Posted on Wednesday 18th July 2012
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has launched a Twitter page which will provide a new way for the Trust to engage with local people and encourage them to have a say in their local NHS.
Twitter enables users to send and read micro-messages, known as ‘tweets’ , which are text based posts of up to 140 characters. The Trust’s Twitter page will be updated regularly with news and events as well as links to news articles and the Trust’s website.
Elizabeth Kay, Head of Communications & Reputation Management, said: “We are now on Twitter to keep people up-to-date on Trust news and events. ‘Real-time’ social networking means we are able to share news or information with the public as soon as it happens. We would also like to use our Twitter page to encourage people to become a member of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Northumbria, in partnership with North Cumbria, aims to recruit 10,000 members in north Cumbria by 1 December 2012, which is the deadline for completion of our acquisition.
“Becoming a member gives you the chance to give your views on the Trust’s plans for your local services and you may also wish to stand as a governor who will help shape our services and priorities. We are encouraging people to follow us on Twitter to find out more about the membership campaign and how they can get involved.”
To follow North Cumbria University Hospitals on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/NCUHT
To find out more about the ‘Become the heartbeat of your local NHS’ membership campaign, visit www.northumbria.nhs.uk/members/being-a-member