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    Volunteers needed for new Sheppey Frailty Unit

    11 May 2023

    Would you like to help us care for frail patients while they are in hospital? We are looking to introduce a team of volunteers to support our new Sheppey Frailty Unit and will be holding a recruitment fair at Sheppey Community Hospital on Monday 22 May.

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    Medway Annual Staff Award 2022 winners revealed

    28 April 2023

    The achievements of teams and individuals who have gone the extra mile, or shown great passion and commitment to making the work environment the best it can be for both colleagues and patients, has been recognised by Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

  • OpeningSoonCafeNews

    Trust café to re-open to public

    28 April 2023

    From Tuesday 2 May, the Trust’s deli and coffee counter Below Deck Galley, will re-open to the public.

  • MaternityCQCNews

    Trust continues to provide good maternity services for patients

    28 April 2023

    The CQC inspected maternity services at Medway Maritime Hospital in December 2022 looking at the areas of safe and well-led. We are pleased they found continuing good practice and made no change to their rating of Good.

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    Reducing pressure in your hospital

    18 April 2023

    Two initiatives introduced recently in Medway and Swale are helping cut waiting times in the Emergency Department at Medway Maritime Hospital, and enabling some patients to receive inpatient care closer to home.

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    Patient reunited with off-duty nurse who saved his life while on the school run

    11 April 2023

    A pensioner whose heart stopped for 10 minutes has personally thanked the off-duty nurse who helped to save his life after she found him collapsed while she was on the school run. 

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    Patients’ praise for new Sheppey Frailty Unit

    26 March 2023

    Medway NHS Foundation Trust has opened a new Sheppey Frailty Unit at Sheppey Community Hospital in Minster, and patients have been quick to praise the new service which provides care closer to home for people from Sheppey and Sittingbourne. 

  • SMART Team News

    Getting to know the SMART Team

    25 March 2023

    The Surgical, Medical and Acute Recovery Team – known as the SMART Team – is responsible for making sure the virtual ward in Medway runs smoothly for up to 30 patients.

  • NeoclearNews

    Neonatal team plays vital role in NeoCLEAR research study success

    24 March 2023

    Results of a study in new born babies to determine whether a ‘best’ technique, either sitting or lying down, could be identified to achieve a successful lumbar puncture have been published thanks to participation from the Neonatal Team at Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

  • NamasteNews

    Trust launches UK's first Namaste care service

    24 March 2023

    Medway NHS Foundation Trust has become the first acute Trust in the UK to introduce a Namaste care service in a hospital setting.