Archive – May, 2019

Dying Matters Week – a great opportunity for us all to reflect on our own awareness around the topic of death.

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Chief Executive Julie Gillon reflects on the importance of getting end of life care right, to make the experience easier for patients, family, friends and clinicians delivering care to people in their final moments. “This week is national Dying Matters Week and is a great opportunity for us […]

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:     The Northern Trust embracing technology to use the time of A&E staff more effectively The Trust continues its journey of innovation, creating […]

The Northern Trust embracing technology to use A&E staff more efficiently

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust continues its journey of innovation, creating a system that will allow clinicians time to be spent more efficiently in the Accident and Emergency department. The Trust is already using TrakCare supplied by InterSystems to quickly access patient records, embracing its ‘digital first’ ethos to keep patient information safer […]

Dragons’ Den idea helping to inspire innovations

In the trust’s own recreation of Dragons’ Den, staff were challenged to pitch their own efficiency suggestions to the two deputy directors on the panel today. Three pitches were made, ranging from recycling some of the equipment in the fracture clinic to investing in new laptops for dietitians to help improve the medical notes process. […]

Hartlepool students expand enterprise skills volunteering at University Hospital of North Tees

Students from Hartlepool College volunteer at University of North Tees Hospital.

Students from Hartlepool College of Further Education have helped hundreds patients at University Hospital of North Tees by volunteering as part of their level two diploma in Health and Early Years Care. Thirteen students participated in a five-month programme which included wrapping over five hundred Christmas presents for patients in hospital on Christmas Day, managing […]

Champions joining the campaign to improve dementia care

The trust has a dementia champions initiative run by dementia specialist nurse Stephen Nicholson, community dementia nurse Janette McGuire and occupational therapist Nicola Murphy. Since its launch three years ago, the two day course has proved a real success – helping train up around 200 staff working across all clinical areas of the organisation. The […]

The Hartlepool hospital using hybrid technology to improve patient experience

The University Hospital of Hartlepool is one of the first hospitals in the country to bring the latest cutting edge hybrid technology to its patients. The GE Discovery 850 SPECT-CT combines two types of radiology images – functional molecular imaging with anatomical CT, to provide superior image quality and reduce the need for patients to […]

Breast cancer care boosted by two very grateful patients

Both patients visited the unit this month to show their gratitude and to present the team with funds they have raised. Christine Humble was diagnosed with breast cancer more than two years ago and has since had four operations. To give something back to the service, Christine and her colleagues at Thirteen Housing Group raised […]