Patients and visitors are being urged to play their part in helping to reduce the spread of infection in hospitals during the busy winter period. Inevitably during the colder months, cases of flu, chest infections, winter vomiting and other bugs increase in the community which can, in turn, impact on the rate of infection in hospital. Now, South Tees staff are asking people to play their part in the battle to beat the bugs by ensuring they following simple infection control measures such as washing their hands if they’re in wards or clinics.
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South Tees has joined the fight against flu this winter by launching a campaign to encourage all staff to be vaccinated. While frontline health workers will be given priority, everyone at the trust – including volunteers and students – will be encouraged to have the flu vaccine to ensure they are protected before the winter season.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is rolling out the Friends and Family test even further from this month (October) to include all outpatients and patients who have had a day case procedure. For the first time, patients receiving treatment in these two areas will also have the opportunity to feedback on their care by text or by responding to an automated telephone call to their home phone as part of a pilot scheme.
Do you know someone at South Tees who is a ‘star’ and deserves an award for going that extra mile to help a patient or improve a service? If so, then you can nominate them in the trust’s annual star awards, an event which recognises the work of staff, volunteers and fundraisers across the entire organisation.
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 […]
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked among the best in the country in a comprehensive review by the health service regulator. The Care Quality Commission’s new hospital inspection programme places 161 trusts across the country into six bands according to performance in 150 key areas. South Tees is one of only 37 trusts nationally and two in the North East to be rated as Band 6 – the lowest risk group.