Public asked to take part in national research project into bereavement

Picture of Donna Wakefield

The death of a family member or friend is never easy, with a grieving process that can take many forms and can last for months, if not years. Bereavement has, like everything, been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re part of a nationwide research project exploring how COVID-19 has effected grieving friends and relatives, from […]

Research team call on volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trial

Volunteers are still needed to join the fight against COVID-19 and be a part of an ongoing vaccine trial. NHS staff from across Durham and the Tees Valley are part of a joined team running the Novavax trial at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. If you are aged between 18 and 84 and at normal […]

Whoppers, bazookas, bangers, puppies – what do you call yours – asks Teesside healthcare organisation…

Image of Dr Catherine Monaghan filming for the North Tees and Hartlepool breast screening campaign

A Teesside health care trust has issued a message to patients across the Tees Valley to attend their breast screening appointments using the power of proposition. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have released a series of videos featuring their staff explaining what name(s) they give to their breasts. The evocative campaign, they say, […]

Leg break leads to donation

Lucy Bettley and Mihaela McDonald

Massive ‘thank you’ to Lucy Bettley for the very kind donation of £300 and sweet treats for our orthopaedic outpatients team. Sponsored by friends and family Lucy, 13, from Ingleby Barwick, ran around her garden for two and half hour every night, until a fall resulted in a fractured right leg! Treated by our orthopaedic […]

From volunteer to employee

Richard Hewitson - From volunteer to employee

When Richard Hewitson began volunteering with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, he never imagined the experience would lead to a job. But now the 39-year-old from Durham is due to join the University of North Tees’ enhanced care team as a full-time member of staff supporting […]

Clearing up any confusion about the new alert level

Stuart Irvine, deputy director of finance for the Trust, from the COVID-19 - High Alert restrictions’ video

We’ve produced and released a short video explaining the new regulations regarding the High Alert/Tier Two status Teesside currently finds itself in. Featuring members of staff outlining one regulation each, the ‘COVID-19 – High Alert restrictions’ video takes a little more than 90 seconds to make clear what we all need to know. Stuart Irvine, […]