Archive – May, 2020

Hartlepool health team sign letter calling on town’s ongoing support

STaff member from Hartlepool Hospital signs the health letter

“We need your continued support to help fight this pandemic.” That’s the message to the people of Hartlepool from their local health team in the face of the ongoing fight against COVID-19. Staff at the University Hospital of Hartlepool who live in the town have signed a letter calling on fellow Hartlepudlians for their continued […]

Clap for the Country – NHS Trust returns round of applause to supporters

Staff on ward at Hartlepool Hospital clap for our communities

As the sound of tonight’s final Clap for Carers fills the air, one local NHS Trust is returning the compliment of the last ten weeks with a round of applause back to the country that has showed so much heart-warming support. Staff from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have recorded their own Clap […]

NHS worker recognised for heroic way she helped a man in distress

Elaine can be seen with senior clinical professional Bob Warnock accepting her star of the month award

An NHS worker has been recognised for the way she helped a man in distress when she was off duty. Elaine Morrison, who cares for amputee patients at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, was on her way out for a meal when she came across a serious incident. Elaine, a specialised therapy assistant […]

Top tips to quit smoking on World No Tobacco Day

Deepak Dwarakanath and picket line implore public to keep hospital entrances as smokefree zones

Sunday 31 May is the World Health Organisation’s World No Tobacco Day and a local NHS Trust is urging smokers in the region to quit the habit for good. This is a time when we are all reflecting on what’s important to us in life; good mental and physical health, family, loved ones and being […]

Thank you for your care during the pandemic

Nurse practitioner Simona McDonald receiving thank you gift from patient Veronica Taylor

A woman who suffered a fracture on the same day as social distancing measures started has thanked staff for their care during the pandemic. Veronica Taylor was out walking her dog when she had a fall and a break to her right arm – on the night that the government introduced new guidelines for people […]

New electronic prescription service launched

Lynn Morgan Senior Clinical Matron and Lynne Calder Community Matron look over the new system

Our patients are now benefiting from a fast-track, electronic prescription service. The new service results in the patient receiving their medication quicker and spending less time waiting at the pharmacy. The Trust has long used a clinically-focused patient record keeping software called SystmOne, a comprehensive clinical IT system which provides record keeping, makes referrals, appointment […]

Virtual physio sessions help COVID-19 patient recover

Mans best friend Chloe focuses in on tennis ball

A local businessman is back walking his dog after recovering from COVID-19, thanks to video physiotherapy sessions from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Fifty-four-year-old property developer and office equipment supplier Rob Martin loves nothing more than taking his English Springer Spaniel Chloe for long walks with his partner Kathryn. Rob was admitted to […]

Teesside Trust achieves huge efficiency savings through Medicines Optimisation Quality Improvement programmes

Medicines optimisation team celebrate huge efficiency savings

We’ve achieved more than double its Medicines savings target, delivering the best value for the North Tees and Hartlepool region and the wider NHS. At North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (NTH), the Director of Medicines Optimisation/Chief Pharmacist is responsible for ensuring the costs associated with medicines are as efficient as possible. The financial […]

Redeployed staff working to beat COVID-19

Musculoskeletal Service Lead and Musculoskeletal Podiatrist Lynsey Hetherington

The role of front line NHS staff in the fight against COVID-19 has been well documented and highly appreciated by the wider public. But a hidden ‘army’ in this fight are the hundreds of staff who have been redeployed from their usual duties to perform vital tasks to keep patients safe. We’ve redeployed a number […]

National Thank A Teacher Day

Thank a teacher day logo

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust  is joining in with National Thank A Teacher Day. Staff have recorded a video message to thank teachers for keeping the school doors open or providing home lessons for their children. The NHS has been the recipient of a huge amount of goodwill from the public of late, […]