Annual Bill Packer Lecture

Annual Bill Packer Lecture

Stephen Graves

The annual Bill Packer lecture will take place this year on Wednesday 7 November at 7.30pm in the Meeting Room at the hospital.

We are delighted that former Chief Executive Stephen Graves will speak. Stephen was named in the Health Service Journal’s 2017 list of the country’s Top 50 NHS CEOs. He was highlighted for his contribution and vision as an NHS leader.

Stephen has recently retired from his post as Chief Executive of the Trust. The title of his talk will be “The Ramblings of an NHS Farmer”, making reference to Stephen’s roots as a farmer.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing members and future members.

Stamford Hospital News Update 28th October 2018

New Services

Following the recent major upgrade of the outpatient department, services continue to be developed at Stamford Hospital for the benefit of local people and the wider community.

Some of the new services that are in the planning stage and will be offered include:

  • paediatric clinics, including for neonates and for allergy sufferers
  • more rheumatology clinics
  • fast track prostate diagnostic services on Greenwood ward
  • a one stop plastic surgery service

Future Development

The future development and plans for the site is still the subject of discussion. The possibility of the development of GP facilities is one option for consideration. The Fever Blocks, built in 1879, have Grade 2 listed status and it is accepted will have to be preserved. They are now being used increasingly for various functions including offices and meeting rooms.

Staff

The quality of the staff at the hospital is high. Some have worked here for many years and some of these long standing members of staff will be retiring in the next year or so. There is no shortage of good quality applicants to replace them, a considerable achievement in view of the national shortage of nurses.

Stephen Graves and Nurse

All departments remain busy with very positive feedback from patients. The new MRI scanner is particularly well used.

The Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected all three Hospitals in the Trust in June 2018 and the report has just been issued. Stamford Hospital was graded “GOOD” in all areas [safe, effective, caring, responsive, well-led]. All the staff can be very proud of this achievement.