Archive – October, 2021

Hospital appeals for emergency care staff in light of ‘hero’ doctor

Emergency care team

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is appealing for more emergency care nurses after one of their emergency care registrars was hailed a hero across the UK. The last fortnight has highlighted the importance of staff in urgent and emergency care after Dr Tom Prichard, an emergency care registrar at the University Hospital of […]

Specialist health team help Tom, 84, back on his feet

Tom in front of house with podiatrist Melanie.

An elderly man is now back up on his feet within a matter of months thanks to a specialist health team. Tom Hitchen, who is 84, was suffering pains in his foot – but is now fully mobile after being treated by staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Tom was having pains […]

Much loved director celebrates her retirement

Lynne with Julie Gillon, Donna Fairhurst and Abigail Smith

Colleagues from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have been sharing their well wishes for the happy retirement of a well-respected Trust director in October. Lynne Taylor, director of planning and performance, shared an emotional adieu with staff from across the Trust. Colleagues joined the event online and in-person to share their congratulations and […]

Innovation at the centre of elective care in Hartlepool

Joint replacement team in corridor

Innovation is at the forefront of all care the elective care team provide at Hartlepool. The joint replacement team is regularly looking at ways of evolving and expanding the service from their base on the hospital’s first floor. New developments over recent months have included the relocation of the unit so that it is directly […]

Health worker who became ambassador for cervical cancer after surviving illness is recognised for honours

Lisa in uniform with award

A health support worker who has become an ambassador for cervical cancer awareness after beating the illness herself has been recognised for honours. Lisa Tomlinson, who works at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has been shortlisted in the ‘rising star’ category of the Nursing Times Awards. Since successfully fighting cervical cancer more than […]

Future proofing endoscopy services in Hartlepool

Decontamination in endoscopy

A recent investment in some new state-of-the-art machinery at the endoscope decontamination unit within the endoscopy suite at the University Hospital of Hartlepool has meant more scopes can be processed per hour, increasing productivity, reliability and traceability and ultimately allowing more patients to be seen per clinic. The process for cleaning and disinfecting the endoscopes […]