News and events

Doctors in training recognised with award in memory of senior doctor

A DOCTOR in training has been recognised with an award in memory of a highly respected senior doctor who was instrumental in helping develop medics.   The award – named after consultant urologist Les Gilliland who passed away three years ago – is presented to doctors who have overcome personal challenges to complete their training. […]

From domestic to deliveries

Image of Midwife Lisa Payne on the delivery suite

A Teesside midwife swapped her mop for managing morning sickness after deciding to follow her teenage dreams. Lisa Payne has dedicated her career to delivering babies at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust after taking the brave move to re-train as a midwife twenty years ago this year. After starting work at the health […]

Trust First in the North East to commit to Dying to Work Charter

Image of staff signing the charter

Charter protects rights at work for those facing a terminal illness Campaign began in 2016 following Derbyshire sales manager losing her job after cancer diagnosis North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have today (16th September 2019) have become the first hospital trust in the North East to sign a charter aimed at helping employees […]

‘Winter is coming, a war on flu is needed’ urges senior surgeon

As the NHS prepares for the impending pressures of the winter months, a leading Teesside orthopedic surgeon has issued a rallying plea to the public to be prepared. Whilst the health care sector across Teesside and the surrounding areas action implementation of their winter plans, Chris Tulloch from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust […]

Teesside doctor wins scholarship

Image of Vanessa Kocia

On 7th September 2019, a new phase begins for the next generation of healthcare leaders. The Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) works with healthcare students and early-stage professionals to develop our healthcare leaders of the future. Vanessa Kocia, FY2 Doctor at the University Hospital of North Tees has been awarded a place amongst the talented cohort […]

Call to support lung cancer ball fundraiser

Every year the trust’s lung cancer nurses organise a charity ball to raise money for the service – and they are calling on your support again this time! Whether you’re staff, a patient or someone who wants to support a very worthy cause – you are all invited! Over the last four years the team […]

Staff member backs campaign encouraging people to move more

A member of staff has backed a campaign to encourage people to move more after getting fitter herself and climbing a famous mountain. Claire Bainbridge, a clerical officer in pathology, has made changes over the last few months to be more active.   To set herself a target, she signed up to a challenge to […]

Teaming up with Parkrun to get staff and community moving more

The trust teamed up with Parkrun on Saturday as part of a campaign to get staff and the community moving more. The employee engagement and physiotherapy teams have been working with local events at Hartlepool and Tees Barrage to help encourage more people to get involved. Josh Lincoln, who was one of the physios available […]

Stockton cycle group carry out free MOT checks for staff

Every year members of The Hub cycling group in Stockton visit the University Hospital of North Tees for a day to carry out free MOT checks for staff. It includes a full safety assessment, wear and tear check, advice on replacement parts if needed and gear and brake adjustments. John and Ian visited this week […]

Special socks helping protect vulnerable patients

SPECIAL socks are being introduced to help protect vulnerable patients and prevent patient falls. The bright yellow socks are being rolled out across wards at both hospital sites at North Tees and Hartlepool. The socks are given to patients who have been identified as being at high risk of slips, trips and falls. As well […]