Archive – October, 2019

Inspiring pathology tour for school students

Badger Hill academy school children looking at cultures in microbiology

A local school was welcomed into the University Hospital of North Tees so pupils could see what happens in a hospital pathology laboratory. Around 30 primary school children from Badger Hill Academy in Brotton were given a guided tour of the Pathology department in October. Split into three groups, the children were taken on journey […]

Award nominations for committed volunteers

Volunteer Drivers being filmed for the Helpforce awards

Volunteers at a local NHS Trust have been celebrated after being nominated for two prestigious awards. The national Helpforce Champions Awards 2019, which recognises the contribution to volunteering in the NHS, took place today (25 October) in London to celebrate the exciting ways in which volunteers across the country are giving their time to benefit […]

Mealtime companion service helping improve patient recovery times

Patients who eat and drink appropriately during their hospital stay make a faster and more successful recovery. That’s why the Trust has a number of initiatives to ensure patients have the right nutrition and hydration during their hospital stay – such as the mealtime companion service. Since being set up five years ago, the trust has […]

Chief nurse warns of strengthened security measures

Image of Chief Nurse, Julie Lane

A Teesside based health care trust has issued a stark message to the public warning of strengthened ward security measures as cases of illegal drug misuse are on the rise. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have already fitted two of their Stockton site wards with locks to ensure they can monitor any suspicious […]

Smoking in pregnancy – the journey continues

Julie presents on smoking in pregnancy at South Tees

Earlier this year, I spoke about the launch of an initiative aimed at tackling smoking during pregnancy, as part of the Yale System Leadership group, in partnership with the Local Maternity Service (LMS). As we edge towards the end of the year, I thought it appropriate to offer an update on progress to date, and […]

North East Trust named tech team of the year

Image of award winning team

A Stockton and Hartlepool health care provider has been named Health Tech Team of the Year at a national awards ceremony hosted by the Health Tech Newspaper. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust received the accolade at the HTN Awards on 3 October 2019, as well as winning the much coveted Best use of […]

Operating theatre closure for the University Hospital of Hartlepool

Image from outside theatre one at the University Hospital of Hartlepool

An operating theatre has been closed at the University Hospital of Hartlepool – so patients can soon receive even better care, thanks to a major financial investment in its surgical services. The University Hospital of Hartlepool’s Theatre Number One is temporarily closed due to a thorough renovation. Due to re-open in November, the £300k works […]

Patients plead to ‘keep us well’ this winter

Patients across Stockton, Hartlepool and the surrounding areas have issued a plea to members of the public to help them stay well this winter. In a series of hard hitting videos from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, patients are asking those who are able, to take advantage of the flu vaccination. In the […]

Quick thinking medic saves neighbours life

Image of Beth McLean, Physician Associate

A recently qualified off duty medic employed her training to save the life of a neighbour who had collapsed in the street. Beth McLean, a Physician Associate for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust was faced with the ‘life or death’ scenario whilst she was relaxing at home on Saturday the 14th September in […]