At BWC we are proud to have a Chaplaincy team who are available to provide religious, spiritual and pastoral care and support 24-hours a day for people of all faiths and beliefs.
Stories from around our Trust
This week we spoke with Fiona Terry, our Neonatal Intensive Care unit Governance Lead and Dudu Nyathi, our Fetal Monitoring and Surveillance Midwife, representing the Avoiding Term Admissions into Neonatal Units (ATAIN) project team at our Women’s Hospital.
Patients and families are being urged to continue attending planned appointments at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s hospitals this winter.
Helen has worked at our Children’s Hospital for three years and it will be her second Christmas Day on shift this year. She’ll join hundreds of our colleagues working right across our Trust by the sides of our patients and families. Helen explains what it’s like on the ‘big day’.
The festive period is always a special time but for four-year-old, Oliver Keitley, this Christmas will be even more magical after he received the most precious present from his dad earlier this year – the Gift of Life through organ donation.
Ricki, has been part of our Children’s Hospital team for almost two decades now. Like hundreds of others she’ll be working this Christmas Day; caring for children, young people and families whilst at the same time making sure the sprit of the season is in the air. Here she explains what it’s like on the ‘big day’.
Like hundreds of our team across our Trust, Rachel Stephens will be working this Christmas Day by the sides of the children, young people and families she cares for on Ward 5 at our Children’s Hospital. Being in on the ‘big day’ isn’t anything new for Rachel. In fact this will be the 10th time she’s been on shift during her career. She explains why it’s a special time on the ward.
Our Vital Services (VS) team have to solve many a logistical problem but when tasked with facilitating the replacement of one of our MRI scanners at our Children’s Hospital, which weighs as much as an African Bull Elephant, they really had a challenge on their hands.
BWC’s Chief Executive Sarah-Jane Marsh has been presented with a brick from the demolished Norton Court building, marking another step towards a brighter future for the Women’s Hospital.