Announcements

Students from new medical school welcomed to trust

The trust welcomed the first group of students from the University of Sunderland’s new medical school today. Professor Jane Metcalf, deputy medical director, had a chance to meet students this morning and speak to them about the organisation and their training. The group were then given a tour of the University Hospital of North Tees […]

Trust team’s ten years of success

A local health Trust has been officially recognised for a decade of distinction in its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its staff. The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s health and wellbeing team has once again achieved the Maintaining Excellence accreditation at the Better Health at Work Award 2019 for an incredible […]

Clare’s passage to India

One of our experts in organ donation is going global to pass on her skills to medical staff during a charity-funded visit to India. Clare Fletcher, a Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation, is spending ten days in a hospital in Dervan, on the west coast of India. Employed by the NHS Blood & Transfusion Service […]

Surgical nurse praised for work developing nurses of the future

Nurse Sally Dack always strives to make sure student nurses have the best opportunities when they work in the podiatric surgery team. Over the last two years she has received awards from Teesside University as recognition for having the best placements. Sally makes sure each student has their needs met and always provides them with […]

Creating chemotherapy treatments – a hidden part of a hospital

‘I’m sorry to say you have cancer’ is a diagnosis no one ever wants to receive. But with today’s advanced treatments and medication, survival rates for many cancers have never been better. However, many people do not realise some of the most effective chemotherapy drugs are produced right here in Teesside. The University Hospital of […]

Plenty of time to go Dry this January

We’re reminding people that time has not yet been called on the annual Dry January movement. With 78% of people in Britain drinking more than they want to, Dry January offers an opportunity to reassess your relationship with alcohol. Dwarakanath Deepak, Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, […]

Nurses now among most experienced in their specialist area

Two specialist nurses have completed an advanced qualification – now putting them among the most experienced health professionals in their area of expertise. Beth Alderton and Alison Hamilton are among the first surgical care practitioners regionally to achieve a masters (MSc) qualification in advanced clinical practice at Teesside University. Advanced clinical practice is an expanding […]

Black Eye Friday – the real plight of staff in our NHS

Image of 2018 campaign poster

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has today issued a video, featuring our front line staff talking openly and candidly about the struggles they face with violence in their workplace. Colleagues talk directly on camera about real-life violent incidents they have faced in their day-to-day care giving roles. The 90 second clip follows the […]

Trust answers charity Christmas plea

Image of the gifts donated

University Hospital of North Tees and University Hospital Hartlepool have worked to support the annual TFM ‘Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas charity toy drive with what has been described as ‘an utterly overwhelming response from staff and patients’, with almost 550 gifts donated. Staff from the Trust answered an impassioned call to action from colleague […]

Reflecting on the year and the NHS Constitution

From time to time, I make the effort to re-visit the NHS Constitution. I find re-reading such an important document affirms my belief in the actions of our Trust, and the way we participate and practice in the wider NHS system for positive effect. We know that when the NHS was founded in 1948, it […]