Derek’s poignant trip to Uganda

Posted on in Staff

Derek Toase has returned from a poignant trip to Uganda where he helped to build a home for orphaned and vulnerable children. The two-week expedition was a rewarding but emotional one for the father-of-three, as his late wife Margaret – a long-standing union member and former staffside chairman of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – was the person who signed him up!

Communications team scoop two awards

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s communications team is celebrating after scooping two titles at the Association of Healthcare Communications and Marketing Awards 2012. Head of communications Amanda Marksby was named communicator of the year beating tough competition from NHS colleagues from right across the country.

Christmas celebration event

Posted on in Community services, Fundraising

Families are invited to join in the festive fun at Redcar Primary Care Hospital’s Christmas charity event. The Christmas celebration takes place at the hospital in West Dyke Road, Redcar, on Friday 14 December from 5pm to 7pm and will feature real reindeer, a local school choir, the Salvation Army Band and Santa’s grotto.

Dave backs healthy heart checks

Posted on in Community services, Health improvement

Dave Speight is a busy man. He is sales director, who works long hours, many of them on the road, and only visits his GP when he knows he’s ‘unwell’. But Dave received ‘a wake-up call’ after the company arranged a free healthy heart check run by the local NHS cardiovascular screening service.

Storytellers chair for Cleveland unit

Posted on in Hospitals

Children at the Cleveland unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough are having lots of fun and improving their early learning skills at the same time thanks to a special storytellers chair. The Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club wanted to take on a project which would benefit children using the unit and they designed and created the special 6-foot hand crafted chair which is now a focal point in the nursery’s outdoor play area.