Archive – April, 2021

Teesside district nurses create innovative infection prevention and control solution for community care staff to be used across England

District nurses holding the special community kitbags

District nurses at a health Trust in Teesside have helped launch an innovative infection prevention and control (IPC) solution for community care staff, which is helping save key frontline healthcare workers the equivalent time of visiting 240 patients each year. The district nursing team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has worked with […]

Partners welcome to all pre-birth scans

Partners invited to 12-week maternity scans

We’re saying ‘welcome back’ to partners who can now attend all antenatal scans. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, all NHS Trusts have had to make difficult decisions on limiting visitors to hospitals. These decisions were often most felt in maternity. With the easing of lockdown restrictions, partners can now attend every antenatal scan: EPAC, 12-week dating, […]

Friends raise money for wellbeing of staff at centre of pandemic

Lily Bingham standing with the critical care team after raising money for them

Two friends have helped raise money to help offer wellbeing support to a health team at the centre of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lily Bingham and Lucy Johnson both took on a running challenge to help collect funds for the critical care unit at the University Hospital of North Tees. The two ran a total of […]

COVID-19 vaccines during Ramadan

Dr Ijaz Anwar

We’re reassuring the local Muslim community that receiving a COVID-19 vaccination during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan does not contravene the requirement to fast. Ramadan begins on Monday 12/Tuesday 13 April (depending on moon sightings) and will see observant Muslims not eat or drink during daylight hours. There is concern that some people may […]