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    May 2018


Milestone in hospital’s new multi-million pound development
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has marked a significant milestone in the building of its new £10 million extension to York Hospital with a bolt tightening ceremony.

The event is a tradition in the building industry when a new development reaches a significant construction milestone. Tightening one of the initial structural frame bolts in the extension’s steel frame was Patrick Crowley, Chief Executive. Patrick said: “This is the biggest capital investment for many years and will allow the Trust to continue to provide the highest quality of service to the growing number of patients needing endoscopy.

“This is an exciting development for the Trust and it will transform our service into a centre of excellence for endoscopy, providing an enhanced high quality care to our patients.” Read More>>>
Chief Executive announces retirement 
s you may have read in the news this week, Chief Executive, Patrick Crowley, has announced that he is to retire from his role at the end of this month.

Patrick joined the Trust in 1991 and has held a number of Board level roles, including Director of Performance and Finance Director to which he was appointed in 2001. He was appointed Chief Executive in 2007 having helped steer the Trust to Foundation Trust status in the same year and went on to lead the Trust to a number of significant achievements, including the merger of York and Scarborough Trusts in 2012.

Under Patrick’s leadership, the Trust Board was awarded Board of the Year in 2012. He was voted by his CEO peers in the service as one of the Top 50 CEOs in 2014 and 2015.
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Skills Centre of Excellence launched
The Trust has played a leading role in the development of a new regional Excellence Centre to support the development of local health and care staff, celebrated at a recent event.

The National Skills Academy for Health has established a network of Excellence Centres across England bringing together employers from the NHS, local authorities, independent and voluntary sectors to coordinate and implement high quality skills programmes for support workers. Read More>>>
Sparkling SevenTea birthday party for NHS in York
York Teaching Hospital Charity is inviting local people to join them to celebrate the milestone birthday of the NHS on 5 July 2018.

Tickets are available now for the Sparkling SevenTea in aid of York Teaching Hospital Charity, 3pm on Thursday 5 July at the Hospitium, York. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions in the way that we do best, with afternoon tea.  For only £35 a ticket, guests will be treated to a sparkling welcome drink and classic afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Hospitium, Museum Gardens. 

There will be a warm welcome from Chair of York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Susan Symington followed renowned speaker Professor David Purdie MD FRCP who will entertain with amusing anecdotes about the NHS and his experiences working as a Doctor in Yorkshire. A raffle to raise money for York Teaching Hospital Charity will provide the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.

Tickets are available individually or as tables of 10. Contact or call 01904 724521 to secure your tickets today.
Sparkling SevenTea is kindly supported by Kier.

  Diary Dates  

Board of Directors

Wednesday, 30 May 
The Boardroom
York Hospital
(Open to public observers)

Council of Governors

Thursday, 14 June
Malton Rugby Club
(Open to public observers)

Other News
Living with and Beyond Cancer Event at York Hospital

A reminder that a ‘Living With and Beyond Cancer’ event is being held at York Hospital, Monday 4 June 2018. The event, the first of its kind for the Trust, is an opportunity for anyone affected by cancer, including friends, family and carers, to find out more about the many support and community projects available to help support them. Find out more>>>

Research teams exceed their target once again

Congratulations to the research teams across the Trust who once again have smashed their 2017/2018 target for the number of patients entered into a clinical trial.

The figure of 3,689 is set by the Clinical Research Network and so far the teams have recruited 4,039 patients into clinical trials, showing another very strong year for all involved.

The teams have exceeded their target with the assistance of two key clinical trials, the Yorkshire Health Study, a health questionnaire study that has recruited 744 patients, and the shoe study that has recruited 644 members of staff.

New advocate role for midwives

A new Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) role has been introduced at the Trust.

The role offers crucial support to midwives throughout the Trust, reducing stress and increasing resilience. This, in turn, will impact positively upon the care they give to women and their families, and empower midwives to commit to a culture of learning from events and to contribute to change and development of our excellent service.


The PMA offers a new model of midwifery supervision for England which focuses on restorative clinical practice, quality improvement and education and development. It offers midwives protected time and a safe space in order to reflect on their experiences and practice, through open discussion and feedback. Learn more>>>

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