News and events

A day in the life of…an amputee rehab physiotherapist

A Day in the Life of… Gill Rooney and the Amputee Rehabilitation Clinic Gill Rooney is a Specialised Physiotherapist based at the University Hospital of Hartlepool and manages the Amputee Rehabilitation Clinic; a service which supports amputee patients to relearn how to use their body after a lower limb amputation. The service takes care of […]

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Residents of care homes in Hartlepool and Stockton have benefitted from an improved method of monitoring their health, thanks to a partnership-led training programme. The North Tees and Hartlepool Education Alliance (NTHEA) is a partnership between North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust, Stockton Borough Council, Hartlepool […]

Free coffee morning for recent new mums

Free coffee morning for recent new mums

Free coffee mornings are being held for any women who have recently received their maternity care from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust so they can share their views on the service. Stephanie El-Malak, the Trust’s head of midwifery, said: “If you’ve received maternity care from us in the last three years, we’d love […]

New hospital exhibition calls on people to look after planet more

A hospital chaplain is using this new exhibition to call on people to look after the planet and live in a more sustainable way. Dave Russon has put together a display in the spirituality centre at the University Hospital of North Tees, challenging us all to think more about how we live and how we […]

New ‘seed’ improves breast cancer care

New ‘seed’ improves breast cancer care

We’re providing even better care for breast cancer patients thanks to the introduction of a new radioactive ‘seed’ technique to improve patient experience as well as surgical outcomes following surgery. Our new procedure aids the surgeons in identifying very small breast cancers prior to surgical removal. North Tees Breast Screening Unit can identify cancers so […]

A new approach to managing chronic pain

As a leading cause of disability, chronic pain is a worldwide health priority. Often incorrectly believed to be due to damage, chronic pain leads many people to stop activities they enjoy because they hurt. But stopping such activities, which are actually good for their health and wellbeing, can actually make the pain worse. Senior Musculoskeletal […]

Shoulder surgery course praised by health professionals

A special training course for health staff included live shoulder surgery broadcast from one of the trust’s operating theatres.   The event focused on shoulder arthroscopy – the process where a camera is inserted into the shoulder to look at the tissue structures and help find out any issues.   The session at the University […]

Postcard memories appeal: help our patients take a trip down memory lane

Staff from a vulnerability unit at the University Hospital of North Tees are encouraging members of the public, visitors and colleagues to help send holiday postcards to the hospital. The Trust is appealing for postcards with holiday memories to raise a smile, and help dementia patients to stay connected to those around them, by reminding […]

Bowel screening nurse never fails to rise to challenge

Lorraine Rodgers never fails to rise to the challenge, is thanked regularly by her patients and goes above and beyond in helping raise awareness of the importance of cancer screening.   That’s why she has been recognised with the trust’s latest star of the month.   Lorraine, a bowel specialist screening practitioner, is committed to […]

Counting the cost of #StormCiara and climate change in Teesside

Image of University Hospital of North Tees mid storm

As the cost of storm Ciara starts to be counted, one Teesside based health care provider is reflecting on the impact of climate change on its ageing building infrastructure. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust was impacted by the reported 100 miles per hour storm at the weekend, costing the organisation a minimum £20k […]