Archive – October, 2020

Retiring nurse describes her part in transformation of nursing role

Carol Bowler smiles while holding flowers, stood in-front of her cake and gifts as she celebrates her retirement

A Nurse has recounted her experience being one of the first to move into a specialist role as she retires from nursing after nearly four decades caring for patients. Carol Bowler is leaving North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust after 37 years in nursing. Carol, who is a senior clinical practitioner, was one of […]

Halloween – not this year!

Halloween message

Halloween isn’t going to be as much fun as usual this year, as knocking on doors to trick or treat is not recommended. One of our colleagues created this simple sign for her mum and shared it with us. You can download and print this sign to display in your window or door to let […]

New support group for BAME staff – as trust joins regional promise

Michael Chivhunga, stood in hospital corridor with arms crossed while smiling

AS NHS organisations across the region come together to make a collective promise to ethnic minority colleagues, a health trust is sharing one of its own initiatives. As it marks Black History Month, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has joined forces with neighbouring trusts in signing a promise aimed at ensuring fairness for […]

Celebrating NHS teams delivering outstanding patient care

Maternity team stand with their gold standard certificates, outside of North Tees lecture theatre

A health trust has highlighted the work of three clinical teams for the way they have improved patient care as part of a special annual event. Every year North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust hold an event – Celebrating Excellence in Care – to put the focus on some of the teams who have […]

Public asked to take part in national research project into bereavement

Paliatice Medicine Consultant, Donna Wakefield stood in the sunshine

The death of a family member or friend is never easy, with a grieving process that can take many forms and can last for months, if not years. Bereavement has, like everything, been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re part of a nationwide research project exploring how COVID-19 has effected grieving friends and relatives, from […]

Research team call on volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trial

Reasearch vaccine trial team stand spaced out in hospital corridor

Volunteers are still needed to join the fight against COVID-19 and be a part of an ongoing vaccine trial. NHS staff from across Durham and the Tees Valley are part of a joined team running the Novavax trial at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. If you are aged between 18 and 84 and at normal […]

Whoppers, bazookas, bangers, puppies – what do you call yours – asks Teesside healthcare organisation…

Dr Catherine Monaghan filming for the Trust breast screening campaign

A Teesside health care trust has issued a message to patients across the Tees Valley to attend their breast screening appointments using the power of proposition. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have released a series of videos featuring their staff explaining what name(s) they give to their breasts. The evocative campaign, they say, […]