Archive – May, 2016

Aprils employee of the month

Clare was nominated by her colleague Vicki James for showing outstanding support to a family under tragic circumstances. Vicki told us ‘’ Clare was touched after hearing of a families loss so organised and took part in fundraising events that helped plant a tree in a local park in memory of their loved one. “Clare […]

New surgery under local anaesthetic

In patients with this condition, the valves that open and close to assist the return of blood in the legs to the heart have become damaged. As a result of the valves not closing properly the patients suffer symptoms such as varicose veins, leg heaviness, fatigue, pain, swollen limbs, skin changes and leg ulcers. The […]

John praises medics after bike accident

John was even able to get back on his bike and ride to his home in Horden. It was only when he got home that his wife Jill saw how badly injured he was and called for an ambulance. Paramedics took John to the University Hospital of North Tees where staff assessed him and he […]

Celebrating our care makers

To celebrate this we are inviting staff to attend a whole day event to the people who have dedicated their time to ensuring Compassion in Practice has been embedded in the trust. New members of staff are also invited to join the care makers by signing up to join the event on Friday 17 June […]

Students make their own special delivery

Paying a visit to the neonatal unit at the University Hospital of North Tees, the Health and Social Care students brought with them 20 emergency care kits for families rushed into the ward. Ward Matron, Debbie Bryan, said: “Nobody expects to have a premature baby so when the baby arrives nine times out of ten […]

Paediatric staff train medics in Nepal

The course was co-ordinated by consultant paediatrician Anil Tuladhar along with consultant neonatologist Sundaram Janakiraman, retired neonatal ward matron Barbara Harrison, and senior paediatric trainee dr Subhan Christudas. They were joined by Dr Bernd Reichert, assistant professor In neonatology, Joanne Jenkinson, senior neonatal nurse, Sidra Research Institute in Qatar. The group held the course in […]

Nurses and midwives invited to recruitment open day

People can come along to the event on Friday 3 June, any time between 9am to 12pm in the Tees meeting room at the University Hospital of North Tees. Assistant director of nursing, workforce and quality Emma Roberts said: “This is a great opportunity to find out more about the trust and to come and […]

New apprenticeships are helping healthcare assistants

Teesside University is now offering Higher and Degree Apprenticeships which allow businesses to jointly design qualifications and apprenticeship standards which they know will meet their requirements by developing the right skills for employees. The Higher and Degree Apprenticeships are part-funded by the Government and, unlike traditional apprenticeships, there is no age restriction. Teesside is already […]

The NHS Better Health programme public engagement events

The Better Health programme is looking at how local hospitals achieve the standards which local people have a right to expect from their services, and how the NHS meets its aspirations to provide more care in the home and in community based settings. It is being led by clinicians including senior hospital consultants and GPs […]