Dewsbury teenager Yasmin Khanagha is using her role as one of our local hospital’s youngest-ever volunteers to forge a career in medicine.
The 18 year-old from the Halifax Road area is finding out exactly what departments as diverse as maternity and A&E do. But more importantly she is learning how to speak confidently to patients who are sometimes at their lowest ebb.
Children’s Regional Burns Unit ward clerk Kevin Rattray was just one of the recipients of a Celebrating Excellence Award 2015.
Presented in nine categories, these honours celebrate the fantastic achievements of our colleagues and teams in demonstrating the Trust’s commitment to striving for excellence.
Doctor Who star Karen Clegg is travelling back in time to the 1940s – to help local people recover from serious brain injuries.
The West End star who appeared in the original London production of 42nd Street, now hosts a sparkling nostalgia show that has proved particularly effective at helping older folks re-engage with past memories.
Compassion is still in fashion here in Wakefield – with a staggering 50 bags of new clothes donated to some of our hospitals' most vulnerable patients.
Following an appeal back in November, staff at the Trust have been overwhelmed by the deluge of dignity clothes sent to them. Given to vulnerable patients – including the homeless – when they are discharged, the donations are proving particularly vital during the current cold snap.
A nurse who took time out of the NHS has described being back on the wards at Dewsbury and District Hospital as “just like coming home.”
Anne trained at the old Dewsbury School of Nursing back in the mid-1980’s but has since gone onto a myriad of jobs at care homes and in private healthcare. And it was whilst with a BUPA rehabilitation unit that she made regular trips to Pinderfields – and decided it was time to come back to the NHS.
Adele Atkinson has joined a drive to encourage nurses no longer working in the NHS to come back to their true calling.
The stroke unit nurse, who trained at Huddersfield University and loved the experience of working on wards, left the NHS to work at a private care home.
But it is only whilst working with the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust that she feels valued, supported and able to fulfil her dream of caring for others.
The design of the Eye Centre at Pinderfields has been deemed worthy of recognition by Wakefield Civic Society and the general public.
The Eye Centre received a commendation in the Wakefield Civic Society’s 2016 Design Awards, which were announced at the Civic Society’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday 14 April at Wakefield Town Hall.
Dewsbury and District Hospital is desperately searching for volunteers to serve-up some tea and empathy at its two cafés.
It’s a case of New Year, new challenge, for a former top civil servant – who has just become a Non-Executive Director of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
The planned 48 hour strike by junior doctors commenced at 8am today (Wednesday 6 April 2016) and will continue until 8am on Friday 8 April 2016.
We have contacted all patients whose appointments could be affected.