Archive – 2019

Senior doctor sets mountain challenge up hospital tower block

Consultant in emergency medicine Andy Simpson has worked out the amount of times he would have to walk up the tower block at the University Hospital of North Tees to complete different famous climbs. Getting up Roseberry Topping (pictured in the background of this photo) would be a manageable 13 climbs, Ben Bevis would be […]

Hands-free device is improving patient care

The Vocera system, worn on the front of a uniform, works by using the hospital’s WiFi to give staff instant voice communication with each other. It is in use in urgent and emergency care at the Trust – helping with improved patient flow, patient safety and satisfaction. Due to its success so far, it will […]

Recognition for dedication to research support

That’s why staff like research and development administrator Pauline Shepherd are so important in her role managing the workload in the department. Pauline also supports the research delivery staff and clinical support services, being a consistent point of contact and willing to help in any way that she can. She is the deserving winner of […]

Danielle’s life saving actions recognised

Danielle, a healthcare assistant in the trauma unit, was first on the scene when an elderly patient in the ward was struggling to swallow some food from the evening meal. She alerted staff with the emergency buzzer then immediately took to first aid to help the patient who had visible cyanosis and was also becoming […]

Teesside trust to offer innovative surgery to prevent amputations

Mr Nigel Young, Helen Warburton Highly Specialist Podiatry Nurse and Mr Paul Mackenney Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

A Teesside trust has piloted innovative orthopaedic surgery that could potentially save diabetes patients from unnecessary amputations. Mr Paul Mackenney, Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides a diabetic foot service for patients in Stockton, Hartlepool and the Tees Valley. Mr Mackenney carried out the new procedure on local man […]

Annual General Meeting for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Image of Chief Nurse / Director of Patient Safety and Quality addressing visitors to the Annual General Meeting.

A leading local health provider has held its annual general meeting in Stockton. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust hosted the event, attended by around 100 delegates at their University Hospital of North Tees site in Stockton, to share news from around the Trust throughout the course of the past 12 months. The event […]

Porter calling on your support for charity run

With just a month to go until the Great North Run, Jamie has been busy pounding the streets as he gets prepared. He’s not only taking on this 13.1 mile challenge to get fitter and feel better but he is also raising money for the trust’s charitable fund. All money raised will go back into […]

Teesside Trust Pilot Innovative Nursing Associate Scheme in the North East

Image of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Nursing Associate Graduates

A Teesside health care provider has become one of the first in the region to complete an innovative training programme aimed at a new generation of nursing associates.  North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust took part in a national pilot with Health Education England, which recruited a cohort of ten Trainee Nursing Associates in […]

Pet therapy leading to quicker patient recoveries

The trust has teamed up with the Wag & Company charity so patients can benefit from animal assisted therapy. The trial was first run in an elderly care unit at the University Hospital of North Tees to help patients with dementia. It has since been successfully used in the hospital’s orthopaedic ward with help from […]

Relative sends heartfelt thanks for mum’s care

Micaela Waldby was sent a touching note by the daughter of a patient who she helped during a recent appointment in orthopaedic outpatients at the University Hospital of North Tees. The note said: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us out on Wednesday in the disabled toilet with my mum. […]