Archive – July, 2022

New hospital air-cooling system to reduce temperatures ahead of heatwave

Ward 32 team

A new hospital air-cooling system is helping reduce temperatures in busy clinical areas – as a health trust takes measures to respond to this week’s heatwave. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has installed several air-handling units to help improve conditions for staff, patients and visitors. The new units are located in the tower […]

Hospital Trust issues heatwave advice

As we look forward to a few days of sunshine, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is advising people to be ‘sun-safe’. With temperatures in Teesside forecast to reach as a high 33°C on Tuesday*, there is a real chance of people falling ill as the effects of the extreme heat takes its toll. […]

Alcohol care team launches in Stockton

Neil Parks and Hayley Douglas

Patients with alcohol related harm issues will soon be receiving faster, more effective support when admitted to the University Hospital of North Tees thanks to the introduction of an expert alcohol care team. Led by specialist nurse Hayley Douglas and Neil Parks, an associate practitioner from gastroenterology, the team will support in-patients with alcohol-related conditions. […]

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust breast-screening unit recognised as second most successful in the UK in meeting screening targets

The Breast care team

Committed staff working in partnership across different medical disciplines are celebrating after being deemed the second most successful unit nationally in meeting Screening targets. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s Breast Unit provides breast screening services for patients in Teesside, parts of County Durham and parts of north Yorkshire as well as symptomatic breast […]

Trust recognised for contribution to LGBTQ+ healthcare with award nomination

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for the ‘Positive Impact on LGBT Health award’ at this year’s LGBT Alliance Awards – organised by Teesside charity Hart Gables. Nominated by a staff member at the local charity, the Trust has been put forward due to its recent work in making its hospitals […]

Trust welcomes George Cross award for the NHS

etter from HM The Queen on the NHS being awarded the George Cross

Julie Gillon, chief executive of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has today welcomed the NHS receiving the George Cross from Her Majesty The Queen. Julie said: “For 74 years the NHS has been at the forefront of delivering care to the UK and everyone at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is […]

Teesside based apprenticeship offers aspiring NHS staff chance to progress in workplace

Staff member Hayley Minton

 North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with Teesside University, who are running a course to allow existing staff members to gain hands-on practical experience and complete a qualification while they continue to work at the organisation. Once staff complete the apprenticeship, they will have the experience to develop into registered radiography […]