Archive – February, 2016

FINEST training pilot

The latest cohort of colleagues who have undergone FINEST training

The trust’s Faculty of Interprofessional Education and Staff Training (FINEST) team has been working with the team in the medicine ward at the University Hospital of North Tees to develop the way the team works together. Interprofessional working is when two or more professions work together,  learn with and from one another to improve communication […]

Lisa promotes cervical cancer prevention

Lisa Tomlinson and Consultant Mary George, promote the importance of cervical screening

Health care assistant Lisa Tomlinson has recently been given the lead in health promotion in the main outpatients department at the University Hospital of North Tees. Every month Lisa will be focusing on promoting a specific area of health, and this month she has chosen an area very personal to her, cervical cancer prevention. Lisa, […]

Intravenous therapy at home

Edward Alton with Community rapid response nurse Katy Ingledew

When Edward Alton from Hartlepool was told he would need treatment for a painful chest infection, he expected he would need to spend time in and out of hospital. But Edward has actually been able to have the intravenous therapy he needed from the comfort of his own living room. For two weeks, a rapid […]

Twiddlemuffs helping dementia patients

Carol and Michelle with some of the new twiddlemuffs being used for patients with dementia

Associate practitioner Carol Brown attended a dementia course and came away with some interesting ideas that the staff on the ward have since introduced. Older persons nurse practitioner Michelle Wild (pictured right) explained ‘’We have brought some items onto the ward proven to help and comfort dementia patients. We have dolls which the patients enjoy […]

Help us to help you

While many of the people we are seeing have complex illnesses where they need to be admitted to hospital, we want to make sure people are treated in the right place, so that our staff can concentrate on looking after the seriously ill or injured. People can help us by: working with us to help […]

New Macmillan information centre to open

The trust’s new cancer survivorship manager Alan Chandler is looking for volunteers to help him run the service. As part of a promotion week, a Macmillan mobile information bus will be touring the area. It will be at: • Monday 15 Feb: Hartlepool, Villiers Streeet (10am-4pm) • Tuesday 16 Feb: Middlesbrough, Corporation Road (10am-4pm) • […]

CQC rating announced

The trust has been given an overall rating as a trust as requiring improvement. However, in total out of the 85 individual ratings 65 were rated as good. A number of areas were identified as good practice, including surgery, critical care, end of life care, the trust’s simulation suite, community services and the trust’s services […]