Archive – September, 2018

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

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), 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 […]

NTHighlights – 7 September 2018

Organ Donation Week As part Organ Donation Week this week our medical director Deepak Dwarakanath and clinical lead for organ donation Anil Sharma has urged people to talk their families about their wishes.  See it on the website and Twitter Nurse shares her husband’s experience searching for a donor Tracy Bewick, a nurse in the […]

Lighting up pink to help save lives

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 […]

Leaving for a higher calling

Jane Robson, clinical pharmacy services manager at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, will soon begin a new career in the Church of England. Though she has had a very rewarding role over the last 21 years, her passion and ambition for some time has been to pursue a career in the church. She […]

Physio plays his part in helping Team GB achieve record medal haul

Dominic Ellington (pictured centre), a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist, provided support for the team at the World University Rowing Championships. He played his role in helping the team storm to the top of the medal table with six golds and a silver at the event in Shanghai in China – beating their previous best medal total. […]

Nurse tells of her husband’s search for an organ donor

Tracy Bewick, a staff nurse at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has been supporting her husband in his wait for a donor. Adrian, who has been a diabetic since the age of 14, suffered kidney failure three years ago and has needed a kidney and pancreas transplant ever since. Tracy, who works in […]

Campaign for pregnant women to be aware of baby’s movements

The movements matter campaign is around highlighting the need for pregnant women to monitor the movement of their unborn baby. By reporting any reduction in movement as early on as possible, clinicians are able to do more to care for a baby if there is an issue. Steve Wild, clinical lead for obstetrics and consultant […]