News and events

Urgent care praised by patients – a year after launch

Karen Yarker from Billingham needed treatment for her five-year-old boy Luther after he trapped his finger in a car door. After hearing about the new integrated urgent care service, she visited one of the centres at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, The service operates two centres in Hartlepool and at the University Hospital of North […]

Stop smoking clinics helped me quit for good

Claire Gibson from Billingham has been going to one of the drop in clinics run by the stop smoking team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Claire, who goes to a clinic at Billingham Health Centre, was put on a 12-week programme on a medication called Champix which helps reduce cravings and the […]

CQC rates North Tees and Hartlepool trust as “Good”!

The trust is very pleased to receive such positive recognition from the CQC in each of the five elements inspected: safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. The inspectors particularly noted seeing staff go the extra mile several times, where care and support exceeded good care standards, and recognised the excellent systems the trust has […]

Research trial saved my life

Terry Lowes says the close monitoring he was under as part of research work at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust led to a large tumour being found. Terry, who is 64 and lives in Hartburn, was first treated at the trust several years ago after suffering a heart attack. After being treated for […]

Stroke research recognition for national trial recruitment

Ijaz Anwar, a consultant physician in the stroke unit at the University Hospital of North Tees,  is contributing to the RESTART study with support from consultant physician Arunkumar Annamalai. Dr Anwar said: “The REstart or STop Antithrombotics Randomised Trial is trying to find out whether a certain antiplatelet medication which prevents clots, benefits people who […]

New project helping young people with learning difficulties work in NHS

Project Choice has placed nine of its members into volunteering roles at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. The programme, funded by Health Education England, aims to help young people with learning disabilities, difficulties and autism by setting up placements to get them the work experience they need to get into paid employment within […]

North Tees and Hartlepool Solutions is launched

This week marks the launch of our new wholly-owned subsidiary company, North Tees and Hartlepool Solutions Staff from Procurement, Supplies, Estates and Facilities moved to the company on 1 March 2018. This is a unique opportunity to explore innovative ways of working, to identify pathways for development and for the trust to improve our financial stability. […]

Innovative day case shoulder surgery improving patient care

Sitting on a bed in the day case unit just a few minutes after surgery, 76-year-old Lenora Scott said she felt “almost well enough to run home”. For more than a year, health professionals at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have been making a number of improvements to help reach this milestone. The […]

North Tees and Hartlepool awarded title as an Advanced SafeCare Trust

North Tees and Hartlepool has been named an Advanced SafeCare user Trust, along with another four trusts nationally.   This latest accolade is welcomed by the trust as recognition for the successful implementation of SafeCare Live, which is a live system that supports the management of safe and efficient nurse and midwife staffing levels.   SafeCare Live […]

Special hospital poetry display created

Published poet Mel McEvoy, nurse consultant in palliative care, has written countless memoirs of his time working in the NHS. Trust chaplain Robert Cooper, who is a talented calligrapher, decided to bring three of Mel’s poems to life in a different way. They are now on display in the Oasis spirituality centre at the University […]