News and events

Maternity services invest in staff to help improve care

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is working with the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) to improve the support available for midwives and maternity colleagues. The trust’s maternity services have signed the RCM’s Caring for You Charter, which aims to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of maternity staff. This supports and enables them […]

Changes to urgent care in Stockton and Hartlepool

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Walk-in services at Tithebarn House in Stockton on Tees will close on 31 March 2017, the GP surgery will remain open. The walk-in service and minor injuries service at One Life Hartlepool will close on 31 March 2017, but other services at One Life will remain. These walk-in and minor injuries services will be re-provided […]

Regional first for shoulder surgery while patient is awake

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North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is the first in the region and one of just a few nationally to perform shoulder replacement operations to patients while they are still awake, meaning patients can go home almost immediately. The pioneering nerve block procedure involves putting patients under local anaesthetic so they are conscious the […]

New survey to find out about care for children

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The trust is asking children, young people, and their parents and carers to fill in a survey into the care received. Feedback will be used to highlight areas which perform well and to identify areas where improvements are needed. Children and young people who attended University Hospital of Hartlepool or the University Hospital of North Tees […]

Teesside patients benefit from orthopaedic surgery innovation

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Surgeons and anaesthetists at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are performing shoulder and elbow surgery under nerve block only with the patient staying awake during the surgery. Patients can go home the same day and suffer none of the after-effects of general anaesthesia. Sixty year old Malcolm Payne from Hartlepool had been suffering […]

Plea from NHS as cold weather sets in and figures reveal almost half of North East population attend A&E

Latest data* shows almost 1.2 million people accessing all types of A&E departments across the region during 2015/16 and an overall increase of 1.5 per cent (equating to over 17,500 more attendances) since 2014/15. The figure of 1.2 million attendances last year equates to; the entire NHS workforce in England; the entire population of Cyprus; […]

Warning from region’s hospital bosses on misuse of A&E services

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Between 1 December and Christmas Day, over 53,000 people attended major A&E departments in hospitals across the north east* yet less than 30%, just over 15,000 people, actually needed admission to hospital for emergency treatment. Emergency hospital teams are calling upon the public to stop misusing A&E services for minor ailments which are not serious […]

Barcode technology introduced as part of NHS safety initiative

In a pioneering initiative spearheaded by the Department of Health, barcodes are being placed on breast implants, replacement hips, medication and surgical tools, in a new drive to keep patients safe. The £12 million Department of Health ‘Scan4Safety’ project is already enabling staff to quickly and easily track each patient through their hospital journey. In […]

General health advice

If you are normally healthy there are many winter ailments and illnesses that can be easily treated at home with the aid of some common sense advice and a range of medicines you can buy from a shop or local pharmacy. To help you during the winter months, visit NHS Choices to find out how […]

Claire makes full recovery from emergency bowel surgery

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Claire, who has Down’s Syndrome, was brought into accident and emergency at the University Hospital of North Tees complaining about stomach pain. After having a scan, her family were surprised to be told Claire, who is 27, had a perforated bowel which would need to be operated on immediately. Monica said: “Claire had been complaining […]