Archive – November, 2022

Support worker joins new team created to help patients due to have surgery

Hayley stood in front of waiting well information board

It is all change for a support worker from Hartlepool who has joined a health trust’s new team and gained a new qualification in the process. Hayley Qaid is one of the adminstrators in the new Waiting Well service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. The service was recently launched to support patients […]

£1 million fire alarm upgrade for University Hospital of Hartlepool

University Hospital of Hartlepool

Patients and visitors to the University Hospital of Hartlepool are being advised to expect some minor disruptions and noise as a new, state-of-the-art fire alarm system costing £1 million, is installed. The expert team from NTH Solutions will fit the new alarm, which is more advanced than the current system, from Monday 28 November to […]

NHS volunteer team wins award for their outstanding contribution to Teesside community

The volunteer coordination team: Lindsay Rutherford-Hoe, Nicola Pitchers and Paul Wharton.

A NHS volunteer service has this week been recognised for its outstanding contribution to the local community. The team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Community by a Public Sector Organisation in 2021/22’ award at this year’s Catalyst Achievement Awards. Hosted by Stockton charity Catalyst, the award […]

Hospital matron retires after more than 45 years’ service to the NHS

Chris Kemp holding balloons at her retirement party.

As a long-serving nurse retires, it marks the end of a unique family affair at the University of North Tees. 63-year-old Chris Kemp is today saying a fond farewell as she retires after 47 years in the NHS. But this isn’t the end for the Kemp family as she is succeeded by her three daughters […]

Physio reflects on responsibility and autonomy of her role – after gaining new qualification

Physio stood in front of hospital building

A physiotherapist has reflected on the responsibility and autonomy of her role – after gaining a new specialist qualification. Beverley Marwood is an advanced clinical practitioner in the urgent community response service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Beverley, who completed an advanced clinical practice MSc degree with distinction earlier this year. It […]

Football’s coming home – and so is baby Louis

Louis with mum Leanne and dad Ryan leaving the special care baby unit.

When baby Louis was born with a rare skin disorder, his parents began a journey they never thought they would take. But now Louis has finally come home after three weeks in hospital, just in time for England’s first match in the World Cup – and to mark the occasion, mum and dad even got […]

Cancer specialist nurse is dedicating her healthcare career to late nana

Cancer Specialist Nurse, Aimie Newcombe

A Stockton nurse is dedicating her healthcare career to her late nana who passed away from cancer. 27-year-old Aimie Newcombe has worked for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust for 10 years, joining the organisation when she was just 16 years old. Her career has spanned across several Trust departments but it was at […]

100 innovative leaders celebrate their learning and achievements at a Trust event

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating another successful cohort of their highly commended 100 leaders programme. The evaluation showcase, held at the University Hospital North Tees site, hosted ten interactive project stands that enabled staff to hear about and celebrate their colleagues success. 100 leaders brings together Trust staff, giving them skills […]

Pebbles for Preemies raises more than £700

The Pebbles for Preemies team at the top of Roseberry Topping

A team of intrepid walkers from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have raised £784 for local charity Leo’s Neonatal. The walkers tackled Roseberry Topping on a brisk Sunday morning, leaving specially painted pebbles, which included the details of babies born too early, along the way. Nicola Threadgold, lead midwife sonographer for the Trust, […]