Archive – August, 2018

Emergency care award created in memory of much loved nurse

Sister Diane who sadly passed two years ago

AN award in memory of a much loved and respected nurse has been created to highlight staff who have gone above and beyond in caring for patients. 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 […]

Special event to highlight refugee healthcare workers challenge

Professor Jane Metcalf (left) and participant Abdul Al-Asadi (right)

THE challenges facing refugee health professionals wanting to return to medical practice will be discussed at a special event. 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 […]

Pledge to save lives by supporting organ donation

Organ donation nurse Claire promotes organ donation week at North Tees Main Concourse

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’

Chief Executive Julie Gillon presents to a full lecture theatre

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

A COMMUNITY nurse is encouraging care home residents and staff to stay properly hydrated – to help improve their health and reduce 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 […]

Joint replacement patients benefit from improvements

Staff from departments across the Trust who have been instrumental in improving joint replacement for patients

JOINT replacement patients at the trust are being supplied with discharge medications they need soon after surgery, thanks to a new initiative. 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 […]

This bank holiday think GP or pharmacy before accident and emergency

People across the North East and North Cumbria are being asked to help ease pressure on NHS accident and emergency services over the August bank holiday. 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 […]

Coffee and a chat in Hartlepool

Chief Executive Julie Gillon talking to staff at Hartlepool at this months coffee morning

Chief executive Julie Gillon recently met with staff at the University Hospital of Hartlepool for a cup of coffee and a chat. “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 […]

Virtual fracture clinics to reduce hospital visits

Colleagues in orthopaedic outpatients who have been involved in holding virtual fracture clinics

VIRTUAL clinics for patients with suspected fractures are set to be launched at a health trust in Teesside. 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 […]

Going above and beyond to help research trials

The latest research stars Alex and Anna with Consultant Justin Carter

Two members of staff have gone above and beyond in their work to help progress life saving 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 […]