Archive – February, 2019

North east trust event tackles dementia care

Chairman Paul Garvin introduces the latest membership event

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have hosted the first of their annual member events focusing on the topic of dementia. The community focused trust extended a free invitation to the population of Teesside and the surrounding areas which saw around 50 delegates attend the February event. Opening the first of the 2019 timetabled […]

Smoking messages throughout the ages

'Looks like another busy night': An old archived Trust magazine article

A North East NHS Trust has been exploring communications archives from the eighties to understand how the issue of smoking at their hospital sites was tackled historically. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will go completely smoke free in Hartlepool, Stockton and Peterlee from March 1st 2019. The team who are driving the initiative […]

Hospital hair and beauty salon teams up with local businesswoman

New hair salon manager Dawn

Dawn Cuthbert will be managing Cutting Edge @NTH, an innovative hair and beauty salon at the University Hospital of North Tees. From Monday, it will be open every weekday, between 10am and 2.30pm, offering a full range of treatments including styling, colouring and beauty treatments. The business was set up last year as part of […]

Hospital’s leading Physiotherapists share their expertise across the world

Trust physio supporting athletes training

Leading Physiotherapists from a North East Trust have travelled thousands of miles to support Great Britain in their Olympic attempts. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Physiotherapy Department currently supply expert assessment and treatment to Durham University’s elite sports programme, Team Durham. One of the University’s many successful sports is rowing, with three of […]

Addressing health challenges in our region – smoking in pregnancy

Chief Executive Julie Gillon at the smoking in pregnancy event

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with colleagues at the Durham Centre to explore one of the most topical issues in health care to date. Smoking. More specifically smoking in pregnancy. As a part of the Yale System Leadership Programme cohort for 2018/19, one of our objectives is to create a piece of […]

Northern Trust invites public to join in one week alcohol free

Social Card: Join us for one week alcohol free

A Northern Trust is inviting its public to join in one week alcohol free. As part of its continued alcohol awareness campaign, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is launching the ‘one week alcohol free’ initiative on the 25 February. Asking the communities of North Tees and Hartlepool to switch to water for seven […]

NHS trust encourages communities to cook up a storm

Recipe card - shows how to make turkey meatballs

An award-winning chef from a Teesside hospital trust has shared recipe secrets from his busy kitchens across sites in Stockton and Hartlepool. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust issued a pledge to their local communities at the start of 2019 to support a safer winter period. In January the Trust announced a partnership with […]

Trust’s Cancer Support Team scoop several Northern awards

Cancer support team at their craft and chat event

Volunteers offering Trust based Cancer Support have taken home multiple awards from the Macmillan Volunteer Awards Programme. The volunteers within the Cancer Support Service based at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust received two accolades from Macmillan Cancer Support. The Cancer Information Centre Volunteers were awarded as the North Region’s  winner of the Service […]

Special diary for relatives of end of life care patients highlighted

Mel McEvoy holding the Family's Voice diary than just won recognition

The Family’s Voice diary has been included as an example of good practice and learning in the International Journal of Palliative Nursing. The purpose of the diary is to improve communication between relatives and health professionals in hospital and as a record of relatives’ views on the quality of care. It has since been adopted […]

National recognition for infection control project

Orthopaedic ward team members at the University Hospital of North Tees

The team made a number of changes, including trialling a new product for cleaning around the area where a patient would be catheterised. The improvements led to a reduction in catheter linked urinary tract infections. Ward 32’s work has been highlighted by NHS Improvement. Liz Dobson-Bell, infection prevention and control nurse, who helped the team […]