually to celebrate International Day of the Midwife 2020 (5 May), #IDM20, as a choir through the medium of music and technology to spread a little hope, sunshine, smiles and happiness during these difficult times of COVID19. Do any of you recogn

Last wish granted with love

04 May 2020

Our Community Teams have been praised for making a difference to a family by helping their mother live her last days in her home on her favourite chair. Alison Davis, Help Desk Officer at the Trust, sadly lost her mother Marie Hooper, 76, last October. She wanted to show her appreciation to the Community

Trust helps tackle Covid-19 with vital research

29 April 2020

The Trust’s Research and Development department is taking part in a research study surrounding the Covid-19 coronavirus. Covid-19 is a global threat to health for which we have no specific treatments as yet. While many products have been proposed to treat Covid-19 patients, none are proven.  The R

Tech teams rise to the challenge

29 April 2020

Over the past few weeks the Trust has experienced a major upheaval in the way it works following the Covid-19 outbreak. New working conditions have had to be swiftly and robustly put in place with various systems and processes being altered drastically. Our IT and Information teams have been working aro

Baby Hallie is Rotherham's First Lockdown Baby!

29 April 2020

When Stella Bacon began to realise that her baby would be born in the midst of a pandemic, little did she know that her baby girl would in fact be Rotherham’s very first lockdown baby. Stella, 33, and her Husband John, 37, of Kiveton, Rotherham, welcomed baby Hallie into the world at 10.23pm at Rotherha

Keeping in touch with loved ones while they are in hospital

28 April 2020

At Rotherham Hospital we understand how difficult it must be for families and loved ones at a time where visiting is suspended.   We want to support our patients and their loved ones as best we can. To do this our Patient Property and Communication Team is supporting a number of initiatives to help fam

Behind the mask

28 April 2020

A initiative to help make patients more comfortable dealing with mask-wearing staff is taking off across the Trust.  Gemma Hayden, Team Leader for Rotherham Stroke Rehabilitation, said she spotted an idea online for templates to use on staff badges and decided to share it with her colleagues. “R

Advice to parents during coronavirus

19 April 2020

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself. Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do

#OneMillionClaps appeal raises funds for Trusts

17 April 2020

An appeal launched last week is aiming to raise millions of pounds to support NHS nurses, doctors, staff and volunteers saving lives during the coronavirus crisis.   The appeal is being run by NHS Charities Together and 100 per cent of each £5 donation will go to the Covid-19 Urgent Appeal which grants t

Covid-19 and your information - update 8 April 2020

09 April 2020

This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak. It supplements our main Privacy Notice which is available here . The health and social care system is facing significant pressures due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Health and care information

Kicks Count - Your unborn baby's movements are as important as ever

08 April 2020

Rotherham midwives are urging mums-to-be to contact them urgently should there be any change in your unborn baby's movements. Pregnant women should not let COVID-19 deter them from contacting their midwife should they have any concerns about their baby. You can contact a midwife by calling - 01709 42 7700

RECOVERY Trial (Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy)

07 April 2020

We are currently running a trial looking into treatment options for coronavirus (COVID-19). It is important that we do all we can to help prevent this situation from happening again, and are asking for patients with confirmed COVID-19, who are currently being cared for at Rotherham Hospital, to take

Changes to the Rotherham Stroke Rehabilitation services

06 April 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the increasing need to protect our stroke survivors and staff, changes are being made within our rehabilitation services for stroke. This information could be regularly subject to change and is for the safety of all concerned. Stroke survivors and coronavirus (COVID-19)

Trust's April Board meeting

03 April 2020

The Trust's Constitution states that: 31.1   Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to members of the public. Members of the public may be excluded from a meeting for special reasons. In view of the current coronavirus pandemic and governmental advice, the Board of Directors has taken the decisi

Can foods boost your immune system?

03 April 2020

Understandably people are worried about COVID-19 and are wanting to do anything they can in order to avoid it. This fear has allowed for misinformation to spread regarding food and immunity. Your nutrition and dietetic service has tried to answer some of your questions below. Can we boost the immun

NHS charity launches fundraising appeal for hospital heroes

01 April 2020

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has launched an urgent fundraising appeal encouraging the public to support the town’s dedicated NHS staff through the Coronavirus crisis.

Call for volunteers – local and national

30 March 2020

If you have family and friends who want to do something to help their community during this period of social distancing, there are a number of opportunities to get involved. Rotherham Council has established the Rotherham Community Hub with Voluntary Action Rotherham and the Rotherham Together Partnership to

Socks a lot of support for World Down’s Syndrome Day

27 March 2020

There were plenty of people wearing odd socks at Rotherham Hospital last week, but it was all for a worthy cause rather than a sign they got dressed in the dark.

'Your NHS needs you' - NHS call for volunteer army

25 March 2020

The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home. The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underly

Changes to visitor restrictions from Monday 23 March

21 March 2020

As a precaution, and to help protect our patients, their families and our staff, we will be further restricting visiting at Rotherham Hospital from Monday 23 March 2020. From Monday, there will be no visitors allowed. The only exceptions to this are: One birthing partner One visitor per child patien

Temporary changes to services

19 March 2020

Due to COVID-19 coronavirus, we are having to make temporary changes to our services as a precaution.  Our Switchboard and Contact Centre are receiving a high volume of calls asking whether appointments are going ahead as planned. We are looking at how we can reduce our activity and how we can do things diff

Visitor restrictions at Rotherham Hospital

16 March 2020

As a precaution, we are restricting visitors to our hospital wards. Only 1 visitor per patient will be allowed at any time. Those aged under 16 and those with a low immune system should not visit at any time. If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, you must not visit any patients. Visitors are asked to reg

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