News tagged The Friary

Norovirus – sharing isn’t always caring

Posted on in Hospitals, The trust

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.

Transformation of South Tees hailed as Trust rated ‘Good’ by CQC

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The transformation of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which today upgraded the Trust’s rating from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’, with several areas of outstanding practice identified.

Vulnerable patients tell staff: ‘We’re relying on you to fight flu’.

Posted on in Awards, Community services, Fundraising, Health improvement, Hospitals, Research, Services, Staff, Support groups, The trust

Having the flu jab this year could save a life – yours, a hospital patient’s or a member of your family’s. That’s the message to staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as part of a hard-hitting campaign to encourage them to get vaccinated against flu.

Trust named in the top 120 NHS employers

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The trust has been recognised as one of the top 120 NHS employers by the HSJ and the Nursing Times, who in partnership with NHS Employers, has revealed a list of the best places to work in the NHS in 2015. In partnership with the publications, NHS Employers has revealed a list of the best places to work in the NHS in 2015.

Patients urged not to miss appointments

Posted on in Services

Health chiefs are urging patients not to miss hospital appointments after 67,500 were wasted last year at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The trust, which runs The James Cook University Hospital, Friarage Hospital and services at a number of community hospitals, had a “did not attend” (DNA) rate of 8% in the last financial year.

From hospital grub to a proper hand rub – market place event and annual members meeting

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, The trust

The jokes and jibes about hospital food are endless but have you ever wondered what it really tastes like? Or how clean your hands actually are when you’re visiting a family member on a ward? Now’s your chance to find out next week at a special marketplace event featuring everything from patient dining, volunteering and infection […]

Monitor announces further action over infection rates

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Plans are already in place to tackle infection at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following today’s announcement that Monitor is taking further action to cut rates of Clostridium difficile. In 2014/2015 the trust reported 76 cases against a target of 49 and already a number of actions have been taken ahead of today’s announcement.