Archive – October, 2022

We’re reintroducing mask wearing in patient areas

Mask reintroduced notice

We have made the difficult decision to ask all staff and visitors to any of its wards or clinical areas to wear a mask or face covering. The move comes as community cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. Lindsey Robertson, chief nurse, said: “Sadly, we are seeing increasing numbers of COVID-19 on our wards. “Thankfully […]

From USA to Teesside, trailblazer Sadie has moved from volunteer to specialist nurse in her healthcare career

Sadie Hewson outside of Hartlepool Hospital Main Entrance

A Stockton-On-Tees nurse is helping to shape the future of healthcare in her new women’s health role. Norton local Sadie Hewson joined North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in 2017 as a volunteer before undertaking her Adult Nursing Degree at University of York. Originating from South Carolina, Sadie moved to Stockton to be close […]

National exams for next generation of doctors hosted in Teesside

Education team stood in corridor

National exams for the next generation of doctors were organised and hosted by a health trust in Teesside. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation ran the Federation of Royal College of Physicians practical assessment of clinical examination skills (PACES) for Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The event, hosted at the University Hospital of North […]

NHS staff receive financial advice from local firms and public sector

Hair salon owner by stand

Organisations across Stockton and Hartlepool have come together at a local hospital to help staff and businesses in the region navigate the current financial crisis. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has this week held the first of a programme of events dedicated to financial health and well-being. With over 25 exhibitors and internal […]

Your chance to shape the future of local health care

Julie Gillon

We’re making a final appeal for local people to stand for election to join our Council of Governors. Trust governors play a vital part of Trust life, helping shape policy and direct future services. Julie Gillon, chief executive, said: “Trust governors are the representatives of their communities. “It’s a rewarding role which can bring huge, […]

“Anyone can stammer and it should not hold a person back” – speech and language team highlight support available

Stammering figures

A specialist team who help children and adults with speech and language issues is raising awareness of stammering. The speech and language service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust highlighting it as part of Stammering Awareness Day on Saturday. The team wants to make more people aware of stammering as well as promote the […]

Significant milestone reached as extra 2 million scans, tests and checks delivered – amid exciting plans for new rapid health centre in Stockton town centre

Stockton high street

Local health centres are helping speed up access to lifesaving tests – with the Tees Valley helping to contribute to a national milestone this week. The community diagnostic centres have now carried out more than two million vital tests, checks and scans for patients – with more than 200,000 of these being delivered in the […]

Teesside dad raises £3,000 for children in hospital

A local father-of-three has donated more than £3,000 for the hospital that cared for his son after undertaking his ultimate challenge – his first ironman distance triathlon. Having participated in triathlon events for years, 45-year-old Gordon Mitchell from Eaglescliffe decided to push himself to his limit and in July, he challenged himself to complete a […]

NHS staff wellbeing and leadership initiatives get national recognition

Health and Wellbeing magazine

A health trust’s delivery of two new projects for its staff around wellbeing and leadership has seen a group of its support teams earn national recognition. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust was highly commended in two categories of the NHS Communicate Awards – which celebrates the achievements of communicators across the health service. […]

Regional first in live-stream surgery – thanks to special headset technology

Live-stream virtual event

A health trust has become the first in the region to use special state-of-the-art headset technology to live-stream surgery to help train its students and staff. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust recently used the HoloLens technology to virtually display an orthopaedic procedure. The surgery, taking place in the operating theatre at the University […]