Archive – May, 2022

‘Aggression to staff not acceptable’ says Trust in Bank Holiday appeal

Dr. Susy Cook, Interim Chief People Officer

As the double bank holiday weekend approaches, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is appealing to their communities to celebrate the Jubilee safely issuing a stark reminder that aggression towards NHS staff will never be tolerated. Dr. Susy Cook began her role as interim chief people officer for the Trust in April this year […]

New quit smoking service launched on World No Tobacco Day

Julie Bardsley, tobacco dependency specialist lead

Tuesday 31 May is World No Tobacco Day – a day of global action to tackle addiction to smoking and its devastating impact on health. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will now be asking every in-patient if they smoke and will offer them free Nicotine replacement products (NRT) to manage their cravings. The […]

“I feel empowered to make changes to improve care for women with early pregnancy complications” – how leadership programme inspired NHS worker

EPAC nurse in a clinic room.

An NHS worker who has led a project to improve care for women with early pregnancy complications has recognised the support of a special leadership scheme in helping her to make changes. Amy Hunter, an advanced practitioner in ultrasound at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has led an improvement project at the organisation as […]

Derek’s sporting life

Professor Derek Bell in his hockey gear with a stick, gifted to him by medical colleagues from Pakistan, a major hockey playing nation and manufacturer of high tech carbon hockey sticks.

A lifelong love of physical activity and sporting competition has seen the joint chair of two local NHS trusts continue to excel at his chosen sport at the age of 67. Professor Derek Bell, joint chair of both North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is a proud […]

Patients thanked for making advanced training possible

ERCP training delegation with Deepak, Julie Gillon, and Vikram Mitra

Sixteen local patients have been thanked for making an advanced clinical training session possible. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust delivered a three-day training session for senior gastroenterology trainees from around the country from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 May. All the clinicians came to the University Hospital of North Tees to learn the […]