Trust continues to invest in patient care

Johanne Holden, Clinical Support Worker, with the new MRI scanner at Dewsbury and District Hospital. The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is showing its commitment to the people of Kirklees after investing almost £1m in new equipment at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

Ranging from resuscitaires on the Delivery Suite to ultrasound transducers in Accident and Emergency, the Trust is ensuring it has the very best equipment available to support its high quality care.

Trust introduces open visiting

Open visiting is welcome news for Louise Cook, from Upton The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is enabling friends and relatives to spend more time with their loved ones when they visit them in hospital.

From Tuesday 1 March 2016 all three hospitals in the Trust (Pinderfields, Pontefract, Dewsbury and District) will have open visiting, meaning that people can visit patients when they wish. It will also provide the opportunity for the carers of patients to remain with their loved one, where appropriate, and be actively involved in their care.

Aromatherapy brings sense of calm to seriously ill patients

Aromatherapist Karen Smith and patient Irene Rowley A unique programme of aromatherapy sessions is proving a breath of fresh air for those living with lung cancer, Parkinson’s and other life-limiting illnesses.

Run at the Rosewood Centre at the entrance to the Dewsbury and District Hospital, short bursts of back, hand and foot massages with essential oils are helping to boost circulation and reduce numbness caused by treatments like chemotherapy.

Superb response to toy emergency in Dewsbury

Dr Patrick Tung, Michael Sutton (General Store Manager, Asda Dewsbury Superstore), Salwa Gibbons (Registered Nurse), Sister Anjela Jones and Sharon Kingswood (Community Life Champion, Asda). The people of Dewsbury and its surrounding area have responded to the news of a theft at their local Children’s A&E by donating a hulking load of gifts to replace stolen toys.

As chronicled in last week’s press staff at the busy unit noticed toys had been removed when they searched for a copy of Frozen to help calm a suffering child.

Not only has the Disney DVD been replaced but toy trucks and aeroplanes, electronic toys for toddlers and action figures have been donated by generous individuals.