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You wouldn’t miss a major life event – a wedding, the birth of your child, an anniversary or a big cup final. So why would you do anything to risk missing your surgery date? As non-urgent operations return following a period of postponements due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are appealing to patients. In one […]
A hospital patient was taken completely by surprise when staff in a cancer unit threw a surprise celebration for him to mark a milestone birthday. John Patterson was seeing in his 90th birthday with a routine appointment at the chemotherapy day unit at the University Hospital of North Tees. John, who has been receiving treatment […]
Dr Jean MacLeod has been appointed as Medical Examiner for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in a bid to continue to ‘learn from deaths’. Employed by the Trust since 1999, she explains more about the new role and the significance of her appointment ‘our hospitals have been dedicated to learning from deaths for […]
NHS staff are joining forces to show their gratitude with food – as they look to repay the love and support a community has given. Staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have pledged to give back to the people of Teesside for the incredible generosity they have shown during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
The pharmacy and medicines optimisation team has been shortlisted in four different categories at the HSJ Value Awards 2020, recognising outstanding dedication to making improvements in the NHS. The four categories the team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have been included in are: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year Specialist Service […]
When a health team’s annual charity ball had to be cancelled due to social distancing measures, a specialist nurse responded in the best way she knows how – knitting! Every year the Macmillan lung cancer nurses hold an event and donate all of the proceeds to cancer treatment. Around £60,000 has been raised to date […]
Senior health care leaders from the Tees Valley and County Durham have come together in creating a video message to let the public know that their hospitals are still open, and people should not ignore crucial life limiting symptoms. Susan Green, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon from Country Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, Barney Green, Vascular […]
As the pressure of COVID-19 reduces and planned operations and appointments start to return, a health trust is acting to reassure patients. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is sending a message to patients who have been invited to come in to hospital that they are safe to do so. Deputy medical director Chris […]
We’ve been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of the role technology can play in delivering patient safety. The Trust’s in-house Information Communication and Technology (ICT) team developed CareScan+, a unique system which uses barcodes and scanners to identify patients and equipment. CareScan+ has been nominated for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety […]
A North East health care trust has today spoken about returning to a new normal in the pursuit of outstanding education provision within the organisation. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provided critical lifesaving training to clinicians and nurses across the region. As the country went into lockdown on 23 March 2020, major changes […]