Archive – February, 2023

Ambitious echocardiographer takes on new role as cardiac clinical scientist

Steve Hodgson.

A Teesside cardiac physiologist has taken the leap in becoming a clinical scientist – something he never thought possible. With more than 30 years in cardiology under his belt, lead echocardiographer Steve Hodgson, 50 from Sedgefield, pre-dated the route in taking the next step his career. But thanks to an equivalence programme, he can now […]

£100,000 Investment for the University Hospital of Hartlepool

Exterior of University Hospital of Hartlepool

Visitors to the University Hospital of Hartlepool are being asked to follow all diversion signs as work begins on a £100,000 pathway improvement project. Beginning today (Monday 20 February), North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is investing £100,000 to repair and widen footpaths around the hospital. The four-week project will also create a more […]

Nurses from Philippines celebrate move to NHS Trust – 20 years on

Nurses from Philippines

The first group of nurses from the Philippines to have made the move to Teesside as part of a health trust’s nursing recruitment drive 20 years ago have marked the special anniversary. The group moved to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in the winter of 2002 as part of a wider national drive […]

Technology gives Teessiders their voice back after speech loss

Zoe Underwood holds a mobile phone up. The phone shows a voice banking app.

Our speech and language team has adopted innovative technology to allow people at risk of losing their voice to still communicate with their loved ones. The voice banking technology is a way to give patients their voice back after speech loss. The innovative software adapts a patient’s voice and creates a new synthetic voice which […]

Meet our student volunteers who are the NHS workforce of the future

Anjalee and Katie. They both wear blue volunteer polo shirts.

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust boasts around 350 volunteers – many of whom are the future workforce of the NHS, already dedicating their time to the patients of Teesside. From escorting patients to their appointments to helping with feeding, our young volunteers are learning on-the-job what it means to work in the NHS. […]

Talking to patients about resuscitation

Doctor raises awareness of DNACPR

“If you are under our care in hospital, we could discuss with you about resuscitation.” North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is making people aware of the importance of a term known as do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR). DNACPR means that if your heart or breathing stops, your healthcare team will not perform CPR […]