The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Podcast Series

Vital Signs - Venture behind the scenes with staff and patients at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Vital Signs is a new four-part podcast from our brilliant colleagues across Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

The four episodes each take in a different area of hospital speciality and feature ‘Innovation and building our future workforce’, ‘A day in the life of the Major Trauma Unit’, ‘A journey through Liver Transplantation’ and ‘the power of play at the Children’s Hospital.’

The characters within our Trust really bring this series to life. In one episode you spend a day alongside colleagues on L10, which is the Major Trauma Unit. In the unit’s 10th anniversary year, you get to understand more about what takes place on this ward and why Leeds is leading in the field of trauma care.

A maternity apprentice and a pioneering gynaecology surgeon are both part of the future workforce episode, giving two very different accounts of their working lives and how they are developing their own learning to bring about better patient care.

A third episode follows the story of a liver transplant and the many different stories involved in this, from surgeon to patient’s family. Leeds is a national centre for liver transplant and just one of the specialties that sets the Trust apart.

The series would not be complete without a focus on the Leeds Children’s Hospital, and the importance of play in supporting children, and their families, through treatment.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating stories that make up the heartbeat of our hospital. Vital Signs is available on all main podcast platforms, and we look forward to sharing the highs, the lows and the bits in between.

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