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.
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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.
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.
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.