Archive – July, 2020

Nurse specialist gets knitting for lung cancer care

Nurse specialist Jeanette has been busy knitting for lung cancer care

When a health team’s annual charity ball had to be cancelled due to social distancing measures, a specialist nurse responded in the best way she knows how – knitting! Every year the Macmillan lung cancer nurses hold an event and donate all of the proceeds to cancer treatment. Around £60,000 has been raised to date […]

We are here for you; we are open says NHS

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Dr Chris Wells

Senior health care leaders from the Tees Valley and County Durham have come together in creating a video message to let the public know that their hospitals are still open, and people should not ignore crucial life limiting symptoms. Susan Green, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon from Country Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, Barney Green, Vascular […]

Nomination for prestigious patient safety award

CareScan+ handheld scanner system

We’ve been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of the role technology can play in delivering patient safety. The Trust’s in-house Information Communication and Technology (ICT) team developed CareScan+, a unique system which uses barcodes and scanners to identify patients and equipment. CareScan+ has been nominated for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety […]

Back to the classroom for North East medics

Medical student performs CPR on crash dummy patient

A North East health care trust has today spoken about returning to a new normal in the pursuit of outstanding education provision within the organisation. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provided critical lifesaving training to clinicians and nurses across the region. As the country went into lockdown on 23 March 2020, major changes […]

Breast screening returns to Teesside and Co. Durham

Breast screening returns to Teesside and Co. Durham

Longer appointment times, physical distancing, additional cleaning of equipment, a one-way system and masks are just some of the new safety precautions introduced as breast screening services return to Teesside and parts of Co. Durham. Our Breast Screening Unit will resume its vital services from Monday 13 July. The first breast screening team in the […]

The most active physios in the world? Maybe…!

Trainers and dumbells

A team of physiotherapists from a local health trust are celebrating after claiming the top spot in a virtual race around the world, reinforcing their belief that they are the most active physio department in the world. Forty-four physiotherapists from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust took part in the Physio World Run virtual […]

Breast cancer research success – after a drop in cancer returning

Breast cancer staff celebrate their trial success

BREAST cancer treatment is set to have a real breakthrough – after a successful trial involving NHS staff and patients in Teesside. The national study which included North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has led to significant reductions in the risk of breast cancer returning. The study looked at more than 5,600 people whose […]

Appeal for crutches to be returned to hospital – after COVID-19 impact

Staff in the entrance of Urgent Care hold up some of the returned crutches

Staff are appealing to patients to return crutches – after a large drop in numbers over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The Trust asks patients given crutches to bring them back once no longer needed. Around 10 to 15 pairs are given to patients every day from urgent care centres at both the University […]