Archive – June, 2017

Bowel cancer home test kit saved my life

Bill Collins (pictured with consultant Talvinder Gill and specialist colorectal Gill Trainer) from South Hetton was sent a test kit through the post when he turned 60 – and, unlike many others that age who receive it – he completed it and sent it back. A meeting with a consultant at North Tees and Hartlepool […]

Find out how the scan4safety is set to revolutionise health care

Healthcare staff are invited to a free regional event about how barcode technology is set to transform patient care. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is one of six trusts in the NHS leading on the rolling out of the Department of Health’s Scan4Safety programme which all trusts will be using by 2020. Scan4Safety is […]

Join our nursing team in stroke unit

He said: “The stroke unit is a really rewarding place to work. “Every day is a challenge. We care for patients who are very poorly and get to see them progress every day. “We also have a fantastic team of staff here and have a brilliant ward matron who is always here to support us.” […]

One of youngest patients to have pacemaker fitted

Louise Woods, from Ingleby Barwick, had an operation to have a pacemaker fitted just before she turned 18. Two years later, Louise’s health has improved and she now lives a very normal life. Along with her mum Beverley she wanted to raise money for the unit as a way of giving something back. Beverley said: […]

Trust joins alliance to improve armed forces care

The Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance has been formed to reduce disadvantages to members of the armed forces past and present, by giving appropriate priority for any service related condition. This access is subject to clinical need and veterans are not given priority of referral or treatment ahead of individuals who are in greater clinical need. […]

Invite to trust member event

If you want to hear about the trust’s Hospital at Home service and admission routes into hospital, then please come along to our member event on: Wednesday, 21 June, 9.30am – 11.30am in the lecture theatre, in the Middlefield Centre at the University Hospital of North Tees. Free parking will be available. Refreshments will be […]

Thank you to the children’s ward – they are amazing!

Director of finance Caroline Trevena visited the team today to present them with flowers (donated by the Flower Shop in Yarm) a certificate and cake. The team were nominated by Claire Nixon after her newborn baby, Bea, was cared for by the team. Claire said: “I wanted to say a huge thank you to all […]