Archive – July, 2019

Relative sends heartfelt thanks for mum’s care

Healthcare assistant Micaela Waldby with her card and gift card as heartfelt thanks for the care she gave to patient

Micaela Waldby was sent a touching note by the daughter of a patient who she helped during a recent appointment in orthopaedic outpatients at the University Hospital of North Tees. The note said: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us out on Wednesday in the disabled toilet with my mum. […]

40 Year Reunion for the class of ‘79

Group photograph of trainee nurse reunion group

A leading North East NHS Foundation Trust welcomed some familiar faces through its doors after more than 40 years since they were first on site. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust opened its doors to a number of previous nursing trainees who completed their nurse training with the Trust back in 1979, and returned […]

New multidisciplinary approach to stroke patient care

Patients sat in chapel taking part in holistic stroke rehabilitation with physiotherapist

A joint initiative by a number of multidisciplinary teams at a Teesside NHS Foundation Trust is paying dividends for stroke patients in their care. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have adopted a holistic approach to support the recovery of stroke victims. By teaming up with colleagues from physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and […]

Friends complete Hartlepool charity walk for breast care service

The group of friends drop off their cheque to staff members from Hartlepool main outpatients

Carole Thornton, Linda Cruickshank, Alison Aston, Karen McIntosh, Sandra Dobson, Joan Veart and Val Kitching helped raise £600 for breast care across North Tees and Hartlepool hospitals. They walked from Hartlepool Marina to the Clock Tower at Seaton Carew and back again – collecting donations along the way. They did a similar walk last year and […]

Care home training highlighted nationally for positive impact on patient care

Sarah Neilson and colleagues, finalists in Healthcare People Management Awards in the Capsticks Award for Innovation in HR.

The team were finalists in the Healthcare People Management Awards in the Capsticks Award for Innovation in HR. This was as recognition for the innovative training the trust’s clinical educators run for care home staff – which have led to significant reductions in hospital admissions. It includes training in end of life care, dementia and […]

MP Visit to Teesside Trust to View Innovation in Pharmacy

Alex Cunningham MP tours the pharmacy department at North Tees Hospital

Local MP Alex Cunningham has visited the University Hospital of North Tees, to understand more about the key role technology is playing in driving patient flow and safety standards and security of medicines. In recent years, the Trust has harnessed and invested in cutting-edge technology to manage medication storage, security and administration. These automated systems […]

Paediatric Care a Priority for Primary and Secondary Health Providers on Teesside

Colleague presenting to GPs in North Tees' middlefield lecture theatre

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has this week held the third of its quarterly GP engagement events, focusing on the topical subject of paediatric care. The event, held at the Middlefield Lecture Theatre at the University Hospital of North Tees site in Hardwick, Stockton was attended by over 25 General Practitioner colleagues from […]

Teesside health care trust in plea to stop the bairns from burning

Wish you were here: Stop the bairns from feeling the burn, keep babies out of direct sunlight

  A leading Teesside health care trust has released a summer campaign targeting audiences across Stockton and Hartlepool, with a series of messages about staying safe in the sun. As the UK is enjoying the warmer weather, health bosses have developed a rather bespoke set of messages for people across Teesside and the surrounding areas. […]

Hello…My Name is Harry

Newborn Harry in the special care baby unit

‘When Harry came into this world, he changed my life in more ways than I ever could have imagined.’ July 23rd marks International #HelloMyNameIsDay, a campaign launched by Dr Kate Grainger during her time in hospital as a terminally ill cancer patient. The campaign looks at the importance of communication in providing truly person-centred, compassionate […]

Hayley’s calm and caring actions make a life changing difference

Hayley accepting her star of the month award

Hayley Bentham, who works in the Single Point of Access team for community services, answered a call from a man who wanted to cancel a visit with the district nurse that evening. When Hayley asked him why so she could inform the nurse, the patient said that he had had enough and wanted to cancel […]