Archive – June, 2020

Queen’s Nurse title awarded to Trust nurse

Mel Cambage, who has just been awarded the Queen's Nurse title

Mel Cambage, our Interim Head of Nursing has been named as a Queen’s Nurse. A specialist in community nursing, Mel and her team deliver a wide variety of nursing interventions in people’s own homes such as wound care, injectable medication administration and end-of-life care. The 46-year-old mother of three from Hutton Rudby has been awarded […]

Diabetic foot team calls on patients to attend appointments

Diabetic foot team stand in North Tees Outpatients corridor

A TEAM who help diabetic patients with foot problems have called on people not to ignore the warning signs in the face of COVID-19. The diabetic foot service is calling on anyone who has symptoms to go along to see their GP and get a referral to the community podiatry team if appropriate. Like many […]

Local children helped by Trust using dolls and remote consultation software

One of the example physio dolls on display, resting on floor matt

The worlds of high and low tech have joined forces to ensure babies and children can receive much needed physiotherapy sessions in safety. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has implemented the Attend Anywhere video consultation service where patients can see and speak to their clinician as they receive assessments and reviews while at […]

Home births back on offer at local Trust

Tiny baby holds parents finger

Home births are once again available for expectant mothers under the care of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. The home birth service, suspended earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has now been re-introduced after a meeting of midwives resolved any issues or concerns they had to ensure the safe delivery of […]

How the high risk foot team rose to the challenge of COVID-19

High risk foot team and a patient in the main waiting area at North Tees Outpatients

Patients with high risk foot problems have continued to get the care they need during the coronavirus pandemic – thanks to a dedicated health team. The diabetic foot team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have maintained the same high quality level of care over the last few weeks. This is despite challenges […]

Volunteer praised for her support to a patient

Alice Pearce poses with a donation received during the pandemic

A volunteer at a local health care Trust has been praised for providing extraordinary support to an elderly patient. Alice Pearce, 32, from Hartlepool, has been volunteering at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteering two-days a week on Ward 36 at the University Hospital of North […]

Community and wellbeing team come together to help support staff

Community and Wellbeing team deliver one of their care packages to fellow colleagues

An NHS wellbeing team created these fantastic care packs as part of a staff initiative during the coronavirus pandemic. The psychology and health and wellbeing departments at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust wanted to put together packages for front-line staff. Working with local supermarkets in Stockton including Morrisons, Tesco and Asda, Marks and […]