Archive – June, 2019

Northern Trust shortlisted for its innovative approach to care in national awards

A top performing Urgent and Emergency Care team have been recognised in a national awards programme for their commitment to delivering excellent care for their local communities. The Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is the regional winner of the Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award in the […]

The North East Trust protecting vulnerable patients from falls

Staff member helps elderly patient along corridor

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has achieved more than a 10% reduction in patient falls from April 2018-19 in comparison to the previous year. This significant reduction in falls is a result of collaborative working from ward areas across the Trust, following its involvement in a programme with NHS Improvement. Part of this […]

Jamie’s cause to get fit and raise vital funds

Porter Jamie May is training for the Great North Run in just a few weeks’ time – and he’s calling on your help. Jamie is not only taking on this 13.1 mile challenge to get fitter and feel better but he is also raising money for the trust’s charitable fund. All money raised will go […]

Selfless and caring play specialist praised by colleagues

That how colleagues have described play specialist Christine Goodwin in the children’s ward at the University Hospital of North Tees. Chris is part of a dedicated team of play specialists who all care for children and young people in the unit. Their role includes organising play activities to help maintain a child’s development during illness, […]

Family send donation and letter of thanks for palliative care

The family of a patient who sadly passed away have thanked the end of life care and chaplaincy teams for his care – and made a donation to go back into patient care. The family from Stockton hand-wrote a very touching letter of thanks for looking after the elderly man who was being cared for […]

Care for asthma patients praised by national programme

Care for patients with asthma is going from strength from strength – leading to praise from a national programme. The National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) has highlighted the trust as being one of the top performers in a recent adult asthma audit. The audit collects information on all adult patients admitted to hospital […]

Collaborative approach to health care changing outcomes for patients on Teesside

Picture of ISPA team sat around the same desk at the University Hospital of Hartlepool

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and Hartlepool Borough Council have teamed up to make access to health and Social Care for adults within the community a straight forward and simplistic process, ensuring that patients have access to ‘right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time’. The Integrated […]

Looking back on a night of celebration

It’s been nearly two weeks since the trust held its annual Shining Stars Awards – celebrating the work of our fantastic staff. Chief executive Julie Gillon has reflected on the night and expanded more on a very special award presented at the end of the ceremony. Julie said: “The Shining Stars Awards has always been […]

Innovative new service helping hospital patients go home sooner

One of the main parts of the role of the integrated single point of access team is to support and improve the hospital discharge process for the most vulnerable and frail patients. And the evidence of their success is clear to see – over the last year the amount of patients who have experienced any […]

The Teesside Trust using innovation to diagnose lung cancer sooner

The Respiratory Team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (l to r) Medical secretary Tracy Williamson, Macmillan lung nurse Lisa Cocking, Endoscopy nurses Stephanie Burns, Sarah Heathwaite and Celia Metcalf, consultant respiratory physicians Vandana Jeebun and Julia Dunleavy, healthcare assistants Lisa Stuart and Penny Kinnersley and Macmillan lung nurse, Jeanette Draffan.

The Respiratory Team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have developed an innovative method for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, which is significantly better than traditional techniques. Multimodally-directed ultra-slim bronchoscopy was introduced by Dr Vandana Jeebun, Consultant Respiratory Physician at the University Hospital of North Tees. By combining different navigational techniques, it […]