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    Medway NHS Foundation Trust maintains its rating following CQC inspection

    30 April 2020

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published a report based on its inspection of Medway Maritime Hospital in December 2019 and January 2020. The report rates the Trust as ‘requires improvement’ – the same as at the last.

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    Emotional surprise for COVID-19 survivor - Good Morning Britain

    29 April 2020

    The story of patient Roy Ives, whose life was ‘’saved’’ by staff at Medway NHS Foundation Trust, including Dr Gihan Hettiarachchi (Dr Hetti), was featured live on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ on Tuesday 28 April 2020. Watch it here. 

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    Hospital project keeps patients in touch with loved ones

    24 April 2020

    A new initiative to help patients stay in touch with loved ones amid COVID-19 visiting restrictions is well underway at Medway Maritime Hospital. 

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    Couple’s thanks to hospital colleagues for their COVID-19 care

    20 April 2020

    A couple who both work for Medway NHS Foundation Trust say their colleagues saved their lives after they contracted COVID-19.

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    Supporting patients after COVID-19

    15 April 2020

    For many of our patients, the impact of COVID-19 can continue long after they have left hospital; that’s why at Medway Foundation NHS Trust we are developing a new food package scheme for the most vulnerable.

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    Medway's NHS needs you!

    14 April 2020

    We have launched an appeal to raise money to support our incredible workforce. We are keen to look after our staff during the pandemic and your donations will be used to put together much-needed care packs. Each and every donation - large or small - will make a difference to their emotional and physical wellbeing.

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    Trust supports community partners with staff screening programme

    10 April 2020

    Medway NHS Foundation Trust has expanded its COVID-19 screening programme for staff to include workers from other health and social care organisations in Medway and Swale to help as many key workers as possible to get tested.

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    Karen Rule RIP

    09 April 2020

    We are sad to announce that our Executive Director of Nursing Karen Rule has died after being seriously unwell for some months. 

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    The Kent and Medway NHS response to Covid-19

    27 March 2020

    Our society currently faces threats and challenges the like of which we have not seen in peacetime. This will require a community response that sees us act as one. The NHS is working in a unified way across Kent and Medway to ensure that as the pandemic unfolds we are able to provide care to patients by using the skills and commitment of our staff to the maximum.

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    Important information about coronavirus (COVID-19)

    23 March 2020

    The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.