Archive – December, 2022

“Enjoy New Year safely” urges Trust

Deepak Dwarakanath

Many of us are looking forward to New Year’s Eve, whether you’re planning a big night out or some quiet time with family and friends. However, for the staff of emergency departments around the UK, trepidation takes over from excitement as they brace themselves for an influx of injured revellers. With flu on the rise […]

“I get to be Santa!”

Volunteer with donated foodbank goods

The final carload of food, toys and other gifts has left the University of North Tees for local branches of the Salvation Army and foodbanks, making Christmas a little happier for some of the most disadvantaged families in our community. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s annual food and toy donation drive has been […]

“Don’t underestimate flu” warns health care Trust

Tom Bingham, senior clinical matron

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is urging the public to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the flu as the health care provider is seeing a large number of patients coming through the doors suffering from the virus. The increase in cases is causing problems with the admissions process as finding safe isolation […]

Joint replacement patients in Teesside benefitting from new mobile App

A special mobile App is helping improve the way orthopaedic patients in Teesside prepare for surgery and recover afterwards. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is offering its joint replacement patients (knee and hip) the option of using the mymobility platform. The technology, which can be used by a patient on their smartphones, is […]

New region-wide NHS endoscopy training academy launched

Ribbon cutting at endoscopy academy

A special new NHS academy has been formed to help train the region’s next generation of stomach and bowel specialists. As part of the new Northern Endoscopy Training Academy, a state-of-the-art training department was launched from the Rutherford Morison unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool on Friday. The academy, a collaboration of health organisations […]

Hartlepool academy partners invite comments on health and social care future

A new skills academy which aims to kick start the health and social care careers of Hartlepool’s next generation has been unveiled at a public showcase this week. The event focused on the importance of recruiting local talent into the sector, discussing how the investment will affect the local community. The new Hartlepool Health and […]

A cancer survivor’s heartfelt gift to chemotherapy patients this Christmas

Vicky Lofthouse with her colleagues Emma, Melinda and Claire and some of the chemotherapy unit staff. They stand with a Christmas tree with care packages underneath.

A Stockton breast cancer survivor is paying the kindness she has received forward this Christmas as she gifts care packages to patients receiving chemotherapy treatment. 52-year-old Vicky Lofthouse, from Stockton, was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2021. Shortly after her diagnosis, she began neoadjuvant (before primary treatment) chemotherapy at the University Hospital of North […]

Launch of new women’s health service in Tees Valley – thanks to appointment of specialist

New urogynaecology team stood in hospital corridor

A new women’s specialist service has launched at a health trust in Teesside – with the team outlining its vision for the future. The urogynaecology service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust helps assess, investigate and treat a range of women’s pelvic floor health issues. These include bladder and incontinence symptoms, vaginal prolapses and […]

Special staff cervical screening service launched

Cervical screening team stood in corridor.

A dedicated staff cervical screening clinic is starting for staff at a health trust in Teesside – to help make the process as easy as possible. The service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust wants to capture those women who may have challenges making a screening appointment. One in three women do not […]