NTHighlights – 7 September 2018

  1. Organ Donation Week

As part Organ Donation Week this week our medical director Deepak Dwarakanath and clinical lead for organ donation Anil Sharma has urged people to talk their families about their wishes.  See it on the website and Twitter

  1. Nurse shares her husband’s experience searching for a donor

Tracy Bewick, a nurse in the day-case unit, has told of her husband Adrian’s search for a kidney and pancreas transplant donor. See the website and Facebook

  1. Lighting up pink

The trust has been proud to play its part in the lighting up pink campaign by making the main wall of its north wing at the UHNT pink every night this week. Facebook and Instagram.

  1. Flying the flag

The trust has been proudly flying flags at both UHH and UHNT to raise awareness of organ donation week. See Facebook here and here

  1. Movements matter campaign

The trust’s midwives have been raising awareness of a very important issue around stillbirths, more on the website.

  1. Award in memory of emergency care nurse

The emergency department has set up an award in memory of nursing sister Diane Jones, who sadly passed away two years ago. Read more on the website

  1. Refugee healthcare workers programme – Health Service Journal

Professor Jane Metcalf, deputy medical director, has written a column for the Health Service Journal around the trust’s overseas doctors resettlement programme.

  1. Pharmacist leaving for a higher calling

Jane Robson is leaving behind a career in the NHS to retrain become a church vicar. Read more on the website

  1. New nursing associate roles

Lisa Tomlinson is retraining to become a nursing associate. You can hear about how she is finding it by watching YouTube

  1. NTH All-stars compete in Dragon-boat

The NTH All-stars team have raised lots of money for the trust’s charitable funds after taking part in the dragon-boat event down on Stockton’s riverside last Sunday. See the photos on Facebook and the winning race video on YouTube

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