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Latest News Stories

A fourth Purple Butterfly room for Rotherham Hospital

29 March 2021

Women who sadly experience an early pregnancy loss can now be cared for in the privacy and comfort of a new Purple Butterfly room on ward B11 at Rotherham Hospital.

Good eggs sought for charity’s crafty Easter competition

29 March 2021

Creative youngsters with a flair for fundraising are being sought by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to create the ultimate Easter egg this half term.

Marking Healthcare Science Week 2021

12 March 2021

Healthcare Science Week is an annual week-long programme designed to promote the amazing work of healthcare science professionals and highlight the difference they make to patients’ lives. Healthcare Scientists work in areas ranging from Life Sciences (such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Genomics), Ph

Give your feedback on our Quality Improvement Priorities for 2021/22

04 March 2021

Every year the Trust develops a set of quality improvement priorities for the year ahead. We have developed some proposed quality improvement priorities for 2021/22 to ensure there is a continuous drive to improve the quality of care provided for our patients. We would really like to hear your comments on the pri

Trust apprentices awarded by RNN Group

04 March 2021

Two of the Trust’s apprentices have been awarded in RNN Group’s annual Apprenticeship of the Year Awards. Bev Belcher and Amanda Shaw received the accolades after the virtual announcement of the awards made during National Apprenticeship Week in February. Amanda won the Higher Apprentice of the Year Awa

Governor Elections – your chance to get involved

02 March 2021

Are you passionate about your local community and about the services that The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust provides to you, your family and friends? If you live in Wentworth North, Rother Valley South, Rother Valley West or Rotherham North, you could do something to help your NHS and stand in ou

Talk to your family and ‘Leave them Certain’ about organ donation

19 February 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is backing a new NHS campaign to urge families in Rotherham to talk about organ donation following research that less than half of adults in England have had the conversation. The Leave Them Certain campaign aims to highlight the impact not knowing has on the famili

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

08 February 2021

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! We’re introducing you to some of our amazing apprentices this week and highlighting the fantastic opportunities available at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Our apprentices have all been working so hard over the past year and we’d like to thank them for taki

Turn your pyjamas into pounds for NHS charity

02 February 2021

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is encouraging youngsters to wear their pyjamas with pride this February.

New Director of Finance appointed

28 January 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new Director of Finance. Steve Hackett, of Retford, Nottinghamshire, will take up the position at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in July 2021. Steve, a father-of-two, is currently Executive Director of Finance and Performance at Rotherham Donc

Children show their fundraising drive for NHS charity

28 January 2021

Youngsters have been showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit to fundraise for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity during lockdown.

All smiles for dentist hopeful

25 January 2021

One of the Trust’s dental patients has been inspired to work in the sector after being treated at Rotherham Hospital.  Michael Underwood, known as Spike, has been a long-standing dental patient at the Trust and has recently been accepted onto a university programme to train future dentists.  Michae

Show your love for the NHS this Valentine’s Day

22 January 2021

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is appealing for fundraisers to spread the love this Valentine’s Day by sending a virtual message of hope to NHS colleagues.

Virtual tributes sought for hospital memorial garden

19 January 2021

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity needs your fundraising support to ensure a new memorial garden at Rotherham Hospital continues to bloom.

Intouch the choice for digital patient flow

18 January 2021

The Trust has chosen Intouch with Health to support the digital transformation of its outpatient department and to help deliver an improved hospital experience for patients while alleviating pressure on admin and clinical staff. Managing more than 250,000 outpatient appointments every year, the

Pledge to support your local NHS charity in 2021

15 January 2021

As Big Ben struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, did you make a resolution to do more for your local community? If so, the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity needs your support this year.

Fundraisers tell 2020 to Jog On

14 January 2021

We might not have been able to meet on the start line at fundraising events recently, but four fundraisers from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust didn’t let that stop them tackling the Run for All Jog On 2020.

Apprentice shines with Principal’s Award

08 January 2021

A Trust apprentice has won a top award from RNN College.  Emma Thurston, a Clinical Support Assistant in the Photopheresis Unit, received the Principal’s Award last term for being a fantastic role model for other students.  Graham Travis, Learning & Development – Apprenticeship Manager, said

A Royal Zoom call

06 January 2021

Two of our Speech and Language Therapists have taken part in a Zoom call with a member of the Royal family as part of celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.  Rachel Radford, Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, and Rebekah Davies,

Happy New Baby!

06 January 2021

Little Albie was waiting until the new year had truly begun before making his entrance on New Year’s day! Albie William Frost-Meese was one of eight babies born in Rotherham on 1 January. He was born at 2.47pm and weighed an impressive 9lb 10.5oz. He joins mum Lyndsay, dad Scott and sister Megan and broth

Rotherham NHS communications employee honoured by the Queen

31 December 2020

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Communications Officer Damian Staples has received the royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen in her New Year’s Honour’s List.

Update from Maternity Services

18 December 2020

We recognise the value of the support of a partner, relative or friend for pregnant women when accessing maternity care services.  The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Maternity Services remain committed to facilitating support for pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth.

Rotherham Care Home stars in digital ad

17 December 2020

Health and Care staff in Rotherham have helped care home residents get online as part of a national campaign. Barclays Digital Eagles have committed to help digitally upskill staff and residents at 500 care homes across the UK this year - and Rotherham has played a starring role. Not only did

Nurse inspired to Run for All at Rotherham Hospital this Christmas

14 December 2020

We haven’t been able to meet on the start line as hoped this year, but the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is joining forces with Run for All to encourage fundraisers to Jog On and start 2021 as we mean to go on. Entries are now open in the Run for All Jog On 2020 – a new virtual fundraising challenge

Thunder visits Rotherham Hospital

10 December 2020

Thunder the therapy husky paid a visit to Rotherham Hospital recently to bring smiles to hardworking staff. Staff across the NHS have faced a difficult year battling the Covid-19 pandemic with many feeling fatigued, vulnerable and emotional, but a number of colleagues took the opportunity to reap the rewa

Charity single has the X-mas Factor

09 December 2020

You’ve heard of Band Aid and Children in Need, now behold the next big collaboration – the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s charity Christmas single!  The original song, called Christmas Courage, is based on a poem written by Activities Coordinator, Maggie Boldan, and has been brought to life by graphi

The Source Skills Academy’s fundraising commitment to NHS charity

03 December 2020

One of South Yorkshire’s leading training providers will be putting their fundraising skills to the test in 2021 after nominating the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity as their first ever charity of the year.

Charity appeals for your 'messages in a bauble'

02 December 2020

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is launching its festive ‘Message in a Bauble’ initiative where members of the public can help to decorate a rainbow-coloured Christmas tree with heartfelt notes in return for a donation.

Charity’s Christmas wish for presents for patients

02 December 2020

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is teaming up with Santa and Amazon to ensure our patients receive a Christmas gift this year.

Fundraising heroes wear their masks for charity

02 December 2020

A team of crafty fundraisers have replaced smiles with butterflies thanks to a host of hand-made masks created to boost the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.

NHS staff to follow in Santa’s footsteps for festive challenge

30 November 2020

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially for an intrepid team of fundraisers who are hoping to reach Lapland in time for December 24.

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 Prematurity 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.

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