Teesside district nurses create innovative infection prevention and control solution for community care staff to be used across England

District nurses holding the special community kitbags they use on patient visits.

District nurses at a health Trust in Teesside have helped launch an innovative infection prevention and control (IPC) solution for community care staff, which is helping save key frontline healthcare workers the equivalent time of visiting 240 patients each year. The district nursing team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has worked with […]

Partners welcome to all pre-birth scans

Partners invited to 12-week maternity scans

We’re saying ‘welcome back’ to partners who can now attend all antenatal scans. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, all NHS Trusts have had to make difficult decisions on limiting visitors to hospitals. These decisions were often most felt in maternity. With the easing of lockdown restrictions, partners can now attend every antenatal scan: EPAC, 12-week dating, […]

Friends raise money for wellbeing of staff at centre of pandemic

Lily Bingham standing with the critical care team after raising money for them

Two friends have helped raise money to help offer wellbeing support to a health team at the centre of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lily Bingham and Lucy Johnson both took on a running challenge to help collect funds for the critical care unit at the University Hospital of North Tees. The two ran a total of […]

COVID-19 vaccines during Ramadan

Dr Ijaz Anwar

We’re reassuring the local Muslim community that receiving a COVID-19 vaccination during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan does not contravene the requirement to fast. Ramadan begins on Monday 12/Tuesday 13 April (depending on moon sightings) and will see observant Muslims not eat or drink during daylight hours. There is concern that some people may […]

Research team marks one year since recruiting its first COVID-19 patient

The research and development team

It is one year to the day since a health trust in Teesside recruited its first patient to a special COVID-19 research trial – and what a success it has been so far. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is marking its involvement in the national RECOVERY study by celebrating some of its milestones. […]

Radiographer retires after an incredible 50 years at the Trust

A radiographer who has been working at the University Hospital of North Tees for an enormous 50 years is saying her farewell as she retires from the Trust. Senior radiographer Kathy McIntosh started working at North Tees General Hospital – as it was known at the time – in 1971 as a newly-qualified general radiographer. […]

Just Williams! Two babies born in Hartlepool

The two Williams

The return of midwife-led pregnancies in Hartlepool has seen the pitter-patter of two pairs of tiny feet as two baby boys, both called William, were welcomed to the world by their proud parents. On Saturday 6 March, Sarah Ferry was the first to give birth to her baby William in the University Hospital of Hartlepool’s […]

Remembering those lives lost – one year on

Medical director Deepak Dwarakanath

Today we mark a year since the start of the national lockdown, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It is important we both remember those who so sadly died as well as think of those bereaved families who have mourned the loss of a loved one. We also want to recognise the part our staff […]