Sharing good practice worldwide

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, Staff

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust welcomed three midwives from Ghana as part of a project involving Kybele – a non-profit humanitarian organisation dedicated to improving childbirth safety worldwide through educational partnerships.

Kybele’s role is to bring professional medical teams into host countries, to work alongside doctors and nurses in their home hospitals, to improve healthcare standards.

Fiona Bryce, clinical director for obstetrics and Kerry Morgan, risk midwife at the trust and Liz Floyd, midwife, are all involved with the Kybele project, working together with Ghana Health Service.

What better day to launch our ‘love nursing’ campaign?

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A ‘love nursing’ campaign is being launched on Valentine’s Day as part of the trust’s recruitment drive for more nursing staff. The open-day event is specifically targeted at five key areas with current vacancies – acute medicine, cardiothoracic services, neurosciences, surgery and trauma – and aims to give prospective staff members a ‘taster’ of life on the frontline.

Trust to showcase its shining stars

Posted on in Awards, Staff, The trust

Do you know someone at South Tees who is a ‘star’ and deserves an award for going that extra mile to help a patient or improve a service? If so, then you can nominate them in the trust’s annual star awards, an event which recognises the work of staff, volunteers and fundraisers across the entire organisation.

Dedicated duo land a national rheumatoid arthritis award

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Occupational therapist Sheelagh Baldry and her physiotherapist colleague Kay West were among the ten winners from across the UK of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) Healthcare Champions Awards.

The proud pair were honoured at a special reception held last night in the Macmillan room in the House of Commons, where the awards were presented by the Home Secretary and NRAS patron, The Rt Hon Theresa May MP.

Drive to improve dementia care

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is launching a five-year drive to improve hospital care for patients with dementia. With more than 32,500 people in the North East living with dementia, and this number expected to double in the next 30 years, the trust – which runs The James Cook University Hospital, Friarage Hospital and […]

Nurses scoop two top awards

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating after winning two national titles at this year’s Nursing Times Awards. Senior nurse for speciality medicine Audrey Kirby was named Nurse Leader of the Year and the heart failure team came home with the Cardiovascular Service Award.

Step in the right direction

Posted on in Fundraising, Hospitals, Staff

Caring ward staff at the Friarage Hospital are going that extra mile to raise funds for the hospital’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner appeal. MRI scanners are used to diagnose a wide range of health conditions. A scanner for the Friarage will be a valuable resource for medical teams and a welcome addition to the diagnostic services currently available at the Northallerton hospital.