NTHighlights – 12 October 2018

  1. Pitching your fix to the dragons

We invited staff to present their solutions to a panel of judges in the first ‘Pitch Your Fix.’ Three hopefuls pitched their savings and efficiency ideas, ranging from new born babies to paper shredding! #ThinkChangeSave . See Facebook and Twitter

  1. Get your flu jab – two week challenge

There has been a special push this year for as many staff as possible to get jabbed in the first two weeks of October! See how we have done on Facebook

  1. New hair salon opening at North Tees!

YOUNG apprentices are getting vital experience working in the NHS after a health trust teamed up with a local college to open a new hair salon. See the website

  1. Many benefits to overseas doctors programme

Professor Jane Metcalf, deputy medical director, has explained why a new programme to retrain overseas doctors to work in the NHS has far reaching benefits. See the  website

  1. Star of the month

Congratulations to the latest star of the month, consultant colorectal surgeon Kevin Etherson for his dedication, empathy and compassion. See Facebook

  1. Smoking – 16 cancers launch

The new Quit 16 campaign, backed by the trust, highlights that smoking causes 16 different types of cancer, as well as the many benefits of quitting. See the website

  1. Critical care – 24 hour charity bike ride!

The trust’s critical care team have completed a huge 24 hour charity bike ride in memory of a well respected colleague – cycling an amazing 503 miles. See Facebook

  1. Special event for people living with cancer

A special event, Living With and Beyond Cancer, is being held later this month for people affected by cancer. See more on Twitter

  1. Highlighting work of our play specialists

The trust has a team of experienced and dedicated hospital play specialists who help care for poorly children. Read more on Facebook

  1. Midwives get recognition for campaign work

The midwives in the maternity assessment unit have been awarded the latest team of the month award for their hard work on a recent awareness campaign. See Facebook

 

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