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Trust shows its pride in face of LGBTQ+ award loss

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is continuing its work in creating an LGBTQ+ friendly environment for its services after an awards ceremony recognised its contribution to healthcare within the LGBTQ+ community. The Trust was nominated for the ‘Positive Impact on LGBT Health award’ at this year’s LGBT Alliance Awards held on Friday 23 […]

Organ Donation – how to have the difficult conversation

Dr. Tara Mane with a Leave Them Certain sign

“Please discuss organ donation with your loved ones and leave them certain” – that’s the plea from a leading clinical expert on organ donation to the local population. There is no doubt about it, discussing your personal decision about organ donation is not an easy conversation. As Organ Donation Week (Monday 26 September – Sunday […]

From domestic to nurse, now is the time for Linda’s healthcare career

Nurse Linda Robinson in uniform at North Tees Rainbow Room corridor

Hartlepool nurse Linda Robinson has gone from a domestic to a nurse thanks to support from North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust. The 53 year old started working for the Trust in 1997 as a theatre domestic while supporting her young family. Linda’s role involved supporting the theatre surgeons, even ensuring they had sandwiches and […]

Grateful patients and relatives join health staff in raising thousands for charity

Great North Run

A health trust has raised thousands of pounds for its own charity over a single weekend after staff, patients and relatives came together for two challenges. More than 90 people – including grateful patients, relatives and frontline health workers from areas including intensive care and emergency care – helped raise funds for North Tees and […]

Gynaecological first for Hartlepool

The University Hospital of Hartlepool gynaecological team

The University Hospital of Hartlepool is once again leading the world in the treatment of gynaecological conditions with a new, advanced out-patient procedure. The Sonata procedure uses radio frequency ablation (burning or freezing) of benign non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb (called fibroids) for treating women with heavy menstrual bleeding. The innovative […]

New activity room to help patients who need enhanced support

• Discharge flow facilitator Angela Reeve (Left) at the ‘magic light table’ with Nicola Murphy, enhanced care and activity room coordinator

Patients who require intensive support can expect an even better level of care thanks to the creation of a new activity room at a local hospital. The University Hospital of North Tees’ new Bluebell Suite provides patients requiring enhanced care support with a safe place to take part in supervised therapeutic activities. Enhanced care patients […]

Nurse pens emotional novel about love and loss

Jenny Hutchinson

An award-winning nurse and author from Hartlepool has published a fictional book about the hardships of mental health. 52-year-old Jenny Hutchinson wrote ‘Mint’, under the pseudonym Cher Graiden, as a result of losing those around her to suicide over lockdown, working closely with people who have experience in the area to ensure her story was […]

The future is bright for local A&E nurse and mother of two, Danielle Jamieson

A&E nurse Danielle Jamieson in her uniform standing outside of Urgent Care at North Tees

A&E nurse, Danielle Jamieson, is achieving her dreams following the support of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and a scheme to enhance her career prospects. The mother of two started working for the Trust in 2015 following the completion of an adult nursing degree at Teesside University. Since then Danielle has gone from […]

Bowel cancer team aim to set up cancer screening programme in Mauritius

Bowel Cancer Team

Our bowel cancer screening team is heading to Mauritius to help their local government set up a cancer screening programme. The team was approached by the Government of Mauritius to look at how a bowel screening service can be implemented in the country’s existing facilities. Clinical director of bowel screening and consultant gastroenterologist Professor Matt […]