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Twins receive long service award

It’s been a double celebration at UHNM recently, as twins Andrew (Left) and Adam Leese (Right) from Sneyd Green celebrated receiving their long services awards. Both started working in Sterile Services at Royal Stoke 20 years ago when they turned 16 ...

New car park planned for University Hospital of North Midlands

University Hospitals of the North Midlands (UHNM) NHS Trust has received public funding to seek planning permission for a new staff car park at Grindley Hill Court. Staff car parking is currently provided at the Royal Infirmary and Central Outpatien ...

Pathology staff lead on biomedical science degree apprenticeship

A group of UHNM pathology staff have become some of the first in the country to achieve a degree apprenticeship in healthcare science. The qualification is a new route to biomedical scientist education which integrates traditional academic learning o ...

Hospital team use own money to help stranded patient

UHNM’s respiratory physiology team used their own money to help a stranded patient get home recently. The team, who are based in the heart and lung unit at Royal Stoke, arranged for special transportation, waiting with the patient after hours. Staff ...

UHNM dietitian reunited with English teacher who inspired her to become an author

Alison Falkonakis, UHNM dietitian, and John Mills, retired teacher and author, were reunited when Mr Mills became a patient UHNM dietitian and published children’s author Alison Falkonakis has been reunited with the high school English teacher who ...

Ward clerk shines with last act of kindness for dying patient

Gillian Lockett, Ward Clerk, has been given the Employee of the Month award A ward clerk who bought a dying patient one last treat has been thanked for her outstanding care and compassion. Gillian Lockett used her own money to buy an orange ice loll ...

Mother thanks children’s nurse for support and compassion

The mother of a patient has thanked children's nurse Helen Yorke for her compassion. Sarah Luyt’s son Joseph, who has severe learning difficulties and epilepsy, has been cared for by Helen and the children’s team at Royal Stoke for a number of years. ...

New mother thanks nurse for support

Staff nurse Sue Owen A new mother has thanked staff nurse Sue Owen for her support. Charlotte Ratcliffe was struggling to breastfeed after she and baby were admitted to ward 216 at Royal Stoke earlier this year. Sue supported Charlotte physically an ...