Welcome to the Winter edition of CNTW’s Membership e-Newsletter
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Corporate Affairs, Membership and Engagement Team
Can you believe we are at the end of 2023 already? No matter how you have spent the past 12 months we hope you have had a very happy, positive and safe time.
Within the Trust we have had many exciting occasions over the year, and as like last year we thought it would be good to go through a bit of a timeline of some of the many things that has been going on over the past year:
We launched our brand new career portal called the Application Support Hub to help improve our recruitment diversity https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/nhs-trust-launches-careers-portal-to-improve-recruitment-diversity/
The North East and North Cumbria Health and Care Partnership launched an ambitious new plan that aims to help people live longer and healthier lives by 2030 https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/longer-and-healthier-lives-ambitious-new-health-and-care-plan-for-north-east-and-north-cumbria/
The Trust secured Stonewall’s Silver award which recognises exceptional employers who are committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/cntw-secures-stonewalls-silver-award-for-leading-lgbtq-inclusive-employers/
Our Deputy Lead Governor, Tom Rebair, shared a blog about his personal experience of anorexia for Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023 https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/it-can-feel-very-lonely-being-a-man-with-an-eating-disorder/
The builders working on the redevelopment of Monkwearmouth Hospital in Sunderland uncovered a time capsule that was buried more than 90 years ago https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/time-capsule-buried-in-1930-discovered-at-sunderland-hospital/
We were delighted to announce the appointment of our new Lead Governor, Anne Carlile in Aprils Membership e-Newsletter
On Thursday 20th April 2023 the Trust launched our brand new Carers Promise at the Carers Promise Conference which was developed with and for carers in CNTW https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/resource-library/carer-promise/
The Corporate Affairs Team submitted an application and was successfully selected as a finalist to showcase some work undertaken by our Council of Governors at the NHS Providers Governors Focus Conference held at The Oval in London on 23rd May 2023. The Conference provided a bespoke opportunity for Governors from around the country to network with their peers and learn from colleagues and sector leaders on issues and developments within the sector directly affecting their role
The Trust launched our first ever Volunteer Involvement Strategy. Many volunteers, patients, and staff have all been engaged in creating the strategy. It was launched at a celebration event in Gosforth, Newcastle on Friday 9 June https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/cntw-launches-first-ever-volunteer-involvement-strategy/
We celebrated 75 years of the NHS with sharing some CNTW staff stories in our annual long service brochure which celebrates the commitment of CNTW staff and volunteers who have reached significant milestones in their NHS service https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/celebrating-75-years-of-the-nhs-with-cntw-staff-stories/
The Trust signs the Pledge To Be Seen campaign which shows we are committing to representing more people with a visible difference in the Trust’s communications materials https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/cntw-signs-pledge-to-support-people-with-visible-differences/
The Council of Governors appointed Darren Best as the new Trust Chair to take over from Ken Jarrold when he retired at the end of September 2023 https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/trust-appoints-new-chair-2/
Local house builder, Barratt Developments North East, donated an amazing £1,500 to the Trusts SHINE Charitable Giving Fund as part of the NHS 75th Anniversary https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/local-housebuilder-supports-the-shine-fund-with-1500-donation/
Our SHINE Charity officially relaunched with two cleaners at St Nicholas Hospital coming together to launch a song called ‘Where Hope Begins’ with all funds raised being donated to the charity https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/where-hope-begins/
We buried our own time capsule at our Northgate Park site at the new Sycamore Unit to reflect on the past and look forward to the future https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/reflecting-on-the-past-looking-forward-to-the-future-time-capsule-buried-at-new-sycamore-unit/
We announced that we were looking to recruit two Non-Executive Directors, including one specifically with a Service User background to make sure service user and carer voices are heard at Board level https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/were-looking-for-two-non-executive-directors/
You can read more about our news from November and December further down in this e-Newsletter.
We want to thank all our colleagues, service users, carers, partners, friends, family and more for an amazing year and we hope you all have a wonderful and festive Christmas and a very Happy New Year!