Archive – September, 2015

New Botox treatment to help young patients with excess sweat

Beena Kurup

The first patient to have the treatment is 17-year-old Ellie McCorkell from Dalton Piercy. Ellie has a condition which causes her body to sweat more than it needs to, known as hyperhidrosis. Every six to nine months, Ellie visits Beena at the University Hospital of Hartlepool to have around 15-20 injections of botulinum toxin (Botox) […]

Fertility experts to hold annual conference

Professors, doctors and counsellors from the University Hospital of Hartlepool’s assisted reproduction unit will be holding their annual conference on Friday 11 December. The conference, which is titled male factor infertility and will cover topics including environmental factor and lifestyle effect on male infertility and surgical treatment options in male infertility. Hany Mostafa, who is […]

Foundation trust members invited to stand as governors

The trust is about to hold its elections for nine public governor vacancies in the following constituencies: Hartlepool (three positions) Stockton (five positions) Easington (one position) Having a council of governors is a feature of any NHS foundation trust and it gives local people a greater say in how we plan for the future. To […]

Diabetic eye screening service celebrates 10 years

The diabetic eye screening team at Lawson Street

The service, run by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides eye screening for people in Teesside and parts of County Durham who have diabetes. The team of specialists sees thousands of patients and provides screening to patients from 12 years old. Programme lead Sue Pott, started working for the service as a retinal […]

Staff take on army medical challenge

Our midwifery team, who also took part in the medical challenge

Teams from physiotherapy and maternity took part in Exercise Medical Challenge in Newcastle. During the day more than 200 staff from across the region were put to the test on a wide range of scenarios which included a boat casualty rescue on the River Tyne, aid to a casualty under fire, rescuing of casualties and […]

Annual general meeting

The meeting will be held on Thursday, 1 October 2015 at Eaglescliffe Golf Club, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe. The meeting will commence at 2pm. Members of the public are welcome. If you would like to attend, please register either by email to or telephone the private office on 01642 624060 by 28 September 2015. Copies […]

New fertility research presented at European conference

Hany Mostafa

Hany Mostafa, who is the clinical lead for the assisted reproduction unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool presented at The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) meeting in Lisbon for the first time. The annual fertility meeting in Europe attracts thousands of experts from around the world. The results of a study […]

Staff show their hearts for national transplant week

Staff share the importance of organ donation

Clare said: “There is an ever growing number of people waiting for transplants. We sometimes find that people’s families don’t know their wishes so will not consent to organ donation when their loved one dies. Signing up to the organ donor register, and ensuring your loved ones know your wishes, is the best way to […]

We can help you to quit this Stoptober

Stoptober - local authority colleagues from Hartlepool share their support for the stoptober campaign this year

Stoptober is a 28 day initiative, which is backed by Fresh – urging smokers across the country to stop smoking. Stoptober is a great time for smokers to make a positive change in their lives and quit. It’s a time when family, friends and colleagues can all make a start together. People who quit for […]

Hospital mortuary manager in line for a top honour

Michelle Lancaster

Michelle Lancaster, who is the mortuary and bereavement service manager at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is a finalist in the Mortuary Assistant (APT) Team or Individual category. Michelle has been has been selected from hundreds of nominees to go through to the final stages of this year’s awards ceremony at the University […]