Archive – June, 2021

Improving care for people with a learning disability

Stuart Harper-Reynolds and Carley Ogden from the safeguarding team

Care for patients with a learning disability is improving all the time – with a new set of standards now in place across the region. The safeguarding team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is supporting new ‘diamond pathways’ to deliver high quality, reasonably adjusted care for people with a learning disability. The […]

Heidi’s active encouragement

Heidi’s active encouragement

Despite spending all of her adult life dealing with a variety of debilitating illnesses, a local mum of three is using her experiences to encourage people to benefit from being more active. Heidi Morrison, 41, from Hartlepool, took seriously ill when she was just 17. Living in Tenerife with her parents, Heidi endured an emergency […]

New special clinics to help long covid sufferers

The long covid clinic team in lung health at North Tees.

People suffering from any long-term effects of COVID-19 are being helped by special new clinics. The long covid appointments are helping patients with a range of conditions linked to the virus. These include fatigue, breathlessness, anxiety, depression and other debilitating symptoms. The centre is led by respiratory consultant Kevin Conroy from lung health at the […]

New drug first trialled in Stockton helps reduce deaths from COVID-19

Research team at the Trust stood in front of North Tees hospital site.

A new drug first trialled by research staff at a Teesside NHS trust has been found to reduce deaths from COVID-19 by a fifth in the sickest patients. The new successful monoclonal antibody combination was first tested on a patient at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust last year – through the research team’s […]

Healthy lifestyle the key to controlling diabetes

Sue Jones diabetes doctor in a clinic room.

A healthy lifestyle is the key to controlling the impact diabetes can have on someone’s life, a specialist team have said. Diabetes specialists at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are highlighting the risks of a poor diet and lifestyle and action to take if anyone has symptoms. Sue Jones, a senior consultant doctor, […]

Hypno Birthing service relaunched for local mums-to-be

HypnoBirthing - Chloe Clamp and Aaron Connor take part in the course

We are once again offering expectant mothers the opportunity to give birth in more comfort thanks to its relaunched hypno- birthing service. Serenity HypnoBirthing aims to reduce pain and create a calmer, more peaceful childbirth experience by teaching women breathing techniques, relaxation exercises and a safe form of self-hypnosis. Mums to be can sign up […]

Health care volunteers recognised in medal ceremony

Volunteer medal ceremony with chief executive Julie Gillon

Volunteers who give their time and support to patients at a Teesside hospital have been recognised with a presentation of an NHS Volunteers medal. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has over 400 volunteers working in various roles to support the organisation, staff and patients. On Wednesday 2 June 2021 chief executive Julie Gillon […]

Gene protection for COVID-19 identified

The first evidence of a genetic link explaining why some people who catch Covid-19 don’t become sick has been discovered A scientific and medical team led by Newcastle University, UK, have demonstrated that the gene, HLA-DRB1*04:01, is found three times as often in people who are asymptomatic. This suggests that people with this gene have […]

“Don’t let new variant gain a foothold” urges Trust

Medical director Deepak Dwarakanath

We’re urging the public to remain vigilant and ensure they are vaccinated as the fight against COVID-19 continues with cases of the Delta variant increasing. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is repeating the call for everyone to attend their vaccination appointment as the best defence against both COVID-19 and the Delta variant (formally […]