Healthy lifestyle the key to controlling diabetes

Sue Jones diabetes doctor in a clinic room.

A healthy lifestyle is the key to controlling the impact diabetes can have on someone’s life, a specialist team have said. Diabetes specialists at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are highlighting the risks of a poor diet and lifestyle and action to take if anyone has symptoms. Sue Jones, a senior consultant doctor, […]

Hypno Birthing service relaunched for local mums-to-be

HypnoBirthing - Chloe Clamp and Aaron Connor take part in the course

We are once again offering expectant mothers the opportunity to give birth in more comfort thanks to its relaunched hypno- birthing service. Serenity HypnoBirthing aims to reduce pain and create a calmer, more peaceful childbirth experience by teaching women breathing techniques, relaxation exercises and a safe form of self-hypnosis. Mums to be can sign up […]

Health care volunteers recognised in medal ceremony

Volunteer medal ceremony with chief executive Julie Gillon

Volunteers who give their time and support to patients at a Teesside hospital have been recognised with a presentation of an NHS Volunteers medal. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has over 400 volunteers working in various roles to support the organisation, staff and patients. On Wednesday 2 June 2021 chief executive Julie Gillon […]

Gene protection for COVID-19 identified

The first evidence of a genetic link explaining why some people who catch Covid-19 don’t become sick has been discovered A scientific and medical team led by Newcastle University, UK, have demonstrated that the gene, HLA-DRB1*04:01, is found three times as often in people who are asymptomatic. This suggests that people with this gene have […]

“Don’t let new variant gain a foothold” urges Trust

Medical director Deepak Dwarakanath

We’re urging the public to remain vigilant and ensure they are vaccinated as the fight against COVID-19 continues with cases of the Delta variant increasing. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is repeating the call for everyone to attend their vaccination appointment as the best defence against both COVID-19 and the Delta variant (formally […]

Family raise funds for frontline team who cared for loved ones

A family donate to critical care as thank you for their care.

The granddaughter and niece of family members who were both treated for COVID-19, have donated money in May, as a thank you to intensive care unit staff who cared for them. Grace Boddy, from Hartlepool, raised a whopping £3,000 in April with a 100 mile sponsored walk as a way to commemorate beloved nanna Susan […]

Stockton man’s foot is saved after help from specialist team

A patient with a podiatrist.

A man from Stockton who has survived two separate battles to save his feet has thanked the team of health specialists who have helped save them. Ian Gamble has spent the last 25 years being treated at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Ian, who is 66, has type 2 diabetes – this puts […]

Teesside health Trust celebrates National Volunteers’ Week

National Volunteers' week - Chemotherapy day unit

This week is National Volunteers’ Week. To mark the occasion, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating the contribution and dedication of its volunteers who work behind the scenes to support staff and help patients. The Trust is highlighting Volunteers’ Week as ‘a time to say thanks’. Volunteers carry out a variety of […]

Flying the flag with PRIDE

Nurse Stuart Harper-Reynolds

Today (Tuesday 1 June) marks the start of Pride month – the international celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. Sadly, members of the LGBTQ+ community still face daily discrimination in their personal life, at work and while accessing public services. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is showing its support for Pride month by flying […]