Archive – June, 2021

Trust successfully managing the backlog of planned operations caused by COVID-19

Patient and clinical staff stood in waiting room in orthopaedic outpatients

A Teesside health trust is making successful headway through a backlog of planned operations caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Like all health trusts across the country, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust postponed all elective surgery for several months as it responded to the pandemic. Elective care has been back underway for several weeks […]

Donation from local company supports staff wellbeing

Ian Donley donating HydroMassage Chair to Trust

  A wellbeing space created for NHS staff in tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore has received its latest donation – a specialist massage chair! Tees Valley Innovation (TVI) CEO donated a HydroMassage chair recently to the Rainbow Room at the University Hospital of North Tees, as recognition for the care staff have provided throughout […]

Remote rehabilitation

Physiotherapist Shane Hassell and Assistant Angela Debois

Patients from across the region are benefiting from remote respiratory and cardiac exercise sessions from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a programme of exercise and education for those with long-term lung conditions such as COPD, bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, cancer and those waiting for lung transplants or other thoracic surgeries. […]

We must learn lessons from the last year, says NHS chief

Nicola Threadgold a midwife at the Trust.

A Teesside health care leader has declared that if Tees NHS teams do not learn lessons from the Coronavirus health pandemic, then they cannot drive for a positive change across the region. Julie Gillon, Chief Executive for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – a Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘Good’ rated organisation says that […]

Setting up virus tests and helping create new innovative treatments – the role Teesside biomedical scientists have played in fighting COVID-19

Biomedical scientists involved in a special plasma study for COVID-19.

A health trust is highlighting the role of its biomedical scientists – in a year when they have responded to a global pandemic with a new testing process and the creation of new treatments. Over the last 12 months biomedical scientists at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have carried out more than a […]

Event to celebrate way newly qualified therapy staff worked during pandemic

Therapy team stood in corridor at North Tees hospital.

Therapy staff held a celebration event to mark how newly qualified members of the team rose to the challenge of COVID-19. A virtual rotation roadshow was held for occupational therapists and physiotherapists at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. In response to the pandemic, staff who would normally follow a structured rotation had to […]

Boro backs call for fans to celebrate safely

Boro player Jonny Howson

Middlesbrough Football Club has backed calls by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Cleveland Police and the North East Ambulance Service for England fans to enjoy tomorrow night’s Euro match against Czech Republic in safety. With the national team’s progression to the knockout stage of the tournament a mere formality, Boro is appealing for […]

“It’s not a new chapter, it’s a new book”, says trans health employee

Matthew Andersen

“It’s not a new chapter, it’s a new book” is the message from Matthew Andersen, a transgender man who is approaching what he calls his first ‘manniversary’. The 30-year-old clinical coder at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust came out as transgender to his family, friends and colleagues two years ago. Matthew, who does […]