Archive – November, 2018

Finance team scoop top regional award

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

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

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 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 […]

NTHighlights – 16 November 2018

Violence on staff – campaign success so far The launch of the trust’s new Respect campaign – using staff’s children to appeal to people to keep their parents safe at work – has gone national this week. It’s been viewed by more than 80,000 people on Facebook and  Twitter, been shared with other health trusts […]

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

Image of 2018 campaign poster

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

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 […]

NTHighlights – 9 November 2018

Recruitment success for nursing vacancies Nurses who have recently started new roles at the trust have been praising new recruitment centres which have helped cut nurse vacancies to from 99 to five. See the website, Facebook and the Northern Echo Looking to our leaders for the future In her weekly blog, chief executive Julie Gillon […]