Archive – June, 2018

Chief executive coffee afternoon

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 people from across the trust, and it was a valuable opportunity to hear from you about […]

Staff take on special military challenge

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 Newcastle and from HMS Callion by the quayside, the event was set up to test NHS and university staff […]

Cancer service helping thousands of people

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 last year include helping around 3,000 people affected by cancer, recruiting eight more volunteers, setting up a headwear service and raising awareness […]

A day in the life of…a trauma nurse practitioner

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 on a large screen in front, while studying numerous x-ray images and scans. “This […]

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 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 in trusts across the country to mark this date and to help raise money for different charities. The event, being held in the grounds of the University Hospital […]

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

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. Physio Josh Lincoln, who came third in the Hartlepool race, said: “It was fantastic for […]

Raising awareness about importance of hydration

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 more water over that period. She said: “I know I don’t normally drink enough fluids […]

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. […]