Archive – January, 2018

Trust receives donation of 80,000th bear

Freemasons of the Province of Durham have been supplying the toy bears to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s A&E paediatric department for more than a decade and this month saw the 80,000th bear donated. More than 800 teddies are given away each year at the hospital to help comfort children who may be […]

Service for women is rated one of top centres

A HEALTH team which helps women with a common long term condition has been confirmed as one of the top centres in the country. The endometriosis service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has successfully maintained its status as a centre of excellence. The service hit 100% in nearly all of the main […]

A day in the life of the clinical director for orthopaedics

In the latest in our day in the life of series, we spent the day with Alan Middleton, clinical director for orthopaedics. The day opens with the briefing, where the team discusses the morning’s list and any points of note for today’s cases. It’s a trainer day, so Alan is working closely with registrar Ali, […]

Flu jab warning after rise in hospital admissions

The trust has seen a significant rise in the number of patients admitted to hospital with flu this winter.   Medical director Deepak Dwarakanath has reminded staff who have yet to be immunised to do so and to appeal to members of the public to get the jab.   He said: “This year we have seen […]

Green friendly hospital reducing electricity costs

The 250kw panels at the University Hospital of North Tees will generate renewable energy which can go back into powering the whole building. Half of the planned solar panels – 480 in total – are already in place and in operation on the hospital’s podium roof. The other 125kW of panels will be installed on […]

Women urged to have life saving smear tests

Lisa Tomlinson, a healthcare assistant and health promotion lead in main outpatients, was treated for cervical cancer and is now fully recovered. She will be raising awareness next week as part of Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. She said: “It’s really really important for people to go along and have their smear test when they are […]

Carole is on track with leadership

The trust’s new leadership track is already proving successful with one member of staff. Carole Logie, ultrasound service manager, is using the new Journey into Leadership programme. This sets out six different training routes staff can take, focusing on different parts of a person’s behaviour and skills – including emotional intelligence, innovation, time management, problem […]

The University Hospital of North Tees shares tale of success

On Friday 8 December, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (NTH) hosted a visit from the Buckinghamshire 24/7 Primary Care Provider Collaborative. The collaborative met the trust’s Urgent Care team to understand more about how NTH implemented their Integrated Urgent Care Service and any lessons learned. NTH presented the findings from the Integrated Urgent […]

Outpatient appointments and elective surgery cancellations – statement

Please see below for media update: – next update Thursday 4th January at 1pm.   Dr Stuart Findlay, Co-chair the North East and Cumbria Urgent and Emergency Care Network, which represents all NHS organisations, said: “I would like to thank our hard working front line NHS staff, who yet again have made sure that we […]

Start the new year by quitting smoking

NEW figures reveal the shocking toll smoking causes on health and the NHS, with 104 patients admitted every day and over 38,000 a year to North East hospitals as a result of smoking-related illnesses. It comes as Public Health England (PHE) releases a new TV advert highlighting the dangers of tar in cigarettes. The latest […]