Dr Dawn Ashley, North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
North Tees EAU provides high quality emergency acute care to 400,000 patients across Stockton & Hartlepool North Tees. Developing high quality patient centred care at the point of admission to EAU has an impact on the 30000 patients seen in the unit each year. Streamlining the services has an impact not only on their ability to provide efficient, safe care for these patients but also facilitates the services provided by Accident & Emergency in the hospital. Efficient patient flow and bed availability on EAU allows for rapid transfer of patients from A&E who need admission and allows them to minimise waiting times for patients presenting directly to A&E and access to timely specialist medical advice.
Nominated by: Alex Cunningham MP and Mike Hill MP