News and events

Picket line hits North Tees

Deepak Dwarakanath smoking

The University Hospital of North Tees was the scene of a picket line demonstration today. But these protesters weren’t demanding changes to working conditions or making a political point – they were appealing to visitors at the hospital to not smoke on the grounds. Leading the protest was North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Hospital Foundation […]

Student paramedic’s successful work placement experience in elective care unit

Student paramedic Lauren Schofield has recently completed a two-week placement in elective care – an experience she feels has been invaluable to her development. Lauren has spent time in the joint replacement unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, shadowing staff and caring for patients. This is now part of her training she is undergoing […]

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS COPD Specialist has research paper published

Extended Scope Practitioner Caroline Fernandes-James

A Teesside based health care professional has had a specialist research paper published in an international journal. Caroline Fernandes-James presented her research on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and pulmonary rehabilitation engagement at the World Contextual Behavioural Science conference, Dublin 2019. The full research paper was published in the international journal Chronic Respiratory Disease, and […]

New online registration service promises improved care for expectant mothers

Specialist Lead Midwife Anita Scott

A local hospital trust is promising expectant mothers in the Stockton-Hartlepool region improved care from an initial online registration of the pregnancy through to the post-natal period. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s new online pregnancy registration form goes live on Monday 4 November aimed at further enhancing the care for all women booked […]

Inspiring pathology tour for school students

Badger Hill academy school children looking at cultures in microbiology

A local school was welcomed into the University Hospital of North Tees so pupils could see what happens in a hospital pathology laboratory. Around 30 primary school children from Badger Hill Academy in Brotton were given a guided tour of the Pathology department in October. Split into three groups, the children were taken on journey […]

Award nominations for committed volunteers

Volunteer Drivers being filmed for the Helpforce awards

Volunteers at a local NHS Trust have been celebrated after being nominated for two prestigious awards. The national Helpforce Champions Awards 2019, which recognises the contribution to volunteering in the NHS, took place today (25 October) in London to celebrate the exciting ways in which volunteers across the country are giving their time to benefit […]

Mealtime companion service helping improve patient recovery times

Patients who eat and drink appropriately during their hospital stay make a faster and more successful recovery. That’s why the Trust has a number of initiatives to ensure patients have the right nutrition and hydration during their hospital stay – such as the mealtime companion service. Since being set up five years ago, the trust has […]

Chief nurse warns of strengthened security measures

Image of Chief Nurse, Julie Lane

A Teesside based health care trust has issued a stark message to the public warning of strengthened ward security measures as cases of illegal drug misuse are on the rise. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have already fitted two of their Stockton site wards with locks to ensure they can monitor any suspicious […]

Smoking in pregnancy – the journey continues

Julie presents on smoking in pregnancy at South Tees

Earlier this year, I spoke about the launch of an initiative aimed at tackling smoking during pregnancy, as part of the Yale System Leadership group, in partnership with the Local Maternity Service (LMS). As we edge towards the end of the year, I thought it appropriate to offer an update on progress to date, and […]