Archive – December, 2020

New Year honour for local hospital and charity volunteer

Stephen Pratt, who has just been awarded a BEM

2020 has ended on a high note for community-minded Stephen Pratt – the ‘quiet and unassuming’ Sedgefield man is celebrating after being recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Stephen, 65, volunteers his time at both North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and local charity A Way Out. His commitment and hard work […]

Biomedical scientist hits a half century in the NHS before retirement

Biomedical scientist James France

The NHS is renowned for having a loyal staff group who dedicate their entire careers to patient care. It isn’t very often we can celebrate any member of our workforce reaching 50 years’ service. That’s what senior advanced biomedical scientist James France has achieved – in the same year he will finally bow out to […]

Cancer first in the UK

Respiratory consultant Dr Vandana Jeebun

A cancer patient can now receive curative treatment thanks to an innovative diagnostic method performed for the first time in the UK by the Respiratory Team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Kathleen Jackson was referred to the University Hospital of North Tees by Mr Sion Barnard, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Newcastle Hospitals NHS […]

Staff and patients respond en masse to Christmas foodbank appeal

Staff from chemotherapy with some of their donations

NHS staff and patients have responded en masse to an appeal to help members of its community in such trying times. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been collecting goods for the local foodbanks this festive season. The organisation has been appealing to staff to think about individuals and families in urgent need […]

New COVID-19 vaccine rolled out to staff and patients across Teesside

Nurse preparing a vaccine for use

NHS staff and patients in Teesside are now being protected against COVID-19 after the ground-breaking Pfizer vaccine was rolled out this week. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust started vaccinating from its own site at the University Hospital of North Tees on Tuesday. Staff and patients are being vaccinated, following a priority system which […]

All we want for Christmas is you…to stay safe

Christmas tree made of snowflakes

Christmas is going to be different for all of us. As we look to a more subdued festive season then we’d all prefer, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has written its own Christmas wish list – a special list of what the public can do to make sure we all have the best […]

“Rainbow” lights Christmas Trees gift for Trust

Julie Gillon, Chief Executive of the Trust and Stockton Councillor Bob Cook

A multi-coloured forest of festive splendour has appeared in the grounds of University Hospital of North Tees. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has gratefully accepted the gift of 28 Christmas Trees with ‘rainbow coloured’ lights from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council in recognition of the vital role the NHS played in the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

Choose the NHS – your local trust needs you

Get your career motoring - choose the NHS, Choose North Tees and Hartlepool

A Teesside health care trust has asked the local population to consider the NHS as a career after what it describes as an ‘landscape changing’ year for the sector. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have released a campaign to recruit staff to support their busy wards and department during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Award success for CareScan+

Professor Graham Evans with the Health Business Patient Safety Award

“It’s just overwhelming!” – that’s how a senior member of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Hospital Foundation Trust has described the second major award win for an in-house developed technological innovation. CareScan+, a system developed by the Trust’s ICT team to use barcodes and scanners to identify patients and equipment, was named the winner of […]

Driven Home for Christmas

Therapists, physiotherapists and other staff, Posing with a Trust car

Local pop mega star Chris Rea sang about looking forward to reuniting with family for the festive season in his 1986 classic song Driving Home for Christmas. It was in this spirit that a group of staff from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Hospital Foundation Trust stayed late to drive discharged patients home for Christmas. […]