Archive – August, 2020

Special huddles to feed back on patient safety and quality

Colleague taking part in special patient safety and quality huddles

New safety huddles to help feed back to health care staff about patient safety and quality incidents are proving to be a success. The ‘safety huddles’ in collaborative care at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provide information to staff from patients and relatives, highlighting the standard of care given to patients. The huddles […]

NHS staff take inspiration from motivational speaker

Motivational speaker Shiv Khera holding microphone

More than 100 NHS staff took inspiration from a world-famous motivational speaker after he was invited to talk to them. Shiv Khera, a renowned author and educator, ran a virtual seminar for staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Mr Khera, who has sold more than eight million copies of his books and […]

New pathway for joint replacement patients in response to COVID-19

Joint replacement team stand spaced apart in units waiting room

A new pathway has been created for joint replacement patients in Hartlepool – to help provide the safest and highest quality of care to patients in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The improvements mean a new route through the University Hospital of Hartlepool for patients visiting for surgery. The main change involves the moving of […]

Painter turned pharmacy technician falls back on his creative skills

New wall mural has pride of place outside of the Pharmacy department at North Tees Hospital

A skilled painter turned pharmacy technician has played his part in a project to brighten up the wall space where he works. Before Mark Walmsley worked in the medicines optimisation and pharmacy team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, he was a qualified painter. When department director Mojgan Sani asked for any ideas […]

A chance to reflect

Social card: The reflections team offer a midwifery-led debriefing service

New mums are being offered the opportunity to reflect on their experiences of pregnancy and the birth of their baby as North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust launches its Reflections Service. Reflections offers any woman who has had a baby with the Trust a private appointment with a midwife to discuss their personal experiences. […]

Respiratory team recognised for role in special pandemic training programme

Respiratory team stand in departments corridor celebrating their team of the month win with hamper and other goodies

A specialist respiratory team have been recognised for their role in setting up a training programme for staff in response to COVID-19. The non-invasive ventilation respiratory team are the latest winners of the Trust’s awards initiative, Star of the Month. The team of respiratory nurses, consultants and physiotherapists worked together to flexibly provide training for […]

Volunteer drivers join NHS foodbank community campaign

Volunteer driver stands at the boot of his car with some of the Trusts ongoing foodbank donations

A team of volunteer drivers are helping our staff give something back as we continue with a campaign to collect goods for local foodbanks. A few weeks ago we launched our campaign to repay our community for the love and support shown since the COVID-19 outbreak – by giving generously to those in need of […]

Boro fan and cancer survivor backs campaign to not miss surgery date

Porter Dicky Peacock stands on pavement outside of the Accident and Emergency department at North Tees

BORO fan Dicky Peacock wouldn’t have missed his beloved team’s big day out in the cup final for any reason – just like he wouldn’t miss his big day in the operating theatre. Dicky, who has been a porter at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust for more than 30 years, has watched Middlesbrough […]

Endoscopy team thrown surprise ‘thank you’ celebration for pandemic response

Some of the Endoscopy team sit and enjoy the team buffet in their seminar room

The endoscopy team were thrown a surprise thank you celebration for their dedication and support over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The service made a number of changes to respond – including the temporary closure of the Rutherford Morrison Unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool and the redeployment of staff across both units […]

New developments in lung health in response to coronavirus

Ben Prudon and colleague show off one of the new devices helping lung healths battle against COVID-19

A new state of the art scanner is one of a number of measures the respiratory team have taken to continue to care for patients during the coronavirus pandemic. The service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have made a number of improvements over the last few weeks. These include a new ultrasound […]