Archive – September, 2020

Health staff join fight against flu

Lisa Tomlinson and collegue stand in front of some of the health campaign boards in orthopaedic outpatients

Health staff are playing their part in helping their organisation launch its annual flu campaign. Staff in centralised outpatients departments at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are highlighting the importance of people protecting themselves. The team have helped create information boards in patient waiting areas which offer advice and support. Lisa Tomlinson, nursing […]

A love letter to the NHS

Chaplain Robert Cooper stands in front of some of the calligraphy artwork current on display in the Trusts spirituality centre

A group of artists have paid tribute to the health service with a special love letter to the NHS. The North Yorkshire Calligraphers have created an exhibition of work on display in the spirituality centre at the University Hospital of North Tees. The work is aimed at showing gratitude to the health service for all […]

Parking charges reintroduced

Cars parked at North Tees' main public car park

Parking fees at the University Hospital of North Tees, the University Hospital of Hartlepool and Peterlee Community Hospital were suspended in April during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. From Thursday 1 October, fees will once more apply to park in all North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust owned car parks. The initial […]

With the number of Covid infections rising and winter fast approaching, local NHS leaders are urging the public to keep A&E free for serious or life threatening emergencies

External of Accident and Emergency at North Tees with Clinical Director Andy Simpson

NHS A&E departments are designed to treat the most serious, life threatening conditions, so everyone across the North East is being asked to #DoYourBit and think carefully before turning up. The NHS across the region is also seeing a surge in hospital admissions of patients with confirmed COVID-19, many of whom are seriously ill and […]

“You wouldn’t behave like that in a gym” health care workers speak up as violent incidents across the region are on the rise

Still of violence video, an aggressive gym user with overlay of text saying 'you wouldn't do this in a gym'

Staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Hospital Foundation Trust have spoken out once more on the impact of violent behaviour towards their staff with a series of video messages developed and delivered by their own workforce. Doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and administrators switched from their day-to-day roles to star in a host of brief videos […]

Trust celebrates pharmacy robotics system on World Pharmacists Day

Chief Pharmacist Umair stands in front of new pharmacy robot, surrounded by pharmacy stock

Friday 25 September is World Pharmacists Day – a day recognising the vital role pharmacy and medication play in healthcare. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is marking the day by unveiling its newest recruits – two state-of-the-art pharmacy robots. The BD Rowa Vmax robots have quickly become an integral part of the Trust’s […]

New NHS tracing system to be rolled out across hospitals this week

Staff member holds up new QR barcode poster in the waiting room of the surgical decision unit

Visitors coming into hospital for treatment will be asked to leave their details, as part of new national safety measures around coronavirus. From Thursday, anyone coming for an appointment will be asked to download the NHS COVID-19 app, scan a QR barcode and provide some key information to help trace any cases. North Tees and […]

Non-clinical staff get lifesaving training

Non-clinical staff get lifesaving training on training doll in Trusts education centre

More used to delivering ‘behind the scenes’ non-medical support, staff from a local health care trust have taken part in basic lifesaving training. A group of eight colleagues from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have carried out a physically distanced training session leaving them skilled in helping someone who is choking, suffering an […]