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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, […]

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 […]

University Hospital of South Manchester supports Armed Forces Day

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) and the Defence Medical Welfare Service co-hosted an Armed Forces Showcase day on Tuesday 20 June at Wythenshawe Hospital. The aim of the day was to introduce hospital staff, veterans and the public to the breadth of military charities and organisations available to help and support […]

Mental Well Being Advice Following the Manchester Arena Incident

This guidance is aimed at anyone exposed to the incident at Manchester Arena that took place on 22 May 2017. The emotional effects will be felt by survivors, bereaved families, friends, emergency services, health care workers and the general public. If you witnessed or lost someone in the attack you will most certainly have a […]

Retirement will be Twice as Nice for Nursing Duo

Two childhood best friends with the same first names, who attended the same school, who started their nursing training together on the same day in 1979 and who still work together in the same department, retired on the same day from University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM). In 1979, Bernadette Hough and […]

Trial of new triple inhaler shows 20% reduction in COPD flare-ups

Flare-ups in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the UK’s fourth leading cause of death, can be reduced by 20% by a combined triple inhaler, according to the results of a trial of more than 2,000 people conducted at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM). The study, published in the Lancet, contains the results […]

UHSM Staff Are Real Gems

At University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust we know our staff are our best asset and give their all to provide excellent and safe patient care each and every day. To say thank you to our staff and celebrate examples of outstanding care each year we hold our Annual Staff Diamond Awards, This […]