Archive – October, 2021

Teesside health trust welcomes first Novavax participant for the COVID-19 booster

Michelle Curie

A Teesside health trust has opened its doors today for participants in the Hartlepool Novavax trial to receive their first Pfizer vaccinations. Teacher Michelle Currie, from Marton, Middlesbrough, is the first Novavax participant to walk through the doors of the University Hospital of North Tees for her very first Pfizer jab. Michelle took part in […]

Raising awareness of malnutrition

Malnutrition awareness week

#UKMAW2021’s focus is to Ask, Look, Listen “This year, our message is that everybody must work together to help find people who are at risk of malnutrition. It is easier to manage malnutrition or dehydration when it is spotted earlier, so we want everybody in the community to look out for family members, neighbours, and […]

Novavax update Friday 8 October 2021

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The announcement today that people who took part in the trials of COVID vaccines which have not yet been approved yet will be offered doses of another vaccine from next week has been welcomed by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. A spokesperson for the health care Trust said: “This is welcome news for […]

Stoptober comes to Stockton and Thornaby

Leanne Watson at Castlegate Shopping Centre

Smokers in Stockton and Thornaby are being offered more opportunities to quit the habit for good. October is Stoptober, the month long campaign to reduce smoking throughout the UK. During Stoptober, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s expert smoking cessation team will be at Stockton town centre’s Castlegate Shopping Centre every Wednesday, from 11 […]

“If the NHS is a machine, we’re a drop of oil” – Meet the hospital volunteers saving clinical staff valuable time

A new volunteer role at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is saving ward staff countless hours. The volunteer responders are on-call and at-hand to help ward staff with non-clinical tasks, including delivering patients’ belongings, delivering medication, and transferring patients to the discharge lounge when they are ready to leave the hospital. Last month, […]