Archive – April, 2020

Experienced Middlesbrough Football Club medic joins fight against coronavirus

Middlesbrough Football Club has shown its backing to its local health trust by allowing one of its top medics to join the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Doctor Bryan English started his role at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust this week. He will work in the trust’s urgent care centres at both of […]

Keeping our mums-to-be safe

Keeping our mums-to-be-safe - Mum Laura Balderson and daughter Eden

“Try not to worry too much and enjoy all the extra cuddles with your new born during this time”, that’s the advice from Stockton-resident Laura Balderson after giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is joining Laura in reassuring mums-to-be that their babies’ safety is of the highest priority. […]

The Northern Trust encouraging its communities to dream ahead

A North East Health Trust is encouraging its communities to dream ahead whilst staying at home during Coronavirus. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is reminding the public of the continued importance of social distancing to protect the NHS and to save the lives of people living in the area. But what about when […]

Family business and community join forces to feed frontline NHS staff

A family business and community have come together to make traditional food from the other side of the world for NHS staff on the frontline. Modern Persian Kitchen in Stockton make hundreds of meals every month for staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Run by husband and wife duo Shary and Debbie […]

Accident and Emergency services boosted by local football team donation

A local football club have visited the Trusts Accident and Emergency department to show appreciation for all key workers, with their amazing fundraising efforts. Two members from Yarm and Eaglescliffe FC visited the service this month, to show gratitude and present the Trust with a cheque for £1300. Police Constable Sam Clennett of North Yorkshire […]

The Muscle in the heart of the NHS

A local nurse-poet has written a heartfelt, moving poem celebrating the work and commitment of all NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mel McEvoy, a Nursing Consultant in Palliative Care at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, was inspired to write ‘The muscle in the heart of the NHS’ after speaking to colleagues about […]

Frontline NHS staff to get the rock star treatment

On 7 April Vans For Bands announced that it was offering its entire fleet of state-of-the-art luxury sleeper buses to NHS hospitals for front-line staff to use for the duration of the current COVID-19 crisis. The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Hillingdon Hospital in Uxbridge and Whittington Health NHS Trust in north London, Lewisham Hospital […]

Doctor recruited using special innovation in midst of pandemic

A SENIOR doctor is set to join an NHS trust – after being recruited using some innovation in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Donna Wakefield will join North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant in palliative medicine. Donna was offered an interview – but due to it having to take place […]

Linking Loved Ones during COVID-19

With patient visiting no longer permitted due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve launched Linking Loved Ones – three new ways for patients and their loved ones to stay in touch. Patients will soon be feeling less-lonely thanks to a dedicated hotline, Virtual Visiting and Letters of Love. Hotline The hotline has been created so […]