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News 2013

The following are all the press releases for 2013:


  • Dr Hari Mamtora Salford Royal's Dr Mamtora Receives MBEConsultant Radiologist Hari Mamtora was named in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2013. Dr Mamtora has worked at the Trust for over 30 years, joining Salford Royal as a consultant in January, 1982. 04 January 2013
  • Christine Hill, retirement Salford Royal thanks Christine for over three decades of careAfter 34 years as a nurse at Salford Royal, Matron Christine Hill has walked the ward for one last time. Christine, who started at Salford Royal as a student nurse in 1978, retired from her role as Matron in Renal Care shortly before Christmas, with colleagues celebrating her contribution to the Trust at a party on her last day. 04 January 2013
  • Macmillan musical Salford Royal says Welcome to MacmillanMusic in Hospitals heralded the arrival of the Macmillan service to Hope Building with a sing-song. Music in Hospitals provides live concerts across health care settings to adults and children affected by all kinds of illness and disability and were the perfect choice to mark the opening of the new home for the Macmillan Information and Support Centre. 04 January 2013
  • David Wood, retirement Fond farewell to David WoodSalford Royal is bidding a fond farewell to its Executive Director of Organisational Development and Corporate Affairs, David Wood. His achievements at Salford Royal include his overseeing of the Trust's organisational development and staff engagement work, which have seen Salford Royal achieve the best staff satisfaction results of any acute Trust in the country in 2011/12. 04 January 2013
  • Attendees at Celebrating Diversity Equality Event - 2012 Celebrating Equality at Salford RoyalSalford Royal is helping its staff and volunteers to provide better care for patients with additional needs. The Trust's Equality and Diversity Team hosted a Celebrating Diversity Event to increase the confidence of staff in dealing with patients who, for example, have hearing impairments or language barriers. 04 January 2013
  • Gateway opening in Swinton Gateway opening in SwintonA new community hub is to breathe new life into the centre of Swinton. Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart has unveiled plans to develop a £5million Gateway centre. 10 January 2013
  • cold weather Make health plans before the snow falls hardWith forecasts for blizzard conditions over the coming days NHS North West are warning the public to make sure they take care of themselves and others. 18 January 2013
  • Wolfgang Gurney Salford Royal thanks Wolfgang for four decades of serviceA chef who has been cooking for patients in Salford's hospitals over the past four decades has retired. Head Chef Wolfgang Gurney has prepared his last meal at Salford Royal after 40 years' service. 21 January 2013
  • Haematology music Salford Royal's Haematology Unit came alive with sound of musicAcapella group Phoenix Knights of Harmony, based in Bolton, visited the Haematology Unit for a performance, in honour of group member David Heywood, who was being treated on the unit. 21 January 2013
  • Dr Ihab Hujazi and Linda Upton A poem for the Spinal TeamA patient was so grateful for the care she received that she wrote a poem for the staff who treated her. 25 January 2013
  • Steven Iddon, WRVS Hospital Guide Volunteer WRVS Hospital Guide VolunteerWith all the exciting changes on Salford Royal's site to improve facilities for patients, visitors and staff, it's important to have someone on hand like Steven Iddon. 25 January 2013
  • Salford Royal's safe carpark Salford Royal's car parks have been declared as safe places to parkThe Trust's Car Parking Customer Care Team is celebrating being re-accredited for the British Parking Association's Park Mark award, including its staff car park (MSCP) and the newly opened Central and North car parks for patients and visitors. 01 February 2013
  • Medicine for Members Interactive Seminar Medicine for Members Interactive SeminarsSalford Royal is giving its Foundation Trust Members a taste of how the organisation is improving patient care and facilities. The organisation is launching another year of Medicine for Members, where Foundation Trust Members are invited in for interactive seminars on different health topics. 01 February 2013
  • view of hospital from Hope Building, looking towards Mayo Building Clean Bill of Health for Salford Royal Following Latest CQC InspectionCare Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors have declared Salford Royal fully compliant with every standard they assessed, following a recent unannounced visit to the Trust. This is an outstanding achievement which means that patients can have confidence in the care Salford Royal provides. 05 February 2013
