Archive – May, 2022

Trusts work together to ease suffering of spinal patients

Gill Rhind, spinal triage and treat practitioner

Patients in Teesside are continuing to benefit from partnership working as a spinal service shared by two local NHS trusts sees a local nurse deliver a procedure usually reserved for consultants. Gill Rhind is a spinal triage and treat practitioner and one of the few nurses in the UK able to deliver a life-transforming pain-reducing […]

New leadership team to head-up a health trust’s people directorate

Susy Cook stood in a day case unit corridor

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed two new members who will lead its People directorate. Dr Susy Cook and Graeme Raffell have started their roles as the new interim chief people officer and interim deputy chief people officer Dr Cook, who as interim chief people officer will lead on issues such as […]

Infection prevention and control – keeping our patients safe

Rebecca Denton-Smith, lead nurse for infection prevention and control

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, infection prevention and control measures were paramount. From the steps we all took in our daily life to major changes in how services were delivered, the importance of infection prevention and control to minimise transmission of the virus were at the forefront of everybody’s thoughts which is why we have released […]

Trust opens its doors to aspiring nurses and allied health professionals

External shot of University Hospital of North Tees

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is hosting an open day for those with an interest in pursuing a career in health care. The Trust, which manages the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool, is one of the biggest employers in the Teesside area, with interesting and rewarding career […]

“Working as a nurse is a huge privilege” – health chief sends impassioned message on special day for nurses

Julie Gillon

Today is International Nurses’ Day and I wanted to reflect on the journey our profession has travelled over the years, to our current day position and importantly our ambitions for the future. Back in 1860, the Nightingale Training School opened at St Thomas’s in London. Nursing and midwifery became an established ‘taught’ profession. By 1887, […]

Physio reflects on her role highlighting the importance of physical activity – with more than a third of parts of Teesside not moving enough

Leanne Mitchell in front of the North Tees building.

A physiotherapist has spoken about the impact of a regional role she has led to promote the benefits of physical exercise. Leanne Mitchell, a former paediatric specialist physio and now outpatient therapies team lead at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has reflected on her role as ‘Physical Activity Clinical Champion’ for the North […]

Family photos and books offer a unique insight into the history of midwifery

Midwife Lilian Richards with baby

A discovery of photographs, textbooks and equipment dating back as far as 1928 has provided a unique insight into the development of the work and skills of the midwife. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust midwife Val Driscoll, who followed in her great auntie Lilian’s professional footsteps, discovered a treasure trove of midwifery items […]