This week’s NTHighlights

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  1. Cutting Edge@NTH ‘we’re excited to offer our services five days a week’

BBC Radio Tees have been in having a chat with resident hairdresser Dawn Cuthbert to hear more about the extended services the salon now offers to patients and staff.
You can hear the interview on BBC Radio Tees here.

  1. ‘Your chance to vote for dedicated hospital staff’ 

Voting is officially open for this year’s ‘People’s Choice’ category in the annual Shining Stars awards ceremony. This category features members of staff who have been nominated by the public for going above and beyond.

This year, the award is exclusively sponsored by the Hartlepool Mail, and they are asking readers to vote for their favourite.

You can see the shortlist in the Hartlepool mail here.

  1. Chief Executive shares the highlights of this year’s Staff Survey

This week Chief Executive Julie Gillon has been walking around the Urgent and Emergency Care department to have a chat with staff about their area of work. This is a great opportunity for people to raise concerns and feedback success stories from their department.

Whilst out and about, Julie was also able to directly share with staff the highlights from this year’s Staff Survey, some of which include a high rate of staff satisfaction and a positive culture within the organisation.

You can see more on Facebook here.

  1. Teesside Physician named ‘top inspiring’ in the country

Consultant Physician Dr Catherine Monaghan has been awarded the prestigious accolade from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

You can see more on the website here.

  1. ‘A job well done’ say Stockton councillors reflecting on Trust’s performance

A panel of Stockton councillors have praised the work of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, for making significant improvements in delivering better health outcomes for its patients.

You can read more on the Gazette here.

  1. North Tees patient gets a cut above the rest

A Welsh patient visiting her family in Hartlepool over Christmas has had a slightly longer stay than she planned for! After taking a nasty fall, Sandra ended up on ward 32 and has since spent three months there recovering.

To lift her spirits Trust hairdresser, Dawn, visited her at her bedside to give her a wash, cut and blow dry.

See the pictures on Instagram here and read the story in the Hartlepool Mail here.

  1. Dedicated Cancer Centre Volunteers scoop national award

The Cancer Information Centre volunteers won the Team of the Year Award in the national Unsung Hero Awards. The team were recognised for their commitment and excellence in serving the communities of North Tees and Hartlepool.

You can read the story in the Hartlepool Mail here.

  1. Family visit emergency care to donate in man’s memory

The family of a patient who died after suddenly falling ill in the Emergency Care Department visited staff to thank them for the care and support they provided.

You can see more on the website here.

  1. Patients on the Children’s Ward send colourful thanks to staff

Children staying at the University Hospital of North Tees have been colouring in Easter Eggs to say thanks to the staff looking after them.

The colourful designs have been hung on the seasonal tree which lives on the ward, a great conversation starter for the curious children!

You can see more on Facebook here.

  1. Congratulations to the latest ‘Team of the Month’

The District Nursing Team in Norton have been recognised for the exceptional care they delivered to a patient, specifically nominated by the patient’s family.

Read more on Facebook here.

 

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