News tagged Redcar Hospital

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.

Passionate Parkinson’s team pick up Patient Safety Award

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A passionate team who care for some of the most vulnerable patients across South Tees have been rewarded for successfully turning a pilot project into a vital service – in just 10 months. Dedicated professionals from the Parkinson’s Advanced Symptoms Unit (PASU) – the first of its kind in the UK – picked up the ‘Managing Long Term Conditions’ gong at the Patient Safety Awards 2016.

Let us know if you can’t make it!

Posted on in Hospitals

Staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are urging patients to let them know if they cannot make their appointment as figures reveal as many as 1,600 people a year fail to attend their operations. Every year theatre teams at The James Cook University Hospital, Friarage Hospital and Redcar Primary Care Hospital carry out 36,000 procedures but 1,600 slots are wasted because they are cancelled at last minute.

Community Parkinson’s clinic hailed a success

Posted on in Community services, The trust

A Parkinson’s Advanced Symptom Unit (PASU) – the first of its kind in the UK – has opened at Redcar Primary Care Hospital. Unlike a usual 15 or 30 minute appointment, the pilot clinic offers half-day or full day appointments where specialist staff – including occupational therapists, physiotherapists and specialist nurses – have greater opportunity to assess the patient’s condition and to tailor treatment to individual needs.

Trust named in the top 120 NHS employers

Posted on in The trust

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.