Over the past year, the Trust has gone through some substantial changes, all of which point towards a bright future for our patients, services and staff.
The highlight of the year undoubtedly came in January 2017 as we were awarded teaching hospital status, becoming Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DBTH). We gained this accreditation due to our longstanding commitment to improving education and growing research.
As evidenced by this most recent development, as a Trust we take pride in the quality of care we provide to our patients, striving to make improvements to our services. For four years in a row we have achieved reductions in Clostridium Difficile infections, serious falls, severe avoidable pressure ulcers and serious incidents.
Complimenting this progress and delivering state-of-the-art facilities for the team to work within, this year we have also seen significant capital developments, totalling £10.1 million. In November 2016, we opened the Fred and Ann Green Eye Centre, after investment from the Fred and Ann Green Legacy, while we also invested £275k in a new Children’s Outpatients Department at Bassetlaw Hospital, amongst other projects.
Research and Development at the Trust has also continued to grow. This activity has increased, and our commitment to research has been acknowledged externally with our Clinical Research Team shortlisted in the Nursing Times’ 2016 awards.
Another notable success of the year came from our fantastic Health and Wellbeing Team. Thanks to their efforts we were the first acute Trust in the country to vaccinate over 75% of our front line staff, giving the jab to over 3,500 doctors and nurses in just two months.
These are just a few of the highlights of a very successful year for the Trust and by joining the team you will be joining some of the best clinical, medical and corporate staff in the entire country.
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