Archive – April, 2021

NHS trust calls on local university to help its paper-free ambitions

A doctor in training stood with the new tablet for paper free auditing

An NHS trust and a university have come together to transform the way clinical audits are carried out – helping improve patient care. Students from Teesside University are helping change one of the roles of staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Every year, the organisation carries out around 200 clinical audits, helping […]

“I want to go home at the end of the day to my family…” – the plea from emergency workers   

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

A series of hard-hitting videos from emergency services teams across the North East have been issued today ahead of the bank holiday weekend, as the pandemic restrictions continue to be lifted.   The videos feature colleagues from the ambulance, police, fire and health services. Staff from across the professions give their own personal accounts of how ‘it happened to me’ – sharing shocking stories of the violence and abuse they have experienced […]

Much loved colleague retires after a quarter of a century

Steve Pett

  North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has bid adieu to a well-loved and dedicated colleague in April, who has retired after 25 years’ service. Steve Pett, care group manager for healthy lives, shared an emotional farewell with socially distanced colleagues across the Trust. Many colleagues joined the event virtually to share stories of […]

Flying mum leaves hospital

Image of the duck

We’re used to welcoming new-borns, who then go home to be cared for by their loving families. But this week the Trust said goodbye to some very different new arrivals – a brood of ducklings. Every year, the same tagged duck pays a special visit to the University Hospital of North Tees to lay a […]

Medical students get hands on experience despite challenges of pandemic

Medical students from Sunderland University stood in the education unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool

Medical students from a new teaching school got their first experience of hands-on hospital training after a health trust organised a series of COVID-19 safe sessions. This week North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust welcomed a group of second year students from Sunderland University’s new medical school for a consolidated teaching skills week. The […]

Meet the bikers transporting blood for transfusions

Blood bike team

A group of motorbike riders are dedicating their free time to transport transfusion blood to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust from across the UK. Bloodrun EVS (Emergency Voluntary Service) is a charity that provides a free, voluntary blood courier service to NHS hospitals and Trusts across the North East. The bikers have a […]

Hartlepool mums-to-be join Beach Bumps walk to enjoy exercise in the sunshine

Bach Bumps - walking group in Seaton Carew

The shining sun and easing of lockdown saw a team of local midwives lead the first ‘Beach Bumps’ walk with a group of the pregnant women under their care. The midwives, from the Rowan Suite at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, led a safe, socially distanced walk of pregnant woman to encourage gentle exercise during […]