Archive – July, 2018

Work to recruit patients to research trials highlighted

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

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 […]

Patient thanks NHS team for major surgery to save use of legs

A MAN has thanked NHS staff for saving the use of his legs – after major surgery to have a large cancerous tumour removed from his spine. Brian Plant from Billingham was told by doctors at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust that without emergency surgery he would never walk again. It was only […]

Staff in Hartlepool full of praise for doctor’s teaching

Health staff in Hartlepool are full of praise for regular in-house teaching a doctor is holding on a range of medical topics. Senior house officer, Dr Mo Helmy, runs weekly sessions with staff from his base in the joint replacement unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. In the four months since it started the […]

Teesside care home throws NHS 70th party to thank staff

A NURSING veteran was among those celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS at a special thank you event in Stockton-on-Tees.  North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust district nurses joined 87-year-old Sheila Bradley at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane. Sheila was an NHS mental health nurse for over 30 years, having trained […]

Fire station tea party for chemo unit

Peterlee Fire Station hosted a tea and cakes fundraiser in aid of the chemotherapy unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. The event was held in memory of local councillor Audrey Laing’s husband Jim who was treated in the unit before he sadly passed away last year. The party, organised by Julia Errington at County […]

Day in the life of…a diagnostic radiographer

Jodie Say is at the start of an 8.30am shift at the University Hospital of North Tees and when I walk in to meet her she is already treating her first patient. “Please breathe in, hold your breath…and breathe out”, she says. She will be based in the hospital’s x-ray department where she will treat […]