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Sylvia Tideswell

Tracy Bullock, Chief Executive at UHNM said: “It is with deepest sadness that I announce the death of Sylvia Tideswell, a nursing assistant at University Hospital of North Midlands, from Covid-19. “Sylvia, 60, of Oakhill, had worked on the elderly c ...

UHNM amongst UK’s top ten recruiters to ground-breaking Coronavirus genetics study

UHNM is one of the UK’s top ten recruiters to a ground-breaking genetics study in the fight against Coronavirus. More than 170 NHS hospitals are involved with GenOMICC (Genetics Of Mortality In Critical Care), which aims to sequence the genomes of 20 ...

Doctor recognised for outstanding contribution to care of elderly

A doctor who has spent his career caring for the elderly has been recognised by the Royal College of Physicians at their annual Excellence in Patient Care Awards. Dr Amit Arora, consultant in elderly care, won in the ‘Contribution to the profession’ ...

Patients receiving cancer scan results faster thanks to innovative technology

Pictured: Dr Changez Jadun, Clinical Director for Imaging Patients at UHNM are finding out more quickly if they have bowel cancer, thanks to the use of innovative technology at the Trust. The Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), made b ...

Heartbeat in a bottle

Pictured: Critical Care nurse Holly Minshall putting together a 'Heartbeat in a bottle' keepsake for the family of a patient Critical care nurse Holly Minshall has introduced an innovative way for relatives to remember their loved ones. ‘Heartbeat i ...

Double helping – twin brothers shine on UHNM work placement during pandemic

Pictured: Conrad Nock (left) and Will Nock (right) are twin brothers working at the hospital during the pandemic Twin brothers Conrad and Will Nock from Longton are both set to become hospital porters so they can help out at UHNM during the coronavi ...

Meet Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) Matt and Tom

An Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) is a vital part of the operating theatre team, to provide a high standard of care to patients of all ages, at every stage of their operation. So we took the time to find out more about this role by speaking ...

Breast cancer patients can be successfully treated with only five radiotherapy sessions instead of 15

Pictured: Former patient Karen Patricia Davis, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and took part in the trial Breast cancer patients in the UK can now be treated with fewer radiotherapy sessions, thanks to research led by Professor of Clini ...