Specialist health team help Tom, 84, back on his feet

Tom in front of house with podiatrist Melanie.

An elderly man is now back up on his feet within a matter of months thanks to a specialist health team. Tom Hitchen, who is 84, was suffering pains in his foot – but is now fully mobile after being treated by staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Tom was having pains […]

Much loved director celebrates her retirement

Lynne with Julie Gillon, Donna Fairhurst and Abigail Smith

Colleagues from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have been sharing their well wishes for the happy retirement of a well-respected Trust director in October. Lynne Taylor, director of planning and performance, shared an emotional adieu with staff from across the Trust. Colleagues joined the event online and in-person to share their congratulations and […]

Innovation at the centre of elective care in Hartlepool

Joint replacement team in corridor

Innovation is at the forefront of all care the elective care team provide at Hartlepool. The joint replacement team is regularly looking at ways of evolving and expanding the service from their base on the hospital’s first floor. New developments over recent months have included the relocation of the unit so that it is directly […]

Future proofing endoscopy services in Hartlepool

Decontamination in endoscopy

A recent investment in some new state-of-the-art machinery at the endoscope decontamination unit within the endoscopy suite at the University Hospital of Hartlepool has meant more scopes can be processed per hour, increasing productivity, reliability and traceability and ultimately allowing more patients to be seen per clinic. The process for cleaning and disinfecting the endoscopes […]

Teesside health trust welcomes first Novavax participant for the COVID-19 booster

Michelle Curie

A Teesside health trust has opened its doors today for participants in the Hartlepool Novavax trial to receive their first Pfizer vaccinations. Teacher Michelle Currie, from Marton, Middlesbrough, is the first Novavax participant to walk through the doors of the University Hospital of North Tees for her very first Pfizer jab. Michelle took part in […]