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News archive - 2012

January - April


  • Service aims to cut dental anxietyThe George Eliot Hospital run Warwickshire Special Care Dental Service provides an anxiety management service for patients who suffer from severe anxiety that prevents them from visiting their dentist. 26 January 2012
  • New service aims to reduce strokesBosses at George Eliot Hospital anticipate that the launch of a new service will help to reduce the number of local people having strokes. 19 January 2012
  • Help to stop smokingLast week, the borough's first citizen, Mayor Cllr Neil Phillips, joined thousands of other people up and down the country in making a New Year's resolution to quit smoking and in the process hopes to raise money for Mary Ann Evans Hospice. 12 January 2012
  • Trust appoints new Non-executive DirectorGeorge Eliot Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of new Non-executive Director Chris Spencer. 10 January 2012
  • Borough's first citizen sets a shining exampleMayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Cllr Neil Phillips has joined thousands of people up and down the country in making a New Year's resolution to quit smoking 10 January 2012
  • Former mayor thanks local people for generosityFormer Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Councillor Don Navarro, has thanked local people for their kindness and generosity as he handed a cheque for over £20k to the George Eliot Hospital Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). 06 January 2012
  • Help is on hand for New Year quittersPeople in Nuneaton and Bedworth looking to quit smoking in the New Year don't have to do it on their own. Members of the George Eliot Hospital run Warwickshire Stop Smoking Service are running a seven-week support group for those looking to stick to their New Year's resolution. 06 January 2012
  • Changes to pathology times at George Eliot HospitalThe pathology department at George Eliot Hospital is making changes to its blood testing service with a view to cutting waiting times. 05 January 2012
  • Double Christmas joy for local coupleA couple from Coleville have had to wait over a week to take a very special Christmas present home. 03 January 2012


  • Paint the town redStaff at George Eliot Hospital have been doing their bit to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy heart. 29 February 2012
  • Aiming highGeorge Eliot Hospital Cardiac Physiologist, Darren Price, is setting his sights high as he starts training for a trek to Everest Base Camp. 17 February 2012
  • Mother praises hospital's maternity serviceA mother from Nuneaton is praising maternity staff at George Eliot Hospital who supported her through a natural birthing process. 10 February 2012
  • Hospital staff celebrate patient dignityStaff at George Eliot Hospital have been encouraged to make a commitment to uphold patients' rights to dignity as part of Dignity Action Day. 02 February 2012
  • Macmillan Cancer Support and George Eliot Hospital looking for volunteers to help offer advice and supportMacmillan Cancer's Information and Support Centre at George Eliot Hospital will be opening shortly but the Macmillan Information Centre Manager is calling for volunteers to help her offer advice and support to people affected by cancer. 02 February 2012
  • Hospital defends its position on pressure soresThe Trust has a policy of recording ALL hospital acquired (post 48 hour from admission) pressure ulcers, regardless of whether they are considered 'avoidable' or 'unavoidable'. Some organisations will not record unavoidable pressure ulcers 01 February 2012


  • Local store makes kind donationMidwives at George Eliot Hospital have thanked TK Maxx in Coventry for a kind donation of £200. The money has been used to purchase bags from the shop that will be used to carry vital pregnancy information to pregnant women in the community. 05 March 2012


  • Donation works out for local peopleFitness fanatics from George Eliot Hospital have helped raise money for a good cause. £4,000 of profits from the staff gym, located in the maternity unit, have been split equally between Mary Ann Evans Hospice and the hospital's League of Friends. 02 April 2012



  • New blood testing serviceThe George Eliot Hospital pathology service has announced that it is launching a weekly blood testing service at the Camp Hill GP Led Health Centre on Ramsden Road. 15 June 2012
  • Hands on approach to cutting infectionsStaff from the George Eliot Hospital Infection prevention team were out in force today to encourage members of staff, patients and visitors to keep up the good work in the fight against healthcare associated infections. 11 May 2012
  • Trust doctor leads diabetes researchTrust diabetes specialist Dr Ponnusamy Saravanan is leading new research into the effects of Vitamin B12 on pregnant women following an award of £800,000 from the Medical Research Council (MRC). 08 May 2012


No news articles for this month.



