The Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is the regional winner of the Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award in the NHS Parliamentary Awards.
The regional champions will now go head to head with other winners from across the country for a national award to be presented at a special ceremony in the House of Commons on the 10 July.
The prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards, supported by Fuji Film, aim to celebrate outstanding health and care staff who help patients as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.
The shortlist is made up of hundreds of clinicians who go above and beyond the call of duty every single day. The individuals, who were nominated by their MPs, all have one common goal – to make a genuine difference to the people they care for.
The North Tees Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU), nominated by Alex Cunningham MP and Mike Hill MP, provides high quality emergency acute care to 400,000 patients across Stockton, Hartlepool and North Tees. The North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust initiative has allowed for more tailored care for 30,000 patients at the EAU each year. Streamlining the services has an impact not only on their ability to provide efficient, safe care for but also enhances the level of care provided within the Accident & Emergency Department.
Dr Dawn Ashley, Urgent and Emergency Care Consultant at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are so delighted to have been selected as regional winners for the Excellence in Urgent & Emergency Care in the NHS Parliamentary Awards. Our emphasis on creating an environment where staff are valued and their training supported is rewarded by a group of individuals who are constantly willing to change and adapt our service to provide the very best quality of care for our patients”