Archive – June, 2020

Marie steps down after 46 years

Marie steps down after 46 years

We said an emotional goodbye to a committed nurse who has spent 46 years caring for patients in the region. Marie Sutherland, 65, qualified as a nurse in 1975 after training in York and South Tees. In the intervening years, the staff nurse has worked for South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, the Butterwick Hospice and […]

Scanner capacity boosted to help more patients than ever

A HEALTH trust has bolstered its resources to help scan more patients than ever before during the coronavirus pandemic. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has upgraded its scanning equipment to ensure patients are treated as quickly as they can be. The trust has had a relocatable CT scanner delivered to its site at […]

Thank you for being there for us!

THANK YOU!   Thank you from everyone at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust to our amazing community for being there for us over the last few months.   Thank you for making personal protective equipment for us.   Thank you for making food and donating water to our front-line staff.   Thank you […]

Doctor who went above and beyond during pandemic

Sarah Whitehouse, a registrar in elderly care, has been awarded the latest star of the month award after being nominated by two different colleagues who worked alongside her during a really busy period during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lucy Stanton and Elle Clarke, both foundation doctors, describe Sarah as showing nothing but the utmost compassion for […]

Award success for high-tech Trust

Innovation was nationally recognised last night (18 June) with a local health care Trust winning a prestigious award for an in-house technological advancement which played a part in the battle against COVID-19. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s CareScan+ system was named as the winner of the “Supporting Healthcare Teams” prize at the annual […]

Health chief tells the loved ones of staff ‘you’re their super power’

In an emotional letter to the loved ones of staff from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Executive, Julie Gillon has described recipients as being her colleagues ‘super power’ during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The correspondence sent to all trust staff to share with their loved ones and support networks is part of a continued campaign of thanks and gratitude to communities across the Tees Valley from the hospitals in Stockton and Hartlepool. Barbara Bright, Director of Corporate Services and Chief of Staff said of the initiative “our staff have all pulled together in typical North Tees and Hartlepool style throughout the pandemic. There has been a need to change so much of our business as usual, and the impact of that on our colleagues has been significant. She continues “the loved ones of our staff have in essence been our ‘twelfth man’ to use a Teesside footballing analogy. They have been our staff’ cheerleaders and their comfort after they arrive home. We really cannot underestimate their role in helping us to stay focused during the pandemic”. The letter was released to the Trusts 5,500 staff to share with their loved ones and support networks, who the Chief Executive has described as ‘all being key workers’ since the virus began earlier this year. One member of staff who received the letter described it as ‘a really lovely idea, so special’.

In an emotional letter to the loved ones of staff from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Executive, Julie Gillon has described recipients as being her colleagues ‘super power’ during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The correspondence sent to all trust staff to share with their loved ones and support networks is part of […]

Care homes praise NHS team’s support during COVID-19

CARE homes in Teesside have been full of praise for the support from an NHS infection control team in response to COVID-19. Gill Roberts, infection prevention and control nurse at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has been a source of expertise for homes across Stockton and Hartlepool. This has included running training sessions, […]