Health and social care news
Published on 13th December 2017
Health and council social care staff are working around the clock to keep hospital beds available during the busy winter period.
Published on 15th December 2017
Sandwell health bosses are encouraging local people to take care with how much they drink ahead of Booze Black Friday.
Published on 5th December 2017
Sandwell parents are being urged to check that they, their children and teenagers have had two doses of MMR vaccine following confirmation of cases of measles in the West Midlands region.
Published on 30th November 2017
Sandwell Council is supporting the national Stay Well This Winter campaign to help elderly people and those with long-term conditions prepare for colder temperatures.
Published on 17th November 2017
Public Health England has launched a major new campaign in Sandwell to help ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ to help get the message over to the public.
Published on 24th October 2017
People in Sandwell who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to get their free flu vaccination, ahead of the winter period when the virus is most common.
Published on 17th October 2017
Young people leaving care and living on their own in Sandwell won’t have to pay council tax until they are aged 22, if councillors approve plans to give discretionary relief.
Published on 9th October 2017
Staff at a newly-opened hospice have been praised for the work they do by a leading councillor.
Published on 5th September 2017
A Sandwell healthcare manager who used a Blue Badge on her own Range Rover when she went shopping in Oxford has been prosecuted.
Published on 16th August 2017
Sandwell Visually Impaired (SVI) officially opened its new offices at West Bromwich Town Hall with a special launch event.
Published on 14th August 2017
Health visitors in Sandwell are hitting top targets for visiting families with new born babies, figures out today reveal.
Published on 6th July 2017
Children from schools across Sandwell got together at West Bromwich Town Hall to celebrate another year of the Sandwell School Nurse Ambassador Project (SSNAP).
Published on 23rd June 2017
A Tipton couple have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list and handed MBEs.
Published on 6th February 2017
The new chair of the Sandwell Health and Wellbeing Board has set out her long-term vision for how the council can work with its partners to improve the overall health of the borough’s people.
Published on 25th October 2016
More and more people are recovering from drug dependency in Sandwell, latest figures show.
Published on 19th May 2016
Sandwell trading standards officers seized 33,750 cigarettes and 1.9kg of hand-rolling tobacco worth more than £15,800 in retail value as part of a national illicit tobacco operation.
Published on 17th September 2015
The sixth annual National Eye Health Week (NEHW) takes place from 21 – 27 September 2015.