Archive – September, 2017

Exciting partnership leads to opening of new research centre

Ribbon cutting event at the Synexus centre

A NEW partnership between the trust and Synexus – a leading research company – has taken an exciting step forward with the opening of a new centre for clinical trials at the University Hospital of North Tees. It is only the second time Synexus has teamed up with an NHS trust in this way to […]

Exciting new opportunities to be an enhanced care volunteer

Enhanced care team

The trust has new roles for enhanced care volunteers to support nursing staff in ward areas in providing enhanced care to patients who have complex needs. It will include engaging with patients who are anxious or in need of company, providing distraction therapy through social activities and spending time talking and listening to patients. It […]

Annual General Meeting

The meeting will be held on Thursday, 5 October 2017 in the Boardroom at the University Hospital of North Tees. The meeting will commence at 2 pm. 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 624060 by […]

Putting staff on the right track

Staff members Gareth and Louise promote the journey into leadership programme

A HEALTH trust is putting the tracks in place to help its staff on the way to becoming the best leaders they can be. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has created an online guide to develop staff’s leadership skills. The trust’s organisation development team have mapped out six different routes staff can take. […]

Diabetic patient warns about importance of good foot care

Diabetic patient Ian with staff members who helped with his treatment

Ian Gamble has spent the last 20 years being treated at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Ian, who is 62, has type two diabetes – this puts him at a much greater risk of developing problems with his feet due to the damage raised blood sugars can cause to sensation and circulation. The ulcers […]

Heart transplant saved my life

New heart transplant display a North Tees Hospital

A healthcare assistant whose life was saved after having heart transplant surgery has taken part in a dedication ceremony to encourage people to consider becoming organ donors. Emma Thompson placed a memento in the organ donation display cabinet at the University Hospital of North Tees to help raise awareness. Emma, who works in orthopaedic outpatients […]