South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new campaign to help reduce noise levels on its wards at night. The Sleep Helps Healing campaign urges both staff and patients to dim the lights and keep noise to a minimum between the hours of 11pm and 6am.
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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has extended ward visiting hours to enable family and friends to see patients at any time during the day. The new patient centred approach, which launched on Monday 1 October, welcomes visitors during daytime hours – providing it is what the patient wants and needs.
This week staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are gearing up for what they hope will be the perfect week in an ambitious drive to eliminate delays. The trust, which runs The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital as well as a range of community services, launches its No Delays in 7 Days initiative tomorrow (Wednesday 11 October).
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is urging people with symptoms of norovirus not to visit hospitals to help prevent it from spreading. The condition, known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages and is now beginning to circulate in the community.
Outbreaks of norovirus, which causes vomiting and/or diarrhoea, are common in busy places such as hospitals as the virus easily spreads from one person to another and can survive on surfaces for several days.