Archive – July, 2022

100 leaders networking service is now available to all Trust staff

Kath Tarn and her pack in a group photo showcasing the connectivity of the networking service

A networking service has been set up to support Trust staff wanting to make the professional leap into new careers or leadership opportunities. The service matches delegates with relevant ‘champions’ that will help them with their professional development. The aim being to give them different perspectives and experiences as they embark on their career journey […]

New lifts for Peterlee Community Hospital

Peterlee Community Hospital

Peterlee Community Hospital will soon be benefiting from new patient lifts. Work will begin on the six-to-eight week project on Monday 11 July. Hawthorns Care Centre, which adjoins the hospital, has kindly given permission for patients to use its lifts to access the upper floors of the hospital. A hospital porter will be on hand […]

Maternity team determined in face of award loss

The four representatives of the Rowan Team at the 2022 Parliamentary Awards L – R: Midwives Sue Bromley, Anita Scott, Lyndsey Hepburn, and Jean Whittle.

There was disappointment today for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s Rowan Team at the 2022 Parliamentary Awards but the team are still looking ahead with confidence. Shortlisted for the Nursing and Midwifery award, the team unfortunately lost out to the Admiral Nurses team at Great Western Hospital at the ceremony today. Speaking from […]

Health experts speak about issue of helping people with obesity in Hartlepool

Dietitian stood in front of council building

A specialist dietitian from a health trust in Teesside was among expert speakers at a community event into how people in Hartlepool are being helped and supported around the issue of obesity. The Healthwatch Hartlepool event at the town’s Civic Centre heard from Vanessa Osborne, specialist bariatric dietitian at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation […]

Scientists discover link between genetics and failure of joint replacements

Staff involved in the genetics study

A health trust in Teesside has been part of a successful international research study – discovering a genetic link to explain why some patients develop pain and early failure of joint replacements. In a world first, the research involving the surgical team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust could transform the way orthopaedic […]

Community reminded about hand hygiene – following surge in COVID-19 cases

Deepak Dwarakanath

Across our community, we are seeing a rising number of cases of COVID-19 – this is unfortunately something we are also experiencing within our hospital settings. Our medical director Deepak Dwarakanath has provided an update and reminded people about the importance of good hand hygiene. We now have more than 60 patients in our care […]

New service launches for independence for tobacco addiction

The tobacco dependency team L - R Tina Weatherill. Julie Bardsley, Ruth Boston, Natalie Brooks (1)

Monday 4 July is American Independence Day – and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is declaring it ‘independence from smoking day’ as its new tobacco dependency service hits the wards. All patients admitted to the emergency assessment unit who smoke will be offered bespoke support to manage their cravings while under the Trust’s […]