This week’s NTHighlights

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  1. Number one in the country for A&E performance in March

We are proud of our Trust’s consistent high performance, the better we perform, the better outcomes are for patients. In the latest success, we are currently number one nationally for our A&E performance in March.

You can see the good news on LinkedIn here and in more detail on the BBC Health Tracker here.

  1. Uniting with education partners to build better futures for all

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Successful Futures Tees Valley and Catcote Academy in Hartlepool to support the ambitions of pupils looking for opportunities post their education journey.

You can read more on the website here.

  1. Successful 100 day challenge improves care for patients

Health staff have been working together to successfully bring about changes to improve care for patients having surgery at a hospital.

The team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust were set a 100-day challenge to transform speciality surgery at the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

You can read more on Facebook here.

  1. Trust continues its ambition to become a national digital leader
    The Trust has chosen Lexmark International as it’s Managed Print Solutions provider.

This will provide the Trust with a full managed service, streamlining operational efficiencies, and helping to control costs and promote sustainability.

You can see the story on the Building Better Healthcare website and shared on LinkedIn here too.

  1. Kind donation supports neighbouring charity and its communities

NTH Solutions has kindly offered to donate a bed to a charity from a neighbouring county, the PAD Foundation, for a bed race they have organised to raise funds. This will support their local community too, as raised monies are used to purchase Defibs for the area.

BBC Tees revealed the good news live on air, and they managed to get one of our porters to make the announcement!

You can hear the interview on BBC Radio Tees here, starting at 51 mins with porter, Jamie May on at 54 mins 20 secs.

  1. Sharing the story of our portering services at the heart of the Trust
    This week we had a reporter from the Gazette visit the Univeristy Hospital of North Tees for the morning. Whilst here, he spent some time shadowing Dicky who has worked at the Trust for over 30 years.

You can see the pictures on Instagram here and we will let you know when it features in the Gazette.

  1. Award winning Home Safe Sooner project reflects on successes so far
    Since it’s award win almost two years ago, the Home Safe Sooner initiative has come a long way. The team have been reflecting on their successes and what they might have planned for the future.

You can read more on the website here.

  1. Local businesses club together to send kind donation overseas

Last week we shared the story of Debbie Hall and team who decided to do a charity collection for colleagues in Christchurch following the terrorist attacks. With a haul of goodies that reached 8kg, their next challenge was looking for a sponsor to send the package overseas. Local businesses, Field Design Ltd and Billingham Tang Soo Do Club quickly rushed to the rescue, successfully delivering the goods.

You can read the story on Facebook here.

  1. GP Networking and Engagement Event

Our Trust holds quarterly GP engagement events to link up with colleagues across our primary care network. The next date for the diary is Wednesday 24 April 2019 at the Middlefield Centre at University Hospital North Tees. This is an opportunity for colleagues to hear about the services we provide here and create excellent working links. If you know of a GP that would be interested in attending – please share the link here…

  1. North East Trusts making a difference in maternity care

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust were invited to present findings surrounding their quality improvement achievements and their work with local partners in developing a bespoke MatNeo Local Learning System to support the ambitions of maternity outcomes across the region.

You can read more about the initiative on the Trust’s website.

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