Two doctors are now working across emergency care departments in two health trusts – helping improve and integrate healthcare across Teesside.
Our Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have appointed a senior and a middle grade doctor.
The two roles – a senior consultant and a registrar – are working at both the University Hospital of North Tees and the James Cook University Hospital.
Kevin Moore is the clinical director of emergency care at the University Hospital of North Tees. He said: “These new roles are a fantastic opportunity to improve healthcare for our community across the Tees Valley.
“While the two Trusts’ emergency care departments already work together very closely, these new roles strengthen these links even further.
“These doctors help plan future developments to ensure the highest standard of patient care across the region.
“They experience working in two departments which are closely aligned but have their own unique challenges.
“We want to provide the very best care for our community across the Tees Valley. These roles are allowing us to do that.”
Karin Duckett, the new joint emergency consultant, has already worked at both trusts’ emergency departments in previous roles.
Karin, from Middlesbrough, said: “Working across both departments in a joint role is a fantastic opportunity.
“Both teams deliver outstanding care to our patients and I am proud to have the chance to help our communities across the region.
“Both have their own individual challenges and I am excited to help both departments continue to provide high quality care to our people.”
Michael Davison, the new cross-site registrar, also has previous experience working at both sites.
He said: “I have enjoyed my experience working at both trusts. Both have their own culture and their own challenges but share the same vision to provide the best care.
“It’s important we continue to integrate healthcare for the benefit of our patients. This role provides an opportunity for me to be a part of that.”