Archive – September, 2018

Meal tray initiative to raise awareness of infection prevention

Infection prevention and control Nurse Liz (Left) and Head of Catering Colin (right)

Liz Dobson-Bell, infection prevention and control nurse, is using the special tray covers to promote hot topics such as hand hygiene, hydration, avoiding clutter at bedsides and flu awareness. It is being used in different clinical areas across the University Hospital of North Tees and University Hospital of Hartlepool. This is with help from the […]

Celebrating the work of Project Choice

Chief Executive Julie Gillon presenting for Project Choice

I explained a bit about the long term plan being set out by the NHS for the future of healthcare. A plan is being developed and by the autumn will set out ambitions for improvement over the next decade. Working groups covering priorities set out by the government have been established bringing together local and […]

Paramedic one of first to enrol on specialist programme

Kevin with colleagues at the Trust

Kevin Amer, urgent care practitioner team lead at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, is studying a non-medical prescribing course at the School of Health and Social Care at Teesside University. The programme, one of only a small number to be running at universities across the country, will give him the knowledge and skills […]

Expert speakers from across the world speak at high profile event

The conferenc organisers and speakers

The ninth NeoCard 2018 event, held over two days at the School of Health and Social Care at Teesside University, was for neonatologists, paediatricians, paediatric cardiologists, paediatric intensivists, advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses. Prestigious international speakers including professor Steven Donn from Michigan USA, professor Helmut Hummler from Doha in Qatar, professor Max Vento […]

Heart failure team gets international recognition

Some of the heart failure team

A SPECIALIST team who treat patients with heart failure have had international recognition for a clinical audit they were involved in. The heart failure service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust presented their work to the European Heart Failure Society. The team investigated how many patients with severe heart failure (left ventricular systolic […]

Nurse recognised for special end of life care diary at national event

Mel McEvoy receives his award. Photo credit: Victor De Jesus

A SPECIAL diary for relatives of patients on end of life care has had national recognition after the nurse who created it was awarded and had the chance to speak about it to the NHS England national board. Mel McEvoy, a nurse consultant at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, had his work highlighted […]

New virtual fracture clinics set to start

Currently, patients suffering suspected fractures attend urgent or emergency care for an x-ray and initial treatment. If there is a break, the patient returns to the fracture clinic the following day for assessment to decide if they need specialist treatment or can be discharged. The new virtual fracture clinic means patients with certain conditions can […]

Talk to your relatives about organ donation

Yes I donate: organ donation logo

She said: “You may have seen that it was Organ Donation Week last week – we certainly played our part to help raise awareness of this fantastic campaign. “The message we were helping highlight to so many people is so simple but incredibly important – we all need to talk to our families about what […]

Local doctor is part of life-saving mission to Africa

Nic Child (pictured far right) with colleagues from across the region who have been involved in the mission to Africa

Nic Child (pictured far right), a cardiologist at the trust, will be going to Ghana with a team of fellow cardiologists, surgeons, intensive care practitioners, a heart bypass technician and an anaesthetist, among others. The team will be heading to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana’s second city, in February 2019. Their […]

Lighting up pink to help save lives

North Wing Block at North Tees Hospital lit up pink at night in aid of organ donation

As part of this year’s organ donation week, buildings and landmarks across the country have been going pink. The trust has been proud to play its part by making the main wall of its north wing at the University Hospital of North Tees pink every night this week. Pink organ donation flags have also been […]