Announcements

Special calming emergency care room opened for relatives of young patients

Charity donation to children's emergency care

A SPECIAL room has opened in a hospital’s emergency care department to provide a calming space for relatives of young patients – after a charity offered its support. The children and young people’s emergency care service at the University Hospital of North Tees is opening a room for families to use in difficult circumstances. This […]

“There’s more satisfaction in saving someone than there is in scoring a 100” – Meet the professional cricketer who left the pitch to pursue medicine

Vishal Tripathi with cricket bat and ball

Meet Dr Vishal Tripathi – an ex-cricket player who gave up his professional career in sport to become a doctor. Now a junior doctor at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton-on-Tees, 33-year-old Vishal from Sunderland was brought up around the sport and has fond childhood memories of watching his dad play cricket. After […]

NHS trust issues urgent appeal for crutches to be returned

Colleagues in urgent and emergency care holding returned crutches

Staff at a Teesside NHS trust are appealing to patients to return their crutches following a Trust shortage. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is asking patients who have been given crutches to bring them back once they are no longer needed. Around 10 to 15 pairs are given to patients every day from […]

Teesside NHS staff pen moving poetry book about working through COVID-19

Colleagues stood outside ward 26

A new book featuring poetry from Teesside NHS staff about the pandemic has now been published. The Creative Writing Handbook for Healthcare Workers features moving poetry from 19 members of staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, all about the struggles of working through the COVID-19 pandemic The book is the result of […]

Work on new multi-million pound respiratory support unit underway

Vandana and Jordan together on the unit

Work is well underway on a new respiratory support unit at the University Hospital of North Tees. The new £2.5 million unit, based in the hospital’s main tower block, will replace one of the two existing respiratory wards and provides a greatly improved environment to care for patients. The new unit, due to open to […]

Maternity research project launched to tackle bacterial cross-infection

Julie Woollaston, clinical research midwife, and Sharon Gowans, research midwife

Mums-to-be are being advised that North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is taking part in a clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of different tests to identify Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in pregnancy. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common bacteria which usually lives in the body and causes no harm. However, women who […]

Teesside physiotherapist wins digital award for creating innovative respiratory training app

Dr Iain Loughran

A physiotherapist based at a Teesside health trust has triumphed at a national NHS awards ceremony after he created a free app aimed at training physiotherapy staff redeployed during COVID-19. Dr Iain Loughran, a musculoskeletal physiotherapist at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, created ONCALLbuddy alongside Stephanie Mansell, a consultant respiratory physiotherapist at the […]

Hospital appeals for emergency care staff in light of ‘hero’ doctor

Emergency care team

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is appealing for more emergency care nurses after one of their emergency care registrars was hailed a hero across the UK. The last fortnight has highlighted the importance of staff in urgent and emergency care after Dr Tom Prichard, an emergency care registrar at the University Hospital of […]