July 2017

Manchester Camerata’s ‘Music in Mind’ project for people living with Dementia

At University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) we are working with musicians from Manchester Camerata, one of Britain’s most pioneering orchestras, to deliver music therapy sessions for patients with Dementia. Naomi Atherton, Camerata prinicipal horn, and Kate Fawcett, Music Therapist, are working closely with UHSM’s Dementia care team and activities coordinators to […]

Transformative E-Learning Programme improves non-cancer specialists’ ability to support patients  

A new web-based cancer awareness course is being hailed by users as a significant step in transforming non-cancer specialists’ ability to support people with the disease. The free E-learning programme https://greatermanchestercares.co.uk/theme/dynamic/login.php was launched in May by the Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership (MCIP) through University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) and private firm, Dynamic. […]

Greater Manchester Mayor officially opens new OPAL House at Wythenshawe Hospital

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham officially opened a new facility called OPAL House based at Wythenshawe Hospital, part of University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) on Wednesday 26th July. OPAL (Older Persons Assessment and Liaison)House is specifically for frail, elderly patients who no longer need acute hospital care but are […]

UHSM celebrates staff with Long Service Awards

Every year at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) we recognise colleagues’ commitment and service to the Trust with our Long Service Awards. This year colleagues received awards for 20, 30 and 40 years’ of service – all of which are fantastic achievements. One special award was also given for an incredible […]

Wythenshawe transplant recipients go for gold at World Transplant Games

Seven Wythenshawe heart transplant recipients were selected to represent Great Britain at the recent World Transplant Games held in Malaga. Between them they managed to win a fantastic eight Gold, three Silver and two Bronze medals. Gary Still, the youngest athlete selected age 23, had his heart transplant less than two years ago. Gary netted […]

UHSM Careers Engagement Lead wins Health Education England Widening Participation Award

As a major teaching hospital, education and training are at the heart of everything we do at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM). Recently, the hard work of Hilary Whyatt, UHSM Careers Engagement Lead was nationally recognised with a Health Education England Widening Participation Award. Hilary was presented with the Health Ambassador/Mentor […]