Archive – 2019

Goldilocks and the Three Chairs

Patients at a local hospital were surprised to see Goldilocks making an unexpected appearance. Must mean it’s panto season at the University Hospital of North Tees? Oh no, it isn’t! Goldilocks, real name Samantha Bennett, and her colleagues Staff Nurse Amy Ryder and Patient Experience & Governance Manager Cordelia Wilson were encouraging patients to try […]

Patients can now have their say online – Friends and Family relaunches digitally

A Teesside hospital Trust has relaunched its ‘Friends and Family Test’ – a survey about patient experience as it transitions from a paper based questionnaire to a digital platform, with the aim of continuing to improve patient experience and build a stronger health care offer for the future. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust […]

Blindness is no barrier for voluntary radio presenter

When poorly patients are relaxing to music from a volunteer-run hospital radio station, they might be surprised to learn that one of their presenters is not only blind, but is also wheelchair-bound and has a learning disability. 18-year-old Bilqees Hussain, from Stockton-on-Tees, is the latest presenter to join Radio Stitch; North Tees and Hartlepool NHS […]

Spare just six minutes to help save your life

Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive Deepak Dwarakanath with breast screening colleagues promoting the event

A local health care organisation is appealing to residents across the region to spare just six minutes to help save a life. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are holding a Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Thursday 5 December. This is a drop in session to have a look around, see their x-ray machine […]

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 […]