News tagged Community services

Public meeting on future of Lambert Hospital ward

Posted on in Community services, Hospitals, Staff, The trust

The future of the 14-bed ward at Lambert Memorial Hospital will be the subject of a public meeting held at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College from 6pm on Tuesday 22 March 2016. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting members of the public to attend this meeting to hear about the efforts the trust has made to try to recruit staff for the ward and ask questions.

Kenzie all set to be a TV star

Posted on in Community services, Hospitals, Services, Support groups

Nine-year-old speech and language patient Kenzie Hughes will be the envy of his many friends this week, as he stars in an episode of popular children’s programme, Something Special. Viewers of the much-loved CBeebies show will see Kenzie, whose cerebral palsy means he is unable to speak, interact with star Justin Fletcher using eyegaze technology that has given him a voice for the first time – and has also helped bring out a cheekier side to his character!

Caring for our carers

Posted on in Staff, Support groups, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS FT is making positive changes to strengthen the care and support given to healthcare’s unsung heroes – carers. Across the UK, an estimated 6.5million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill in hospital and it is a role valued – and recognised – by the trust which is holding a number of drop-in events in February to celebrate the carers.

How you can help the NHS this winter

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, The trust

Patients not turning up for operations, an increase in respiratory illnesses and delayed discharges – as well as the misuse of A&E – all make winter more difficult for the region’s NHS. That’s the message from consultants, nursing managers, pharmacists and pathologists based at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, who are appealing for the public’s help to ease winter pressures at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dementia patients and carers being asked for feedback

Posted on in Research, The trust

Patients with dementia who have had a hip fracture and their carers are being asked to take part in a special workshop at The James Cook University Hospital as part of some research to assess pain.

Previous research has shown that dementia patients receiving treatment for a hip fracture may get a third of the amount of pain relief than those who don’t have the condition.

Our true stars

Posted on in Awards, Staff, The trust

There were no losers at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Star Awards – just a raft of inspirational stories which showcased local health services at their very best. The awards – held to recognise the work of staff, volunteers and fundraisers who have really made a difference to a patient or service – attracted hundreds of entries this year in ten different categories.

Extending respiratory care services to reduce hospital admissions

Posted on in Community services, Services

Patients with breathing problems are being encouraged to attend specialist exercise classes to reduce the risk of them being admitted to hospital. Pulmonary rehabilitation classes have proven so popular that more are now being introduced at several venues across the South Tees area.