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In this area of the website, you can view press releases sent out by the Trust.
April 2014
Long Service Awards Spring 2014
Staff from The Dudley Group who attended a long service awards event have between them notched up more than 500 years of service at the Trust. To read more, click here.
Trust launches strategy to care for patients with learning disabilities
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has launched a strategy to ensure people with learning disabilities receive accessible, safe and appropriate care. To read more, click here.
March 2014
Help us prevent the spread of Norovirus
To help prevent the spread of the winter vomiting bug norovirus, we are asking visitors to Russells Hall Hospital to stay away if they have had diarrhoea or vomiting in the previous 48 hours. To read more, click here.
February 2014
Pilot makes end of life care at home a reality for Dudley patients.
A brand new project which aims to offer care in the home for patients during their final days will be launching in Dudley. To read more, click here.
Behind the scenes tour of Maternity, Neonatal and Children’s Ward
Members of the public are being invited to a behind the scenes tour of the Maternity Department, Neonatal Unit and Children’s Ward which will showcase the high quality care, services and facilities available to patients. To read more, click here.
January 2014
The Dudley Group exceeds national average across the board in Friends and Family Test
Patients have rated The Dudley Group higher than the national average in all six of the areas included in the NHS England Friends and Family Test. To read more, click here.
Breastfeeding project bags Royal College of Midwives award
An innovative project encouraging new mums in Dudley to breastfeed has been recognised as the best of its kind in the country at the Royal College of Midwives Annual Midwifery Awards. To read more, click here.
Think twice before coming to Russells Hall Hospital's A&E
Patients are asked to think twice before turning up at the Accident and Emergency Department at Russells Hall Hospital unless they are facing a life threatening condition. To read more, click here.
December 2013
Eileen returns to hospital to help make Christmas and New Year special for recovering stroke patients
This time a year ago Eileen Bailey was in hospital; barely able to move and recovering from a stroke. A year later and she’s been back to visit, but this time for all the right reasons. To read more, click here.
Appeal for hat and scarf donations after woolly hat helps saves elderly man’s life
A 99-year-old man arrived at Russells Hall Hospital with severe hypothermia was nursed back to health with the help of a woolly hat. To read more, click here.
Long Service Awards Winter 2013
Staff at The Dudley Group invited to attend their Long Service Awards Ceremony have notched up a total of 3500 years’ service with the Trust. To read more, click here.
The Dudley Group introduces dedicated learning disability nurse
The Dudley Group has introduced a new nursing role dedicated to supporting patients with learning disabilities. To read more, click here.
November 2013
Dudley Group nurse gives the gift of life
A nurse at The Dudley Group has undergone a major operation to provide her niece with a life-saving kidney. To read more, click here.
Dudley governors scoop prestigious NHS Leadership Award
Governors of The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust have scooped a top award in the regional NHS Leadership Awards 2013. To read more, click here.
October 2013
Stourbridge filmmaker wins award for Organ Donation film
Local aspiring filmmaker Holly Wilkinson has won a national award for her short film encouraging people to become organ donors. To read more, click here.
Committed to Excellence 2013 - the winners are announced!
Staff at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust have been honoured by colleagues and patients for their dedication and commitment. More than 200 staff gathered at the Copthorne Hotel, Dudley for the Trust’s annual Committed to Excellence Awards hosted by Heart FM’s Breakfast Show’s Ed James. To read more, click here.
August 2013
MP Margot volunteers at Dudley hospital for an insight into work of frontline staff
MP Margot James rolled up her sleeves today and got a taste of life working on the front line in a busy general hospital. To read more, click here.
The Dudley Group Behind the Scenes Tour of our vascular theatre and Annual Members’ Meeting
Residents of Dudley and the surrounding areas are invited to attend the combined Annual Members’ Meeting and Behind the Scenes tour at the Russells Hall Hospital on Thursday 12th September 2013. To read more, click here.
Dudley Hospitals buck the national trend in new inspection regime
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is thrilled is has scored higher than the national average in three of the four areas of the new Patient–Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) inspection regime. To read more, click here.
July 2013
NHS 65th Birthday and AAA Screening Party
To coincide with 65th anniversary of the NHS, The Dudley Group welcomed five patients who have had potentially life threatening abdominal aortic aneurysms repaired at Russells Hall Hospital to a celebratory party. To read more, click here.
June 2013
The Dudley Group shortlisted for national award
 The Dudley Group has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal Efficiency Awards’ Efficiency in Administrative and Clerical Services category in recognition of the innovative work of our Health Records team in establishing its Retrieval of All Records (ROAR) project. To read more, click here.
Support and advice for carers all this week at Russells Hall Hospital
Help and support is on offer for Dudley’s 37,000 unpaid carers this week at Russells Hall Hospital’s main reception. To read more, click here.
May 2013
Great Grandfather awarded 60 year diabetes medal
A patient at The Dudley Group has received a commemorative medal from Diabetes UK in recognition of 60 years of managing his condition. To read more, click here.
Holly the skeleton joins Russell Hall Hospital’s Emergency Department
Children who visit Russells Hall Hospital’s Emergency Department can now enjoy a life size skeleton poster thanks to an artistic Wombourne schoolgirl. To read more, click here.
