Archive – July, 2018

Volunteer thank you event – 70 years of the NHS!

Chaplain volunteers from this years thank you event

 The trust held a celebration event to thank our volunteers, with the theme of the NHS 70th birthday. The event, held at the University Hospital of North Tees was hosted by Chairman Paul Garvin, who was joined by chief executive Julie Gillon and other members of the trust board who all helped deliver a wonderful […]

Pathology open day

Ellie talking to staff within the pathology lab

The trusts pathology department opened its doors and welcomed visitors in to see exactly what goes on in the hospital’s laboratory. The pathology department at the University Hospital of North Tees held an open event to mark Biomedical Science day, inviting staff, patients and members of the public to take a tour through the labs […]

Trust gastroenterologist is appointed chair of cancer research institute

PROFESSOR Matt Rutter, consultant gastroenterologist

PROFESSOR Matt Rutter, consultant gastroenterologist, at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed honorary chair at Newcastle University’s Institute of Cancer Research. Professor Rutter’s research will continue to focus on luminal gastroenterology, in particular bowel cancer screening and surveillance. He will also be expanding his research into endoscopy quality and how this […]

A day in the life of a Macmillan Information and Survivorship Manager

The Cancer information centre team and volunteers

I met with Alan (pictured left) in the Macmillan Cancer Support Centre at the University Hospital of North Tees. I was surrounded by walls of information available for those who seek support, from ‘Living as a Carer’ right through to the ‘Build-up Diet’ for those undergoing cancer therapies. The room was welcoming, and I was […]

Free hospital WiFi for patients and visitors

Patients trying out the new wifi service

It has rolled out the new internet service across the University Hospital of North Tees. The move is part of the trust’s vision to improve patient experience and continue its work to be one of the country’s leading NHS digitally mature organisations. The trust is also installing the system across its other main site at […]

Sarah on her leadership journey

Sarah with her completed Mary Seacole certificate

Sarah has passed the Mary Seacole programme which is a six month programme run by the NHS Leadership Academy. The programme aims to provide the balance between learning the theory and putting it into practice. Designed for those looking to move into their first formal leadership role, or those new to first time leadership, it […]

Volunteer driver service motors on

Volunteer drivers Colin and John with Volunteer co-ordinator Paul Wharton

A volunteer driver service that helps patients get to and from hospital is recruiting for more people to help. Since it started five years ago, the service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has made more than 4,500 patient journeys. The small dedicated team of volunteers involved have driven more than 124,000 miles, […]

Sharing urgent and emergency care success story

Urgent care service team, who won the prestigious NHS 70 award at this years parliamentary awards

Health staff from across the country visited a Teesside trust’s urgent and emergency care service to find out the reasons behind its success. The special event run by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust was around sharing learning and good practice. Our Story, held at the University Hospital of North Tees included presentations from […]

Work to recruit patients to research trials highlighted

Some of the staff involved in patient recruitment to research trials

The 2017/18 NIHR Research Activity League Table have been published today by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). The league table highlights the extent of NHS research taking place in England, and the number of participants being recruited into studies. Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the North East have […]

Exciting partnership to train the healthcare staff of today and the future

Signing of the health and social care academy launch

A HEALTH trust and college have teamed up to boost the careers and skills of young people and health professionals. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and Hartlepool College of Further Education will be working together to develop a state of the art simulation suite at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. The facility will […]