Trust maintains its strong record of tackling infections

t has now been more than 300 days since the last MRSA bacteraemia case was recorded in our hospitals. This achievement is thanks to the efforts of staff in every part of the Trust.

The organisation has a ticking clock on the front page of the staff intranet so that everyone working on a computer can see how long it has been since the last MRSA bacteraemia, and this has now passed 300 days. In fact, there have only been two cases recorded in the last 27 months.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Local firm secures Law Society's new quality mark

Hatchers Solicitors has secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.

Hatchers underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, which marks the firm as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process.

Chinese Year of the Snake activities at Coalport China Museum Half-Term Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February

Oriental themed family workshops and activities celebrating the Chinese Year of the Snake are being staged at Coalport China Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the February school half-term.

Go along on Monday 18th February and join drop-in workshops to paint a mug with your own Chinese zodiac sign, while from Tuesday to Friday, 19th – 22nd February, try your hand at modelling slippery snakes from clay. There’s also a chance to solve Chinese puzzles, read storybooks and follow a Chinese Zodiac trail around the museum; activities will vary from day-to-day.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Importance of hand hygiene highlighted through new displays

The importance of hand hygiene is being highlighted to patients and visitors to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford thanks to eye-catching new displays.

New roller banners, which have been created by the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, are on display in the Outpatients Departments at both RSH and PRH.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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MP Daniel Kawczynski: Reaching out to Constituents

 
Daniel Kawczynski MP has today [01 February 2013] announced forthcoming surgery dates in a bid to meet with more of his constituents.  Sessions will be in the Shrewsbury Lending Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury (behind the statue of Charles Darwin) with the first session taking place on Friday 08 February 2013 between 11:30 and 13:30.

Network aims to support professionals

A new professional network has been set up in Shropshire.

The Shropshire Professional Network is holding its launch event on Wednesday 13th February at 5.30pm in The Shrewsbury Coffee House, 5 Castle Gates, Shrewsbury.
The event, a general knowledge quiz, is open to professionals in the county who want to grow their career, develop networks and meet like-minded people.

Real nappies can save you money

Times are tough.  In particular those with kids are watching the pennies right now.  Throwing away money is the last thing anyone would want to be doing, right?  But that’s virtually what parents who use disposable nappies are doing.

The odd tenner here and there on packets of nappies seems like nothing much, but have you ever actually sat down and added up the full cost of these regular purchases?

James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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Watch Pancake Flipping at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday 9th - Tuesday 12th February

Watch the ladies of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they take part in the annual pancake flipping contest held outside the Print Shop daily at 12 noon from Saturday, 9th February until Shrove Tuesday on the 12th. Everyone is encouraged to cheer on the participants who must all wear an apron and flip their pancakes as many times as possible in the one minute allocated.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Waste less this pancake day

Pancakes are traditionally made on Shrove Tuesday to help use up butter, milk and eggs before Lent.

But Pancake Day is also a great chance to make the most of that leftover food we all have lurking in the back of the fridge which will save you money and help the environment.

Around 2,000 pints of milk are wasted every single day in Shrewsbury alone - a case of almost literally pouring money down the drain.  We also bin 400,000 whole eggs every year just in Shrewsbury! 

James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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How to recycle your plastic film

Did you know you can recycle plastic carrier bags at the larger supermarkets in Shrewsbury such as Co-op, Asda, Sainsburys, Tesco and Morrisons?  Well you can. And the good news is they are now encouraging shoppers to use these in-store recycling bins for a wider range of plastic too - so you can also add any thin stretchy plastic (polythene) film including things like: - 

James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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