Archive – July, 2014

A boost for speech and language in schools

Talk boost logo

Speech and language therapists at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are now able to offer the training schools need so they can deliver Talk Boost to their children. Talk Boost is a catch up programme, developed by the children’s communication charity I CAN and The Communication Trust, which has been shown to produce […]

Friends raise money in memory of Boro fan Jonny

Friends of Jonny donate money to the Haematology unit

Jonny Elliott, who was treated in the University Hospital of North Tees’ haematology unit, died in mid December just weeks after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in October. His family and friends helped raise more than £800 at a music night held at Hardwick Social Club recently with local bands Twisted and Spectrum. His […]

Fad diets – a recipe for disaster

Dietitian Becci Dunn

Becci Dunn, a senior dietitian at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust explained: “One thing I would tell people is to stay away from fad diets. “Fad diets offer a quick fix. Often you will be restricted from eating certain food groups, for example carbohydrates. This makes it difficult to maintain and can put […]

Driver idea is motoring

Volunteer drivers George and Colin

On weekdays between 1-4pm a small team of drivers are now based in an office, which allows them to immediately transport patients back to their homes after their appointment. Colin Ogden, from Seaton Carew, is a retired former waste management manager at Hartlepool Borough Council. The 57-year-old said: “Once patients have been to hospital for […]

Thank you to our volunteers

Volunteers enjoying their evening at the annual thank you event

Our army of volunteers give up their time to help support patients and staff and we are very fortunate that many have supported the trust for a number of years. We also welcomed many new volunteers to the event. Nearly 200 people filled the room to enjoy a beautifully presented, delicious high tea, served by […]