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Staff and patients on the Brockington Mother and Baby Unit at St George’s Hospital in Stafford were delighted to receive a range of gifts from a grateful family.

Leicestershire Mum, Melissa Holt spend two months on the unit with daughter Libby and she and her husband Gareth were so grateful for the support they received that they wanted to give something back.

Rather than buying Christmas presents for family and friends, Melissa and Gareth bought pictures, toys, baby supplies and toiletries for the unit. In return, family and friends also made donations to the unit rather than buying presents for them.

Ward Manager Jennifer Lovell-Hipgrave has received a special Care and Compassion Award from South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust after her brave actions helped save the life of 18 month old Sofia Bickerton.

Jennifer was shopping in Telford with husband Michael, a West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic, when someone came running into the shop asking if there was anyone with medical training who could assist next door. They hurried to help and found young Sofia blue and lifeless when they arrived, with a marshmallow stuck in her airway. Jennifer and Michael set to work, with Michael doing chest compressions and Jennifer mouth to mouth which they kept up for 15 minutes until the ambulance arrived, luckily dislodging the marshmallow in the process.

“Run by the Community for the Community”

Hednesford Community Library will formally celebrate its new status as a community managed library with an opening ceremony on Wednesday 1 February at 3.00pm.

Hednesford Community Library is one of eight libraries which are being provided by a team of local volunteers under the management of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) and supported by Staffordshire County Council (SCC).

Young people in touch with mental health services in Shropshire are invited to join an exciting new music workshop project.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Arts for Health Team, in partnership with The Hive (Shrewsbury) and Make Some Noise (Stafford) have been awarded funding by the National Youth Music Organisation to run the Up Tempo music project.


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