Archive – February, 2019

National recognition for infection control project

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 […]

This week’s NTHighlights

Please note: you will not be able to access the social media links from trust computers; you can access them from the trust’s app, your personal mobile or computers at home: Pioneering matron nominated for British Journal of Nursing award Haematology Matron Mercy Cabrega has been recognised for her hard work and commitment to the […]

Celebrating the stars of research

That’s why we celebrate staff who have gone above and beyond to help develop research with the Research Star award. Congratulations to principal pharmacy technician Helen Dunn who is the latest winner. Head of pharmacy Philip Dean said: “Helen has shown great knowledge of and achieved mastery of her subject area, is tenacious and assertive […]

Teesside trust in plea to local businesses

Mock up of vaping garden at University Hospital North Tees

A leading Teesside NHS trust has issued a plea to local businesses across the region to help support their ambitions to go entirely smoke free by March 31st 2019. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are currently on a countdown to the target date to ensure that both hospital sites at Stockton and Hartlepool […]

North east nurse of 25 years shortlisted for national award

North East nurse of 25 years nominated for her outstanding contribution to the work of the Haematology department.

North East nurse of 25 years nominated for her outstanding contribution to the work of the Haematology department. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Haematology/Anticoagulation Matron, Mercy Cabrega, has been nominated for Oncology Nurse of the Year in the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards. Mercy was nominated by one of her students who, […]

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust joins new national programme to maximise the positive impact of volunteers

Helpforce, the organisation working with hospitals to enhance the benefits of volunteering across the NHS, will today announce that North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust has joined its new Volunteering Innovators Programme to identify the most promising volunteering initiatives from across the country that can be spread to other NHS settings. North Tees and Hartlepool […]

This week’s NTHighlights

Please note: you will not be able to access the social media links from trust computers; you can access them from the trust’s app, your personal mobile or computers at home: Chief Executive Julie Gillon talks about alcohol awareness and promoting better health You can read the blog here. Trust comes out on top for […]

Northern partnership supporting local people to live with and beyond cancer

A local partnership is offering its communities the opportunity to get the help they need to live with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is working with Catalyst Stockton, with support from the Northern Cancer Alliance and Macmillan Cancer Support to offer those who have been affected by Cancer, […]

Raising awareness around alcohol misuse and promoting better health

This week, our Trust is focusing on raising awareness around alcohol misuse and the impact it can have on your health. The North East as a whole has a 45% higher death rate from liver disease than anywhere else in the UK. Here in North Tees and Hartlepool, we have had 608 alcohol related admissions […]

Raising awareness of patients being given too much oxygen

The respiratory team are now educating patients at high risk of harm from being given too much oxygen (those with chronic hypercapnea) by providing nurse education, a patient information sheet about oxygen, and a new medical alert key fob which patients can carry with them. This is as well as getting a standard British Thoracic […]