Archive – January, 2021

New vaccine trialled in Hartlepool has high success rate

COVID-19 research team celebrate surpassing their recruitment target

The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is 89.3% effective at preventing COVID-19, shown from interim analysis of its Phase III study data, including effectiveness against the new variants of concern. – Vaccine shown to be 89.3% effective in preventing coronavirus in participants and also effective against variants of concern – Novavax publishes phase 3 trial data from […]

Video appeals for BAME community to encourage take up the COVID-19 vaccine

Pharmacist Esther Cheung records her appeal.

Low up-take of the COVID-19 vaccine among members of the black and minority ethnic (BAME) community is a national issue. A problem exacerbated by the fact that BAME people are at a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. The problem has led to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust to release a series […]

Vaccine scam alert issued by Trust and Council

Associate Director Of Medicines Optimisation, Dr Mojgan Sani

The crooks behind a growing number of scam messages purporting to offer the COVID-19 vaccine in return for a fee have been branded ‘morally debased’ by a leading local pharmacist. Reports of people receiving unsolicited calls, texts and emails, sometimes claiming to be from the NHS or even the World Health Organisation, offering the vaccine […]

Top tips to keep skin safe while wearing facemasks

Nurse Emma Hale - skin care tips

Who would have thought that wearing facemasks and coverings would become commonplace? With masks now part of our everyday life, expert wound care nurses from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have created a list of top tips to keep our skin safe while wearing facemasks: • Avoid soap – it can be harsh […]

Virtual visit sees education provision highly commended

The medical training was praised after an inspection recently.

An annual visit to assess the education provision has resulted in a ‘highly commended’ rating. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust was visited, albeit virtually by Newcastle Medical School and the Northern Foundation School to monitor the quality of both the undergraduate and the foundation programme delivered to medics in the trust. In spite […]

Birth partners offered COVID-19 tests

Left - Right - Lateral Flow Tests Steph El-Malek and Rebecca Eggleston-

Partners accompanying mums-to-be as they deliver their baby are now being offered COVID-19 tests. In a move to combat the virus, we’re asking every birth partner to take a self-administered Lateral Flow test on their arrival to the delivery suite. The test, which will also be offered to partners attending elective caesarean sections, returns results […]

Being a part of history – a nurse’s experience being a COVID-19 vaccinator

Karen Hampshire has been at the front line vaccinating staff and patients against COVID-19

Karen Hampshire is a clinical educator and vaccinator at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. “It’s been an incredible honour and privilege to be involved in the vaccination programme. “It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. “The reaction from so many people has been one of gratitude, relief and an outpouring of emotion. We’ve seen […]

65 new recruits to join Teesside battle against COVID-19 pressures

Image of a thank you note to recent applicants to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

A recent ‘call to arms’ by a local health care trust has not disappointed say health bosses. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS foundation Trust say a campaign they launched just four weeks ago, calling for Teesside populations to ‘choose the NHS’ as their next employer has led to the appointment of 65 ‘team support workers’. […]

Recognising the continued dedication of staff during pandemic

The end of life care team were one of the recent winners of the star of the month award.

Recognising and rewarding the fantastic efforts of our colleagues has never been more important than during these difficult times of increased pressure. Even when our staff are pulling out all the stops and working so hard, it’s important they are still making the time to nominate their colleagues for star and team of the month […]

Letting you know how we are performing

The number of appointments, emergency care attendances, babies born and operations are among a number of figures we will be issuing regularly. We will be making all of our headline statistics readily and easily available on a simple infographic. Though this information is already available to anyone who requests it – the trust is aiming […]