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Hospitals to provide mask and information stations

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is setting up mask and information stations at its main hospital entrances to provide support to patients and visitors. In line with national guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus, face coverings must be worn by all patients and visitors entering hospitals or health services from Monday 15 June.

Region’s NHS steps up plans to tackle coronavirus

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Health chiefs in the north east are today announcing that they are now suspending non-urgent patient transport services to hospitals and clinics and starting to postpone non-urgent planned operations and outpatient appointments to ensure the NHS is as prepared as possible for coronavirus.

Trust records lowest Clostridium difficile rate

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust had its lowest ever level of trust apportioned Clostridium difficile last year. A total of 41 trust apportioned cases of Clostridium difficile were recorded in 2018/19 compared to 48 the previous year – and safely below its annual target of no more than 54.

Trust to go completely smokefree

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is going completely smokefree from Monday 1 April as part of a national drive to support more people to stub out the habit and reduce the many serious illnesses linked to smoking. Becoming a smokefree NHS is not just about stopping people from smoking on hospital sites. It’s about improving the health of staff and patients by identifying those who smoke and offering them practical support to quit.

Trust introduces patient centred visiting

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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.