South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is rolling out the friends and family test – a month before the government’s deadline. The friends and family test requests patients to give honest feedback on the care they received when attending either the accident and emergency department, or their stay on one of the wards. The test aims to drive continuous improvements in the quality of the care received by NHS patients and the form takes only a couple of minutes to complete.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 25% by 2015 and as part of the trust’s carbon management plan, it is holding an environmental awareness event, to launch ‘Green Choices’, at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough on Thursday 22 November between 11.30am and 3.30pm.
Critical care staff at the trust have stepped up the fight against sepsis by providing every ward with its own sepsis box.
Launched to mark World Sepsis Day (13 September 2012), the boxes contain everything needed to deliver six crucial steps – known as the sepsis six – to patients within an hour of staff identifying the deadly disease.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become the first NHS trust to launch a fully responsive website.
With more and more internet users accessing sites from mobile devices the trust has teamed up with website agency Mixd to develop a site that is just as accessible from a mobile phone as it is from a desk top computer.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting visitors, members of the public and staff to a special open day event on Tuesday 24 July from 11am to 2pm with a fitness for health and the Olympics theme.
The annual members meeting, where the trust’s chief executive, Simon Pleydell, will provide an overview of our clinical and financial performance over the last year, will also be held in the atrium, south entrance, The James Cook University Hospital at 12 noon on Tuesday 24 July, as part of the event.
The Endeavour Unit, a state-of-the-art cancer unit, has been highly commended in the Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards.
The unit is one of the first hospitals in the world to treat patients on three leading edge linear accelerators – machines used to give radiation treatment to patients – and also houses a CT scanner and a new outpatient suite.