Archive – February, 2020

Trust celebrates low operation cancellation rate

Clinical Lead for Collaborative Care, Chris Tulloch

A local NHS Trust has welcomed news of a continued decrease in surgical cancellations this winter. From November 2019 to January 2020, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust cancelled only two of the 2,998 elective operations scheduled due to winter bed pressures. This represents a further reduction in cancellation rates as compared to the […]

Helping joint replacement patients leave hospital sooner

Registrar doctor Mo Helmy

Work to reduce the time joint replacement patients spend in hospital is set to be highlighted at a regional event. The team in the elective care unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool have been making a number of improvements for managing patients with blood loss after surgery This has included reducing the amount of […]

Teesside Trust’ finance department awarded new accreditation from the Finance Leadership Council

The team from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have officially been awarded with the Future Focused Finance Accreditation Level 1, from the Finance Leadership Council. The Trust’s finance department has been awarded a new accreditation thanks to their dedication to improving services and office process. Deputy Director of Finance, Stuart Irvine said: “I’m […]

Community midwives helping protect pregnant women from flu

Community midwife team

A record-breaking number of pregnant women have been protected against the flu by the trust’s community midwives this winter. The team have been focusing on immunising mums-to-be when they visit for appointments and drop-in clinics. It has led to a significant increase in the number of women being protected – more than trebling the numbers […]

A day in the life of…an amputee rehab physiotherapist

Amputee rehab physiotherapist Gill Rooney with colleague and some of her patients

A Day in the Life of… Gill Rooney and the Amputee Rehabilitation Clinic Gill Rooney is a Specialised Physiotherapist based at the University Hospital of Hartlepool and manages the Amputee Rehabilitation Clinic; a service which supports amputee patients to relearn how to use their body after a lower limb amputation. The service takes care of […]

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Senior-care worker Holly Golt look after a patient of White House Nursing home

Residents of care homes in Hartlepool and Stockton have benefitted from an improved method of monitoring their health, thanks to a partnership-led training programme. The North Tees and Hartlepool Education Alliance (NTHEA) is a partnership between North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust, Stockton Borough Council, Hartlepool […]

Free coffee morning for recent new mums

Sleeping newborn baby in basket

Free coffee mornings are being held for any women who have recently received their maternity care from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust so they can share their views on the service. Stephanie El-Malak, the Trust’s head of midwifery, said: “If you’ve received maternity care from us in the last three years, we’d love […]

New hospital exhibition calls on people to look after planet more

Chaplain Dave Russon showcasing new installation in the spiritual centre at North Tees

A hospital chaplain is using this new exhibition to call on people to look after the planet and live in a more sustainable way. Dave Russon has put together a display in the spirituality centre at the University Hospital of North Tees, challenging us all to think more about how we live and how we […]

New ‘seed’ improves breast cancer care

New ‘seed’ scan shows location of Iodine seed, which helps the team to identify abnormalities in breast tissue

We’re providing even better care for breast cancer patients thanks to the introduction of a new radioactive ‘seed’ technique to improve patient experience as well as surgical outcomes following surgery. Our new procedure aids the surgeons in identifying very small breast cancers prior to surgical removal. North Tees Breast Screening Unit can identify cancers so […]

A new approach to managing chronic pain

Trainers and dumbell stock image

As a leading cause of disability, chronic pain is a worldwide health priority. Often incorrectly believed to be due to damage, chronic pain leads many people to stop activities they enjoy because they hurt. But stopping such activities, which are actually good for their health and wellbeing, can actually make the pain worse. Senior Musculoskeletal […]