  • Fun to be had at hospital fundraising football matchStaff at Nuneaton's George Eliot Hospital are taking part in a football match to raise funds for the hospital's breast care unit. 20 August 2012
  • Patients praise hospital's cancer servicesCancer patients at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust are receiving 'very good' or 'excellent' care; that is the finding of a recent survey carried out by the Department of Health. 17 August 2012
  • Thumbs up for physiotherapy serviceA survey carried out by George Eliot Hospital's physiotherapy team has shown that almost every patient was satisfied with the service they received. 23 August 2012
  • PUPpy love: Innovative initiative shortlisted for national awardAn initiative to reduce pressure sores at George Eliot Hospital has been shortlisted in the 'Care of Older People' category at the 2012 Nursing Times Awards. 23 August 2012
  • Going for goldOlympic fever is only just starting for one member of staff at George Eliot Hospital. Senior Physiotherapist Mat Jones is heading to the 2012 London Paralympic Games as part of the support team for the Great Britain blind football squad. 29 August 2012
  • Relieving the pressureA nurse from George Eliot hospital has visited KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore to share some of the training and techniques that have led to large reductions in avoidable hospital acquired pressure ulcers at the Nuneaton based Trust. 30 August 2012

September - December


  • Excellence across the boardGeorge Eliot Hospital has been awarded 'excellent' in all three categories of a recent inspection of its services. 03 September 2012
  • Treatment closer to homeA new unit at aims to reduce the number of patients requiring a stay in hospital. 25 September 2012
  • Shoppers take home healthy lifestyle adviceHealth Trainers from the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust carried out free health checks and offered healthy living advice to shoppers who visited the Asda supermarket in Nuneaton on Wednesday last week. 25 September 2012
  • Olympic torch visits hospitalAn Olympic torchbearer ignited the spirits of both staff and patients at the George Eliot Hospital when he visited last week. 26 September 2012


  • New reminder service aims to cut missed appointmentsThe launch of a new text messaging service aims to reduce waiting times at George Eliot Hospital by cutting the number of patients missing appointments. 01 October 2012
  • Stroke service successStaff on the George Eliot Hospital stroke care unit are celebrating success after achieving 100% against a key target for the first time. 17 October 2012
  • Mortality rates heading in the right directionGeorge Eliot Hospital's Chief Executive says that the Trust's 'journey' to transform health care for local people is heading in the right direction. The announcement comes as data released by the Department of Health shows improvements to its mortality rates. 23 October 2012


  • Generous donation to hospital unitA generous donation by a local resident has helped George Eliot Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit to purchase life saving equipment. 08 November 2012
  • Art Auction raises funds for children's servicesA planned new children's unit at George Eliot Hospital will receive a splash of colour thanks to money raised at a special auction. 08 November 2012
  • Help for cancer sufferersPeople whose lives have been affected by cancer are invited to an awareness event at Bedworth Civic Hall. 12 November 2012
  • Self Care WeekThis week is national Self Care Week. The aim of the week is to offer people health and advice enabling them to take care of themselves. 14 November 2012
  • Alcohol Awareness WeekMonday 19 November sees the start of Alcohol Awareness Week. The theme of this year's event is 'it's time to talk about drinking'. 20 November 2012
  • Changes to hospital site roadGeorge Eliot Hospital is introducing a new traffic system on its site to improve safety and access for emergency vehicles. 22 November 2012
  • Helping young people get back to workYoung people are being given the opportunity to gain valuable work experience thanks to a new scheme at George Eliot Hospital. 27 November 2012
  • Blue sky centre on the horizonBuilding work has started on a new state of the art centre that will offer anyone who has been sexually assaulted a safe environment to receive the care, treatment and support they may need. 30 November 2012


  • Trust staff aim to 'make every contact count'Patients attending George Eliot Hospital can start to expect staff to ask them questions about their lifestyle. 03 December 2012
  • George Eliot 'hero' recognisedAn 'incredibly dedicated' midwife from George Eliot Hospital has been recognised for going the extra mile in providing high quality care. 04 December 2012
  • Chance for local people to name new unitLocal people are being given the chance to name a new unit at George Eliot Hospital. 05 December 2012
  • Local group offer a helping handA caring group of local people are doing their bit to help some of the most vulnerable people in the local community. 06 December 2012
  • 'NHS Hero' recognisedAn 'incredibly hard' working dietitian from George Eliot Hospital has been recognised for the ongoing high quality service she provides to her patients. 10 December 2012
  • Creating an Oasis of calmAn innovative new project at the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust helps patients to feel relaxed ahead of a surgical procedure. 12 December 2012
  • Maggie says goodbyeOne of George Eliot Hospital's most familiar faces has hung up her midwife's uniform after almost 40 years of caring for local people. 13 December 2012