Archive – July, 2020

Oxygen cylinder returns to University Hospital of Hartlepool

Oxygen cylinder can be seen being lifted onto a flat-bed truck, before it makes it's journey back to the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

Following extensive works, the large cylinder of liquid oxygen which was temporarily based at the University Hospital of North Tees is on its way back ‘home’ to the University Hospital of Hartlepool. The 500 litre liquid oxygen cylinder was relocated to Stockton in April in readiness to support patients requiring increased oxygen while being treated […]

Singing volunteer strikes a chord with patients

Jason Wilson, our singing volunteer poses with his Guitar at North Tees Hospital main entrance.

A singing volunteer is striking a chord with our patients as he brightens up their day with regular musical performances. Inspired by the work of the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jason Wilson wanted to lend a hand and began volunteering at the University Hospital of North Tees in May. As a volunteer, Jason’s role […]

Specialist team with advice to parents whose children stammer

Children speech and language team standing in hospital corridor.

A specialist team who help children with speech and language issues have produced the first of a series of videos to help parents and carers. The children’s speech and language team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are planning to create videos to help parents access their service virtually in response to COVID-19. […]

Local charity respond to NHS appeal for crutches

Staff from Urgent Care receive delivery of patient crutches.

A local charity have responded to an NHS appeal to return crutches by making their own special donation. The White Feather Project in Middlesbrough, whose focus is on helping reduce food poverty in the area, handed over 40 brand new pairs of crutches to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Mark Horkan and Karen […]

NHS staff are thinking green as recycling rate rises

Ian Thurgood and domestic Peter French with a cage full of hospital recycling

A green-friendly health trust is recycling more waste than ever before as it launches a new campaign around taking pride in its buildings. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is calling on its staff, patients and visitors to continue Love Your Landscape. As part of this, the Trust has ramped up efforts to recycle […]

Trust continues commitment to learn from deaths

Dr Jean MacLeod, in outpatients waiting area

Dr Jean MacLeod has been appointed as Medical Examiner for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in a bid to continue to ‘learn from deaths’. Employed by the Trust since 1999, she explains more about the new role and the significance of her appointment ‘our hospitals have been dedicated to learning from deaths for […]

NHS staff pledge to show love and support to their community through food

Reverend Rosalyn Hall (left) and Macmillan lung cancer specialist nurse Amanda McNeary (Right)

NHS staff are joining forces to show their gratitude with food – as they look to repay the love and support a community has given. Staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have pledged to give back to the people of Teesside for the incredible generosity they have shown during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Pharmacy and medicines team shortlisted for prestigious awards

Pharmacy and medicines team finalists in four categories: Operations and performance, specialist redesign, respiratory care, HSJ award of the year

The pharmacy and medicines optimisation team has been shortlisted in four different categories at the HSJ Value Awards 2020, recognising outstanding dedication to making improvements in the NHS. The four categories the team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have been included in are: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year Specialist Service […]