Latest University Hospital of North Staffordshire Stories

2008-09-23 18:00:37

A two-year-old Staffordshire girl has undergone blood tests after pricking her finger with a dirty needle she found on a health centre floor, her parents said yesterday. Mother-of-three Hollie Bromley, 21, was at Tunstall Health Clinic in Stoke-on-Trent with children Casey, two, and 10-monthold Dominic when Casey found the used needle under a desk last Wednesday. The toddler was taken to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for blood tests but doctors told her parents it was too...

2008-08-31 00:00:36

By dave blackhurst Two MPs are calling for action following complaints about food at a hospital since its catering contract was privatised. Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has asked University Hospital of North Staffordshire chief executive Julia Bridgewater if the deal with catering giant Sodexo can be torn up after complaints. And Stoke-on-Trent North MP Joan Walley is disappointed the hospital ignored her concerns and signed the contract which involves food being cooked 140 miles away...

2008-07-19 00:00:37

New mum Jean Sloane-Bulger is having her head shaved as a thank- you to the hospital which saved her baby's life. Mrs Sloane-Bulger, aged 39, almost died after giving birth to son Ethan 11 weeks early in January. She was treated in the intensive care unit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Ethan spent seven weeks in the hospital's neo-natal unit and his mother suffered multi-organ failure, a hysterectomy and lost 17 pints of blood. Now both mum and baby are recovering...

2008-07-17 00:00:35

By LAURA NAYLOR Thirty-one dedicated hospital staff who have built up 900 years of service between them were honoured at a celebration. People who have recently retired from their positions at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire received certificates and thanks during a presentation ceremony for long service last night. The event - which recognises staff who have retired after 20 years of service or more - was held at the Medical Institute, in Hartshill. Ward sister charge...

2008-07-06 00:00:23

The North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary began life as a voluntary hospital, which lasted until the National Health Service arrived in 1948. In 1804, a dispensary offering free advice and medicines was established in Etruria, and a fever ward, called the House of Recovery, was built in order to treat the infectious diseases that were rife in the area. These buildings stood near to the site of the present Etruria Industrial Museum. However, rapid industrial development and increased...

2008-07-06 00:00:22

By dave Blackhurst A Team of psychologists will be drafted in to the region's biggest hospital to find why staff are so stressed at work. Three experts from a private consultancy will arrive in September to kick-start a campaign called "working well feeling good" among the 7,000 workforce at The University Hospital Of North Staffordshire. But nurses' leaders at the Hartshill complex criticised the measure saying that the pounds100,000 cost of the project would be better spent on patient...

2008-07-06 00:00:22

By DAVE BLACKHURST Two doctors today said they can now concentrate on caring for patients after the shadow of 11 years of allegations has been lifted from their careers. Doctors Andrew Spencer and Martin Samuels were reacting to being found not guilty - along with former college doctor David Southall - of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council (GMC) after a Manchester disciplinary hearing which lasted two months. The allegations dated back to the mid-1990s and...

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