Archive – December, 2018

Trust welcomes thousandth patient through its frailty pathway

Members of the frailty team showcase their home safe, sooner working model

An innovative Trust has helped its thousandth patient through its tailored frailty pathway. Where staff identify that a patient would benefit from the support of its frailty co-ordinators, they get in touch with the team. The team provide a person centred approach to delivering care and support to some of the most frail patients in […]

Challenge to ditch the booze for Dry January

Dry January logo

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are urging friends, families and work colleagues to come together and take on the 2019 Dry January challenge as figures show around 180,000 North East drinkers took part last January. People who take a month off the booze can look forward […]

Smokefree 100-day countdown launch

Stop smoking cessation team promote 100-day countdown launch

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has signed a national pledge to go smoke-free by March 2019. Over the last few months the trust has been focusing on making people aware of its campaign and offering specialist support to smokers to help them quit. Areas being focussed on include around the entrances of the […]

Hard hitting approach to keeping health workers safe this winter

According to a staff survey, 15.2% of staff have experienced physical violence from patients in 2017

Trust follows up heartfelt campaign with hard hitting approach to keep staff safe this winter. Last month North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust ran a Respect campaign featuring the children of its health care workers asking members of the public to keep their parents safe at work. In the latest phase of the initiative, […]

Hair and beauty salon is proving popular

New cutting edge salon at North Tees Hospital open for business

The salon, based close to main reception at the University Hospital of North Tees, is run by final year apprentices at Stockton Riverside College every Tuesday and Friday. This is as part of a new partnership between North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and the college. It has been so popular with staff, patients […]

Cancer charity ball reaches £50,000 milestone

The team managed to raise a whopping £11,770

The event is run every year by the lung cancer nurses and is supported by staff, patients and relatives as well as others. Richard Storry from Stokesley Auction House gave his services free of charge, acting as the auctioneer and the band Sole Capital got everyone on their feet. This event helped raise a fantastic […]

North Tees patient rings the final bell on his Chemotherapy treatment

Chemotheraphy patient David got to ring in his final treatment with staff on the ward

NORTH Tees patient rings the final bell on his Chemotherapy treatment. David Patterson officially rang the bell following his last course of treatment. David has completed six cycles of therapy since the beginning of August. His wife and all of the nurses who have supported him over the last few months surrounded him as he […]

New barcode technology to improve patient care is nationally recognised

Jane Hawkes, Scan4Safety programme lead and collegues celebrate national accreditation of the Scan4Safety programme

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been officially accredited for work its carried out to roll out Scan4Safety. The Trust’s Scan4Safety team have successfully completed the initial project to implement the use of GS1 barcode standards to allow them to track and trace patient care. This is together with PEPPOL standards, which is […]

Celebrating innovative work to help refugee medics return to patient care

Professor Jane Metcalf and REPOD colleagues

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust hosted a conference about its programme to retrain and employ doctors who have fled their homeland. Supporting Refugee and Asylum Seeker Healthcare Professionals into Employment was held in Durham. A partnership between the trust, the Investing in People and Culture charity in Middlesbrough and Health Education England (North […]