Archive – February, 2020

Shoulder surgery course praised by health professionals

Shoulder surgery course team members

A special training course for health staff included live shoulder surgery broadcast from one of the trust’s operating theatres.   The event focused on shoulder arthroscopy – the process where a camera is inserted into the shoulder to look at the tissue structures and help find out any issues.   The session at the University […]

Postcard memories appeal: help our patients take a trip down memory lane

Going on holiday this year? You can be a part of our postcard memories appeal

Staff from a vulnerability unit at the University Hospital of North Tees are encouraging members of the public, visitors and colleagues to help send holiday postcards to the hospital. The Trust is appealing for postcards with holiday memories to raise a smile, and help dementia patients to stay connected to those around them, by reminding […]

Bowel screening nurse never fails to rise to challenge

Bowel screening nurse Lorraine accepts her staff member of the month award

Lorraine Rodgers never fails to rise to the challenge, is thanked regularly by her patients and goes above and beyond in helping raise awareness of the importance of cancer screening.   That’s why she has been recognised with the trust’s latest star of the month.   Lorraine, a bowel specialist screening practitioner, is committed to […]

Counting the cost of #StormCiara and climate change in Teesside

Image of University Hospital of North Tees mid storm

As the cost of storm Ciara starts to be counted, one Teesside based health care provider is reflecting on the impact of climate change on its ageing building infrastructure. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust was impacted by the reported 100 miles per hour storm at the weekend, costing the organisation a minimum £20k […]

Coronavirus ‘pods’ being installed at North Tees and Hartlepool

Coronavirus ‘pod’ being installed at University Hospital of North Tees

We’re reassuring everyone that the arrival of specialist coronavirus pods are no reason for concern. The pods at University Hospital of North Tees and University Hospital Hartlepool are portable office cabins near to the Urgent Care Centres where any suspected cases of coronavirus can be assessed. The Trust will be given notice of any patient […]

1,000 mums-to-be registered on Trust online system

Picture of parents hands holding a babys hand

1,000 expectant mothers in the local area have registered their pregnancies on our online registration form. We introduced our online pregnancy registration form in November 2019. The form, which replaced the old method of calling a community midwifery hub, has proven so popular and easy to use that 1,000 women have used it to register […]

Celebrating the impact of apprentices on the NHS

Apprentices from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust at the celebration event at Stockton Riverside College celebrated at awards event

Its #NationalApprenticeshipWeek and celebrations got underway at Stockton Riverside College where staff from the Trust who have completed apprenticeships picked up accolades to mark the culmination of their studies; honing their skills in everything from medical administration to business management. Shining the spotlight on our staff’s achievements, Deputy Chief People Officer, Gary Wright, explained the […]