April 2013
Special guests open sensory room at hospital
Waybuloo characters Yojojo and De Li joined patients and staff on the Children’s Ward at Russells Hall Hospital to mark the grand opening of a brand new sensory room. To read more, click here.
Father of local MP donates £10,000 for new gastrointestinal equipment
Fred Austin, father of local MP Ian Austin, has donated £10,000 for a new machine that will help to save lives. To read more, click here.
March 2013
Sisters egg on classmates on to donate chocolate eggs to Children’s Ward
Two sisters from Stourport High School egged on their class mates to donate chocolate eggs to the Children’s Ward at Russells Hall Hospital. To read more, click here.
Pioneering consultant retires after 23 years with Trust
A pioneering consultant who led research into the speeding up identification of the fat gene at The Dudley Group is retiring from his full-time post after a 23-year career at the Trust. To read more, click here.
Dudley nurse wins prestigious national award
A nurse who works at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has been crowned ‘Ward Sister of the Year’ in a prestigious national award. To read more, click here.
Trust surgeon fits artificial limbs from plastic drainpipes to amputees of war torn Syria
A surgeon from Russells Hall Hospital has returned from war-torn Syria where he has been fitting artificial limbs made from plastic drain pipes to lower limb amputees. To read more, click here.  
February 2013
A&E Department trail scheme launched today
One in eight of patients attending Russells Hall Emergency Department could be seen by their GP or pharmacy after research found that many attendees should not be there. To read more, click here
January 2013
Russells Hall Accident and Emergency appeal for funds to refurnish relative room
Accident and Emergency staff are looking for kind hearted people to generously give money to refurnish the relatives’ room at Russells Hall Hospital. To read more, click here.
December 2012
Dudley nurse shortlisted for Sister of the Year Award
The Dudley Group are celebrating one of their nurses being shortlisted for a national prestigous award. To read more, click here.
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust takes to Twitter to encourage the public to choose well
The Dudley Group NHS FOundation Trust will be taking part in a national Tweet-a-thon on Wednesday 12th December featuring live tweets from Accident and Emergency to give a real time snap shot into the incidents that doctors and nurses face in the department. To read more, click here.
November 2012
The Dudley Group is one of best improved for vaccinating staff
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust was identified by the Department of Health as being one of ten best improved trusts for vaccinating frontline workers against the flu this winter. To read more,click here
Trust and Triathlon England hook up to get staff fit and raise money for hospital charity
The Dudley Trust is teaming up with Triathlon England to deliver expert Triathlon fitness coaching to hospital staff and their friends and families. To read more, click here. To take part in the training, click here
Local Community Health Nurse wins award for charity work
A community health nurse, who works for The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, has picked up a national award for raising thousands of pounds running marathons around the world in aid of brave fire fighters. To read more, click here.
Behind the scenes at the first ever Corbett Outpatients open day
Teams based at the Corbett Outpatients Centre in Stourbridge will throw open the doors in November for a unique chance to see behind the scenes.  To read more, click here
October 2012
Campaign launched in Dudley to help catch rheumatoid arthritis earlier
The people of Dudley are being warned of the early signs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to encourage them to seek help sooner in a campaign being launched by specialists at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.  To read more, click hereFor a handy guide showing the early signs of RA, click here
August 2012
Annual Members' Meeting and Health Fair
An award winning team who care for people with diabetes is showcasing its groundbreaking work at Russells Hall Hospital this month at The Dudley Group’s Annual Members Meeting (AMM).  To read more, click here
Starlight brings sunshine to children's ward
Children at Russells Hall Hospital were treated to a summer pantomime performance of Dick Whittington by the Starlight Children’s Foundation.  To read more, click here
July 2012
Meet your NHS Governor at 'Need to know more about' sessions
Governors from The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust will be on hand during the next few weeks at a library near you. 'Need to know more about sessions' have been devised by the Dudley Libraries service and run from 10am – 2pm on selected days throughout July and August.  To read more, click here
Organ donation register
Organ donation specialists are out and about in Dudley this week for National Transplant Week to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and help save lives.  To read more, click here
May 2012
Diagnostics and vascular services Health Fair
People from across the Black Country have the chance to learn more about diagnostics and vascular services at The Dudley Group’s ‘Meet Your Experts’ Health Fair and ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour on 26th June 2012.  To read more, click here
Trust lands prestigious award
The Dudley Group has clinched a prestigious international health and safety award for keeping its hospitals safe and free of hazards.  To read more, click here.
Trust's clampdown on smoking
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is getting tough on people who do not use the designated smoking shelters at Russells Hall Hospital and the Corbett and Guest outpatient centres.  To read more, click here
April 2012
Job hunters flood hospital for healthcare support worker posts
Job hunters from florists to forensic scientists have flooded The Dudley Group with applications to join a novice training programme to clinch a contract as a healthcare support worker. To read more, click here.
Go 'Behind the Scenes' at Russells Hall Hospital

