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Award Success for Emerging Leader at UHSM

Congratulations to the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust’s Consultant Chest Physician Dr Binita Kane who won the ‘Emerging Leader’ category in the North West Leadership Academy Recognition Awards 2016. Dr Kane, who is clinical lead for ‘integrated respiratory care’ at UHSM and is a specialist in treating severe asthma, has a wealth […]

Inspirational Research Nurse Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

A nurse manager at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award for her work facilitating clinical research studies and trials. Debbie Smith, Research Hubs Nurse Manager, received the accolade at the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2016. Another UHSM recipient was Kate Whitehead, a haematology […]

UHSM Dementia Lead Wins National Care Award

A University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) nurse in charge of championing the needs and care of people living with dementia has won the Best Dementia Lead/Nurse category in the seventh National Dementia Care Award 2016. Lead Dementia Specialist Nurse Sarah Monks was presented with her award by celebrity astrologer Russell Grant […]

UHSM to share in Government investment of £12.5m to expand pioneering clinical research in Greater Manchester

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) is to share in £12.5m awarded to Greater Manchester to fund cutting-edge research space, highly trained staff and specialist equipment required to develop and deliver pioneering new treatments. The money has been awarded by the Department of Health (DH) under the NIHR Clinical Research Facility Scheme […]

OPAL Team and Emerging Leader Prove Themselves to be Gems

Congratulations to the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust’s two finalists in this year’s North West Leadership Academy Recognition Awards 2016. The OPAL (Older Persons Assessment and Liaison) Team have been shortlisted as finalists in the ‘Team Outstanding Achievement – Clinical’ category and Consultant Chest Physician Binita Kane has been shortlisted as an […]

Pilot Scheme Offers Support to Aged Veteran Patients At UHSM

The University Hospital of South Manchester is supporting a pilot scheme in which a welfare officer from Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is posted at Wythenshawe Hospital to offer help and support to former servicemen and women. DMWS is an independent charity and providing medical welfare support to the armed forces since 1943. Around 25,000 […]

Living with allergies health talk

An allergy specialist will take the lead at this month’s ‘Health Matters’ talk at the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM). This is the fifth in the series of the ‘Health Matters’ monthly programme, following a talk on the ‘Transplant Journey’ in September. The talk, taking place on Friday 18th November, will […]

New Outpatient Pharmacy Launched

A new outpatient pharmacy was opened by UHSM chairman Barry Clare on Monday, 17 October 2016. Rowlands Pharmacy, which is located opposite WHSmith, will be responsible for all outpatient pharmacy dispensing at the Wythenshawe Hospital in a seven-year partnership. Mr Clare said: “The pharmacy will really help everybody in the hospital and I wish them […]

Sweet Treat Makes Patient’s Birthday Wish Come True

Kind-hearted nurses made special plans to make a seriously ill patient’s birthday wishes come true while he was being treated on University Hospital of South Manchester’s (UHSM) acute intensive care unit (AICU). Graham Lomax, who has been diagnosed with motor-neurone disease and was weaned off ventilation through a tracheostomy, should have celebrated his 59th birthday […]

Unit Is Breath of Fresh Air for Chronic Respiratory Patients

As part of the exciting expansion of the North West Ventilation Unit (NWVU), University Hospital of South Manchester is now providing a dedicated multi-disciplinary seven day service following the relocation of in-patient facilities on Wednesday, 12 October. This new service will meet the needs of patients with chronic respiratory problems requiring both non-invasive and tracheostomy […]