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    August 2017


Invitation to attend the Trust’s Annual Members Meeting
Trust members are invited to find out more about their local hospitals by attending the Trust’s Annual Members Meeting (AMM), incorporating the Annual General Meeting.

The meeting will be hosted at the Principal Hotel, York, on Tuesday 12 September, starting at 1.00pm and will include refreshments.

The AMM will include an overview of the Trust’s financial position, a summary of key achievements over the last 12 months and an overview of the current year to date. Members of the Trust and public will also have an opportunity to put questions to the Trust Board. This session will run between 2.50pm and 3.05pm.
Renal unit thanks York Lions for physio equipment
Patients with chronic kidney disease at York Hospital are keeping fit while receiving dialysis thanks to a generous donation from York Lions Club..

The Lions have donated £2,000 to purchase specialised equipment for the renal unit’s physiotherapy team to help patients stay fit while they are having their treatment. Two new static chair cycles have been purchased initially so that patients can pedal while hooked up to their dialysis machine. Read More>>>
York research team recruits first patient to kidney disease study 
The York renal research team have recruited the first patient in the UK to a worldwide study that focuses on patients who have anaemia caused by chronic kidney disease.

Anaemia commonly arises in patients with kidney dysfunction because the kidneys no longer produce sufficient amounts of a hormone which stimulates red blood cell production. Read More>>>
BSC Nursing Programme comes to Scarborough Campus   
A new nursing degree course is being developed by the Coventry University Campus in Scarborough and will launch next year once approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The university has been working with local healthcare partners to address the nursing shortfall and train the workforce of the future.

Their already successful adult nursing degree will be introduced to the new Scarborough campus in February 2018. Students starting the course will receive their training in a brand new, fully equipped clinical skills facility at the campus, whilst attending placements in local healthcare settings. Read More>>>
Healthwatch Awards 
Staff members from York Hospital were recognised at the recent Healthwatch ‘Making a Difference Awards’, which celebrate excellence in health and social care services.

Nominations are made by the public and recognise all types of achievements from a range of services including GP services, care providers, dentists, pharmacists and hospital departments. Read More>>>
Meet our Governors - Ryedale and East Yorkshire   
Following on from our two previous entries, we're continuing to introduce you to the governors from each of our regions.  This month it's the turn of Jeanette Anness, Sheila Miller and Andrew Butler, governors for Ryedale and East Yorkshire. Learn more>>>

  Diary Dates  

Board of Directors

27 September 2017
York Hospital Boardroom
Time 10.45am
(Open to public observers)

Council of Governors

7 September 2017
Malton Rugby Club
(Open to public observers)

Meet this month’s Star Award finalists

The Star Award is the Trust’s monthly award programme for individuals, teams and volunteers, which recognises the achievement of those who have made a difference by doing something extra in their everyday work for patients, visitors or colleagues.


Below you can read more about each of our recent finalists.

Naomi Inman, Midwife, York Hospital

Taking a call from a woman having her first baby in the throes of advanced labour, Naomi demonstrated an outstanding level of care and understanding in helping to keep the woman calm whilst she delivered and the ambulance crew arrived on the scene.

Despite being on the phone and not having immediate contact, Naomi was able to help the mother feel safe and cared for throughout.

The level of care and understanding displayed, prompted an impressed mother and father to write a heartfelt letter of thanks about Naomi to the PALS team – this despite going through an exhausting and testing post-natal period. In it they state that ‘Naomi was amazing throughout and her efforts will be something they remember for the rest of their lives’.


Our other finalists this month were:

Teryll Garner, Sister, Malton Hospital


Katie Holgate, Matron (Elderly) and Kirsty Bottomley, Sister. York Hpsital


Sara Hogg, Domestic Assistant Scarborough Hospital, York Hospital


Healthcare Assistants on Ward 25, York Hospital


You can read all about their stories on our dedicated Star Award Winners page.

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