Health experts at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust are offering you the chance to go behind the scenes and learn more about surgery, anaesthetics, sterile services and the treatment of hip fractures later this month. To read more, click here.

March 2012

MP Margot unveils state-of-the art endovascular suite at Russells Hall Hospital

A state-of-the-art endovascular (EVAR) suite capable of performing advanced surgery for potentially fatal aortic aneurysms is being officially unveiled at Russells Hall Hospital by Stourbridge MP Margot James. To read more, click here.
Hospital's angel of mercy is grounded after thieves steal bike
A hospital worker who always goes the extra mile to help patients in need has fallen victim to a heartless bicycle thief. To read more, click here.
 
February 2012
Russells Hall Hospital reception installs purple pods to improve the patient experience
Russells Hall Hospitals’ main reception is being revamped by the installation of charity and health hubs to enhance the experience of patients and visitors to the hospital. To read more, click here.
 
January 2012
Meet the experts at the next Health Fair event
Health experts at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust are offering you the chance to see firsthand how community and hospital based staff work together at a health fair next month. To read more, click here.
 
December 2011
Trust to temporarily restrict maternity bookings
Our maternity unit remains to be a popular choice for mums-to-be and we are continuing to see an increased number of women choosing to have their babies at Russells Hall Hospital. To read more, click here.
Trust biomedical scientist develops test to identify the fat gene
A research biomedical scientist at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has developed a quick way of testing patients for a gene mutation that has been linked to obesity. To read more, click here.
 
November 2011
Trauma and Orthopaedic consultant nurse awarded doctorate
A consultant nurse at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded her doctorate from the University of the West of England. To read more, click here.
Consultant breast surgeon appointed Honorary Professor
A consultant breast surgeon at Russells Hall Hospital has been appointed Honorary Professor in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University in recognition of her research work in the field of breast cancer. To read more, click here.
Chief biomedical scientist retires from Trust after 46 years
A chief biomedical scientist has retired from the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust after 46 years’ service. To read more, click here.
Trust breast cancer patients advised to exercise to improve chances of survival
More than 70 breast cancer patients have joined a physical exercise programme at Russells Hall Hospital to improve their health during treatment and increase their chances of surviving the illness. To read more, click here.
 
October 2011
Trust opens sexual health clinic on a Saturday
The Dudley Group of Hospitals is offering sexual health clinics on a Saturday morning for people who do not have time to attend during the week. To read more, click here.
 
September 2011

Trust staff awarded for making a difference to patients' lives

Patients an colleagues at The Dudley Group of Hospitals have praised hospital and community staff for their hard work and dedication at an awards ceremony hosted by Heart FM Breakfast Show presenter Ed James. To read more, click here.

 

August 2011

Trust champions patients with diabetes to improve their care

A group of diabetes champions have been enrolled from medical staff at The Dudley Group of Hospitals to help improve the care of patients with diabetes during their stay in hospital. To read more, click here.

Audit findings help transform diabetes care in Dudley

Care for people in Dudley with diabetes staying at Russells Hall Hospital has improved in the last year thanks to a newly expanded diabetes team and new ways of working. To read more, click here.

Trust's Finance manager wins national award

A finance manager at The Dudley Group of Hospitals has picked up a national award for developing future leaders as part of an NHS management training scheme. To read more, click here.


July 2011

Trust's dramatic drop in numbers of patients who develop pressure ulcers

The Dudley Group is delighted to report a 45 per cent drop in the numbers of patients who develop pressure ulcers while they are in hospital. To read more, click here.

Local man's legacy lives on

A Dudley hospital has ensured the memory of a patient who gave his heart and soul to the Dudley community will live on after purchasing furniture for a day room for other patients who have suffered a stroke. To read more, click here.

