Archive – July, 2021

Innovative way of detecting bowel cancer praised by patients

Capsule endoscopy team in clinic room with patient.

A special capsule people swallow to help detect bowel issues is being offered in Teesside – and patients are full of praise for the innovation. The new development at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation is already helping diagnose health issues including cancers. The pill-sized capsule has a small disposable camera, taking thousands of pictures […]

Trusts appoint new permanent chair

New chairman Derek Bell

THE Councils of Governors of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (NTHFT) and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT) have appointed a new permanent joint chair. Professor Derek Bell OBE has been appointed following a recruitment process and starts on 1 September 2021. Professor Bell has 40 years’ experience in the NHS and […]

Annual cancer charity walk held in memory of special group member

Cancer information centre cheque handover in front of hospital

A group of friends who hold an annual walk for cancer care did so in memory of a special member this year. The group who stroll from Hartlepool Marina to Seaton Carew every year held it in tribute to their close friend Karen McIntosh. Karen, who sadly died earlier this year at the age of […]

Vaccine passport scam alert issued by Teesside health trust

NHS App on a mobile device

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is asking people to remain vigilant after reports of a circulating scam email regarding ‘digital coronavirus passports’. As holiday locations continue to open their airports to the UK and large-scale events are trialled, you may need to apply for an NHS COVID pass to show your vaccination details […]