Archive – September, 2022

Farewell to a special Teesside colleague

Julie Gillon and Chris Tulloch

Farewell to a special Teesside colleague A widely respected orthopaedic surgeon has drawn his 45-year-hospital career to a close. Dr Chris Tulloch, who first qualified as a doctor in 1977, has retired today from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. During his decades of years of service to the NHS, Chris has specialised in […]

Stoptober returns

Tobacco dependency treatment service

“Every smoker knows they should quit. We’re here to help, not lecture.” – that’s the message from a new tobacco dependency team as Stoptober returns. The annual NHS quit smoking campaign is back, encouraging smokers to make a concerted, supported effort to quit for good. Stoptober raises awareness of risks of smoking and encourages motivation […]

Hartlepool teachers raise cash for children in hospital

A group of teachers from a Hartlepool primary school have donated a fantastic £2,700 to make hospital stays a little brighter for poorly children. Staff from Clavering Primary School organised a 26-mile sponsored walk from Robin Hood’s Bay to Saltburn to raise a total of £2,778.75 for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s play […]

International success for judo instructing hospital porter

During the day, mild mannered David Francis works as a kitchen porter at the University Hospital of North Tees. But two evenings a week, David swaps pushing trolleys of food for throwing willing volunteers onto mats in his role as one of the region’s judo coaches. And now David has more reason than ever to […]

New poetry collection for local nurse

Nurse Consultant In Cancer And Palliative Care Mel McEvoy

A local nurse with a literary side-line has published his second collection of original poetry. Mel McEvoy, nurse consultant in cancer and palliative care at the University Hospital of North Tees, has dedicated ‘Wading into the Light’ to those who work in health care. The collection, described as displaying ‘a sense of loss, but not […]

Trust shows its pride in face of LGBTQ+ award loss

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is continuing its work in creating an LGBTQ+ friendly environment for its services after an awards ceremony recognised its contribution to healthcare within the LGBTQ+ community. The Trust was nominated for the ‘Positive Impact on LGBT Health award’ at this year’s LGBT Alliance Awards held on Friday 23 […]

Organ Donation – how to have the difficult conversation

Dr. Tara Mane with a Leave Them Certain sign

“Please discuss organ donation with your loved ones and leave them certain” – that’s the plea from a leading clinical expert on organ donation to the local population. There is no doubt about it, discussing your personal decision about organ donation is not an easy conversation. As Organ Donation Week (Monday 26 September – Sunday […]

From domestic to nurse, now is the time for Linda’s healthcare career

Nurse Linda Robinson in uniform at North Tees Rainbow Room corridor

Hartlepool nurse Linda Robinson has gone from a domestic to a nurse thanks to support from North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust. The 53 year old started working for the Trust in 1997 as a theatre domestic while supporting her young family. Linda’s role involved supporting the theatre surgeons, even ensuring they had sandwiches and […]

Grateful patients and relatives join health staff in raising thousands for charity

Great North Run

A health trust has raised thousands of pounds for its own charity over a single weekend after staff, patients and relatives came together for two challenges. More than 90 people – including grateful patients, relatives and frontline health workers from areas including intensive care and emergency care – helped raise funds for North Tees and […]

Gynaecological first for Hartlepool

The University Hospital of Hartlepool gynaecological team

The University Hospital of Hartlepool is once again leading the world in the treatment of gynaecological conditions with a new, advanced out-patient procedure. The Sonata procedure uses radio frequency ablation (burning or freezing) of benign non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb (called fibroids) for treating women with heavy menstrual bleeding. The innovative […]