Archive – March, 2020

Important information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Coronavirus: Protect yourself, others & the NHS

Information last updated: 03 April 2020, 09.58am Latest information on hospital visiting As a responsible Trust, we cannot compromise the safety of staff and patients. In order to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection to patients and to staff, the Trust has taken the difficult but necessary decision to stop hospital visits. Visits will only […]

COVID-19 – Trust statement

Statement from Dr Deepak Dwarakanath, Deputy Chief Executive and Medical Director at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. An elderly patient with underlying health conditions, who was being treated at the University Hospital of North Tees and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. In a statement, North Tees and Hartlepool Trust said: “Sadly, we can confirm […]

Lung cancer nurse invited to prestigious national event

Macmillan lung cancer nurse specialist Gill Overton at the House of Commons, Westminster

One of the trust’s nurses was invited to a prestigious national event to help promote her role caring for lung cancer patients.   Macmillan lung cancer nurse specialist Gill Overton recently attended a reception at the House of Commons, Westminster, along with other UK based lung cancer nurses and patients.   It was organised by […]

Teesside Trust chosen for diabetes treatment pilot scheme

Lynda Bell, health care assistant, and Moraig Orpen, district nurse.

Patients living within the service area of a local NHS Trust are benefiting from a new injectable insulin. The delivery programme has been so successful, the Trust has been chosen as an exemplar for health care providers up and down the country. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Hospital Foundation Trust is one of just seven […]

Trust safeguarding team runs course to highlight importance of the safety and welfare of very young children

Safeguarding event held at Hartlepool Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Safeguarding Team and the Hartlepool and Stockton Safeguarding Children Partnership delivered a safeguarding event on 27 February to leaders and managers from health, police, CCG and social care. The event examined the Bruising in Non-Mobile Babies Pathway to around 30 delegates from across Hartlepool and Stockton to ensure […]

Inspiring the next generation of NHS staff

Collagues at careers event for young students

Inspiring the next generation of NHS staff was the focus of the trust’s education team today as they spoke to children at a local school. The team were invited along to talk to nine and ten-year-olds at West View Primary School to explain more about healthcare and the NHS. Clinical educators Clare Palmer and Keith […]

Award winning community nursing team praised by grateful patient

Rapid response team collect team of the month award

“The team have become friends to us – without them visiting my home every day, I would have needed a long stay in hospital which would have had a big impact on my disabled wife and family.” That’s the view of Christopher Cuthbert about the rapid response team who visited his house for six weeks […]

Awards recognition for pharmacy & medicines optimisation team

Associate Director Of Medicines Optimisation, Dr Mojgan Sani

Savings of more than £2m have led to us receiving national recognition after being shortlisted for four prestigious awards. Our pharmacy & medicines optimisation team has been recognised for outstanding dedication to making things better in the NHS by the at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value Awards 2020. The four categories are: • Operations […]

Stockton’s ARC hosts Cambodia photography exhibition

Cambodia in Transition: Trauma, Health and religion event invitation

A photography exhibition featuring life, religion, culture and healthcare in Cambodia is to take place in ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees from 6 March to 24 April. The photographs have been taken by Newcastle-based clinical psychologist Dr Amy Izycky, who travelled to Cambodia with the charity in November 2018. The photographs illustrate aspects of […]