Trust shortlisted for HSJ Efficiency Award

The Dudley Group of Hospitals has been shortlisted for a national Health Service Journal efficiency award for the work it is doing to redesign its services and make them more efficient. To read more, click here.

Trust awarded RoSPA Order of Distinction

We are pleased to announce The Dudley Group of hospitals has been awarded the Order of Distinction in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011. To read more, click here.

Directors step into the shoes of front line staff

Directors at The Dudley Group of Hospitals have gone ‘back to the floor’ to work alongside frontline hospital staff after calls for the Trust’s leaders to be more visible. To read more, click here.

Organ donor team sign up shoppers

Organ donation specialists are at the Merry Hill Centre today (Thursday 7th July) to encourage more people in Dudley to sign up to the NHS Organ Donation Register. To read more, click here.


June 2011

Dudley breast screening goes digital

Dudley Breast Screening service next week unveils its state-of-the-art digital screening unit to provide clearer, instant images to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer. To read more, click here.


May 2011

Consultant Cardiologist retires after 23 years with Trust

Consultant Cardiologist, and Medical Service Head, Dr Jane Flint is retiring from her post after a 23-year career at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. To read more, click here.


April 2011

Trust Directors expose body parts for pressure ulcer campaign

Directors from The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust have exposed parts of their bodies prone to pressure ulcers for a hospital poster campaign to drive a zero tolerance approach among staff. To read more, click here.


February 2011

Trust encourages people to sign up to organ donation register

Doctors, Specialist Nurses in Organ Donation and Governors have joined forces at Russells Hall Hospital to encourage more people in Dudley to sign up to the NHS Organ Donation register. To read more, click here.

Hospital trust's services to be showcased at health fair event

Members of the public are being invited to a health fair which will showcase a host of services provided by The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. To read more, click here.


January 2011

Hospital trust reassures patients who have had operations postponed

Local hospital patients who have had operations postponed in the past few weeks are being reasssured they will be seen at the earliest possible opportunity. The pledge has been made by bosses at Dudley's Russells Hall Hospital who are dealing with extremely high volumes of emergency patients being admitted. To read more, click here.


December 2010

 

 

Chief Executive Statement for MRSA Screening

In line with the National Initiatives, the policy describes how patients attending the hospital (either for a planned elective procedure or as an emergency admission) will be screened for MRSA. Implementation of the policy will be monitored through the Trust Boards Assurance Framework. To view the policy, please click here.

Trust Swapping from Flower to Pot Plants

Visitors to Russells Hall Hospital are being asked to bring in pot plants instead of traditional bouquets of flowers to brighten up patients’ besides. To read more, please click here.


November 2010

Bone marrow testing plea to save lives

Staff at The Dudley Group of Hospitals are appealing to local residents to be tested to go on a register to help people who desperately need life-saving bone marrow transplants. To read more, click here.


October 2010

Hospital governors celebrate three years of helping to make a difference

A trio of community-minded Halesowen residents are celebrating three years of helping to improve health services for the people of the town. To read more, click here.

Space age furniture helps battle the bugs

A space-age chair and commode are the latest weapons in the fight against superbugs such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C.diff) being trialled by The Dudley Group of Hospitals. To read more, click here.

Solicitors take action for Make a Will Week

A group of local solicitors' firms have teamed together to help people plan for the future and raise money for a hospital's charity at the same time. To read more, click here.


September 2010

Have you got the 'sex' factor?

Revellers are being challenged to prove they have the 'sex' factor during a campaign to promote sexual health in the Dudley borough. To read more, click here.

Dudley Group staff awarded for excellent patient care

Staff from The Dudley Group of Hospitals were honoured last night at an awards ceremony for their dedication and commitment to making a real difference to patients' lives. To read more, click here.

Public invited to hospital trust's health fair and AGM

Members of the public are being invited to a health fair which will showcase a host of services provided by The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. To read more, click here.


August 2010

Free car parking for patients

Patients receiving treatment on three or more occasions per week in the Oncology and Renal units at Russells Hall Hospital are set to receive free parking following a review of car parking charges. To read more, click here.

Trust presented with 'thank you' painting by Territorial Army staff

A painting depicting the bravery and heroism of the British Army has been presented to The Dudley Group of Hospitals as a thank you for allowing two members of staff to serve in Afghanistan. To read more, click here.

Trust rated excellent for standards of cleanliness

The standard of cleanliness at The Dudley Group of Hospitals has earned the Trust an 'excellent' rating in a national survey of inpatient healthcare sites. To read more, click here.


July 2010

Trust announces new Chairman and NEDs

The Dudley Group of Hospitals is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Trust Chairman and two Non-Executive Directors. To read more, click here.