News tagged Friarage Hospital

Trust committed to being dementia friendly

Posted on in Services, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has successfully formally committed to becoming a dementia friendly organisation. The trust is committed to address the five conditions to becoming dementia friendly after being accepted by the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and South Tees is the largest trust and one of the first to have committed formally to the DAA’s ‘Call to Action’.

Dig out your old photographs

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

The dementia team at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is urging people to dig out their photographs of local scenes from years gone by. As part of an on-going project to make the trust more dementia friendly the team have invested in five digital interactive screens from My Life Software™.

Support for cancer patients

Posted on in Support groups

A new support group has been set up in Northallerton to help patients with myeloma – a type of cancer arising from plasma cells which are found in the bone marrow. With support and guidance from Myeloma UK, Macmillan, and the haematology nurse specialists at the Friarage and The James Cook University Hospital, the North Yorkshire Myeloma Support Group will support patients living with myeloma in North Yorkshire and the South Tees area.

Friends and family test launched

Posted on in Hospitals, The trust

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.

South Tees’ A&E survey delight

Posted on in Hospitals, Staff

Staff in the accident and emergency departments at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and their colleagues at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton have today received a welcome boost. Results from the latest Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) survey on people’s experiences of accident and emergency services show the teams in a very favourable light.