Archive – November, 2014

Family left devastated by drink driver join campaign to warn of consequences

Vicky Dowdall has joined police and doctors to share her story

As part of the national ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) seasonal campaign, Vicky Dowdall has joined police and doctors to tell of the horrors and emotional turmoil of losing someone to a drink driver. Jacqueline Dowdall, aged 43, from Coxhoe in County Durham, was killed on the A1(M) in Durham on 7 April 2013 […]

State of the art eye screening equipment to benefit people with diabetes

Colleagues at the eye screening service hard at work

The diabetic eye screening service, which is run by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is using optical coherence tomography (OCT) at Lawson Street Health Centre in Stockton and Peterlee Community Hospital. OCT produces a high quality 3D scan of the retina. It is used to look at the sections of a patient’s retina. […]

Governor election results announced

The following candidates were elected: Stockton constituency – four positions Ann Cains Tony Horrocks Pat Upton John Edwards Hartlepool constituency – two positions Maureen Rogers Beverley Hart Easington constituency – one position Keith Blakey Uncontested Non-core public Alison McDonough Staff Carol Alexander Chairman Paul Garvin said: “Becoming a governor offers people who are already members […]

Public invited to have their say about the future of health services

A series of meetings will give people the opportunity to hear from their local health trust and speak to health professionals about their services. You will hear a short presentation followed by questions and answers at events on: 10.30am on 17 November at Hartlepool Central Library 2.30pm on 20 November in Watson Hall, Thornaby Pavilion […]