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.
Chronic pain patients at The James Cook University Hospital are set to benefit from a unique arts psychotherapy programme led by local artist and art psychotherapist Kelly Jayne. The sessions, which will be held at mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art), will encourage patients to discover new ways of managing their pain as well as providing an opportunity to socialise.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit two new governors to help influence the future of its health services. Governors provide an important link between the trust and the community; helping the trust to gather views from local people and feeding back to them what is happening.
Macmillan Academy student, Ellie Dalton, is looking to the future by experiencing working life on the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Ellie, 17, carries out work experience twice a week helping staff and learning about the different neonatal nursing roles at the unit which cares for tiny poorly and premature babies.
A three-month pilot has begun promoting the acute respiratory assessment service is aimed mainly at patients with chronic breathing difficulties.