  • Baby memorial service Baby Memorial ServiceSalford Royal is holding a special memorial service for families who have lost a baby or child. The Trust's annual service for bereaved families is open to people who live or work in Salford or whose baby was born in the city. 05 February 2013
  • logo for NHS QUEST QUEST for the right NHS culture: Letter to The TimesA letter sent on behalf of NHS QUEST Chief Executives has been published in today's (19 February, 2013) edition of The Times. The letter is in response to the Francis Report. It sets out NHS QUEST rganisations' commitment to aspire to a level of excellence in quality and safety, for our patients, which is beyond all current expectations. 19 February 2013
  • transparency project, magnifying glass over report Transparency Project - December figuresWe have made a commitment to publish a set of patient outcomes, patient experience and staff experience measures - please view the figures. 21 February 2013
  • Medicine for Members Interactive Seminar Audiology is the topic at Salford Royal's forthcoming Medicine for Members eventMedicine for Members is a series of informal and interactive events to give Salford Royal Members the opportunity to hear how the organisation is improving the quality of patient care and also pick-up information that may be relevant to their own health and well-being. 21 February 2013
  • Welcome 14 newly qualified nurses Salford Royal has welcomed 14 newly qualified nurses to its teamThe nurses have studied Adult Nursing for the past three years, training at the University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University. They're now putting their well-earned skills to use as nurses working for a variety of wards and units across Salford Royal, including Intensive Care, Emergency Assessment Unit and Surgical High Dependency Unit. 21 February 2013
  • Hope Building entrance Salford Royal celebrates NHS Litigation Authority accreditationSalford Royal is pleased to announce it has retained its Level 3 NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) Risk Management accreditation and remains one of the few hospitals in the country to have obtained this maximum accreditation. 22 February 2013
  • Council of Governors Salford Royal's first Council of Governors meeting of 2013 will take place next monthNHS Foundation Trusts, like Salford Royal, are accountable to their members and have Council of Governors to represent the views of the public, staff and partners to the Board of Directors. 22 February 2013
  • Audiology news Salford Royal has been raising awareness of the condition tinnitusMembers of the audiology service took to the main atrium in Hope Building on the Salford Royal site to create a better understanding of the condition, which affects 10% of the UK population. Tinnitus is typically described as a ringing or buzzing in the ears with no external sources. 22 February 2013
  • Executive Safety WalkRound Executive Safety WalkRoundManaging Director Jacqui O'Reilly stepped into the shoes of a children's nurse as part of her Executive Safety WalkRound 22 February 2013
  • NHS Cadets, dignity promise Salford Royal NHS Cadets launch Dignity PromiseNHS Cadets on placement at Salford Royal have launched a Dignity Promise to highlight their commitment to treat everyone with dignity and respect. 01 March 2013
  • group of staff, happy Staff engagement is top at Salford RoyalSalford Royal has emerged as the best acute Trust nationally in the NHS Staff Survey 2012. Out of 142 Trusts, Salford Royal received top results in the survey, which included questions asking staff how they feel about their Trust as a place to work or to be treated. 07 March 2013
  • David Dalton Coasting Hospitals: David Dalton responds to SoS Jeremy Hunt statementI thoroughly endorse the comments of the Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt made today ... 08 March 2013
  • view of hospital from Hope Building, looking towards Mayo Building Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust comes topSalford Royal NHS Foundation Trust comes top for quality, according to new index based on public's priorities 13 March 2013
  • Medicine for Members - Audiology Event Update Medicine for Members - Audiology Event UpdateThe first event in Salford Royal's Medicine for Members series proved to be a roaring success with over 70 members in attendance. Medicine for Members is a series of informal and interactive events designed exclusively for Salford Royal members. 15 March 2013
  • Sustainability Day in Hope Building Sustainability Day in Hope BuildingStaff, patients and visitors were challenged to come up with innovative ways to save energy in the home and workplace. 15 March 2013
