Archive – November, 2020

Respiratory doctor challenges COVID-19 deniers

Dr Cath Monaghan, Clinical Director for Out of Hospital Care

A leading local respiratory consultant has challenged those who deny the existence of COVID-19 in new interview video. Trust respiratory consultant Dr. Cath Monaghan outlined the serious impact of COVID-19 on the human body during a filmed interviewed with Trust head of communications and marketing Ruth Dalton about the misconceptions surrounding the virus. During the […]

Respiratory patients now being cared for virtually from hospital bedside

Asthma patient Monica Larkin talking from her hospital bedside on an iPad to respiratory nurse Louise Parkin

While it’s now common for patients to be treated by health staff virtually from their own homes – a respiratory team has turned the idea on its head. The service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is using the video technology to treat patients while they are still in hospital. Any patient who […]

Former Council chief executive takes up Trust position

New Wellbeing Guardian Neil Schneider speaks at event from podium

We’re proud to announce former council chief executive Neil Schneider has enthusiastically accepted the important position of Wellbeing Guardian in addition to his responsibilities as a Non-Executive Director. The former chief executive of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and been a Trust Non-Executive Director for a year. His new role will ensure the Trust provides the very […]

Award nomination for local Trust

CareScan+ handheld scanner system

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Hospital Foundation Trust has congratulated the winner of the Health Service Journal ‘Best HealthTech Solution for Patient Safety’ Award after being nominated in the same category. The Trust’s CareScan+ project, an innovative system which uses barcodes and hand-held scanners to identify patients and equipment, was shortlisted for the award but […]

Endoscopy team with video advice for patients due to have a procedure

Endoscopy team stand spaced apart in procedure room - what you can expect when coming in for a procedure

An NHS Trust’s endoscopy team have developed new information videos to help prepare patients for their procedures. The endoscopy team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have created a series of 14 videos, in a bid to help ease anxieties surrounding patients coming in for their operation, especially during COVID-19. Colleagues from across […]

Remembering Organ Donors

Lead Chaplain Jim Wright lights a candle in the spirituality centre at north tees

This Sunday, the nation will fall silent as we remember those who served in armed conflicts. But later in that day, another group of brave, selfless people will also be remembered – organ donors. The Northern Specialist Nurse Organ Donation Team, of which North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is a proud member, hosts […]

More than 4,000 women register pregnancy online

Specialist Lead Midwife Anita Scott

An incredible 4,000 women have registered their pregnancy online with a local healthcare trust in just one year. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust launched its online pregnancy registration system just one year ago. In that time, more than 4,000 women have completed the user-friendly form to quickly upload their details and medical history. […]

A tale of two digital systems – Cutting edge technology at Teesside Trust

Registrar Luke Ventress shares his experience of the EPMA module with the communications team

A junior doctor has shared his own experience of having worked under two completely different patient records systems, and how patients across Teesside are reaping the benefits. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust was traditionally heavily reliant on paper-based patient medical notes and a record keeping automation system called PAS (patient administration system). A […]

Local doctors design COVID-19 safety posters for sports teams

Local doctors hold up their COVID-19 safety poster designs, while stood outside of North Tees hospital

A lot of us are missing our regular dose of sport right now. But for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust doctors Kirstie Grant and Omar Ahmed, it’s a particular problem as they are both taking part in a specialist Sports Fellowship clinical placement. The sport-loving doctors are allocated four hours a week away […]