Archive – August, 2019

Stockton cycle group carry out free MOT checks for staff

Stockton Cycle Group and Ergonomics Advisor Chris Ferguson carry out free bike MOTs for staff

Every year members of The Hub cycling group in Stockton visit the University Hospital of North Tees for a day to carry out free MOT checks for staff. It includes a full safety assessment, wear and tear check, advice on replacement parts if needed and gear and brake adjustments. John and Ian visited this week […]

Special socks helping protect vulnerable patients

Clinical Practitioner Carole Bowler and patient Marilyn, with her new special yellow socks

Special socks are being introduced to help protect vulnerable patients and prevent patient falls. The bright yellow socks are being rolled out across wards at both hospital sites at North Tees and Hartlepool. The socks are given to patients who have been identified as being at high risk of slips, trips and falls. As well […]

Grateful patient makes donation to breast cancer care

Patient Janet and Husband Eric pay visit to breast cancer team to donate cheque as thanks for the care she received

A woman who has been treated for breast cancer has added another £450 to the thousands of pounds she has raised for breast care at the trust over the last 12 years. Janet Bilton and her husband Eric visited outpatients at the University Hospital of Hartlepool to visit consultant Pud Bhaskar and the team. Janet […]

Teesside physiotherapist appointed into regional role to get the north moving

Physiotherapy team lead Leanne Mitchell

A Teesside based paediatric physiotherapist has been appointed into the role of ‘Physical Activity Clinical Champion’ to help support health care practitioners to talk to patients about the benefits of physical exercise. Leanne Mitchell who works for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed into the post after a competitive process in […]

Haematology team make a splash and raise funds for the unit

Haematology team prepare to white water raft

A team from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have raised some invaluable charitable funds for their department and enjoyed some excellent team building work in the process. The staff from the Haematology department were out on the water in August at the Tees Water Barrage, after being sponsored to brave the river, with […]

Teesside Trust to trial digital technology to speed up knee op recovery

Patient knee with a mobile phone demonstrate new ongoing digital technology trial

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are trialling digital technology for patients who have knee replacement surgery with the hope of improving patients experience and outcomes whilst simultaneously reducing recovery time. The technology works by using a motion sensor which, following surgery the patient wears on their ankle. This then links to a smart […]

Teesside health chief in plea to keep emergency staff safe

Poster displaying young child and his plea to keep health worker parent safe

A Teesside health boss has today issued a plea to the general public to help keep a safe and respectful work space for staff working within the emergency services. Julie Gillon, Chief Executive for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust issued the statement after the death of PC Andrew Harper, 28 in Berkshire last […]

Project Choice – the graduates of 2019

Project choice graduates on stage

As we know, the NHS is one of the biggest employers in the UK. In Stockton our University Hospital of North Tees site is the largest employer in the town. Of course we do not work in isolation, we rely on solid working partnerships with many other organisations. For just over two years, we have […]

Senior doctor sets mountain challenge up hospital tower block

Consultant in Emergency Medicine Andrew Simpson

Consultant in emergency medicine Andy Simpson has worked out the amount of times he would have to walk up the tower block at the University Hospital of North Tees to complete different famous climbs. Getting up Roseberry Topping (pictured in the background of this photo) would be a manageable 13 climbs, Ben Bevis would be […]

Hands-free device is improving patient care

Colleagues from Emergency care show off their new vocera handsfree system

The Vocera system, worn on the front of a uniform, works by using the hospital’s WiFi to give staff instant voice communication with each other. It is in use in urgent and emergency care at the Trust – helping with improved patient flow, patient safety and satisfaction. Due to its success so far, it will […]