Archive – September, 2019

Special checklist to help improve patients’ eating and drinking

A special checklist is among a number of new measures a clinical team are rolling out to help improve the way patients eat and drink. These also include personalised noticeboards with patient’s own eating requirements on and changes to the way staff help with meal service and to protected mealtimes as well as creating a […]

Pharmacist tells story of her own flu battle ahead of annual campaign

As the trust launches its flu campaign today, pharmacy technician Rebecca Raddigan has shared her own experience of battling the virus last year. This time last year Rebecca, who is 25, was working for Boots and was offered a free flu jab by the company. She said: “Though Boots offered it, I chose not to […]

Nurse goes above and beyond to help patient from his homeland

A nurse from Romania has been recognised after going above and beyond to help a patient from his own homeland. Alexandru Andrei, a nurse at the University Hospital of North Tees, offered support to the patient and his wife. This included helping them overcome a language barrier and understand all parts of the care and […]

Pharmacy – the untold impact of their role in health care

Image of a group of pharmacy staff with the deputy information and technology officer

On Wednesday 25 September 2019, World Pharmacist Day will take place, but how much do we know about what they do, and how important their role is within the health care system? Some of the statistics surrounding the world of pharmacy in hospital settings and out in the community are sobering. 5 to 8% (17% […]

Trust talks about the critical role of research

Jane Greenaway presents to Trust members about Research and Development

A leading Teesside health care provider has spoken about the importance of research in tackling improvement in patient care for the region. At a membership event held on 23 September 2019, leading research professionals from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and the Durham Tees Valley Research Alliance spoke to delegates about how evidence […]

Health bosses unite to end tobacco dependency in pregnancy

Image of Chief Executives holding pledge to end smoking in pregnancy

Leading chief executives and accountable officers have met to work together to tackle one of the single biggest health issues impacting children across the North East and North Cumbria – smoking during pregnancy. In a high profile event held at the Emirates Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, County Durham over 100 leaders from across the region […]

Doctors in training recognised with award in memory of senior doctor

A doctor in training has been recognised with an award in memory of a highly respected senior doctor who was instrumental in helping develop medics.   The award – named after consultant urologist Les Gilliland who passed away three years ago – is presented to doctors who have overcome personal challenges to complete their training. […]

From domestic to deliveries

Image of Midwife Lisa Payne on the delivery suite

A Teesside midwife swapped her mop for managing morning sickness after deciding to follow her teenage dreams. Lisa Payne has dedicated her career to delivering babies at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust after taking the brave move to re-train as a midwife twenty years ago this year. After starting work at the health […]

Trust First in the North East to commit to Dying to Work Charter

Image of staff signing the charter

Charter protects rights at work for those facing a terminal illness Campaign began in 2016 following Derbyshire sales manager losing her job after cancer diagnosis North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have today (16th September 2019) have become the first hospital trust in the North East to sign a charter aimed at helping employees […]