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  • Dr Sam Black with the special Beano comic

    Consultant’s idea leads to new Beano comic strip being created to help children prepare for surgery

    13 February 2023

    A new online Beano comic strip has been created to help children who need to have an operation understand what it’s like to have a general anaesthetic and help reduce their anxiety about surgery. And it's all thanks to Doctor Samantha Black, who works as a Consultant Paediatric and Perioperative Anaesthetist and Paediatric Anaesthetic Lead for the Trust, for coming up with the idea.

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    Earthquakes in Turkey/Syria border region

    09 February 2023

    We are shocked and saddened by the news from Turkey and Syria of the devastation and loss of life following the major earthquakes earlier this week.

  • Group photo of Tadhg Mealey and mum Courtney

    Two-year-old former cancer patient rings bell to mark end of treatment

    07 February 2023

    A bell on a children’s ward for young patients to ring to mark the end of their cancer treatment is finally chiming after three years of silence.

    Read about two year old Tadhg Mealey and his mum Courtney being invited back to Dolphin Ward so the toddler could ring the End of Treatment bell - almost two years to the day since his treatment ended.

  • Abbie Hadlow and Charlotte Slater landscape

    First home grown qualified midwives set to take up new posts at Trust

    06 February 2023

    Dreams of helping to bring new life into the world have become a reality for two former Maternity Support Workers (MSWs) after they completed a midwifery degree apprenticeship and become Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s first home grown midwives.

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    Support from Medway League of Friends benefits patients

    01 February 2023

    Thanks to funding and continued support by Medway League of Friends, patients undergoing treatment in the hospital are benefiting from new and updated defibrillators, gynaecological couches and a pharmacy refrigerator.

  • WaitLessAppNews

    New free app to help patients wait less for urgent NHS care

    25 January 2023

    Patients in Kent and Medway are now able to use an app to view waiting times at urgent treatment centres (UTCs) and minor injury units (MIUs).

  • MedwayHospitalNews

    Update on planned industrial action – Thursday 26 January 2023

    23 January 2023

    The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) has announced that its members will be striking at 30 NHS organisations, including Medway NHS Foundation Trust, on Thursday 26 January 2023.

    We want to reassure our patients, their families and carers that our priority is to continue to provide safe care for those who need it during the strike action. Find out more here.

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    Can you help improve health care in Medway and Swale?

    16 January 2023

    We'd love for you to join a discussion about research on Thursday 26 January at 10am, to help us improve health care for you and future patients.

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    Advice for patients seeking emergency care during latest industrial action

    10 January 2023

    Patients are being asked to seek emergency care if they need to during industrial action and take simple steps to help ensure care is available to those  who need it most.

  • Call4ConcernNews

    Trust launches new patient safety initiative

    06 January 2023

    Call 4 Concern (C4C) enables inpatients staying at Medway Maritime Hospital, and their friends and family, to call a dedicated number 24/7 for immediate help and advice if they still have ongoing concerns about their own or their loved ones changing condition despite raising their concerns with the nurse in charge or doctor.