The trust

Our financial challenge

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Our financial challenge – video from chief executive Tricia Hart on the trust’s three year recovery plan.

Cancer teams shine in patient survey

Posted on in Services, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating after receiving its best ever results in the national cancer patient experience survey. Nine out of 10 cancer patients rated their care at The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital as “very good” or “excellent” with some departments achieving 100% patient satisfaction in a number of areas.

Maternity centre’s first Oscar!

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, The trust

Baby Oscar Schofield, came into the world just 16 minutes after the official start of the midwifery-led maternity centre at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.
Oscar’s nursery nurse mum Lisa and husband Andrew, of Aiskew near Bedale, had been expecting this moment since his due date five days previous, but 7lbs 1oz Oscar’s arrival at 8.16am on Monday (6 October) brought great joy to the pair and his elder brothers, Oliver, six, and three and a half year-old Sydney.

South Tees pilots new friends and family feedback areas through text messaging

Posted on in Hospitals, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is rolling out the Friends and Family test even further from this month (October) to include all outpatients and patients who have had a day case procedure. For the first time, patients receiving treatment in these two areas will also have the opportunity to feedback on their care by text or by responding to an automated telephone call to their home phone as part of a pilot scheme.

The patter of slightly larger feet

Posted on in Fundraising, Staff, The trust

The neonatal team at The James Cook University Hospital, who, after having witnessed some fantastic fundraising efforts for the unit over the past years, are pulling on their running shoes to tackle the 2014 BUPA Great North Run.