A message from our CEO, Dame Jackie Daniel
When I joined the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust earlier this year I was not alone in being attracted to work in an “outstanding” organisation with an enviable track record for the range and quality of services it provides locally, regional and, for some services, nationally.
Highly skilled staff from across the world are attracted to the Trust to work in our innovative and outstanding services, train alongside some of the leading experts in their field, or take part in ground-breaking research alongside colleagues from the city’s universities.
Others want to work in the Trust because of its reputation for the quality of our services and the opportunity to work in a great part of the world with easy access to a stunning coastline, amazing countryside and all the pleasures that come from living or working in a vibrant city.
The reputation of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust rests totally on the efforts and skills of all our 14,000 staff, who work both in hospital settings and the community, and one of the most important parts of my job as Chief Executive is to create an environment where each member of staff has the opportunity to flourish – to be their best self, personally and professionally.
I am committed to supporting our staff to be their best so they can give their best to our patients, and wherever I go in the Trust I meet amazing teams who are not only focused on providing outstanding care but also supporting each other.
We can only continue to be one of the most successful Trusts in the country if we attract and retain the best staff – and I know that in this website you’ll find lots of reasons why Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you to build and continue to develop your career.
Dame Jackie Daniel
Proud to be awarded the GOLD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award
We are proud to announce that we received a ‘gold award’ for our continued support to the Armed Forces.
We were one of 50 organisations in the UK to receive the highest badge of honour in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for our long-term commitment to the armed forces community. We are lucky to be one of 120 organisations in the UK and one of only 18 NHS Organisations to be awarded Gold.
Chief Executive Dame Jackie Daniel said: “This is fantastic news for us all but particularly the team who have dedicated their time to supporting our Armed Forces of which we are truly fortunate to have working in our Trust.
“We have taken a number of steps to ensure this community are not disadvantaged by the sacrifice they make in helping to keep this country safe and are honoured to be recognised by the Ministry of Defence for the work we do.
"It is important for us to celebrate the contribution made, particularly by our staff, who also serve as Reservists or our ex-forces and we very much value the extra skills and experience that they bring to our organisation.”
It is the second award for the Trust in recent months, having recently been named as the Winner of the Excellence in Support Armed Forces Talent at the CIPD Awards 2018.
Congratulations to all of this years gold award winners, especially those in the North.
70 staff stories to celebrate 70 years of the NHS
On Thursday 5 July 2018, the NHS - one of the nation’s most loved institutions - celebrated its 70th anniversary.
We are marking this special anniversary with seventy stories, told by the Trust’s amazing staff, about how their work makes the organisation one of the best performing teaching Trusts in the country.
The ‘70 years, 70 stories’ project is a celebration of advances in science and technology, told by staff who encompass its development and continue to progress and transform the NHS for future generations.
Seventy people, from porters and sterile service technicians to clinical scientists and the chief executive, have each recounted their experiences with their stories launched today (Thursday) to reflect the collaboration between all staff to deliver Newcastle Hospitals healthcare services.
Pop-up hospital is showcased as part of Great Exhibition of the North
A ‘POP-UP’ hospital featuring a fusion of old medicine and new, complete with a four-bedded ward, will be officially unveiled as part of the Great Exhibition of the North from Monday (16 July).
The attraction ‘inspired by – and created for - local children’ has been developed by The Great North Children’s Hospital to help shatter some of the myths about what a stay in hospital is really like and also to showcase some of the excellent work taking place there.
From the historic, including medical equipment and artefacts such as an ‘iron lung’ (a half-century old encased tank-like machine which helped a patient to breathe) to hi-tech virtual reality, the exhibition is guaranteed to pique the interest of everyone.
Our perioperative team have been named Perioperative Team of the Year 2018 by the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP)
The award recognises excellence in innovation, best practice and safety and the winning team is awarded a £2000 bursary to support education, resources or programmes which enable personal development.
Emma McCone, senior sister at the Freeman Hospital said: “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded Perioperative team of the year. The MDT approach to pre assessment incorporates all grades of staff and a well -defined pathway in multiple directorates to ensure our patients are safely assessed for elective surgery.
We are proud to be inspected and rated as an 'Outstanding' organisation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Internationally recognised for healthcare excellence
Centre of excellence for staff development
Great staff benefits
Continually investing in the working environment
High standards of patient care
Near the countryside and coast
Good transport links