News tagged Guisborough Hospital

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 […]

Extending respiratory care services to reduce hospital admissions

Posted on in Community services, Services

Patients with breathing problems are being encouraged to attend specialist exercise classes to reduce the risk of them being admitted to hospital. Pulmonary rehabilitation classes have proven so popular that more are now being introduced at several venues across the South Tees area.

Monitor announces further action over infection rates

Posted on in The trust

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.

Trust welcomes publication of CQC report

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust today welcomed the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s report following its inspection of the organisation in December 2014. The trust was given an overall rating of ‘requires improvement’ for providing safe and effective care although inspectors found services were caring, responsive and well led.

Trust to showcase its shining stars

Posted on in Awards

Do you know a health service “star” who deserves an award for going that extra mile to help a patient or improve a service? South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Star Awards recognise the work of its staff, volunteers and fundraisers in both its community and hospital settings.

Do you have any hospital equipment?

Posted on in The trust

Patients are being asked to return medical equipment and medical aids that they borrowed from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, if they no longer require them. This reminder is aimed at those who may have been given crutches, a wheelchair, a nebuliser or any other piece of equipment when discharged from hospital and now, after recuperation and rehabilitation, they no longer require the items.

Changes to minor injury units

Posted on in Community services, Hospitals, Services

Patients are being reminded that the way they access minor injury units will change this April. From 1 April 2015 the minor injury units at Guisborough and East Cleveland Primary Care Hospitals will no longer be open and anyone from these areas requiring treatment for a minor injury will need to attend Redcar Primary Care Hospital’s urgent care centre.

Hello my name is campaign launch

Posted on in Staff

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is joining a massive social media movement launched by a terminally ill doctor to boost compassionate care. The ‘Hello my name is…’ campaign was spearheaded by Dr Kate Granger, a young hospital consultant from Yorkshire who became frustrated with the number of staff who failed to introduce themselves to her when she was in hospital.