This week’s NTHighlights

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  1. Chief Executive Julie Gillon talks about alcohol awareness and promoting better health

You can read the blog here.

  1. Trust comes out on top for excellent practice 

The Trust has been named one of the top ten in the UK for its detection of small babies.

You can read more on the website and in the Northern Echo here too.

  1. Staff from Emergency Care speak out against violence

The Communications and Marketing team have been filming with our A&E staff about their experiences dealing with patients who have alcohol and substance abuse issues.

You can see photos from the filming over on Instagram – video coming soon!

  1. Innovative approach to nurse recruitment gains regional coverage

Last week we featured a story around a refreshed approach to recruitment seeing a 95% reduction in band 5 nurse vacancies. This week it has been covered in newspapers across the region.

See the story in the Hartlepool Mail here.

  1. Your life is for living, don’t drink it away

This week, the Trust launched its Alcohol Awareness campaign, urging the people of North Tees and Hartlepool to reduce their drinking and reduce their risks.

This is part of the #BetterHealthBetterSelf campaign developed from the Long Term Plan – watch this space for more!

You can read all about it on Facebook here and in the Hartlepool Mail here.

  1. Partnership supporting local people to live with and beyond Cancer

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is working with Catalyst Stockton, with support from the Northern Cancer Alliance and Macmillan Cancer Support to offer those who have been affected by Cancer, additional support and someone to talk to.

See more over on Twitter here.

  1. Campaign launches to prevent patients being given too much Oxygen

The respiratory team are now educating patients at high risk of harm from being given too much oxygen (those with chronic hypercapnea) by providing nurse education, a patient information sheet about oxygen, and a new medical alert key fob which patients can carry with them.

Read more on the website here.

  1. Congratulations to the latest Star of the Month

A specialist therapy assistant has been recognised for her commitment to patient care.
Congratulations to Barbara Bull who has been named the latest Star of the Month.

Read more on Facebook here.

  1. Patient makes a special donation to the ward that cared for him

The family of a man who recently passed away have made a generous donation to the ward that looked after him.

When planning his funeral, Ray Cummins decided that instead of flowers and gifts he wanted people to donate to the Medical Day Unit at North Tees.

Read more on the website here.

  1. Trust hosts 121st meeting of the North England Paediatric Society

This week the Trust was honoured to host the latest North England Paediatric Society meeting.

Paediatricians from across the patch attended the important event to network, share best practice and offer any crucial updates.You can read more on Twitter here.

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