Community services

Lung cancer nurses hit the road

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Specialist lung cancer nurses are hitting the road to minimise the amount of time patients have to spend in hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. The specialist Macmillan thoracic nurses, who care for patients following lung cancer surgery, are travelling to patients’ homes after their operations to provide medical care and social, emotional and psychological support.

Care home support team provides enhanced care

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Community matrons have been working closely with care homes across Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland during COVID-19 to provide an enhanced level of care and support. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s community matrons are delivering a Care Home Support Service which involves rolling out a full training, advice and guidance package to the area’s 115 care homes.

NHS heroes in the community

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Community nursing teams have pulled out all the stops to ensure their most vulnerable patients get the care they need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams have adapted their ways of working to keep patient visits to a minimum – whether it’s carrying out telephone consultations or teaching families basic wound care.

Kindness calls provide a listening ear

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Kindness calls are helping people who are affected by health issues, isolated, lonely or just want to talk during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new telephone service, which has been launched by the Trinity Holistic Centre, offers regular 30 minute phone calls from an experienced team of therapists to provide a listening ear, practical advice and information on local services.

New phone numbers for community sites

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A number of our community sites are being issued with new telephone numbers from 15 August 2019 including the main switchboard at Redcar Hospital. For technical reasons, we were unable to transfer the numbers previously used.