Archive – May, 2021

Chief people officer appointed into regional role

Alan Sheppard

Our Chief People Officer, Alan Sheppard has taken up the post of Vice President for The Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA). Alan succeeds the role from Morven Smith, Director of Workforce and OD at County Durham and Darlington, and says he is excited for the challenge ahead. “The HPMA is a national network aimed at […]

Teddy bears helping bereaved families pay tribute

Chaplain Dave Russon in front of memorial teddy display

Hospital chaplains who run an annual service in memory of babies and children who have died are providing a new way of relatives paying respect. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the normal service at the University Hospital of North Tees will not take place. Instead, the chaplaincy team have created a Teddy bear’s picnic display where […]

Frontline staff back importance of nature since pandemic outbreak

Therapy team from critical care

Frontline staff have described how turning to nature has helped them cope with the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff are backing Mental Health Awareness Week and its theme of being outside. Elaine McWilliams, consultant clinical psychologist, said: “When our mood is low, we can easily feel like doing very little. “We often […]

Celebrating staff and making the NHS an even better place to work

Levi Buckley with a rainbow badge

After the most challenging year the NHS has ever encountered, inclusion and diversity will be high on the agenda at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust during a weeklong celebration of the unique approach and outlook each staff member brings to the healthcare of the region. Monday 10 May sees the beginning of People […]

International Day of the Midwife – Invest in midwives

Stephanie El-Malak, Head of Midwifery

A local NHS trust is backing the call to ‘invest in midwives’ – the key message of International Day of the Midwife (Wednesday 5 May). Highlighting the importance of midwives in healthcare, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is supporting the worldwide day of celebration. Steph El-Malak, head of midwifery at North Tees and […]