2018 News and Events

02/01/2018

2018 News items appear below.

The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership’s (CYPSP) Down Locality Planning Group and is a multi-agency partnership of community, voluntary and statutory sector to address emerging needs of local communities.

Please note that the junction at the main entrance to the Ulster Hospital adjacent to McDonalds will be closed between the hours of 7.30 pm and 6.00 am from Wed 25 July 2018 to Fri 27 July 2018 to facilitate resurfacing of the road as part of the infrastructure improvement work which has been ongoing for a number of weeks on the main Upper Newtownards Road.

The Parent Pac

09/07/2018

It is a parent’s worst nightmare when their child suddenly becomes ill and needs emergency hospital treatment. Most parents will spend days by their child’s bedside in a hospital ward without any toiletries, unable to wash properly or even brush their teeth, relying heavily on family and friends being available to bring them supplies.

Twenty five delegates comprising of hospital and practice based pharmacists, a hospital pharmacy technician and pharmaceutical reps from across Ireland completed the first Clinical Leadership in Pharmacy programme (CLIP) programme in June 2018. Two pharmacists from the Trust, Rosemary Donnelly and Karen Miller successfully completed the course and received their certificates from Dr Mark Timoney, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Department of Health.

Diane Keown, Assistant Director of Surgery, retired from the South Eastern Trust on 29 June 2018 after a long and distinguished career in the health service spanning almost 38 years. 

Dunmurry Manor

27/06/2018

Dunmurry Manor Care Home

Richard Walker, Transport, Travel, Planning, Parking and Postal Services Manager took on the very daunting challenge to quit smoking for Men’s Health Week 2018. We are delighted to announce that Richard is still a quitter and although he has had some bumps along the road he is determined to continue with his journey reaping many health and financial benefits along the way.

The Ulster University Impact Excellence Awards were held on 3rd May 2018. For the second year running, our laboratories were highly commended for their commitment to training and supporting Ulster University Placement students.

Macmillan Cancer Support provides a service in Northern Ireland to help people who are living with cancer to stay in or return to work, during or after treatment.

Congratulations to our nurses who won awards at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards 2018 held recently in the Culloden Hotel, Holywood

Congratulations to Noeleen McCreanor, Assistant Director, Human Resources who  won the very prestigious award of ‘Deputy HR Director of the Year 2018’ at the National Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) Excellence Awards last Thursday night in London in recognition of her valuable contribution to HR, both within the Trust and as a result of leading key strategic projects within Northern Ireland.

On Monday 4 June the South Eastern HSC Trust Volunteer Service’s launched their new logo and striking purple coloured branded tunics to help make our volunteers instantly recognisable to patients and the public.

The Trust has won the CHKS Top Hospitals programme National Patient Safety Award for 2018. The CHKS Top Hospitals awards celebrate excellence throughout the UK, and are given to acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

Earlier today children and parents from SureStart's 'Rhythm, Rhyme & Story Time' in Portaferry, took part in this years Rhyme Challenge. The Rhyme Challenge, developed by Bookstart, is great way to support children and families to enjoy learning rhymes together while helping children develop early language skills.

The celebration event took place in The Market House, Portaferry, where both parents and children enjoyed singing and doing actions to ten much-loved rhymes such as Old MacDonald and Five Little Monkeys. To celebrate their achievement each child was awarded with a 'Rhyme Challenge' certificate.

For further information on Rhythm, Rhyme & Story Time please contact Ards SureStart on (028) 9181 9722

Lynda and Joe McLeigh were named as Foster Carers of Distinction at the Foster Carer of the Year Awards that took place on Saturday 12 May 2018 in the Hilton Hotel, Belfast. The Awards were hosted by the Fostering Network in partnership with the Regional Adoption and Fostering Service.

The Neonatal and Maternity Teams at the South Eastern HSC Trust are always up for taking part in unique and fun challenges and in keeping with that they are launching their very first Kangaroo-A-Thon on 8 May 2018.

The South Eastern HSC Trust’s, Health Development Team recently launched their Healthier You Initiative which comprises of three services:

Stop Smoking

Health Coaching

Alcohol and You

Summer Scheme 2018

02/05/2018

Are you looking for great quality childcare for the Summer Holidays?

The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust has launched a brand new programme 'Getting Ready for Baby' in the Downe Midwifery Led Unit.

