Archive – January, 2020

Charity ball continues to raise thousands for cancer care

Macmillan lung cancer ball raises a staggering £9,383

The trust’s Macmillan lung cancer charity ball has helped raise tens of thousands of pounds over the last few years.   And that grand total continues to rise, thanks to another successful event recently – helping raise more than £9,000.   That puts the total at nearly £60,000 since it was first set up.   […]

Students from new medical school welcomed to trust

Students from new medical school take tour around North Tees hospital

The trust welcomed the first group of students from the University of Sunderland’s new medical school today. Professor Jane Metcalf, deputy medical director, had a chance to meet students this morning and speak to them about the organisation and their training. The group were then given a tour of the University Hospital of North Tees […]

Team who look after vulnerable patients praised

Vulnerability team recognised as the latest team of the month

A team who look after vulnerable patients have been recognised for making a range of improvements to boost patient care. The team recently took over the management of the enhanced care team and have worked tirelessly to provide the best patient care. This has included helping nurse assessors to have more quality patient contact time […]

Health care and finance – often unpalatable, always essential

Chief Executive Julie Gillon tours some of the Wards at North Tees Hospital

In 2017 North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust was declared a health care organisation in financial deficit. Our reality surrounding the state of economics within the sector, though alarming, was sadly not unusual, and this was an indicator of the challenges and opportunities going forward into a different future. It is always a blow […]

Trust team’s ten years of success

Health and Wellbeing Practitioner Jill McGee

A local health Trust has been officially recognised for a decade of distinction in its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its staff. The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s health and wellbeing team has once again achieved the Maintaining Excellence accreditation at the Better Health at Work Award 2019 for an incredible […]

Clare’s passage to India

Clare Fletcher, Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation

One of our experts in organ donation is going global to pass on her skills to medical staff during a charity-funded visit to India. Clare Fletcher, a Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation, is spending ten days in a hospital in Dervan, on the west coast of India. Employed by the NHS Blood & Transfusion Service […]

Surgical nurse praised for work developing nurses of the future

Surgical nurse sally with her team, accepting her star of the month award

Nurse Sally Dack always strives to make sure student nurses have the best opportunities when they work in the podiatric surgery team. Over the last two years she has received awards from Teesside University as recognition for having the best placements. Sally makes sure each student has their needs met and always provides them with […]

Creating chemotherapy treatments – a hidden part of a hospital

Chemotherapy Bill Wetherill with a completed regime of chemotherapy drugs

‘I’m sorry to say you have cancer’ is a diagnosis no one ever wants to receive. But with today’s advanced treatments and medication, survival rates for many cancers have never been better. However, many people do not realise some of the most effective chemotherapy drugs are produced right here in Teesside. The University Hospital of […]

Careers in the NHS – are we talking loudly enough about this?

Chief Executive Julie Gillon

In December last year, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive Officer for the NHS spoke about the possibilities of a career in the National Health Service. I read the piece with interest because this is something we continuously aim to highlight and progress across the Tees Valley. It is no great secret that there are workforce issues […]