  • Salford Royal Unveils New Facilities for Renal Patients Salford Royal Unveils New Facilities for Renal PatientsSalford Royal has welcomed its Bolton-based renal patients back to a newly refurbished dialysis unit. Salford Royal has spent £120,000 to upgrade the satellite dialysis unit, which is located on Royal Bolton Hospital's site. 15 March 2013
  • Industry Award, Amanda Woodall Industry Award for Pioneering AmandaA pioneering home-based therapy to help patients with a rare neurological condition has earned Salford Royal nurse Amanda Woodall an industry award. 19 March 2013
  • transparency project, magnifying glass over report Transparency Project - January figuresWe have made a commitment to publish a set of patient outcomes, patient experience and staff experience measures - please view the figures. 27 March 2013
  • Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service Collaboration Salford Royal Celebrates Prince's Trust PartnershipSalford Royal has once again celebrated its partnership with the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. 09 April 2013
  • Board meeting Salford Royal Opens Up Board of Directors' MeetingsSalford Royal is to hold its Board of Directors' Meetings in public, in accordance with the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. The Board of Directors' Meeting takes place each month, except during August, and is where discussion and decision takes place about the services provided by Salford Royal. 12 April 2013
  • innovators competition Salford launches an international search for innovatorsLocal and international bright sparks are being urged to share their ideas on helping older people to stay independent and have more fulfilling lives. The competition, thought to be the first of its kind in health and social care, is looking for new approaches to the problem of an ageing population and falling public sector budgets. 16 April 2013
  • CCU - Thank You Fundraising for Critical Care Unit (CCU) - Thank YouSalford Royal's Critical Care Unit has received a £1280 boost, thanks to a family who wanted to thank the ward for the care staff provided to their late son. 19 April 2013
  • Paul Renshaw Salford Royal Welcomes Paul RenshawPaul Renshaw has joined Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust's Board of Directors. Paul has taken up the position of Executive Director of Organisational Development and Corporate Affairs with responsibilities for a number of the Trust's departments, including Human Resources, Communications and Research and Development. 19 April 2013
  • Partner Organisations Sign Memorandum of Understanding Partner Organisations Sign Memorandum of UnderstandingNHS Greater Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and North West e-Health sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Consulting Co., Ltd. and Eagle Matrix Consulting Co., Ltd. for the joint development of Informatics in Healthcare 19 April 2013
  • Tammy Service Users Champion Forum launched at Salford RoyalService Users Champion Forum launched at Salford Royal 01 May 2013
  • Dying matters - 2013 logo Dying Matters Awareness WeekThis year's Dying Matters Awareness Week comes in the form of a road show of events happening across Salford raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement. 01 May 2013
  • Lindsay Harrison Specialist MS Nurse Lindsay Harrison Wins National AwardSalford Royal MS Specialist Nurse Lindsay Harrison has been named as a joint winner in the Multiple Sclerosis Trust's 'My Super Nurse' Award 2013. The award recognises the work of specialist nurses who have made a real difference for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). 08 May 2013
  • Elaine Burke Salford Royal Part of Alliance to Call Time on Unsafe Staffing LevelsSalford Royal's Executive Director of Nursing Elaine Inglesby-Burke is backing the call for hospitals to set staffing levels in the interests of patient safety. Elaine is one of a number of senior nurses across the country warning that patient care is unsafe on wards where each registered nurse is looking after more than eight patients, a regular occurrence in many hospitals. 13 May 2013
  • surgery pic Salford Royal one of the safest centres for bowel cancer surgerySalford Royal has released data to show the mortality outcomes for patients undergoing surgery for cancer of the large bowel. The data show that six more patients survived major surgery at Salford Royal than would normally have been expected, given the nature of their disease and the treatment required. 29 May 2013
  • turf cutting Building work begins for Oldham Dialysis CentreWork has officially begun on a new satellite dialysis unit in Oldham, offering kidney patients in the area access to treatment much close to home. 29 May 2013