 

Do you need help with Stress?

During the month of April the Colorectal nursing team will be raising awareness of bowel cancer in conjunction with Bowel Cancer UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Give ‘Just a Minute’

Transforming work experience for the South Eastern Trust.

The winners of the GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Northern Ireland 2018/19 were announced at an Awards Reception in the Titanic Hotel, Belfast on Wednesday 14 March 2018.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has come up with an inventive new way to improve the sexual health of men in Northern Ireland’s prisons.

This No Smoking Day, 14 March 2018, marks the second anniversary of the South Eastern HSC Trust sites becoming Smokefree.

HPV Vaccine

13/03/2018

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has urged parents of girls who are eligible to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to make sure that they get it to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer later in life. The call comes as figures show a reduction in the levels of uptake of the vaccine here.

GRAHAM-BAM Healthcare Partnership has recently raised £6,000 for two charities by hosting its annual golf day. The two charities that received £3,000 each are Belfast City Hospital's chosen charity, Friends of the Cancer Centre, and Ulster Hospital’s nominated charity, the ‘Friends of Kiwoko’ hospital in Uganda.

In Northern Ireland there were an average of 181 people diagnosed with ovarian cancer between 2011-2015 and 119 deaths. Incidence rates for ovarian cancer are projected to rise by 15% in the UK between 2014 and 2035.

Car parking charges will be introduced on the Ards Hospital site from Thursday 1 March 2018. The aim of introducing these charges is to help improve traffic flow on the site by reducing queuing and congestion, which is making patients late for hospital appointments.

Do you suffer from:

  • Tired aching legs?
  • Varicose Veins?
  • Swollen ankles?

The world’s first dedicated CT heart scanner has been installed at the Ulster Hospital. It can image the heart in less than a single heartbeat, taking just point two four of a second. The cardiologist can then definitively diagnose, or rule out, heart disease.

Congratulations to Nicola Maybin, Gastroenterology Pharmacist and Gayle Martin, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Specialist Nurse who picked up an award on behalf of the Gastroenterology Team at the NI Healthcare Awards Ceremony for Innovative Developments in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The Virtual Dementia Tour has just release dates for March 2018.

The tour is open to all who live or work in the South Eastern HSC Trust area and is delivered through 3 training sessions per day each lasting approx 2.5hrs. Tour times and dates are below:

Venue Area March 2018
Ulster Hospital Clinical Skills Room 9
Ards Hospital Seminar Room 16
Maghaberry Community Maghaberry Community Centre, Maghaberry Road, BT67 0JG 12
Downe Hospital Dementia Assessment Unit 7 & 8
Lagan Valley Hospital Old Dept. of Psychiatry Building 14
Portaferry Portaferry - Health & Elderly Resource Centre 13

     

 

 

 

 

Northern Ireland Water Staff donated over £500 to the Macdermott Unit, Ulster Hospital, in memory of their former colleague Keith Crossen.

It is important to separate the myths from the facts of smoking  to understand the impact it has on your body so that you can make a more informed decision to quit.

Joint appointment between Ulster University and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.

safeTALK Training

25/01/2018

SafeTALK Training is for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide. The training will take place on 1 March 2018 from 9.30am - 1pm.

The Stroke Unit at the Ulster Hospital recently received a very generous donation of £1,700 from Comber Rec Football Club. 

The members of the newly formed Ballywalter German Shepherd Dog Club recently donated £100 to the Macmillan Cancer Health & Wellbeing Service based in the Macmillan Information Centre in the Ulster Hospital. The service offers information and support to anyone affected by cancer within the South Eastern Trust.


Influenza is now circulating.
 

A free 6 week stress management programme.

A free 6 week stress management programme.

Letter from John McQuillan (Contracts) Ltd Re: Belfast Rapid Transit Project - Upper Newtownards Road.

Cervical Cancer Awareness week begins on Sunday 22 January 2018.

Christmas is over for another year! The New Year is traditionally a time when we think about looking at our lifestyles and how we could improve these. It is a time to encourage considering some lifestyle changes and one of these might be stopping smoking.  

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) are urging people who have experienced bereavement, whether the death was expected or sudden and in any care setting or at home, to share their story through the 10,000 More Voices programme to help shape how care is delivered in Northern Ireland.

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