Archive – October, 2020

Stunning spitfire gift

Philip Elder proudly holds up his NHS Spitfire photograph donation

This afternoon (Friday 9 October) local amateur photographer Philip Elder, 51, from Norton, presented the Trust with an amazing photograph he took of the ‘Thank U NHS’ spitfire which recently flew over our region’s hospitals. Framed free of charge by Dennis Harlands of Pic-A-Frame, the stunning photo was gratefully received by Barbara Bright, Director of […]

Keeping in touch while in hospital

Chief Nurse, Julie Lane

Patients and their loved ones are receiving more support from a local health care trust to remain in contact as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyone’s life. With visiting patients still not possible, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has streamlined its process for telephone updates to help patients remain in touch […]

Teesside trust doctor appointed director of training for Royal College

Medical Consultant, Dr Dawn Ashley

A leading Teesside physician has been appointed as the director of training for the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Dr Dawn Ashley was announced as the director of training late last month. A consultant acute physician and gastroenterologist since 2003 with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Ashley is also the clinical […]

Medical students call on NHS staff’s support in fundraising challenge

Students from new medical school take tour around North Tees hospital

Medical students are calling on NHS staff to join them in a charity challenge in aid of children’s care. Students in the medical school at Sunderland University are encouraging staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust to join them in helping raise funds and awareness for National Paediatric Society Fundraising Week. Being held […]

Research team first in country to trial new treatment on COVID-19 patients

Dr Ben Prudon and Jill Dean celebrate new COVID-19 research trial

The research team has become the first in the UK to start using a new specialist COVID-19 treatment on patients. The team has become the first to use REGN-COV2 in the UK – a new treatment made from a combination of monoclonal antibodies specially targeting coronavirus. This is through the research and development service’s involvement in […]

Lung cancer team pull together to raise funds after charity ball impact

Amanda McNeany sat on her sofa at home, waves at the camera

A lung cancer nurse has helped raise more than £5,000 for cancer care – after overcoming the challenge of the team’s annual charity ball being cancelled. Every year the Macmillan lung cancer service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust hold an event and donate all of the proceeds to cancer treatment. Around £60,000 […]

New performance tracking platform helping NHS improve patient care

Keith Wheldon presents Yellowfin system to the room

The number of compliments, complaints, incidents and hand hygiene information are just some of the things a new state-of-the-art system can help an NHS trust with monitoring progress, compliance, performance and change. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has recently launched its latest business intelligence tool ‘YellowFin’ which is already successfully used by many […]

Research nurses share amazing impact on COVID-19 treatments and vaccine

Research and development team say thank you to everyone who has helped take part in COVID-19 trials

Clinical research nurses Barbara Campbell and Jill Deane were asked to share some of their experiences, following the outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this year. Read about how it dramatically changed the way the team worked and about the amazing impact they have had on research into both treatments and vaccines.  “The job of GI Research […]

Driven by compassion

Volunteer Driver Tommy Young stood in front of his black car

A team of volunteer hospital drivers have racked up more than 8,000 journeys taking patients home and dropping off medication. The free service from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been so valued by grateful patients that nearly £8,500 has been donated to the Trust’s charitable funds as a ‘thank you’. Operating Monday-Friday […]