News and events

Highlighting the vital role of nursing support workers

Nursing support workers play a critical role in helping care for patients across the NHS. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been helping mark a new awareness day by highlighting the role its support workers play. As Nursing Support Workers’ Day is marked today, the trust has been paying tribute to its clinical […]

Remote consultation on the wards

Julie Sinclair, lead diabetes nurse (seated) demonstrates the VADER system with colleagues Foundation Year One Dr. Kathleen Warner and consultant Dr Sony Anthony (on-screen, left to right)

Patients with, or at risk from, diabetes are benefitting from on-ward remote consultation from a team of specialist nurses and medics. The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust diabetes team have introduced remote video consultation for patients in hospital, reducing the need to visit wards – a priority during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Nicknamed […]

Violence against staff tackled in new social media video

Healthcare staff have volunteered to take part in short film to highlight the ongoing issue of violence towards NHS employees. The Trust has a zero tolerance approach to violence towards staff but sadly a small number of patients and relatives still behave aggressively to staff trying to help them. The short video, the latest in […]

Virtual Visits and Telephone updates

Stephen Green, Associate Director of Risk & Governance

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has refined its system of keeping loved ones in touch while in hospital. All patients who are unable to use a phone, can arrange for password-protected telephone updates to a nominated family member or be assisted to use a donated iPad to […]

New appointment to help protect children in need

A specialist children’s safeguarding service has welcomed a new experienced member to the team. Lorraine Mulvey has been appointed the named nurse for children’s safeguarding at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Lorraine has a wealth of experience in nursing which includes her most recent role as a senior nurse in the children’s safeguarding […]

Social media photo inspired me to make that change

It was just under a year ago when Nigel Ghani was presented with an Amazon Echo as part of a give-away from the trust’s employee engagement team to help promote the NHS Staff Survey.   It was through the coverage this had on the trust’s social media pages that inspired Nigel to make a change […]

How to raise concerns about someone who may have been radicalised

Did you know that we have a safeguarding team – and part of their role is to help raise concerns about anyone they think may have been radicalised?   Named nurse for adult safeguarding Stuart Harper-Reynolds explains more. “Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you […]

Respiratory doctor challenges COVID-19 deniers

Cath Monaghan

A leading local respiratory consultant has challenged those who deny the existence of COVID-19 in new interview video. Trust respiratory consultant Dr. Cath Monaghan outlined the serious impact of COVID-19 on the human body during a filmed interviewed with Trust head of communications and marketing Ruth Dalton about the misconceptions surrounding the virus. During the […]

Respiratory patients now being cared for virtually from hospital bedside

While it’s now common for patients to be treated by health staff virtually from their own homes – a respiratory team has turned the idea on its head. The service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is using the video technology to treat patients while they are still in hospital. Any patient who […]