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Mental health help and support is focus of health team

The team in centralised outpatients standing in the waiting area by their information board.

Mental health help and support over the COVID-19 pandemic is the focus of a health team’s latest campaign. The centralised outpatients team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is highlighting the issue as part of its ‘March on with mental health’ awareness month. The service has created a wall of positivity on the […]

Crucial role of medical trainees in COVID-19 research

The research and development team standing in front of the University Hospital of North Tees.

The role medical trainees in Teesside have played in the fight against COVID-19 has been highlighted. The doctors in training at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have been involved in a special research study. They have helped recruit patients in the University Hospital of North Tees to the national RECOVERY research trial. The […]

COVID-19 vaccines do not affect fertility assures local NHS Trust

Steve Wild, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist

“Absolute nonsense!” – that’s the message from a leading obstetrician and gynaecologist in response to false claims on social media that the new COVID-19 vaccines can affect fertility. Among the many unfounded myths surrounding the vaccines is one that it impacts on the fertility of both men and women. Senior experts at North Tees and […]

Second lockdown baby for Seaton Carew couple

Rachel Taylor and Scott Gretton with their new baby

A couple who made headlines last year with a unique marriage proposal have welcomed their second lockdown baby, with the help of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Rachel Taylor and Scott Gretton, from Seaton Carew, made headlines last March when Scott came up with a novel way of proposing to Rachel – he […]

Helping improve hydration levels in patients with use of colourful cups

Ward 32 have started an initiative to use colourful cups to improve hydration.

A hospital ward is using new colourful cups to help ensure patients are well hydrated while under their care. The orthopaedic ward at the University Hospital of North Tees is trialling a new range of brightly coloured cups and water jugs for patients. They will help staff identify patients at risk of not having the […]

Special LGBT network helping NHS staff share experiences

The trust is supporting LGBT+ history month

As a health trust marks a special LGBT month, staff have spoken about their own personal experiences and being involved in a new staff support group. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust recently set up its own internal network for any member of staff who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender staff. As […]

Hartlepool health team now helping patients just home from hospital

Holdforth unit team at Hartlepool are now caring for patients at home after leaving hospital.

A HEALTH team in Hartlepool transformed from a hospital unit into a community care facility is trialling more changes to improve patient care. As part of its latest innovation, the ​Home First team at the University Hospital of Hartlepool is offering care to patients in the hours after they leave hospital. In a trial ending next […]

Boy, 10, one of first in region to take part in COVID-19 research study

Aiden getting a treatment as part of the RECOVERY study

A 10-year-old boy from Stockton hospitalised with COVID-19 has become one of the first patients in the region to be involved in a special research study. Aiden Kallagher-Temple was offered the chance to be part of a national trial by staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Aiden, who is from Hartburn, said […]

A stroke won’t stop Colin singing

Patient Colin Wake who found singing helped his recovery from a stroke

Patient Colin Wake is belting out his favourite songs, despite suffering a stroke in January. Colin, 81, from Stockton, was treated for a stroke at the University Hospital of North Tees. While undergoing intensive speech and physical therapy, Colin spent hours every day on a karaoke app singing as a fun method of speech therapy […]