Our Trust Your News July 2018

Happy Birthday from our Chief Executive

Welcome to July’s Our Trust, Your News and a very happy birthday to the National Health Service which celebrates its 70th birthday this month.

The National Health Service turned 70 on 5 July 2018! As part of the national NHS 70 celebrations, ELHT was delighted to organise and be involved in a whole host of events (pages 3 through 6) which showed just how much we cherish the nation’s most loved institution and to recognise the amazing dedication provided by staff, day in, day out. And in case you missed our special ‘throwback’ edition of Our Trust Your News, it’s available to download by clicking here . In addition to NHS 70 celebrations, we continue to see lots of excellent work being recognised. The Care Quality Commission Adult Inpatient Survey (page 10) gave us evidence of continued improvement in patient treatment and care, including rating ELHT as the ‘#1 Trust for patients receiving support from health and social care professionals at the time of discharge’. This is excellent news and proof of our effective partnership working with Lancashire County Council and other stakeholders. Also in this edition you can read about a whole lot more ELHT success. One of our birth centre midwives has had her work published in a national journal (page 13), our

Education and Training department have extended their partnership with a local college (page 7) and hard work has eradicated pressure ulcers on two of our wards (page 13). And finally, while the FIFA World Cup has been taking place in Russia, two ELHT medics travelled to the Czech Republic to represent East Lancashire at the World Medical Football Championships (page 12). Best wishes Kevin Kevin McGee , Chief Executive

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