Archive – August, 2018

Emergency care award created in memory of much loved nurse

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s emergency department has set up an award in memory of Diane Jones. Diane, who was a nursing sister in the emergency department, sadly died nearly two years ago. The award was presented this week to Ben Baino, an associate practitioner in the emergency department, by Diane’s husband David […]

Special event to highlight refugee healthcare workers challenge

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will hold an event around its programme to retrain and employ who have fled their homeland. Supporting Refugee and Asylum Seeker Healthcare Professionals into Employment will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Durham on Wednesday 28 November. A partnership between the trust, the Investing in People […]

Pledge to save lives by supporting organ donation

Nationally, three people die every day in need of an organ, and there are around 35 people in Stockton and Hartlepool on the transplant waiting list. It’s amazing that 13 patients had their lives saved due to the continued excellent work within North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in the last 12 months, however […]

Moving from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’

The challenge over the next few months is to continue to improve further. The aim is to be the very best we can be and that ultimately means being judged to be an ‘Outstanding’ health trust. The trust hosted an event last week: Celebrating Good Care – Moving to Outstanding Care. This event was around […]

Hydration campaign to prevent hospital admissions

Gill Roberts, infection prevention and control nurse at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, is highlighting to elderly residents the importance of drinking fluids to improve their health and reduce the risk of infections or of having a fall. Gill is working with Charlotte Grange Residential Care Home in Hartlepool as part of a […]

Joint replacement patients benefit from improvements

Staff at the trust have made improvements to the process for patients who have had surgery at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. The joint replacement team have worked with pharmacy and the digital programme team to create a quicker, more efficient way of preparing prescriptions for patients. Using a new electronic patient records system being rolled out […]

This bank holiday think GP or pharmacy before accident and emergency

NHS England is urging people to see a pharmacist or make an appointment to see a GP for non-emergency health issues. Although some GP practices are closed over the bank holiday weekend, the NHS has been working to ensure people can access a GP appointment or pharmacist should they need advice or treatment for a […]

Coffee and a chat in Hartlepool

“I have recently started arranging informal drop-in meetings with staff so I can answer any questions or respond to any themes or ideas they may have. I am really pleased with how successful they have been so far. People from across the hospital and the community came along, raising a number of very valuable points. […]

Virtual fracture clinics to reduce hospital visits

The new initiative at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will allow patients to manage their broken bones safely at home while cutting clinic waiting times for those that need to return to hospital. Currently, patients suffering suspected fractures attend urgent or emergency care for an x-ray and initial treatment. If there is a […]

Going above and beyond to help research trials

Anna Napora and Alex Ramshaw have been named the trust’s latest Research Stars. The accolade is given to staff who have gone above and beyond in their work with research trials at the trust. Alex, a research nurse, has been involved in projects across a number of areas including neonatal, paediatrics, stroke and respiratory. Beth […]