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Bereavement Survival Kits - Inspire Project

Bereavement Survival Kits - York & Scarborough hospitals (Inspire Project)

The Bereavement Services team support up to 250 bereaved families a month within York & Scarborough hospital, offering support to those who need it at a difficult time of loss.

The simple idea of offering a tangible memento for people to link with at home came at a minimal cost but acts as a reminder that the care and thoughts extend beyond the boundaries of the hospitals.

Bereavement Officer, Trish Bell said "The funding has enabled us to offer these kits to help people interpret their own values, beliefs and needs, potentially making all the difference in someone's life." 

The survival kit is made available for families to choose and focuses on 7 days to represent each day of the week; containing 7 small trinkets that are linked to a short quote written on card.

Trish said "the kit would help to support people's mental health when they are at their lowest with a gentle, warm approach to show that we care."


Respiratory Bags - SGH

Respiratory Bags, Scarborough Hospital

The Respiratory team provide care to many patients within the hospital and these patients can often be on different wards across the site, meaning that there is a lot of movement for the team. Many of their patients require minor procedures that can be done at the bedside and this comes with the need for the equipment to carry out the procedure.

Respiratory Clinical Teaching Fellow, Ru Rupesinghe realised she was spending a lot of time on the wards gathering all the equipment she needed to carry out the procedure and felt that this wasn't the best use of her time. So she applied for funding for a carry case which could hold all of the equipment she needed and could be easily carried around with her.

She said "It’s a simple enough item that has made a huge difference to my time. I can now treat patients more effectively and my time is used more efficiently."


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British Association of Skin Cancer Nurse Specialists Conference

Skin Cancer Specialist Nurses, Helen Pape and Emily Shephard attended the annual British Association of Skin Cancer Nurse Specialists Conference in Birmingham.

Emily said "This was a perfect opportunity to network with other NHS Trust's and share best practices so we can constantly improve patient experience."

Helen said the funding from York Teaching Hospital Charity had enabled her to liaise with reps and on-site consultants about the potential future of a nurse-led service. Emily advised that this would enable patients to have longer appointments, with specialist nurses leading the service from diagnosis to follow up and education following treatment. "The conference was great and I am excited about the next steps we are trying to implement across the Trust to become a more nurse-led service."


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PhD Research in Patient Safety

Clinical Fellow in Patient Safety, William Lea is being given the opportunity to gain more advanced qualifications through PhD research.

William’s research focuses on looking at how our hospitals can find new ways to make healthcare even safer. William says “I am involved in patient safety and quality improvement work at the Trust, and I hope that my research will directly support us to be safer and provide the best quality of care we can.”


Radiology Room

Radiology Duty Room at York Hospital

The Radiology Duty room has been fully refurbished thanks to your donations.
The room is a place for the on-duty radiologist to discuss results, give advice and quickly answer questions from GPs, Doctors and Radiographers from across the Trust. The department are overjoyed with the refurbished room, which means patients will be diagnosed and treated quicker.



Ward 34 Oxygen Wristbands

Oxygen Wristbands on Ward 34, York Hospital

Ward 34 at York Hospital were able to apply to charitable funds for Oxygen Wristbands for their patients. The colour coded bands help staff to identify the patients’ target saturation range; ensuring the correct level of Oxygen is prescribed.
The wristbands are a simple and effective method to ensure patient safety, acting as an immediate visual prompt for staff. The staff on the ward were over the moon when they received them!


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Simulation Baby in Emergency Department

To help train multi-disciplinary teams in dealing with procedures on babies. For example; infant airway management, defibrillation, insert of IV lines and blood sampling.


The SimBaby can simulate a baby breathing and crying. It can also be programmed to replicate a serious illness such as Meningitis, allowing for staff to work on a realistic scenario. With realistic anatomy and clinical functionality it is suitable for training of routine care through to emergencies that may be critical.


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Infographic in ICU at York Hospital

Consultant Robert Ferguson was able to apply to charitable funds for this infographic.
Robert explained how it helps families understand equipment & procedures in the Critical Care Department as it can be a very frightening and confusing time for them.


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New chairs in Scarborough Hospital Fracture Clinic.


We were able to buy comfier, movable chairs for the Fracture Clinic at Scarborough Hospital. The staff are certainly happy with the improvement!


Maxine Rawle

Royal College of Nursing Credentialing for Advanced Level Nursing Practice.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse Specialist, Maxine Rawle, was able to gain formal recognition of her level of expertise and skill in her clinical practice, leadership, education and research.

Having successfully been awarded the credential, Maxine is now included on a publicly available database of credentialed nurses and has a badge and certificate to reflect this.
Maxine was the first IBD Nurse in the Country to gain this credential!

Without donations from our supporters, we would not have been able to fund this and we are thrilled that Maxine now has the recognition she deserves and can support and reassure patients from a more knowledgeable background.

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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.