Archive – December, 2020

New drop-off service for patients’ belongings

Charlotte Pett, from the Patient Experience Team

We’ve  implemented a new fast-track system for families and friends to drop-off belongings and gifts for in-patients at the University Hospital of North Tees. From Monday 21 December, the Trust’s Patient Experience Team will accept personal belongings for patients and organise delivery to the wards. Anyone who wishes to drop personal belongings off for patients […]

COVID-19 survivor gives emotional interview

Local businessman Robert Martin shares his experience of COVID on camera

When local businessman Robert Martin was admitted into hospital with possible COVID-19 symptoms, he felt so sure it was a fuss over nothing that he was joking with staff and taking selfies. But his mood soon changed when the consultant told him he needed to be sedated. The following two-week induced coma and a recovery […]

Thank you Captain Tom!

Trust chief executive Julie Gillon and chair of governors Paul Garvin open the University Hospital of North Tees Rainbow Room.

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has thanked Captain Sir Tom Moore for providing the funds for two new staff ‘recharge’ hubs. The Trust gratefully received £100,000 from the Stage one and second wave NHS Charities Grants, part of the money was raised during the 100-year-old retired soldier’s epic 2020 fundraising ‘garden walk’ for […]

Care home praises NHS infection control team after COVID-19 success

Care home team standing outside their care home in Thornaby with staff in Unicorn and Dinosaur costumes

A care home in Teesside has praised a health trust’s infection control team for helping them in tackling COVID-19 – reporting no positive cases since the second wave of the outbreak began. Teesdale Lodge Nursing Home in Thornaby has highlighted the work of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s infection prevention and control service. […]

Care home training goes virtual in response to COVID-19

Care home training team stood outside the Tatchell Centre at North Tees Hospital

A team who deliver training to care home staff across the area have successfully rolled it out virtually in response to COVID-19. The North Tees and Hartlepool Education Alliance team have transformed the way they run the training. With a very short time period, the team have worked with care homes to carry out the […]

Take a look at our Urgent & Emergency Care centre

The new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre all lit up at Night

Local people requiring urgent medical attention are now benefitting from a new combined entrance to the University Hospital of North Tees urgent care and emergency departments. The new Urgent & Emergency Care entrance, created in just four months, will see all self-presenting patients using a single entrance for all urgent and emergency care services. On […]

Hartlepool’s Rowan Suite books its first 40 women

Rowan Suite- Hartlepool birthing suite with birthing pool and bed

Hartlepool’s revamped birth centre, the Rowan Suite at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, has proven a hit as 40 women have booked to give birth in the unit so far. The team of six dedicated midwives began taking bookings on Tuesday 1 September for women considered to be low risk to have their babies in […]

#NHSBehindTheScenes proves a huge hit

Screen shot of laundry team Facebook post and comments

“They might be ‘hidden’, but they matter” is the message from a senior NHS executive about a new social media campaign shining a spotlight on the little known services North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust relies on. The Trust’s #NHSBehindTheScenes social media campaign focuses on the rarely-seen but essential parts of hospital life clinical […]

Hartlepool COVID-19 vaccine research team surpass recruitment target

COVID-19 research team celebrate surpassing their recruitment target

The research team investigating a possible new vaccine for COVID-19 have thanked the support staff who have helped – after exceeding their recruitment target. NHS staff from across Durham and the Tees Valley have been part of a joined team running the Novavax trial at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. Over the last few weeks […]

Giving something back this Christmas

Some of the donated christmas trimmings donated are stuffing, tinned beed, peas, potatoes and vegerables

The overwhelming goodwill and the generous outpouring of gifts and treats we have enjoyed are being repaid by a special Christmas appeal. Staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Hospital Foundation Trust are being encouraged to donate food, sweet treats, toiletries and toys to local foodbanks to help struggling families enjoy Christmas. Throughout the COVID-19 […]