This week’s NTHighlights …

Please note: you will not be able to access the social media links from trust computers; you can access them from the trust’s app, your personal mobile or computers at home:

  1. Praise for Trust’s implementation of barcoding system

The Trust recently received ‘Scan4Safety’ certification, recognised for successfully implementing the system across both of its sites. The great news story has been shared across local media outlets, along with pictures of the President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England who attended to unveil the grand plaque.

You can see more on The Northern Echo here.

  1. Protecting our digital users of the future 

Faced with the recent ‘Momo challenge’, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Dr Graham Evans, has been speaking about the hidden dangers of letting our youngsters surf the web.

You can read more on the website here.

  1. ‘84.4% of staff are satisfied with the level of care they deliver’

The latest Staff Survey results are in and the Trust has performed brilliantly, with some outstanding highlights. The level of satisfaction around care provision has improved on 2017, something that the Gazette have picked up in their latest article.

You can read more in the Gazette here and you can see the campaign on Facebook here.

  1. Northern cancer volunteers scoop national award

A team of selfless cancer volunteers working at the Trust have been recognised at a national level for their commitment in the Unsung Hero Awards.

You can see more on the website here.

  1. Trust in rhythmic reminder ‘Don’t fear the smear’

In light of the latest figures released by Public Health of England, the Trust is continuing with its innovative approach to targetwomen aged 25-35, encouraging them to get their life saving smear tests.

You can read more in the Hartlepool Mail here.

  1. Celebrating the work of ambitious apprentices

This week organisations up and down the country have been marking the achievements of their apprentices in ‘National Apprentice Week’. Some of the Trust’s top apprentices have been sharing their experiences across social media.

See more on Instagram here.

  1. Patient exclaims ‘I could get used to this’ after bedside gig

After taking poorly and realising she would miss the George Ezra concert, 81 year old Sheila was absolutely devastated to be spending her 60th wedding anniversary in hospital. But TNA Adam Morgan sprung into action fetching his guitar to serenade her at her bedside.

Read more and watch the video on the Hartlepool Mail here and hear it on BBC Radio Tees here (at 2 hours 14 minutes and 50 seconds)

  1. Females from across the organisation reflect on careers for ‘International Women’s Day’

To mark the occasion, women from across the Trust have been sharing their words of wisdom across social media to inspire others.

You can see more on Facebook here.

  1. Local girl makes good as ‘Top Inspiring Physician’

Dr Catherine Monaghan has been named as the Top Inspiring Physician in the country by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

This is a fantastic achievement and places her above all other medical practitioners at a national level.

You can see the announcement here.

  1. Cutting Edge @ NTH officially launches its five day service

The hospital based salon, Cutting Edge @ NTH, has this week began its five day service in partnership with local professional Dawn Cuthbert. The salon will now be open between 10:30am and 2:30pm, Monday – Friday.

BBC Tees have been in to talk about the latest business venture with Dawn, you can hear it on Saturday morning.

Read more on the website here.

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