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Each year the Trust produces its Annual Report which includes our Financial Accounts and Quality Accounts for that year. It also includes a round-up of the year’s key news and achievements. 

To access the current and previous Annual Report click here


Media enquiriesIf you are a member of the media then contact us by email: whcnhs.communications@nhs.net or on: 01905 760020 or 07882 725082.

One of the oldest NHS employees in the Country turns 90

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On Thursday, 22nd February a porter at one of the County’s Community Hospitals turned 90 making him one of the NHS’ oldest employees – a remarkable milestone that was celebrated with a surprise party organised by his colleagues. 

Alex Abbott, who works at Evesham Community Hospital was born in 1928 and has devoted 60 years of work to the NHS. During this time he has undertaken a variety of roles including a mortician, telephonist, hairdresser, theatre porter and gardener. Prior to his work in the NHS Alex spent 6 years in the RAF. 

When Alex started working for the NHS in 1958 - just 10 years after its creation - the average weekly wage was £9.25, the average house cost £2,064 and a pint of milk was just 3p. 

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Minor Injuries Unit attendances up at the start of 2018

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Worcestershire people are making more use of some of the local Minor Injury Units according to latest figures.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust runs 4 of the county’s Minor Injury and have revealed that usage was up in January this year with an additional 300 attendances compared to the previous month (Dec). Minor Injury Units are an effective part of the urgent care strategy and are an alternative to A&E departments which should be for emergency or life threatening conditions only

The Trust runs the units in Bromsgrove, Evesham, Malvern and Tenbury and in total over 3000 people used them last month for a wide range of non-emergency injuries such as cuts, sprains and minor burns.  Average waiting times are often around 20 minutes and they all have trained nurses available to treat these types of injury. Click here for more

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week: Help available for County youngsters

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This week is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, aimed at supporting children and young people’s health and wellbeing.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust - the main providers of mental health within the County - is reminding young people who may be living with mental health issues, and their families, of the help that is available to them early, to prevent issues getting worse.

The Reach4Wellbeing service offers support for people aged 5-19 years old experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety, low-mood and self-harm. The service offers short-term group support programmes and most of the work is carried out in the school community as opposed to a clinical environment. The team also work closely with School Health Nurses, Health Visitors and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team (CAMHS). Click here for more . . .

New arrival for mums-to-be at Evesham Hospital

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A new state of the art Ultrasound Scanner has been unveiled at Evesham Community Hospital.

Costing £66k, the scanner has been funded by the hospital’s League of Friends, replacing the previous one which the group also funded.

The new addition will provide improved scans and visual images for mums-to-be, but also has the ability to provide scans for patients with a wider range of health conditionstoo, including for physio patients who have muscular injuries.

The new equipment will initially serve around 15 patients a day who have appointments in the hospital.

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Local NHS trust recognised as a Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

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Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust have been recognised in the prestigious Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list, which is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service.

The Top 100 list recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices, with employers honoured ranging from some of England’s largest companies to some of the smallest.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, the County’s main provider of mental health and community services currently employs 70 apprentices, across a variety of roles including Healthcare, Administration and Finance. 

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A day of positivity in Worcestershire.

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A local NHS Trust turned parts of the county yellow on Blue Monday to share happiness and positivity.

Teams across Worcestershire Health and Care NHS trust which is the main provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services in the county, held a variety of colourful activities to share positivity and happiness on the most depressing day of the year.

The trust encouraged its staff to get involved in events across the county, with some baking yellow cakes for their patients and running activities based on improving mental wellbeing

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Media enquiriesIf you are a member of the media then contact us by email: whcnhs.communications@nhs.net or on: 01905 760020 or 07882 725082.