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NHS trust shortlisted for national awards six times over
A NORTH-EAST hospital trust has been shortlisted for the Nursing Times Awards six times over - more than any NHS trust in the country.
The South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which runs The James Cook University Hospital, the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton and a range of community services, has five finalists shortlisted for six awards at the event which will be held on October 30 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Teams and individuals from the trust have been chosen from a record number of entries in the following categories: Patient safety improvement - for reducing the use of antipsychotic drugs for patients with dementia Nurse leader - Sharon Poskitt, senior nurse, neurosciences Nurse leader - Audrey Kirby, senior nurse, speciality medicine Enhancing patient dignity - 'real life' patient stories video project Cardiovascular service - for the integration of specialist nurse teams Team of the year - 'real life' patient stories video project (jointly with Kings College Hospital and the University Hospital of South Manchester).
Ruth Holt, director of nursing for South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We are extremely proud to have six entries shortlisted for these awards. It is a fantastic achievement and great recognition for our hard working and dedicated staff."
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