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Nurses’ Day takes place on 12 May each year, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. It’s a chance to celebrate the remarkable difference nursing staff around the world make every day. It’s also a time for patients to thank nursing staff for their dedication and care.
We're incredibly proud of our ROH nursing staff. It’s easy to forget what an amazing job they do every day. The work isn’t always glamorous, it’s challenging and at times, emotionally draining. But despite that, our nurses at ROH are always caring, always compassionate and always put the needs of others before themselves. You are inspiring and you deserve a huge thank you!
To recognise their fantastic work and dedication, we're running a stall in the main entrance of our Outpatients Department to tell our nurses and our patients just how much we value them. There will be lots of cake, a poster display created by our nursing teams, wards and departments and an opportunity to write a personal thank you to a nurse. We’re also unveiling a special photography portrait exhibition featuring some of our own fabulous ROH nurses.
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and the Cavell Nurses’ Trust are joining forces to celebrate nurses on International Nurses’ Day on Thursday 12th May. We are hosting a photographic exhibition that celebrates our nurses at the hospital and beyond. The display includes shots of nurses at work and play, to give a flavour of the person behind the uniform.
Redditch-based nursing charity Cavell Nurses’ Trust, that gives money and support to nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants experiencing financial or personal hardship, has supported The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in producing the exhibition. Cavell Nurses’ Trust Chairman, Simon Knighton, is delighted with the results, “The exhibition shows us the person behind the professional. It’s our privilege to be here for nurses when they’re facing hardship so, if possible, they can get back to the job and the life they love.”
“This is a great way to celebrate these amazing nurses on International Nurses’ Day and it’s clear the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital are very proud of their staff.”
The exhibition runs from Thursday 12th May to Friday 20th May and is open to the public in the Outpatients Department of our Hospital on Bristol Road South. Garry Marsh, Director of Nursing and Governance at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is keen for people to visit, “Our nurses who’ve taken part in the photography project have really enjoyed it and we’d love people to pop down to the glass corridor in the Outpatients Department and have a look. We’re always keen to celebrate our staff and the photography exhibition is a great way to do this.”
Anyone interested in seeing the exhibition can visit it The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Outpatients Department from Thursday 12th May to Friday 20th May. You can also view the work on our website: www.roh.nhs.uk/nurses-day
Anyone interested in finding out more about Cavell Nurses’ Trust can visit www.cavellnursestrust.org
In 2016, The Queen will mark her 90th birthday, and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital will be one of the organisations featured
Members of the public and press are welcome to attend. The agenda for the public part of the meeting is available on the website.
Dame Yve Buckland
Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960
Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the Trust Board reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution
Date: Friday 04 March 2016
Notice is hereby given to all members of the Council of Governors of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust that a meeting of the Council of Governors will be held in the Board Room on Wednesday 9th March 2015 at 1300h to transact the business detailed on the attached agenda.
Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the public session which commences at 1300h.
Dame Yve Buckland
Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the Council of Governors reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution
We are on the look-out for dedicated volunteers who are able to help us with a variety of tasks, including helping medical students learn by pretending to be patients.
Simulated patients spend their time being examined by fourth year medical students, sometimes using a specific scenario, and then feeding back how they got on. It’s not a job for the bashful, as these volunteers often have to strip down to their underwear.
Peter Brookes, who has previously featured in Midsomer Murders, Casualty and Shaun of the Dead, explains why he applies his acting skills to the ROH: “I really enjoy helping people. It’s great encouraging young doctors to improve and help give them confidence. I find it very rewarding. We have a lot of fun too – all the volunteers get on really well together.”
Other volunteering opportunities include:
- Ward helpers – making sure patients have drinks and biscuits when they need them.
- Patient survey helpers – supporting patients share their views on the care they receive.
- Clerical workers – supporting the hospital by doing simple administrative tasks.
- iPad users – to support patients filling out online questionnaires.
- Gardeners – to help us maintain the beautiful grounds we have here in Northfield.
- Greeters – to welcome new patients to the hospital in Outpatients and help them find their way to the right place.
Volunteer co-ordinator Gail Booth said: “Volunteering is a great way to expand your skills, meet new people, and help others. Here at the ROH we have a fantastic group of volunteers, and we’d love to welcome more to the team. Volunteers make a huge contribution to our work and we offer full training and support, and can be flexible with hours and days worked.”
Following our shortlisting last month, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital has won not one, but two awards in the NHS Apprenticeship Recognition Awards 2016!
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