As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been accredited as ‘Veteran Aware’ today (Friday 9 November). This mark of distinction means that patients who have served in the UK armed forces will be cared for by frontline staff who have received training and education on their specific needs, such as mental health, and who can signpost them to local support services.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has extended ward visiting hours to enable family and friends to see patients at any time during the day. The new patient centred approach, which launched on Monday 1 October, welcomes visitors during daytime hours – providing it is what the patient wants and needs.
We have been working over the last 18 months with our university partners to develop the medical workforce of the future and as part of this, Newcastle University have now announced a £1million investment in our academic facilities to support the growth of the undergraduate medical programme in the Tees Valley.
Future doctors from low-income backgrounds are attending a unique residential course at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough this week. The week-long programme features live theatre lectures, practical workshops and the chance to speak to consultants from a range of specialties in a unique career carousel event.
We are pleased to confirm that the earlier issues with the telephone lines at the Friarage Hospital have now been resolved by the external supplier.
A special programme to celebrate 70 years of the NHS shows how South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is leading the way when it comes to transforming healthcare services. Innovation at the Trust has brought patients the absolute best, from revolutionising urgent and emergency care procedures, to speeding up how quickly those with cancer are treated.
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