The trust

Trust wins thirteenth annual award for excellence

Posted on in Awards, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for the thirteenth year running. The 40Top award is given to the 40 top performing CHKS client trusts and is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

Trust committed to being dementia friendly

Posted on in Services, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has successfully formally committed to becoming a dementia friendly organisation. The trust is committed to address the five conditions to becoming dementia friendly after being accepted by the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and South Tees is the largest trust and one of the first to have committed formally to the DAA’s ‘Call to Action’.

Dedicated nurse’s hero award

Posted on in Hospitals, Staff, The trust

Jenny Butcher has been rewarded with a ‘My NHS Hero’ award for assisting a freezing road-crash victim before the emergency services arrived at the scene. Jenny left her home near Thirsk in North Yorkshire and as she was driving to work at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, along the A19 when she witnessed the aftermath of a road traffic accident involving a car, a tractor and two lorries.

Patient safety top of the agenda at key conference

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Professor Tricia Hart, Chief Executive of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will welcome hundreds of professionals, academics and students to the third Patient Safety Conference in Teesside. The unique NHS QUEST conference, held jointly with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Teesside University, is entitled ‘patient safety – it starts with me’ and will reflect on the challenges that focussing on patient safety brings.

Friends and family test launched

Posted on in Hospitals, The trust

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.

Trust launches Green Choices campaign

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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.

Stop sepsis save lives

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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.