News tagged Community services

Community matrons provide rapid response

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A rapid response service led by community matrons is helping to reduce GP callouts and hospital admissions across Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland. The rapid response service, delivered by community staff from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was initially launched three years ago as a nurse-led service to assess patients in their own homes. The service has now been further enhanced with the addition of community matrons who have more advanced clinical skills and particular expertise around patients with long term conditions.

Changes to minor injury units

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Patients are being reminded that the way they access minor injury units will change this April. From 1 April 2015 the minor injury units at Guisborough and East Cleveland Primary Care Hospitals will no longer be open and anyone from these areas requiring treatment for a minor injury will need to attend Redcar Primary Care Hospital’s urgent care centre.

Taking a trip down Memory Lane

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A special memory corner encouraging patients to recollect memories from the past is going to have pride of place in the Rutson rehabilitation unit. The unit at Friarage Hospital in Northallerton provides care for patients requiring comprehensive rehabilitation following a stroke, neurological conditions, acute illness, falls or general/orthopaedic surgery. Patients may also be admitted for palliative care.

The Big Latch On

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Two events are taking place across Teesside in support of the Big Latch On – a global campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. The infant feeding co-ordinator and the breastfeeding peer supporters at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are inviting breastfeeding mums to join them at the Stray Café, Redcar, on Friday 1 August and at Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, on Saturday 2 August to take part in the global Big Latch On.

Drive to improve dementia care

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is launching a five-year drive to improve hospital care for patients with dementia. With more than 32,500 people in the North East living with dementia, and this number expected to double in the next 30 years, the trust – which runs The James Cook University Hospital, Friarage Hospital and […]

Delivering surgery on your doorstep

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Patients who need minor surgical procedures will be able to have their surgery at their local hospital – Redcar Primary Care Hospital – in future. Providing treatment in the community is a positive development for patients enabling them to be treated closer to home and making it more comfortable and convenient for them and their families. Up to seven minor surgical lists will be held every week at the Redcar hospital with a view to extending this in the future. Surgeons, Mr Lawrence Ajekigbe and Mr Chelliaya Ramanathan will be performing the first day surgery procedures at the hospital on Tuesday 8 October 2013.