Archive – November, 2019

Health care chief’s winter letter to Teesside

Image of Levi Buckley, Vhief Operating Officer with his letter to Teesside

Health care chief’s winter letter to Teesside In an unusual move a Teesside health care boss has penned a letter to communities across the region in a bid to ensure they stay safe and well this winter. Newly appointed Chief Operating Officer for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Levi Buckley said he felt […]

Nurses set to hit mountain milestone as part of stairs challenge

A NURSING team are on course to climb the equivalent of Mount Everest by Christmas time by taking the stairs every day. To scale this famous mountain, senior clinical matrons Claire Ranson, Paul Caygill and Angela McCormick will have climbed up the 25metre tower block at the University Hospital of North Tees 354 times. They […]

Recognition for the trainers behind a successful new leadership course

The team behind a special new in-house leadership course have been recognised for its successful delivery. From this year the trust’s organisation development team have started running the national Mary Seacole course for staff across NHS organisations in the region. The course has traditionally been run by educators at the NHS Leadership Academy at regional […]

Improving dementia care through special champions programme

There have never been more dementia champions across the trust – thanks to a successful training programme. This year a further 65 staff members have been trained by dementia specialist nurse Stephen Nicholson and community dementia nurse Janette McGuire on their special two-day course. It has now been running for almost four years and has […]

Trust celebrates good result for cancer patients

“We’re providing chemotherapy for cancer patients to ease their symptoms. They shouldn’t be dying from complications from that chemotherapy.” That’s the rationale behind an enhanced diagnostic system at a local NHS Trust which has been named as the best in the region for treating a serious chemotherapy-related blood condition for the second year running. North […]

Tesco toy donation gets appeal underway

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has received a welcome kick-start to its Christmas toy appeal with a donation of toys from Tesco. The Trust is taking part in Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas toy appeal, collecting new, boxed toys to be donated to local children who otherwise might be without a gift this […]

Conquering health inequalities, one community at a time

A leading North East NHS Trust have appointed a Chief Operating Officer with the aim of translating their ambitious health strategy into the delivery of outstanding patient care. Care Quality Commission rated ‘GOOD’ North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has appointed former Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust Director of Operations, Levi […]

Picket line hits North Tees

Deepak Dwarakanath smoking

The University Hospital of North Tees was the scene of a picket line demonstration today. But these protesters weren’t demanding changes to working conditions or making a political point – they were appealing to visitors at the hospital to not smoke on the grounds. Leading the protest was North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Hospital Foundation […]

Student paramedic’s successful work placement experience in elective care unit

Student paramedic Lauren Schofield has recently completed a two-week placement in elective care – an experience she feels has been invaluable to her development. Lauren has spent time in the joint replacement unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, shadowing staff and caring for patients. This is now part of her training she is undergoing […]

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS COPD Specialist has research paper published

Extended Scope Practitioner Caroline Fernandes-James

A Teesside based health care professional has had a specialist research paper published in an international journal. Caroline Fernandes-James presented her research on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and pulmonary rehabilitation engagement at the World Contextual Behavioural Science conference, Dublin 2019. The full research paper was published in the international journal Chronic Respiratory Disease, and […]