North Tees and Hartlepool Together is the official charity of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Since the charity was formed in 1996, we have been raising funds on behalf of staff and patients.
Every year, the funds raised by our generous supporters – whether former patients or relatives of loved ones who have been under our care – help us continue to deliver high quality care to our local community.
The money we raise is also used to purchase the latest high-tech equipment and make spaces more comfortable and welcoming.
Funds raised can be donated to specific wards, units or services should the donor specify exactly where they want their donation to go.
Otherwise, donations will be used in the best way possible to benefit our patients, visitors and staff.
Why do we need to raise funds?
NHS funding pays for much of the vital equipment, facilities and services we provide. But with your support we can further improve the quality of care we provide, or the environment our patients are treated in across all of our hospitals.
Find out more on our why support us page.
We want patient care in the Tees Valley area to be aspirant and to make a difference in the lives of the patients we treat.
With your help we want to fund important projects such as:
Support for our patients and their families/carers
Our role is to support our hospitals put our patients at the centre of everything we do. We provide the extras that help to make their time in hospital more comfortable. Services like complementary massages to help terminally patients feel more relaxed or sessions with a clinical psychologist to provide emotional support to reduce any anxiety.
Most recently a new dementia resource library opened to Hartlepool patients as part of community services. The 60-piece library includes a variety of products including memory recollection aids, sensory stimulation and functional equipment.
The charity also gifted ten iPads to the children’s emergency department to be used when children attend appointments. They will feature a range of interactive and educational games, all aiming to alleviate the stress of medical operations and treatments.
Improving the environments and purchasing state of the art equipment
As well as funding the state-of-the-art equipment to enable our staff to deliver pioneering treatments and provide the best patient care, we also know that coming to hospital can be a worrying time for many people and the little things often can make a the biggest difference, so by improving our hospitals environments we aim to make our patients’ lives more comfortable and their surroundings more welcoming, whilst they are in our care.
Most recently University Hospital of Hartlepool benefitted from the funding to supply a selection of LED sky image ceiling tiles in the scanning room.
With some scans taking over 30 minutes, the tiles would also improve the image quality of scans due to a reduction in patient movement.
Nicholas Henderson Todd, clinical technologist, said: “This money is going to benefit all of our nuclear medicine imaging patients by providing a nice, calming environment.
“For the majority of our scans, patients have to lie on their back staring at a blank ceiling. This can often be a distressing time and having these tiles will provide a welcome distraction.
Staff development and wellbeing
Although patients are our main priority, we know the dedication and hard work of our staff has a direct impact on patient care. Because of this we support our staff through the enhancement of their education and development so they can continue to provide the highest quality of care, as well as wellbeing initiatives above and beyond which NHS finances support.
Thank you to all our amazing supporters – who make a difference to our hospitals and the wider community with their ongoing support.Make a donation
Registered charity number: 1057682