  • stroke awareness Action on Stroke MonthSpotting the early signs of a stroke will be the main focus of an awareness event at Salford Royal. 29 May 2013
  • David Dalton Chief Executive David Dalton Live blog from the NHS ConfederationMaybe when we look back in a year's time we will see this year's Annual Conference as the start of transforming our services. But I'm not sure if we are up for the challenge. 05 June 2013
  • Salford Royal Unveils New Facilities for Renal Patients Celebrations at Bolton Renal Dialysis UnitPatients and staff at Salford Royal's Bolton-based renal dialysis unit are celebrating 10 years since the facility opened its doors. The Bolton Haemodialysis Unit on the campus of Royal Bolton Hospital welcomed its first patients a decade ago. It now has 18 haemodialysis stations, used by about 80 patients. 11 June 2013
  • Tony Whitfield Salford Royal launches new EPRSalford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating the successful launch of its new Electronic Patient Record (EPR). The Trust has transferred approximately one million patient records, including prescriptions, correspondence, test results and patient assessment notes, into its new EPR system - Allscripts' Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM). 13 June 2013
  • Child Safety Week 2013 Logo Salford Royal Supports Child Safety WeekChild Safety Week will be marked across the Trust with a host of community awareness events. The Child Accident Prevention Trust's flagship annual community education campaign (June 24 30) raises awareness of serious childhood accidents and how to prevent them. 24 June 2013
  • Technology and Innovation Conference 2013 Technology and Innovation ConferenceRobots carrying out surgery and patient portals were some of the pioneering initiatives under discussion at Salford Royal's recent Technology and Innovation Conference. 24 June 2013
  • Clinical Trials Open Event 2013 Clinical Trials Open EventSalford Royal is holding an open event on Tuesday, May 21 from 1pm- 7pm in Mayo Building on the Salford Royal site for members of the public to find out about the innovative research taking place in Salford and across the North West. 24 June 2013
  • MAHSC logo - square Manchester secures site for national health informatics research instituteThe Minister for Science and Universities, David Willetts has announced today that the Medical Research Council (MRC) will invest £20million capital funding to establish a UK health informatics research institute, to be known as the Farr Institute. 03 July 2013
  • Fiona Murphy Salford Royal Supports National Transplant WeekStaff at Salford Royal have created and starred in a poignant short film telling the story of a nurse who underwent a double lung transplant. The five minute video 'A Circle of Life' has been launched as part of National Transplant Week (July 8 July 14) highlighting that many healthcare professionals have personally benefited from organ donation, enabling them to return to work and care for the general public. 09 July 2013
  • David Dalton David Dalton Welcomes New Regime of Hospital InspectionsSalford Royal will be one of the first Trusts in the country to be inspected as part of a radical change to the way hospitals are inspected. The Trust is one of 18 Trusts who will receive a new style of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection within the next five months. 18 July 2013
  • Photo - Doctors scale Alpine peaks for Kidney Research UK Doctors scale Alpine peaks for Kidney Research UKTwo renal consultants from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust cycled 470 miles from Geneva to Venice to raise funds for Kidney Research UK. Dr Grahame Wood and Dr Puchimada (PM) Uthappa have been fundraising for the charity for the last three years but their recent six-day bike ride was their toughest challenge yet. 31 July 2013
  • No.10 David Cameron visit to Salford Royal - 8 Aug 2013 Salford Royal welcomes David CameronThe Prime Minister was in Salford to announce an additional £500m funding over the next two years for A&E departments to relieve pressures during winter. The funding will go to A&E departments identified as being under the most pressure. 08 August 2013
  • David Dalton Chief Executive and research project shortlisted for national awardDavid Dalton has been shortlisted as Chief Executive of the Year in The Health Service Journal Awards 2013. Salford Royal has also been shortlisted in the Clinical Research Impact category following an entry from The Salford Citizen Scientist Project Community Engagement in Health Research. 23 August 2013
