This week’s NTHighlights

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  1. Urgent and Emergency Care staff rising to the challenge

This week we have been promoting the good work of our Urgent and Emergency Care department. The latest figures show a significant increase in attendances when compared with the previous year, and we wanted to share just how brilliantly staff are working in face of the challenge.

You can see more on the Gazette here.

 

  1. Challenging the people of North Tees and Hartlepool to #OneWeekAlcoholFree

 The Communications and Marketing Team launched the #OneWeekAlcoholFree initiative on Monday, and so far it’s been a huge success.

This is part of the continued campaign to raise awareness of excessive alcohol consumption, encouraging the wider public to consider #BetterHealthBetterSelf.

You can read the story in the Hartlepool Mail here.

 

  1. Making sure our public get the right care, in the right place, at the right time

Our Medical Director and Director of Corporate Affairs have been talking to BBC Radio Tees about the importance of seeking the right medical help, and the key pastoral role our volunteers play.

You can hear their interviews here. (Deepak Dwarakanath at 23 mins 40 and Barbara Bright at 51 mins)

  1. Smoke-free messages through the years

This week we have been digging through archives and reflecting on smoke-free messages from throughout the ages.

Some of these messages date back to the 1970s, and make for a truly shocking read!

You can see the story the Darlington and Stockton Times here.

  1. “Yes, we take back unwanted equipment.”

The Trust’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Barbara Bright has been speaking with BBC Radio Tees to re-affirm the Trust’s position around taking back unwanted equipment, and quashing all of those rumours.

You can hear the interview at 2 hours 40 mins here.

 

  1. First annual member’s event a huge success

Earlier this week we held the first of our annual member events focusing on the topic of dementia.

The invitation was extended to the wider public, and over 50 delegates attended on the day.

See more on the website here.

  1. President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England marks huge achievement for Trust

Last week the Trust welcomed Professor Derek Alderson, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England to unveil the ‘Scan4Safety Certified’ plaque.

The Trust has been recognised for its Trust-wide implementation of the system.

Read more here.

 

  1. ‘I owe my life to the NHS, so I wanted to give something back.’

Volunteer Wayne has been talking to BBC Tees about the importance of volunteering at the Trust, and what his role entails. Volunteer Co-ordinator Paul Wharton has been discussing the important work too.

You can hear more on BBC Tees here at 1 hour 8 mins 31 secs and the pictures are on Instagram here.

  1. Join us on our Journey to Outstanding

The Communications and Marketing Team have been supporting the Trust’s recruitment efforts across social media. Using statistics from the recent Good Governance Institute report, interested candidates are being encouraged to join the supportive and positive culture at the Trust.

Be sure to share the post!

Read more over on Facebook here.

  1. Trust’s Physios set sail to share their expertise across the world

The Trust’s Physio department provide a Physiotherapy service to Durham University’s elite sports programme, Team Durham.

Part of this role involves travelling across the world to support them in their competitive attempts.

Read more in the Hartlepool Mail here.

 

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