Get dressed to feel your best!

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed up to the #EndPJparalysis 70 Day Challenge.

The NHS-wide campaign aims to encourage as many patients as possible to get up, get dressed and get moving (where appropriate) to help speed up their recovery.

The challenge started on Tuesday 17 April and ends on 26 June 2018, shortly before the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Speeding up recovery

By getting up, getting dressed and getting mobile patients can:

  • Maintain their normal routine
  • Keep their independence
  • Prevent loss of muscle strength and aerobic function
  • Lower the risk of infection
  • Prevent pressure sores and falls
  • Reduce the length of time they have to spend in hospital

Visiting hospital?

We are urging patients, where they are able and willing, to “get up and dressed to feel your best”.

If you are visiting a friend or relative in hospital please bring them some clean day clothes.

They will also need well-fitting shoes or slippers and any glasses, hearing aids or mobility aids they use.

Help us to #EndPJparalysis!

View the results online

Wards across all of our hospitals will record how many of their patients are dressed and how many are mobile on a daily basis. Some of this information will be fed into a live, national dashboard which anyone can view online.

View national dashboard

Pledge your support

Look out for our #EndPJparalysis selfie frame across wards and departments throughout April, May and June!

We will add the best photos to our online gallery, Facebook and Twitter feeds and our Talking Point magazine!

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