Latest news — articles for March 2019

A look into transformative live kidney donations

In the UK, living kidney transplants have been performed since 1960 and around 1,100 such operations are carried out each year, with a very high success rate.

200 people are currently on the waiting list for a kidney transplant in Nottingham, and the average waiting time for an adult is two years.


We’ve been rated ‘Outstanding’ for Caring and ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in our latest inspection, which is fantastic news for our patients, their families and staff at our hospitals.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) - which includes Nottingham City Hospital, Queen’s Medical Centre, Ropewalk House and services run from the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University - was rated ‘Outstanding’ for Caring and ‘Good’ in the Well-Led, Effective and Responsive domains, as well as Overall.

The national Stoma Care Nurse of the Year…. is from Nottingham

A Stoma Care Nurse at Nottingham’s hospitals has been named national nurse of the year in recognition of his exceptional care for patients.

Andrew Bird, Lead Stoma Care Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), was named winner of the Stoma Care Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing Awards on Friday.

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