To ensure we comply with new data protection rules, clinics that send out electronic appointment reminders will be contacting patients to make sure they are happy to continue to receive this information by text, email or interactive voice recordings. Over the next two weeks we will be sending out text messages and interactive voice recordings to registered patients from these clinics asking for their explicit consent to opt into this service.
The Research and Innovation Team at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recruited a record number of patients to take part in clinical trials last year. In 2017/18 the team recruited 3,758 patients to clinical research trials – a 9% increase on the previous year. The impressive figure places South Tees among the top 10% of all NHS trusts across the country when it comes to research recruitment.
Faye Louise Crawford has become the first student nurse to be crowned as the overall winner of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Nightingale Awards. Faye received the prestigious title for showing exceptional determination and professionalism after she continued with her studies despite experiencing a family tragedy.
External engineers were called in yesterday when an issue was identified with some incoming telephone lines to James Cook’s main switchboard (01642 850850). This issue has now been resolved.
The annual Jazz Train returns this summer 16 June, aiming to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Northallerton.
We are currently experiencing technical issues with some of our call software which may be preventing patients and staff from contacting Patient Connect. If your call is of an urgent nature please continue to call through. For all other enquiries we would ask that you call back after 2pm when call volumes should be reduced.
SOUTH Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is holding a special event to help patients with a frustrating eye condition. The South Tees Macular Degeneration Awareness Day is aimed at patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and will have a particular focus on treatment options and support systems that can help people utilise their eyesight to the maximum potential. The awareness event takes place on Friday 27 April 2018 in the South Tees Institute for Learning, Research and Innovation between 1pm and 4pm.