Announcements

Raising awareness around alcohol misuse and promoting better health

This week, our Trust is focusing on raising awareness around alcohol misuse and the impact it can have on your health. The North East as a whole has a 45% higher death rate from liver disease than anywhere else in the UK. Here in North Tees and Hartlepool, we have had 608 alcohol related admissions […]

Raising awareness of patients being given too much oxygen

The respiratory team are now educating patients at high risk of harm from being given too much oxygen (those with chronic hypercapnea) by providing nurse education, a patient information sheet about oxygen, and a new medical alert key fob which patients can carry with them. This is as well as getting a standard British Thoracic […]

North East Trust urges the people of North Tees and Hartlepool to live their life, not drink it away

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust this week launched a campaign to raise awareness around the risks of excessive alcohol consumption, encouraging its communities to reduce their drinking and reduce their risks. The latest initiative, fronted by Medical Director Deepak Dwarakanath, reminds people to take control and be a ‘star in their own life […]

Hartlepool man’s donation to help other patients

When planning his funeral, Ray Cummins decided that in lieu of any flowers of gifts, he wanted people to donate funds for the medical day unit at the University Hospital of North Tees. This money went towards buying a fridge and a CD player for the unit – to be used by patients who wanted […]

This week’s NTHighlights

Chief Executive Julie Gillon talks about the Long Term Plan and what it means for the Trust You can read the blog here.   Trust secures national contracts with its training innovation  The Trust has developed a Critical Appraisal training module which has won contracts with several leading organisations. You can read more on the […]

Trust takes innovative approach to recruitment to drive down nursing vacancies

Northern Trust introduces cutting-edge recruitment centres to welcome more nurses through the doors than ever before. In December 2017 North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust had almost 100 band 5 registered nurse vacancies. As of today, the Trust has only five band 5 nurse vacancies across all disciplines, totalling a 95% reduction. By recruiting more […]

North East Trust Bids Farewell to Leading A&E Expert

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has bid farewell to well respected A&E Consultant, Mr David Emerton, who retires after joining the Trust over 25 years ago. Colleagues and friends gathered to recognise and celebrate the ambitions of Mr Emerton, who was originally appointed as an Accident and Emergency Consultant at North Tees in […]

Northern Trust secures national contracts with its training innovation

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have developed a Critical Appraisal training module which has won contracts with several leading organisations. The module teaches staff how to interpret medical and clinical research and has been snapped up by the British Medical Association, Health Education England and the British Medical Journal. It allows individuals to […]

NTHighlights – 25 January 2019

  #DontFearTheSmear The Communications and Marketing team have been getting musically creative with staff from across the Trust, penning a rap aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of having a smear during Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. The campaign has received coverage from the Gazette, Hartlepool Mail and will be featured on BBC Radio Tees […]