Archive – September, 2016

Foundation trust members invited to stand as governors

The trust is about to hold its elections for 11 governor vacancies in the following constituencies: Stockton (three positions) Hartlepool (two positions) Easington (three positions) Sedgefield (one position) Staff (two positions) 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 […]

Take on the Stoptober challenge to quit smoking

Stoptober campaign tours Teesside to promote quit smoking agenda

The smoking rate across the North East has fallen from 29% of people smoking in 2005 to 22% smoking in 2012 and 18.7% smoking in 2015 – a drop of 3.3% over the past four years and around 189,000 fewer smokers in the last decade. Alongside this, according to the latest data from Nielsen, the […]

Staff share powerful personal stories

Colleagues involved in the Staff voices video.

Staff were challenged to produce a short video telling a story from their working life which will stay with them forever. The Staff Voices video has formed part of NHS England’s DNA of Care project which is being shared for learning across the NHS. Organisation development practitioner Louise Samuel, one of the staff members involved, […]

Join new wheelchair user group

The group will be supported by the trust and will have representatives on it from our wheelchair service team. The aim of the user group is to give wheelchair users a voice to help improve wheelchair services and provide any feedback. The Wheelchair Leadership Alliance, set up last year and chaired by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, […]

Annual General Meeting

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, 5 October 2016 in the Tees meeting room at the University Hospital of North Tees. The meeting will commence at 10 am. 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 […]

Wynyard Hall hosts black tie ball to support trust

Hoping to raise at least £6,000 for the trust, Wynyard Hall’s October 7 charity ball will be a glittering affair with a Prosecco reception and live music in the spectacular 650-seater Grand Marquee in the hotel gardens. Wynyard’s top chefs will also pull out all the stops with a three-course feast featuring dishes such as […]

Maiden Castle Physiotherapy to hold open event

Come along and meet the team, who will be on hand to provide advice on sports injuries. Take a look round the facilities and enter the raffle for a free physiotherapy assessment, screening session or a 30 minute massage appointment. The service, based at the Graham Sports Centre in Maiden Castle, Durham is provided by […]

Nurses invited to find out about Scan4Safety

The programme, which involves scanning barcodes to identify staff and to track patients and the products used in their care, has already commenced and a number of benefits will be realised from their introduction. Benefits include the globally unique identification of the patient, enabling accurate and consistent information to be captured and stored in the […]

Foot and ankle symposium a success

The event at the Jury’s Inn Hotel in Middlesbrough was organised by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Rajiv Limaye and consultant radiologist Peddada Raju. The day was started by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Limaye who welcomed all delegates, before the first presentation about reviewing treatment options was given by Asad Syed, consultant orthopaedic surgeon and Yogesh Joshi, […]