Our true stars

Posted on in Awards, Staff, The trust

There were no losers at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Star Awards – just a raft of inspirational stories which showcased local health services at their very best. The awards – held to recognise the work of staff, volunteers and fundraisers who have really made a difference to a patient or service – attracted hundreds of entries this year in ten different categories.

Bowled over!

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A team of junior doctors based at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and Friarage Hospital in Northallerton have challenged a team of consultants to a cricket match

Trio take a hike for scanner

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Three walkers really stepped up to the mark for the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal. The intrepid trio – Judith Masterman from the appeals team, Glen Rock, Friarage hospital PA and husband Chris – completed the gruelling Lyke Wake Walk in an impressive 21 hours braving testing conditions and showing incredible spirit.

Sam’s amazement at regional vocational award

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Sam Taylor says she was amazed when she found out that she had landed the title of VQ Learner of the Year for the North East. The 26 year-old from Redcar is a member of the therapeutic care administration team, based at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Karen handles a bright idea for dementia patients

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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.

UK’s top midwife joins Friarage maternity centre open day

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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.

Sarah lands coveted Nightingale accolade

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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.

UNICEF praise for Friarage maternity centre

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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.

On the run in Tom’s memory

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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.

Who cares wins: Fancy a game?

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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.