May and June 2018

The trust recorded a total of 465 items of media coverage during May and June which reached a combined audience of 25.28 million people.

Here are some of the highlights of the two months:

The Daily Mail, BBC Radio 5 Live and the Daily Echo reported surgeons in Southampton are trialling a pioneering “train track” implant that could transform treatment for patients with a severe spinal condition. Read our press release for more information.

The Daily Mirror (article and comment piece) and the Daily Echo covered the involvement of therapy dogs and their owners at UHS with the development of the first national protocol for animals in healthcare. Read our press release for more information.

Professor Peter Johnson, medical oncologist at UHS, commented widely in the national media on an experimental immunotherapy treatment being trialled by doctors in the US to treat breast cancer. His comments were covered by the i newspaper, The Independent, the Daily Express, The Metro, Sky News and NBC News.

The Daily Mirror, the i newspaper, the North Wales Daily Post, The Scotsman and the Daily Echo ran items on a new 'dust mite tablet' being trialled by doctors in Southampton which could cut the number of asthma attacks in children with the condition. Read our press release for more information.

Philip Chapman-Sheath, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, was named among the country’s top knee replacement specialists by the Daily Mail, while the trust’s Pets as Therapy service made The Daily Telegraph’s list of 70 ways to save the NHS.

The Daily Mail and the Daily Echo ran items on a novel contactless test being trialled at UHS which provides accurate natural breathing pattern measurements in asthma patients. Read our press release for more information.

Channel 5 News and BBC News visited Southampton Children’s Hospital to cover the launch of the first hospital-based pre-school in the country funded by charity Piggles Trust.

BBC Radio Solent, Heart FM South Coast, Wave 105 FM, BBC South Today and ITV Meridian covered a public consultation into plans for a £22 million expansion of the general intensive care unit.

Fiona Chaâbane, a senior clinical nurse in neurosciences, was named winner of the nursing and midwifery award and Sarah Hartfree, a paediatric rheumatology nurse, nominated in the children and young people's care category at The One Show’s NHS Patients Awards which was broadcast on BBC One.