Archive – November, 2021

Midwives to attend drop-in COVID-19 vaccination sessions in Hartlepool

Sleeping newborn baby

Pregnant women in Hartlepool and Stockton who have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to access expert advice from midwives at local drop-in. Held in partnership with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and Hartlepool Borough Council, the regular drop-in sessions at Mill House Leisure Centre have proven popular with the […]

Teesside health trust colleague retires after almost four decades caring for thousands of hospitalised children

Play specialist Claire Wise

A hospital play specialist is today saying her goodbyes as she retires after four decades looking after thousands of children across Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool. Clare Wise, 66 from Hartlepool, began her career at St Hilda’s before becoming part of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in 2007. 40 years into her paediatrics career, Claire […]

Teesside health trust wins award for staff poetry book

Colleagues stood outside ward 26

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been crowned a winner at a national award ceremony for its staff creative writing workshops which helped to reduce stress during the pandemic. The team behind the trial ‘Creative Writing for Wellbeing’ workshop series was named the winner in the ‘Helping our Workforce to Recover from the […]

New £2.5 million respiratory support unit opens for patients in Teesside

Respiratory team on the new RSU ward

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has proudly opened the doors to a fully redeveloped state-of-the-art ward, with a new respiratory support unit now ready to welcome patients. Development on the new unit began in July this year after the respiratory team’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted that the former respiratory unit needed […]

Local NHS volunteer driver wins national award for going the extra mile

Colin Ogden showing off his award

A Teesside NHS volunteer has been recognised with a national award. Volunteer driver Colin Ogden, 64, from Hartlepool received the prestigious Volunteer of the Year award at this year’s Unsung Hero Awards for non-clinical NHS staff and volunteers across the UK. The retired waste management manager has volunteered at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation […]

Nurse finally enjoys retirement party after lockdown delay

Marian Fleming with some lovely flowers from collegues

A University Hospital of North Tees nurse has finally been able to celebrate her retirement with her colleagues, some 18 months after lockdown put the traditional ward celebration on hold. 65-year-old ex-nurse Marian Fleming, from Marton-in-Cleveland, was getting ready to celebrate her retirement with a gathering of her ward work mates when the first lockdown […]

Special calming emergency care room opened for relatives of young patients

Charity donation to children's emergency care

A SPECIAL room has opened in a hospital’s emergency care department to provide a calming space for relatives of young patients – after a charity offered its support. The children and young people’s emergency care service at the University Hospital of North Tees is opening a room for families to use in difficult circumstances. This […]

“There’s more satisfaction in saving someone than there is in scoring a 100” – Meet the professional cricketer who left the pitch to pursue medicine

Vishal Tripathi with cricket bat and ball

Meet Dr Vishal Tripathi – an ex-cricket player who gave up his professional career in sport to become a doctor. Now a junior doctor at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton-on-Tees, 33-year-old Vishal from Sunderland was brought up around the sport and has fond childhood memories of watching his dad play cricket. After […]