Archive – November, 2018

Finance team scoop top regional award

Finance team are all thumbs (up!)

The team have helped the trust reduce its deficit this year by leading on a number of changes which have led to efficiencies. A number of improvements have been made around how financial risk is managed and looking more towards the longer term. The team’s work has been recognised with a large team of the […]

Trust is best performing in the country for key targets

Emergency department team - thumbs up on being no.1

Every month the BBC’s special health tracker shows how each trust up and down the country is performing in areas including emergency care, planned operations and cancer care. The trust has consistently hit its main targets more than any other over the last year. Medical director Deepak Dwarakanath said: “We’ve worked in partnership with CCG […]

Care home training successes celebrated

Some of the education team instrumental in providing care home training

The training the trust’s clinical educators have run with care homes has already led to significant reductions in admissions to hospital of elderly residents. The team have trained staff in 26 care homes – and aim to roll out the programme to the rest of the area by 2020. The training, which aims to help […]

New clinics helping critical care patients cope with recovery

The new service has been officially launched

The rehab service is for patients who have been treated in the critical care unit at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. A clinic, run every month in main outpatients at the University Hospital of North Tees, includes a intensive care consultant,  a specialist nurse and physiotherapist. Consultant anaesthetist Tara Mane, who leads the […]

Hard hitting campaign asking the public to ‘please keep mummy safe at work’

My grandad is a porter - please keep him safe at work

The latest staff survey results for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust show that 15% of respondents have experienced violence from patients, relatives and members of the public in the last 12 months. This is reportedly rising too, with frontline staff at several North East trusts anecdotally reporting an increase in the levels of […]

College and NHS trust join forces to open new hospital hair salon

Some of the beauty students that will gain valuable work experience from working in the hospital salon

The salon, near to the main entrance at the University Hospital of North Tees, has been opened thanks to joint working by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and Stockton Riverside College. The vacant space – for many years used as a popular dry cleaning service – has been refurbished by college joinery and […]

Trust recognised as being veteran aware ahead of Armistice Centenary

Mark with fellow veteran colleagues

This mark of distinction means that patients who have served in the UK armed forces will be cared for by frontline staff who have received training and education on their specific needs, such as around mental health, and who can signpost them to local support services. The trust is one of 24 NHS bodies across […]

New recruitment centres helping towards nursing vacancies success

Ashley and Terri-Anne

The trust now holds special recruitment centre days – which are an opportunity for nurses looking for a new role to meet and talk to staff in a more informal setting than would be at an official interview. The trust also has a rolling advert for nursing vacancies so that it is constantly recruiting nurses. […]