Celebrating NHS teams delivering outstanding patient care

A health trust has highlighted the work of three clinical teams for the way they have improved patient care as part of a special annual event.

Every year North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust hold an event – Celebrating Excellence in Care – to put the focus on some of the teams who have boosted patient care over the previous 12 months.

This year’s event was hosted with limited numbers from the lecture theatre at the University Hospital of North Tees but streamed virtually to staff across the organisation.

It included gold standard accreditations for three teams for outstanding patient care, presented by the trust’s non-executive director Steve Hall on behalf of the organisation.

These were given to the critical care unit, the elderly care unit (ward 40) and the antenatal and postnatal unit – all based at the University Hospital of North Tees.

In her closing remarks, chief executive Julie Gillon said: “This event is a chance for us to celebrate all of the fantastic work of staff across the organisation. Congratulations to all three teams who achieved gold standard clinical accreditation – this is real reward for everything they have achieved over the last year. They have been an outstanding example of teams who always strive to learn and improve.

“I would also like to thank staff across the organisation for your dedication and commitment to patient care over the last few months.”

The event on Friday (23 October) also included a farewell to chief nurse Julie Lane who marked her last day at the organisation after 38 dedicated years’ service in the NHS.

Mrs Gillon added: “Lastly, thank you to Julie for everything you have done for the NHS and for patients over your career. You have achieved so much in your career and have been a fantastic companion and colleague. Thank you.”

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