Archive – November, 2020

Partners welcomed back to most maternity scans and all stages of labour

Sleeping newborn baby in basket

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have had to limit visitors on the wards. Nowhere has this been felt more than maternity. Hospital staff were faced with routinely asking women to attend scans alone and partners were only allowed to delivery suites during the stages of active labour. The situation was difficult for everyone – mums, […]

Emotional plea from health care leaders to keep going and keep caring

Staff members stood on ward giving the thumbs up gesture

Leaders from a Teesside health care organisation have united in poetic voice to ask the region to continue to work hard in protecting themselves, their loved ones and the NHS. As the government announced plans for a potential relaxation in rules for the festive period, with a new tiered system set to be revealed on […]

Highlighting the vital role of nursing support workers

A collage of images showcasing a number of the Trusts amazing nursing support workers

Nursing support workers play a critical role in helping care for patients across the NHS. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been helping mark a new awareness day by highlighting the role its support workers play. As Nursing Support Workers’ Day is marked today, the trust has been paying tribute to its clinical […]

Remote consultation on the wards

Julie Sinclair, lead diabetes nurse (seated) demonstrates the VADER system with colleagues Foundation Year One Dr. Kathleen Warner and consultant Dr Sony Anthony (on-screen, left to right)

Patients with, or at risk from, diabetes are benefitting from on-ward remote consultation from a team of specialist nurses and medics. The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust diabetes team have introduced remote video consultation for patients in hospital, reducing the need to visit wards – a priority during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Nicknamed […]

Violence against staff tackled in new social media video

Still of Marlene and David from the Trusts Violence campaign video

Healthcare staff have volunteered to take part in short film to highlight the ongoing issue of violence towards NHS employees. The Trust has a zero tolerance approach to violence towards staff but sadly a small number of patients and relatives still behave aggressively to staff trying to help them. The short video, the latest in […]

Virtual Visits and Telephone updates for all

Stephen Green, Associate Director of Risk & Governance

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has refined its system of keeping loved ones in touch while in hospital. All patients who are unable to use a phone, can arrange for password-protected telephone updates to a nominated family member or be assisted to use a donated iPad to […]

Celebration goes virtual to help highlights staff’s special efforts this year

Critical team accept their shining stars award ifrom Chief Executive Julie Gillon and Chief People Officer Alan Sheppard

It may have been virtual this year – but our annual Shining Stars awards was no less exciting or special. The organisation could not be prouder of each and every one of its staff members as we continue to provide outstanding patient care in the middle of a global pandemic. At short notice, we have […]

New appointment to help protect children in need

New specialist children's safeguarding Nurse Lorraine Mulvey, stood in corridor

A specialist children’s safeguarding service has welcomed a new experienced member to the team. Lorraine Mulvey has been appointed the named nurse for children’s safeguarding at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Lorraine has a wealth of experience in nursing which includes her most recent role as a senior nurse in the children’s safeguarding […]

Social media photo inspired me to make that change

Nigel Ghani having successfully lost weight, holds up his Amazon Echo

It was just under a year ago when Nigel Ghani was presented with an Amazon Echo as part of a give-away from the trust’s employee engagement team to help promote the NHS Staff Survey.   It was through the coverage this had on the trust’s social media pages that inspired Nigel to make a change […]

How to raise concerns about someone who may have been radicalised

Adult Safeguarding nurse Stuart Harper-Reynolds

Did you know that we have a safeguarding team – and part of their role is to help raise concerns about anyone they think may have been radicalised?   Named nurse for adult safeguarding Stuart Harper-Reynolds explains more. “Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you […]