South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is holding a recruitment day for its wide range of health services across Hambleton and Richmondshire. The event takes place on Wednesday 15 September at The Forum in Northallerton from 9am to 4pm.
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.
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.
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 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.