One of the first people ever employed by the NHS almost 70 years ago, who has dedicated her career and retirement to the Health Service, is urging retired NHS staff to make the most out of their new found leisure time.
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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.
Therapy services across Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland are set to be increased thanks to a £1.5million funding boost. The substantial investment will see therapy services provided seven days a week from community hospitals and a higher level of treatment being delivered to patients in their own homes.
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.
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.