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News and Events

On this page you'll be able to find out what's going on around the Trust and catch up on all the latest Trust news.

The estates and facilities department is holding a recruitment open day on Wednesday 26th September from 1pm – 4pm at the Lighthouse, Edward Street Hospital, West Bromwich.

The day will be an interactive and interesting day with lots going on, including: a talk about estates and facilities services; facilities co-ordinators and housekeepers available to speak to attendees and provide information about available jobs; support will be on hand if individuals wish to complete an application form straight away; staff from the bank team will also be recruiting to the bank, and a facilitated walk-around can be organised for interested parties.

A free raffle is also taking place - all attendees will receive a raffle ticket, one of which will be drawn on the day.  You never know you may get a new job and win a prize!

For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him on 0121 612 8055. Alternatively you can visit NHS Jobs / refernece 285-GEN-CORP.

If your family or friends are looking for employment please recommend they visit our recruitment open day.


The estates and facilities department is holding a recruitment open day on Wednesday 26th September from 1pm – 4pm at the Lighthouse, Edward Street Hospital, West Bromwich.

The day will be an interactive and interesting day with lots going on, including: a talk about estates and facilities services; senior facilities co-ordinators and senior housekeepers available to speak to attendees and provide information about available jobs; support will be on hand if individuals wish to complete an application form straight away; staff from the bank team will also be recruiting to the bank, and a facilitated walk-around can be organised for interested parties.

A free raffle is also taking place for all attendees, which will be drawn on the day.  So you never know, you not only get a job but you might also win a free prize as well!

For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him on 0121 612 8055.

If your family or friends are looking for employment please recommend they visit our recruitment open day.

Staff on Abbey Ward, Hallan Street Hospital have been making memories for one of their patients.

A resourceful member of staff, as he has done in previous years, was able to source free tickets for the West Bromwich Albion football match against Stoke on Saturday 1st September.  Staff selected a patient that had never previously experienced seeing a live football match before, and the lucky winner was Glenn.

Glenn said. “This is a once in a live time experience for me and I feel so lucky to have been chosen, I’m grateful to all the staff for giving me this opportunity.”

Kay Perry, Ward Manager said, “Staff are always looking out for opportunities to enhance the experience of patients on the ward.  Glenn had a great day and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Baggies win the match.  It really is a memory that he isn't going to forget for a long time."

 

 

The Trust is proud to be working towards becoming a smokefree Trust by the end of 2018.

From this date people who use services, staff and visitors will no longer be permitted to smoke tobacco on any Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust premises, including all grounds, gardens, and car parks. This follows NICE public health guidance (PH48) which recommends all mental health trusts should be smoke-free by 2018.

Judy McDonald, Deputy Director of Nursing, who is leading the smokefree implementation group said:  “We were a long way down the road of becoming smokefree last year but circumstances precluded us finalising our plans by the end of the year.  We are therefore now working with a renewed energy to ensure that we meet the new deadline, so that the Trust is compliant with the guidance recommendations.

 

The Trust's Annual General and Members Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at 4.30pm – 6.30pm with refreshments available from 4pm.


The venue is The Millichip Suite, West Bromwich Albion, The Hawthorns, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B71 4LF.  Come along and join us to hear about what has been happening over the last 12 months, and also take a forward look to the future. To book your place contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Congratulations to all the staff within the Paediatric Speech andLanguage Therapy (SALT) team in Dudley.

At the Birmingham City University (BCU) Health and Social Care Awards ceremony held recently, two members of staff, Catherine and Siobhan, received the award as the winners in the Trust Nominated Practice Award for Allied Health Practice.

The award was given in recognition of the support given to the SLT students training at BCU, and carrying out their placement in the Dudley Paediatric SLT service.  Catherine said: “We were very honoured to be nominated, and winning the award was a huge surprise that has given the whole team great pleasure, and recognises the support and teamwork within the Dudley Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy department.”

The Birmingham ‘Walking Out of Darkness’ event, taking  place on Sunday 7th October, is one of several held across the country to raise awareness of mental health.

Last year a group of staff walked in support of the cause, and this year, particularly as the walk takes place so close to World Mental Health Day, we want to encourage even more staff, colleagues and friends to come together as a united group from across the Trust to help raise awareness of mental health and reduce associated mental health stigma.

This year we are also encouraging staff, colleagues and friends who walk to think about sponsorship for their efforts, the proceeds of which will be used for the benefit of our patients.

Starting and finishing at Victoria Square in Birmingham, the 10K walk, around the city centre and parts of the city’s canal network, starts at 11am but the event itself starts at 10am with speakers booked to address walkers and the general public. 

If you would like to make a donation to this great cause please visit the Trust's My Donation page: http://mydonate.bt.com/events/walking-out-of-darkness/474316