New partnership to provide training to care home staff

The trust hosted an event at the University Hospital of North Tees to talk more about work being done with other organisations in care homes in the area.

img_1806One of the outcomes has been the development of a bespoke North Tees Education and Alliance programme available to all homes across Hartlepool and Stockton led by the trust in collaboration with other partners.

Commissioned by Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (HAST), this partnership between the trust, Tees Esk and Wear Valley, Stockton and Hartlepool Council and Alice House Hospice will deliver training and support to care home staff on maintaining the health and wellbeing of residents, end of life care, dementia, delirium and falls awareness.

There is also an exciting opportunity for care homes to implement a new digital technology solution to collect National Early Warning Scores (NEWS) and to support decision making.

Education delivery lead Sarah Hodgson said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a number of different organisations to provide additional training for staff within the care home sector. This will empower the staff to provide better care for their residents and assist with reducing unnecessary admissions into hospital.”

Paula Swindale, head of strategy and commissioning from HAST CCG said: “We believe that the investment in training care home staff is vital for the health and wellbeing of our local population and is just one of the many initiatives the CCG supports to ensure people receive high care to remain at home, avoiding the need for a hospital admission or if admitted are able to return home and be supported by confident and competent staff.”

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