Archive – April, 2019

The Northern Trust that tailors its care for those living with dementia

Staff actively taking part in dementia training session

A North East Trust is committed to working with its partners to identify cognitive impairment in patients at the earliest opportunity. In the latest national figures released by NHS Digital, Stockton and Hartlepool has been ranked fourth nationally as a region that is actively diagnosing patients who are living with dementia. North Tees and Hartlepool […]

Local company donate TVs to poorly young patients

Tracerco kindly donate TVs for some of our youngest poorly patients to use

Staff from Tracerco’s regional branch in Billingham held a Christmas jumper day to help raise funds. The money they collected was then matched by Johnson Matthey Plc – making a total of more than £550. This was used to buy five TVs to help make patients’ stay more comfortable in the ward. Play specialist Lynn […]

Teesside Trust Talks Toilet Based Behavior

Spot the symptoms: Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo

A Teesside health trust has launched a campaign this week to highlight the truths surrounding Britain’s fourth most common cancer – bowel cancer. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS foundation Trust, which serves a population of over 400,000 people across Stockton, Hartlepool and parts of County Durham, extending the screening service to parts of North Yorkshire, […]

Ward staff raise funds for a good cause this Easter

Staff surrounded by all the generous easter raffle prizes they have up for grabs

Enthusiastic ward staff at a Teesside trust have scrambled together to raise funds for charity this Easter time. Wards 32 and 33 at the University Hospital of North Tees have done an egg-cellent job raising funds for charity with two Easter raffles and an Easter bonnet competition. The teams had 34 eggstravagant easter egg prizes […]

Teesside Trust Top in the Country for A&E Performance

Some of our emergency staff stood outside the urgent care centre at North Tees Hospital

A Teesside based Trust is celebrating its position as top in the country for its A&E performance. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust ranked number one out of 131 Trusts in March for its ability to see patients within four hours of arriving at its Accident and Emergency care department. The Trust is consistently […]

Raising awareness of bowel cancer

Staff members promote bowel cancer awareness in the main concourse at North Tees Hospital

The message is clear – if you have any symptoms, don’t be embarrassed and don’t ignore them. Doctors are used to seeing lots of people with bowel problems. The symptoms of bowel cancer can include: Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo A persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit Unexplained weight loss […]

The innovative Trust using technology to deliver better care for its patients

A still from the latest TrakCare video interviewing Dr Graham Evans, Chief Information And Technology Officer

A Northern Trust has successfully implemented an electronic patient record management system which means records can be accessible at the touch of a button digitally by appropriate personnel. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are using TrakCare supplied by InterSystems to quickly access patient records, embracing its ‘digital first’ ethos to keep patient information […]

Widow donates money as thanks for husband’s community care

Wife of Fred, Maj donates money to community staff to thank them for the care they gave her husband

  Fred Read, from Seaton Carew, was cared for by the trust’s hospital at home team and the community matrons for his issues with a breathing condition known as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).   He was seen for many months by specialist respiratory nurses like Louise Parkin (pictured right) before being referred to community […]

Northern Trust embraces 100 day challenge to improve its surgery care

Hartlepool Holdforth Ward team members

A skilled project team have helped successfully bring about changes to improve care for patients having surgery at Hartlepool hospital. The team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust were set a 100-day challenge to transform speciality surgery at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. They launched the project with two clear aims – reducing […]

Teesside Trust getting patients home safer, sooner

Home safer, sooner team pose as a group for photograph

A Teesside Trust committed to ensuring patients get the right care in the right place is continuing to explore ways to treat the people of Hartlepool and Stockton in their own home. Almost two years after scooping an award for the Best Integration Project at the North East, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Awards, the […]