Archive – February, 2022

Collaboration and the white paper

Julie Gillon

The NHS is a myriad of inter-dependent services, teams and professionals, all working to the ambition of a healthier population via safe, quality care. I have spoken of the need to acknowledge that we cannot work in isolation as an organisation that we must strive for joining up care for people, places and populations. If […]

Teesside bus drivers raise money for local NHS trust in memory of their friend

Stagecoach deliver their donations

A Teesside bus team has donated £500 worth of goods to a critical care ward after their colleague and close friend sadly died after contracting COVID-19. Bus driver Garry Richardson spent 28 days at the University Hospital of North Tees. Described as a ‘good work friend and colleague’ and ‘popular with passengers’, Garry sadly died […]

“Working in isolation in the health and care sector is not an option” – Teesside NHS chief executive backs joint working

Julie Gillon

In her latest blog about our commitment to collaborative working with partners across the Tees Valley and beyond, our chief executive has explained the importance of a special community service in Hartlepool. She said: “Our NHS is populated with numerous acronyms, our very name being one of the most famous in the world. For me, […]

Patient care boosted by partnership working across Tees Valley

ispa staff from Hartlepool council

“Being here in Hartlepool hospital with the whole team has transformed the care and support we can provide to our community.” That is the view of staff from Hartlepool Borough Council who work closely with teams at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. The staff all work together as part of the integrated single […]

“This is the biggest challenge of my life” – Teesside dad to complete ironman triathlon to raise money for children’s ward

Gordon Mitchell on his bike

A local physiotherapist and father-of-three is undertaking his ultimate challenge – to complete his first ironman distance triathlon in less than 12 hours, all while raising funds for the NHS hospital Trust he works for. 44-year-old Gordon Mitchell from Eaglescliffe is a regular athlete, having participated in triathlon events for years now, culminating in a […]

Coaching can benefit you, your team and your patients

Kris Bell

Kris Bell is a people development practitioner at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Kris is also a registered ICF coach (International Coaching Federation) which is for trained professional coaches and recognised for representing the highest quality in professional coaching Part of his role includes carrying out coaching sessions with staff from across the […]

No changes to infection control measures at our hospitals

Deepak Dwarakanath

As the country prepares for the end of COVID-19 restrictions, we’re  reminding patients and visitors that the virus remains a threat and important infection control measure will remain in place at local hospitals. Even though people with COVID-19 will soon no longer need to isolate, the Trust is stressing that anyone who knows they have […]

Couple get engaged at hospital to share special moment with their baby daughter

Kennedy Henry with baby Ivy and David Waite

A Thornaby man has proposed to his partner today on the children’s ward at the University Hospital of North Tees so that their daughter could share in their special moment this Valentine’s Day. 39-year-old scaffolder David Waite had planned on proposing to his partner Kennedy Henry, a 26-year-old retail worker, during a trip away over […]

Lung cancer team boosted by support of grateful patients and community

Lung cancer fundraising

This is just some of the cutting-edge equipment an NHS cancer team have invested in over recent years – thanks to the backing of its supporters. The lung cancer service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds over the last two decades. This is all money put […]

North east health chief issues Tees-wide rallying cry

Julie Gillon

A North East health leader has issued a rallying cry to communities and businesses across the Tees Valley, saying ‘there is more that unites us, than divides us’. Julie Gillon, Chief Executive for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust spoke about her ambitions to ensure that the Tees Valley is ‘levelled up’ to ‘ensure […]