Archive – December, 2019

“It’s mind-blowing what you do” – award winning receptionist is told

“Coming here and watching you today has been amazing – it’s mind-blowing what you do”. Those are the words of deputy medical director Chris Tulloch as he spoke to receptionist Laurence Herdman recently. Mr Tulloch was visiting Laurence to present him with the trust’s latest Star of the Month Award. He had arrived early to […]

Black Eye Friday – the real plight of staff in our NHS

Image of 2018 campaign poster

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has today issued a video, featuring our front line staff talking openly and candidly about the struggles they face with violence in their workplace. Colleagues talk directly on camera about real-life violent incidents they have faced in their day-to-day care giving roles. The 90 second clip follows the […]

Trust answers charity Christmas plea

Image of the gifts donated

University Hospital of North Tees and University Hospital Hartlepool have worked to support the annual TFM ‘Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas charity toy drive with what has been described as ‘an utterly overwhelming response from staff and patients’, with almost 550 gifts donated. Staff from the Trust answered an impassioned call to action from colleague […]

Reflecting on the year and the NHS Constitution

Image of Chief Executive Julie Gillon

From time to time, I make the effort to re-visit the NHS Constitution. I find re-reading such an important document affirms my belief in the actions of our Trust, and the way we participate and practice in the wider NHS system for positive effect. We know that when the NHS was founded in 1948, it […]

Celebrating our 200th volunteer

We’re celebrating an early Christmas present in the shape of one of the most precious gifts anyone can receive – time. Because today we welcome Pat Ferguson as our 200th volunteer. Pat, who was an NHS nurse for 51 years before her retirement, will be volunteering in discharge support. Her main role will be to […]

New partnership helping inspire next generation of NHS staff

The trust has teamed up with a local college to help students gain experience working and being trained in the NHS. Health professionals will be helping develop young people from Bede Sixth Form College in Billingham. Over two years, 10 health and social care students will have the opportunity to spend 45 days on work […]

Special care baby unit awarded gold accreditation

Picture of the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) team with award

A Teesside special care baby unit has been awarded ‘gold’ accreditation for its ambitions to ‘Quality in Care’. The department at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust were presented with the award at a ceremony held at University Hospital of North Tees in November 2019. The team were celebrated for their ambitions to make […]

Boro players spread festive cheer at University hospital of North Tees

Children on a ward and in the day unit at the University Hospital of North Tees welcomed a festive visit from players of Middlesbrough Football Club this week to kick off the start of December. Six members of the football team were welcomed on site as part of an annual visit to cheer up poorly […]

Dying to work – reflecting on the work to date

Image of Alan Sheppard, Director of Workforce at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Back in September our Trust signed the ‘Dying to Work’ pledge. We became the first health care organisation in the North East to commit to ensuring that any employee who works for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, diagnosed with a terminal illness would have the right to make their own personal choices pertaining […]