Archive – September, 2014

Foundation trust members invited to stand as governors

The trust is about to hold its elections for eight public governor vacancies in the following constituencies: Hartlepool (two positions) Stockton (four positions) Easington (one position) Non-core public constituency (one position) Chairman Paul Garvin said: “Having a council of governors is a feature of any NHS foundation trust and it gives local people a greater […]

Millionth GNR finisher inspires staff health campaign

Tracey Cramond with her GNR medal

Tracey Cramond, who works as a contract support officer at the trust completed the 13 mile run in three hours and two seconds in memory of her mum, has raised just under £800 for Butterwick Hospice. Tracey starting running just last year after her mum passed away. She said: “I completed the Great North Run […]

Mealtime companions to give patients a helping hand

Mealtime companion serves food to hospital patient at North Tees

The mealtime companions will be supporting the staff on the wards by encouraging patients to eat and drink in a calm and sociable atmosphere, helping to cut up their food and make mealtimes a more enjoyable and social experience. Associate director of nursing, quality and patient experience Barbara Carr said: “We’re very excited to start […]

Staff take on army medic challenge

Exercise medical challenge - This years staff who took part

Staff from 11 health trusts tackled everything from a boat casualty rescue on the River Tyne in Newcastle to helping load a casualty into a helicopter or helping a casualty while under fire, as they took part in Exercise Medical Challenge. Five teams from the trust took part– dietetics, HR, two teams from orthopaedic outpatients […]