Welcome to July's e-bulletin which gives Governors news and information about our Trust and what is going on in the NHS.
I recently attended a celebration event to mark the completion of an innovative scheme which aims to provide diverse and sustainable opportunities that support young people with disabilities through skills training and potential employment. Project Search is a 12 month project that provides on the job training opportunities, leading to permanent opportunities through a series of three 10 week internships. I am so proud to be associated with such a wonderful venture. Disability is not inability and we have opportunities for everyone in our organisation.
Our second Young People's Health Event took place at the end of June and was extremely successful almost 300 young people coming though the doors to learn all about NHS careers and health promotion. Trust staff ran stands covering a wide range of careers, including nursing, midwifery, pharmacy and physiotherapy. There were also interactive sessions on resuscitation and infection control, plus information about staying healthy, and an opportunity to find out about the latest medical research.
If there is anything I can do to assist you in your role as a Governor, please contact me on 0161 276 8661 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Battle over fate of struggling NHS
At least 50 NHS trusts are in severe financial difficulty as a result of the unprecedented squeeze on NHS finances as managers struggle to find £20 billion savings by 2014. In addition, doctors' leaders say medical expertise is spread too thinly across the country and must be concentrated in fewer specialist centres to ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality care.
Cancer rate rising in middle-aged
According to a Cancer Research UK study, the chances of surviving cancer for at least 10 years have doubled to almost 50 per cent. Experts say that certain tumours once only considered common in old-age are now widespread in younger generations. Some 61,000 Britons aged 40 to 59 are diagnosed with cancer every year, according to figures.
RMCH brings past into the present
Former MRI consultant gets evidence into practice
Having spent 15 years at MRI, one would have forgiven Dr
Feinmann, 65, for putting his feet up after his retirement. Instead
he chose to volunteer at the International Hospital Kampala for a
year where he encountered a continent that had 100,000 cases of TB.
He explained that after the AIDS epidemic in the early nineties,
the cases of TB rose due to the immune systems of HIV/AIDS
sufferers being lowered.
Dr Feinmann said: "This award is for all the Ugandan volunteer workers and village health workers who worked so hard with us to improve the lot of their community. We are very pleased with the award."
Multi-cultural expressions in MRI
Director of Lime Arts Brian Chapman said: "This is a good example of how we might connect further with minority groups to explore health issues or simply to strengthen positive relationships with community groups."
The corridor is transformed and staff, patients and visitors hopefully will find some interest, joy and inspiration in the work.
The artists are:
North West News
Doctor backs call for reform of maternity care on
Dr Michael Maresh, clinical lead for the Greater Manchester Maternity Network and a consultant obstetrician at Saint Mary's Hospital, spoke out after a major report recommended a reorganisation of services. The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology called for more midwifery-led units to be set up so women with low-risk pregnancies could be in the sole care of midwives. It also calls for the number of consultant units be reduced so that senior clinicians are available around the clock.
Top heart specialist quits NHS role in protest of
He launched an angry attack on health secretary Andrew Lansley's plans, saying they would abolish 'large chunks of the NHS'. His announcement threw a question mark over his review of heart services at Rochdale Infirmary - but bosses told the MEN his report has been completed and will still be used by hospital chiefs. Prof Boyle visited the hospital in March and said major cutbacks at the Rochdale heart unit - the third biggest in the region - had made it unsafe.
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity News
Charity Sky Dive!
After climbing to 14,000 feet you will exit the aircraft with your highly experienced British Parachute Association Instructor and freefall for 30 seconds, reaching a speed of about 120 miles per hour! Your descent under the large parachute will then take several minutes, and family and friends can watch and cheer as you make your landing. You can choose any of our five hospitals to raise money for through your sky dive!
The jump takes place at Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham, Lancashire. If you would like to register your interest in taking part, please contact Clare McManmon on 0161 276 4404 or email@example.com.
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