Archive – 2018

Trust recognised as being veteran aware ahead of Armistice Centenary

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

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. […]

Looking to our leaders for the future

She said: “I presented to this year’s intake of graduate management trainees in the region recently. “The morning involved presentations from myself as the keynote speaker discussing leadership in the NHS as well as previous alumni from the Graduate Management Training Scheme who gave an overview of their career journeys through the scheme and after.  […]

Craft and chat group helping people affected by cancer

Louise Harland, the trust’s Macmillan cancer support worker, explains more about the group and the impact it has had on people affected by cancer. She said: “The group meet weekly and are supported through the cancer information centre. The group is made up of cancer survivors, those actively having treatment and carers. It was initially […]

Two vacancies for non-executive directors

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting for two non-executive directors. The trust is looking for two people – one with considerable finance experience and another with a significant knowledge of women’s maternity and children’s services. The two roles would help shape healthcare at the trust, hold the board of directors to account […]

Mortuary diploma success for Shaunna

Shaunna Cahillane is now a level 3 qualified anatomical pathology technologist after studying the Royal Society for Public Health diploma. The programme involves a total of 10 knowledge and competency units in areas such as health and safety, microbiology and infection, anatomy and physiology, communication and preparing for a post mortem. Shaunna said: “I am […]

Helping people affected by cancer

The first of the Living With and Beyond Cancer events took place on Friday at the Destiny Centre in Norton. They are being run by Catalyst Stockton, with support from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, the Northern Cancer Alliance and Macmillan Cancer Support. Events are also being held in at the Centre for […]

Another successful year for dementia care

Over the last three years, 240 staff have been trained in advanced dementia awareness (tier 2) – including doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, specialist nurses, ward clerks and porters. Dozens more staff have been trained to tier one level, including trainee nursing associates, new staff at trust inductions, volunteers and even members of […]

NTHighlights – 26 October 2018

Trust appoints new chief executive The trust chairman Paul Garvin is delighted to announce Julie Gillon has been appointed as the new chief executive. See the  website, Health Service Journal, Hartlepool Mail and Nursing Times Meet the NHS leaders of the future Leaders of the future are being developed thanks to new links between the […]

Meet the NHS leaders of the future

Hartlepool College of Further Education is running special leadership programmes for staff at the trust. The Institute of Leadership Management courses have been tailored to meet the needs of NHS staff. They represent a £120,000 investment – the latest stage in an exciting new partnership between the trust and college. Earlier this year, the two […]