Archive – June, 2018

Chief executive coffee afternoon

Chief executive Julie Gillon recently met with staff for a cup of coffee and a chat. She said: “Last week I was delighted to be able to meet some of you in the staff restaurant at the University Hospital of North Tees for a cup of coffee and a chat. It was great to see […]

Staff take on special military challenge

The trust took second and third prize at a special military event testing medical, leadership and team building skills. Teams from orthopaedic outpatients, physiotherapy and workforce and staffing took part in Exercise Medical Challenge on the banks of the River Tyne in Newcastle. Organised by the 201 Field Hospital from its barracks in Fenham in […]

Cancer service helping thousands of people

A cancer support and advice service is looking back on its last 12 months – and what a year it has been. The cancer information service supported by Macmillan at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has had another successful year supporting people affected by cancer across Stockton and Hartlepool. Its highlights over the […]

A day in the life of…a trauma nurse practitioner

It’s just before 8am and Jenny Goodman’s shift starts in the trauma meeting room. This is a daily meeting where doctors and senior nurses in the unit discuss all of the patients on the ward, update on their care plan and talk about any patients due to be transferred in. The team read patient notes […]

Hospital radio opens new studio room

The trust’s hospital radio service has opened a brand new room in its studio after a generous donation from a local company and charity. Radio Stitch have been able to open a third room to record from. The team applied for funding from Thirteen Housing Group who fund local community projects – and were successful […]

Celebrate the NHS with a cuppa

The trust is inviting its staff and community to come together for a cuppa to celebrate a landmark birthday – and help raise money at the same time. The trust will be holding its own Big 7tea event on 5 July – exactly 70 years after the National Health Service was first formed. Events are being held […]

Celebrating our stars

The shining stars awards is a valuable opportunity to recognise all the brilliant things we do for our patients and give staff that much deserved recognition. The evening was opened by Chairman Paul Garvin, and Chief executive Julie Gillon who welcomed staff and highlighted the importance of celebrating our successes. This year some changes were […]

Special run for NHS landmark birthday

The trust teamed up with parkrun UK as part of the NHS 70th birthday celebrations. Staff turned out in force at parkrun events across the area to show their support. Physiotherapists were also on hand at events at Hartlepool, Tees Barrage in Stockton and Durham to take part and to offer advice and support after. […]

Raising awareness about importance of hydration

The trust’s dietitians have been raising awareness about the importance of everyone being properly hydrated. The focus for dietitians week last week was on hydration – particularly focusing on the challenges staff face. Kelly Dunn, a sister in the trauma/spinal unit, volunteered to keep a fluid balance sheet throughout the week and actively took on […]

Don’t wait, hydrate!

The trust is highlighting the need for its staff to be aware of the amount of fluids they are drinking while at work, as part of an upcoming awareness week. Next week the trust will be marking Dietitians Week by going out into clinical areas and reminding staff about the importance of being properly hydrated. […]