New end of life scheme introduced to promote dignity, respect and compassion
20 February 2023
A new scheme to promote dignity, respect and compassion at the end of a patient’s life has been introduced to the theatre and recovery areas at Medway Maritime Hospital.
Help us create Medway NHS Foundation Trust's Research and Innovation strategy
14 February 2023
The Research and Innovation Team is working to create a Research and Innovation strategy for Medway NHS Foundation Trust and they want your input to help them shape it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.