Welcome to South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Our Trust provides mental health, learning disability and specialist children's services across South Staffordshire and mental health and learning disability services in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Powys. We also provide some services on a wider regional, or national basis.
A consultant learning disabilities nurse at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded an OBE for services to nursing and people with a learning disability.
Gwen Moulster, who celebrates 40 years in learning disability nursing this month, is nationally recognised for her work to improve the care of people with a learning disability. She has recently been named as one of Nursing Times Inspirational Nurses of the Year and also received the Royal College of Nursing award for learning disability nursing.
Following a consultation by Staffordshire County Council, it was agreed that a number of libraries would become community managed. In an innovative approach, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) was chosen as a partner who would support local communities to run their own service. Community libraries are predominantly delivered by volunteers that live in the local community.
Mark Cardwell, Social Care Professional Lead, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare says “We understand how valuable libraries are to people’s health and wellbeing and how they contribute to a longer, happier and healthier life for everyone - it’s not just people using the library that benefit, but those who volunteer there as well. There is a real focus on volunteering this week and we are keen to let people know about the opportunities we can offer”.
The Trust gives notice that it will hold elections to the Council of Governors for three public governor and three staff governor positions. Nominations are required by noon on Friday 10 June 2016.Read more ...
Local nurse, Gwen Moulster has received a prestigious award from the Royal College of Nursing.
Gwen Moulster is a consultant learning disabilities nurse at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Working with three colleagues from the UK Learning Disability Consultant Nurse Network she has developed a framework aimed at reducing the impact of the unjust and avoidable health inequalities faced by people with a learning disability
A local song and dance programme for people living well with dementia, and their carers, has benefited from a £50 grant from ASDA Stafford’s Chosen by You green token scheme.
Creating a Song and Dance for You is delivered by Arts for Health at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The sessions offer participants a chance to socialise and enjoy having quality time together. Those with memory difficulties benefit from singing familiar songs and dancing is good for physical wellbeing as well as for balance and muscle tone which help reduce falls, a significant cause of injury in older people.