Archive – April, 2020

Coronavirus care team overwhelmed by support after public appeal

Care team overwhelmed by public appeal response for knitted hearts

The health team at the centre of coronavirus care have been overwhelmed by public support to help the loved ones of patients. Under infection control rules, patients with COVID-19 are not able to have visitors – something which is very challenging and difficult for families. Charlotte Ledger, a critical care nurse at North Tees and […]

NHS staff children make plea for their parents

Social Card: "This is an important message from the loved ones of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust"

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have today launched an emotional campaign encouraging people across the Tees Valley to keep their staff safe by adhering to the social distancing restrictions in place, as the country continues to battle the impact of the Coronavirus. The video and poster campaign features children of staff making the […]

Chemotherapy unit with message of support for patients

Chemotherapy unit team members share message of support for patients

The chemotherapy unit have a simple message for all of their patients – stay safe and well! The team at the University Hospital of Hartlepool are treating patients in the unit when appropriate but are taking measures to ensure people’s safety. These include only allowing patients to come in for an appointment (no family or […]

Helping expectant mums contact midwives from their own home

Midwifery staff, who have been helping expectant mums keep in touch with their midwives from home during the pandemic

A dedicated telephone line has been set up for women who are expecting – to help with any ante-natal or post-natal queries they may have during their pregnancy. Telephone consultations are being performed where appropriate by consultants, community midwives and specialist midwives. Women are also being offered appointments over the phone, where appropriate, from a […]

New campaign launched to recognise NHS staff during global pandemic

Orthopaedic staff administers soft plaster cast as they adapt to working during the pandemic

During these unprecedented times North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust wants to showcase the tireless efforts of staff who are coming to work to save lives every single day. We are launching the #KeepingPositive campaign and sharing #OurResponse to the Coronavirus, and what it looks like across our hospitals in Stockton and Hartlepool as […]

Exercise safely at home

Trainers and dumbell stock image

With gyms, sports and leisure clubs temporarily closed and outdoor opportunities for exercise limited, a local health care Trust is offering some advice on exercising safely during the COVID-19 lockdown. “It’s important to remain fit and well, especially during this difficult time”, commented Deepak Dwarakanath, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust medical director and […]

Local nursing poet included in charity publication

Mel McEvoy with These are the hands Poetry book

“Poetry catches the moments I see as rich in meaning.” That’s the view of a local health Trust’s very own Nurse-Poet who is included in a charity publication of poems celebrating the NHS. Entitled ‘These are the hands’, the collection is written by NHS staff and some of the county’s leading writers. Mel McEvoy, a […]

Local business joins efforts to fight global pandemic

Local business donates PPE to colleague Debra at North Tees Hospital

A LOCAL business has joined efforts to help fight the global coronavirus pandemic by making a donation of personal protective equipment. Pts Demolition and Dismantling visited this week to hand over 400 over-suits and 50 face masks for use on patients suspected of having conditions such as COVID-19. Though the trust has no shortage of […]