While working in the cardiac catheter laboratories at The James Cook University Hospital, sister Karen Ainsworth though of an idea that would help patients, particularly those who suffered from dementia, during pacemaker procedures. She developed handles they could hold onto and her idea earned her ‘highly commended’ at the NHS Innovations Bright Ideas awards.
Midwives and staff at the Friarage maternity centre are opening their doors to the general public for the first time next week to showcase the excellent services that are still available for women and their babies.
Among the visitors will be Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, who will officially ‘open’ the centre and meet the team who work there.
Staff nurse Sarah Brooks has landed this year’s prized Nightingale award for her outstanding contribution to patient care.
Sarah, who works on the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, also took home the award for staff nurse of the year, to make it a double celebration for the 34 year-old from Marton.
THE midwife-led maternity centre at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton has been praised by UNICEF’s UK baby friendly initiative, for the promotion of breastfeeding. The centre met all of the criteria relating to Stage 3 accreditation and now has the same level of accolade as the maternity unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Intrepid Darren Hodgson is really going that extra mile by running the ASICS Greater Manchester marathon in Trafford on Sunday 19 April 2015. Darren, 41, from Thirsk is taking on this mammoth challenge in memory of his dad – Tom Hodgson – who passed away at the Lambert Memorial Community Hospital in Thirsk, five years ago in May 2010.
Nursing staff can now show their caring qualities with a touch of competitiveness after a board game focussing on these attributes has been produced by a team of Teesside-based nurses. A group of senior nurses and clinical matrons came up with, and developed, the idea of ‘Who Cares Wins’ while working on the wards and departments at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.
Senior charge nurse Paul Rafferty is helping to put South Tees’ name on the map after being asked to chair a national conference. Paul will chair the ‘effective ward managers’ one-day event in London, after being recognised for the work has done around implementing the 6Cs of nursing on his own particular ward at The James Cook University Hospital.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first trusts to take part in Schwartz rounds – now more than 100 organisations are signed up to them.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is joining a massive social media movement launched by a terminally ill doctor to boost compassionate care. The ‘Hello my name is…’ campaign was spearheaded by Dr Kate Granger, a young hospital consultant from Yorkshire who became frustrated with the number of staff who failed to introduce themselves to her when she was in hospital.