  • Monty Silverdale Consultant to lead largest ever study into pain in Parkinson'sSalford Royal Consultant Neurologist Monty Silverdale is to launch the largest ever study of pain in Parkinson's Disease. The groundbreaking study, to begin this September, will make a detailed assessment of chronic pain in Parkinson's patients a symptom that is hugely under-recognised but has a major impact. 30 August 2013
  • Jonathan Vickers Salford Royal reports highest patient satisfaction scores for the North West94 per cent of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust cancer patients experienced 'excellent' or 'very good' care, as reported by the Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2013. 13 September 2013
  • Simon Neville Information regarding Salford Royal's Patient KitchenSalford Royal would like to reassure patients and their relatives about the Trust's Patient Kitchen following recent media reports. 17 September 2013
  • view of hospital from Hope Building, looking towards Mayo Building Surgeon Level Mortality Rates 2010/2012 Correction of FiguresAs a Trust which prides itself on its transparency and integrity, Salford Royal is publishing surgeon level mortality rates in line with the National Bowel Cancer Audit. 26 September 2013
  • Professor Cynthia Pine Studies aim to reduce tooth decayResearchers in Salford have launched two important studies to tackle tooth decay in young children. 04 October 2013
  • Salford Royal main entrance Salford Royal visited by CQCThe public's views and experiences will help inspectors decide what to look at when they inspect Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. 07 October 2013
  • Stroke Research Award Stroke Research Network wins national awardGetting patients involved in research has earned the North West Stroke Research Network a top national award. 09 October 2013
  • Mayor joins Citizen Scientist project City Mayor backs Citizen Scientist ProjectSalford City Mayor Ian Stewart has signed up to the Citizen Scientist health research project. He has given his backing to the innovative scheme which gives local people a way to find out about and get involved in health research. 18 October 2013
  • Baby group at St Paul's Heathside Expert help for new mumsPregnant women and new mums in Salford are getting expert support to help them breastfeed their babies. 24 October 2013
  • Healthy Kidneys, Healthy Lives Healthy Kidneys, Healthy LivesKidney patients are being urged to help improve care for themselves and others by getting involved in crucial research. 25 October 2013
  • Car Parks 2012 Blue Badge ConsultationThe Trust has decided to undertake a review of its current charges for Blue Badge Holders and discount parking scheme. We'd like your views, whether or not you're a blue badge holder or qualify for the discount parking scheme. 06 November 2013
  • Open and Honest Care Project Salford Royal Welcomes Publishing of Patient Safety DataSalford Royal is part of a new pilot to publish its figures on a number of patient harm and patient experience criteria. 26 November 2013
  • Hope Building Salford Royal named Trust of the YearSalford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded Trust of the Year for the North of England by Doctor Foster Intelligence. 06 December 2013
  • John Keady Making dementia friendly neighbourhoodsA team of experts led by The University of Manchester will explore and evaluate the role of the neighbourhood in the everyday lives of people with dementia and their families in a new research project announced during the G8 dementia summit. 12 December 2013
  • The new theatres at Salford Royal Salford Royal opens new theatresSalford Royal has seen a steady rise in surgical activity over the last few years and the new £5 million facilities will provide the extra capacity that is now needed to ensure that patients get timely access to surgery. 17 December 2013
  • view of hospital from Hope Building, looking towards Mayo Building Salford Royal celebrates extremely positive CQC reportSalford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has received glowing feedback from healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission. Salford Royal was one of the first Trusts nationally to undergo one of the CQC's new style of inspections; chosen to take part in the first wave as it is classed as a low risk Trust. 18 December 2013
  • Simon Neville 1 Patient Kitchen awarded 5 star ratingSalford Royal's Patient Kitchen has been awarded the highest rating by Environmental Health Officers. 20 December 2013
  • David Dalton Salford Royal Chief Executive receives a KnighthoodSalford Royal NHS Foundation Trust's Chief Executive David Dalton has been awarded a Knighthood in the New Year's Honours List. The Knighthood is in recognition of his services to the NHS. 30 December 2013