Archive – December, 2021

Hospital visitors asked to take lateral flow test before attending

Front sign at North Tees

A health trust is asking people to take a lateral flow test before visiting its hospitals – as it steps up measures to curb rising COVID admissions. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will need visitors to take a test and provide evidence of a negative result. This will be for any visitors to […]

New COVID-19 vaccine trialled in Hartlepool is approved for use

Reasearch vaccine trial team stand spaced out in hospital corridor

A new COVID-19 vaccine trialled by NHS staff in Hartlepool has been conditionally approved for use – to help fight rising cases and an increasing need to protect more people. The national Novavax vaccine study, trialled at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, has been authorised by the European Regulator (EMA) and the World Health Organisation. […]

A cracking bit of fundraising

Carol with medical engineering team

A staff member from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been spreading some festive cheer to raise funds for charity, after the loss of a beloved colleague.   Christmas cracker Carol Wallace, who works as a health care assistant in the antenatal day assessment unit at the University Hospital of North Tees, was […]

Christmas appeal

Our staff responded with enormous kindness to our annual Christmas foodbank and toy appeal. Hundreds of pounds worth of food and toiletries have been donated to the foodbanks in Stockton, Hartlepool and Billingham, while the Hartlepool and Stockton branches of the Salvation Army have both received van loads of toys. The appeal was co-ordinated by […]

Thank you Bloodrun!

Bloodrun joined by Santa

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is saying an extra thank you to Bloodrun Emergency Voluntary Service for its kind donation of toys to children in hospital over Christmas. The volunteer bikers are a firm part of the Trust family, providing a much-appreciated free blood courier service with its ‘blood bikes’ and ‘blood cars’ […]

National accolade for the University Hospital of Hartlepool

Carolyn Brown, admin services manager, and clinical quality and data management leads Susan Waller and Linda Wildberg (L -R)

The University Hospital of Hartlepool is ending 2021 with a national accolade recognising its commitment to patient safety. The National Joint Register (NJR), which monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations to improve clinical outcomes, has awarded the hospital its Quality Data Provider certificate. Only hospitals that achieve the […]

Health care bosses declare ‘a need for change with energy and urgency’

Julie Gillon

Over 350 leaders from across the region met this week to demand reducing inequalities in health care for the communities they serve. Leaders met virtually at a North East and North Cumbria Health Inequalities Summit – the first of its kind for the region. The event welcomed a host of delegates who logged on to […]

Rare blood donation finds its way 160 miles home to Teesside

Michelle Medford

A blood donation has found its way home to Teesside after a Billingham-born woman made a donation more than 160 miles away. When 51-year-old data manager Michelle Medford, born and raised in Billingham, made her usual blood donation at her home in Crewe, she thought nothing of it. But she received a nice surprise when […]