News and events

Reflecting on the year and the NHS Constitution.

From time to time, I make the effort to re-visit the NHS Constitution. I find re-reading such an important document affirms my belief in the actions of our Trust, and the way we participate and practice in the wider NHS system for positive effect. We know that when the NHS was founded in 1948, it […]

Celebrating our 200th volunteer

We’re celebrating an early Christmas present in the shape of one of the most precious gifts anyone can receive – time. Because today we welcome Pat Ferguson as our 200th volunteer. Pat, who was an NHS nurse for 51 years before her retirement, will be volunteering in discharge support. Her main role will be to […]

New partnership helping inspire next generation of NHS staff

The trust has teamed up with a local college to help students gain experience working and being trained in the NHS. Health professionals will be helping develop young people from Bede Sixth Form College in Billingham. Over two years, 10 health and social care students will have the opportunity to spend 45 days on work […]

Special care baby unit awarded gold accreditation

Picture of the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) team with award

A Teesside special care baby unit has been awarded ‘gold’ accreditation for its ambitions to ‘Quality in Care’. The department at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust were presented with the award at a ceremony held at University Hospital of North Tees in November 2019. The team were celebrated for their ambitions to make […]

Boro players spread festive cheer at University hospital of North Tees

Children on a ward and in the day unit at the University Hospital of North Tees welcomed a festive visit from players of Middlesbrough Football Club this week to kick off the start of December. Six members of the football team were welcomed on site as part of an annual visit to cheer up poorly […]

Dying to work – reflecting on the work to date

Image of Alan Sheppard, Director of Workforce at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Back in September our Trust signed the ‘Dying to Work’ pledge. We became the first health care organisation in the North East to commit to ensuring that any employee who works for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, diagnosed with a terminal illness would have the right to make their own personal choices pertaining […]

Goldilocks and the Three Chairs

Patients at a local hospital were surprised to see Goldilocks making an unexpected appearance. Must mean it’s panto season at the University Hospital of North Tees? Oh no, it isn’t! Goldilocks, real name Samantha Bennett, and her colleagues Staff Nurse Amy Ryder and Patient Experience & Governance Manager Cordelia Wilson were encouraging patients to try […]

Patients can now have their say online – Friends and Family relaunches digitally

A Teesside hospital Trust has relaunched its ‘Friends and Family Test’ – a survey about patient experience as it transitions from a paper based questionnaire to a digital platform, with the aim of continuing to improve patient experience and build a stronger health care offer for the future. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust […]

Blindness is no barrier for voluntary radio presenter

When poorly patients are relaxing to music from a volunteer-run hospital radio station, they might be surprised to learn that one of their presenters is not only blind, but is also wheelchair-bound and has a learning disability. 18-year-old Bilqees Hussain, from Stockton-on-Tees, is the latest presenter to join Radio Stitch; North Tees and Hartlepool NHS […]