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   October 2017


Celebrating excellence with pride
Outstanding staff were honoured for their contributions, achievements and innovation in health and patient care at the Trust's annual Celebration of Achievement ceremony this month.

The Celebration of Achievement Awards showcase the exceptional accomplishments of individuals and teams working for the Trust over the past year, with over 200 staff and guests applauding their success.

Patrick Crowley, Chief Executive said: “It is with great pride that I have watched our awards programme go from strength to strength, and we have received more nominations than ever this year. This is a fantastic endorsement of our staff and our organisation, particularly at a time when the pressures we face have never been greater.

“I feel privileged to work in the NHS, to be part of this organisation, and more importantly to work with you in seeking to provide at all times the very best healthcare we can.
Nursing training returns to Scarborough for the first time in 23 years
CU Scarborough has had approval from Coventry University and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to deliver a BSc Adult Nursing degree. The decision makes CU Scarborough, which is part of the Coventry University Group, the only provider of nursing training on the Yorkshire Coast.

The course was approved with no conditions following a rigorous two-day inspection from the NMC, and commendations were given for the impressive collaborative working between CU Scarborough, Coventry University’s Faculty of Health & Life Sciences and local health professionals. Read More>>>
Children attempt record lifesaving training
Local schoolchildren from Hackness Church of England Primary School, Scarborough, were trained in crucial lifesaving skills in early October as part of a national attempt to set a record for the most people simultaneously learning resuscitation skills.

The event was part of a Guinness book of records national challenge celebrating the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s 50th anniversary. Read More>>>
Baby Loss Awareness Week highlights support for expectant mums    
Mums-to-be across the region are to benefit from a pioneering initiative that has already helped hundreds of women track the progress of their pregnancy and improve their wellbeing.

Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October) highlights the national concern that 15 babies are either stillborn or die shortly after birth every day in the UK (5,600 a year). The UK has one of the highest stillbirth rates in the developed world, with the majority potentially preventable as they occur so close to term. Read More>>>
Hearing problems? Come meet the experts
The Audiology Department at York Hospital is throwing open its doors to the public for the first time with a unique event that will give people who are affected by hearing problems the opportunity to see what’s provided by their local NHS.

Audiology covers a wide range of services, and the open day on Tuesday 7 November will give people the chance to meet their audiology team and find out more about the comprehensive care on offer. Read more>>>
Meet our Governors - Whitby
This month's focus is on Stephen Hinchliffe, who has been the Governor for Whitby and Esk Valley for 5 years. During that time he has endeavoured to work with the Trust after the merger, to enhance community and hospital services both at Whitby and Scarborough.

Stephen has involved himself in many of the Trusts vital committees and this has been very important in developing his understanding of the structure and management of one of the largest geographical Health Trusts in England. Learn more about Stephen>>>

  Diary Dates  

Board of Directors

29 November 2017
Postgraduate Centre
Scarborough Hospital

Time 10.45am
(Open to public observers)

Council of Governors

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

Meet our recent Star Award finalists

The Star Award is the Trust’s monthly award programme for individuals, teams and volunteers, which recognises the achievements 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.

Matt Dean, Healthcare Assistant, Harrogate Renal Unit (Centre of image).

Matt was nominated by Charge Nurse, Daniel Palmer (Left), for showing an extraordinary level of compassion for the partner of a failing patient.

A chronically ill patient's health unexpectedly declined and he subsequently went into peri-arrest with no expectation of surviving. Despite all attempts, staff were unable to contact the patient’s partner because of her social and anxiety problems – meaning she would not answer the phone unless she can recognise the number. Understanding the gravity of the situation Matt took it upon himself to visit the relative’s house to inform her of the situation in person.

From her home, Matt was able to get in touch with the ward and support her while the consultant delivered the sad news. Matt’s empathy and care meant the patient’s partner was not alone at such a sad and distressing time. In his nomination Daniel says, “I have not seen this level of compassion of care from someone.”


Our other recent finalists were:

Jenny Marsden, Adult Stoma Care Nurse, and Lucy Rush, Staff Nurse, York Hospital


Cassie Halpin and Janine Nicholson from Chestnut Ward, Scarborough Hospital


Ward 17 (Children's ward),York Hospital


Lucy Doughty and Alison Spray, Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse and Lung Cancer Co-ordinator, York Hospital


Josh Dixon, Alex Large and
Tony McGregor, Porters,
Scarborough Hospital


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

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