Archive – May, 2018

Urgent care service wins prestigious NHS 70 award

The service has been recognised with the regional Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards. The service was nominated by local MPs Alex Cunningham, Mike Hill and Paul Williams. The service opened in April last year with centres at both the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital […]

Government praise for emergency care

The trust has received a letter from Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with a message of congratulations. In the letter, Mr Hunt has recognised the trust for having the highest emergency care four hour performance over the last three months. Part of the letter states: “Moving from 96.2% to 97% […]

Helping patients in need of advice and support

Rebecca Garrett has been working with the trust’s Home Safe Sooner integrated discharge liaison team over the last few months to help patients who are ready to leave hospital. Rebecca, who works for the Citizens Advice Bureau, has already got some great success stories to tell – including helping a patient save £7,000 a year […]

A day in the life of…a midwife

She came to midwifery later than most, starting her working life with the post office: “managing different kinds of deliveries!” Gayle was inspired by the midwives who helped her give birth to her own three children and, following a three year stint in NHS administration, decided it was something she wanted to do. The day […]