News and events

Health care and finance – often unpalatable, always essential

In 2017 North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust was declared a health care organisation in financial deficit. Our reality surrounding the state of economics within the sector, though alarming, was sadly not unusual, and this was an indicator of the challenges and opportunities going forward into a different future. It is always a blow […]

Trust team’s ten years of success

A local health Trust has been officially recognised for a decade of distinction in its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its staff. The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s health and wellbeing team has once again achieved the Maintaining Excellence accreditation at the Better Health at Work Award 2019 for an incredible […]

Clare’s passage to India

One of our experts in organ donation is going global to pass on her skills to medical staff during a charity-funded visit to India. Clare Fletcher, a Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation, is spending ten days in a hospital in Dervan, on the west coast of India. Employed by the NHS Blood & Transfusion Service […]

Surgical nurse praised for work developing nurses of the future

Nurse Sally Dack always strives to make sure student nurses have the best opportunities when they work in the podiatric surgery team. Over the last two years she has received awards from Teesside University as recognition for having the best placements. Sally makes sure each student has their needs met and always provides them with […]

Creating chemotherapy treatments – a hidden part of a hospital

‘I’m sorry to say you have cancer’ is a diagnosis no one ever wants to receive. But with today’s advanced treatments and medication, survival rates for many cancers have never been better. However, many people do not realise some of the most effective chemotherapy drugs are produced right here in Teesside. The University Hospital of […]

Careers in the NHS – are we talking loudly enough about this?

In December last year, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive Officer for the NHS spoke about the possibilities of a career in the National Health Service. I read the piece with interest because this is something we continuously aim to highlight and progress across the Tees Valley. It is no great secret that there are workforce issues […]

Plenty of time to go Dry this January

We’re reminding people that time has not yet been called on the annual Dry January movement. With 78% of people in Britain drinking more than they want to, Dry January offers an opportunity to reassess your relationship with alcohol. Dwarakanath Deepak, Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, […]

Nurses now among most experienced in their specialist area

Two specialist nurses have completed an advanced qualification – now putting them among the most experienced health professionals in their area of expertise. Beth Alderton and Alison Hamilton are among the first surgical care practitioners regionally to achieve a masters (MSc) qualification in advanced clinical practice at Teesside University. Advanced clinical practice is an expanding […]

Nurse inspires team with pole dancing award – aged 71!

Staff nurse Celia Metcalf is one of the most experienced nurses in the trust – but she also has another specialist award winning skill outside of work. Not only is endoscopy nurse Celia a highly skilled endocopy nurse but she is also a competition winning pole dancer! Celia, who is 71, was the winner of […]

“It’s mind-blowing what you do” – award winning receptionist is told

“Coming here and watching you today has been amazing – it’s mind-blowing what you do”. Those are the words of deputy medical director Chris Tulloch as he spoke to receptionist Laurence Herdman recently. Mr Tulloch was visiting Laurence to present him with the trust’s latest Star of the Month Award. He had arrived early to […]