Health bosses unite to end tobacco dependency in pregnancy

Image of Chief Executives holding pledge to end smoking in pregnancy

Leading chief executives and accountable officers have met to work together to tackle one of the single biggest health issues impacting children across the North East and North Cumbria – smoking during pregnancy. In a high profile event held at the Emirates Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, County Durham over 100 leaders from across the region […]

Doctors in training recognised with award in memory of senior doctor

A doctor in training has been recognised with an award in memory of a highly respected senior doctor who was instrumental in helping develop medics.   The award – named after consultant urologist Les Gilliland who passed away three years ago – is presented to doctors who have overcome personal challenges to complete their training. […]

From domestic to deliveries

Image of Midwife Lisa Payne on the delivery suite

A Teesside midwife swapped her mop for managing morning sickness after deciding to follow her teenage dreams. Lisa Payne has dedicated her career to delivering babies at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust after taking the brave move to re-train as a midwife twenty years ago this year. After starting work at the health […]

Trust First in the North East to commit to Dying to Work Charter

Image of staff signing the charter

Charter protects rights at work for those facing a terminal illness Campaign began in 2016 following Derbyshire sales manager losing her job after cancer diagnosis North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have today (16th September 2019) have become the first hospital trust in the North East to sign a charter aimed at helping employees […]

‘Winter is coming, a war on flu is needed’ urges senior surgeon

As the NHS prepares for the impending pressures of the winter months, a leading Teesside orthopedic surgeon has issued a rallying plea to the public to be prepared. Whilst the health care sector across Teesside and the surrounding areas action implementation of their winter plans, Chris Tulloch from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust […]

Teesside doctor wins scholarship

Image of Vanessa Kocia

On 7th September 2019, a new phase begins for the next generation of healthcare leaders. The Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) works with healthcare students and early-stage professionals to develop our healthcare leaders of the future. Vanessa Kocia, FY2 Doctor at the University Hospital of North Tees has been awarded a place amongst the talented cohort […]

Stockton cycle group carry out free MOT checks for staff

Every year members of The Hub cycling group in Stockton visit the University Hospital of North Tees for a day to carry out free MOT checks for staff. It includes a full safety assessment, wear and tear check, advice on replacement parts if needed and gear and brake adjustments. John and Ian visited this week […]

Special socks helping protect vulnerable patients

Special socks are being introduced to help protect vulnerable patients and prevent patient falls. The bright yellow socks are being rolled out across wards at both hospital sites at North Tees and Hartlepool. The socks are given to patients who have been identified as being at high risk of slips, trips and falls. As well […]

Teesside physiotherapist appointed into regional role to get the north moving

A Teesside based paediatric physiotherapist has been appointed into the role of ‘Physical Activity Clinical Champion’ to help support health care practitioners to talk to patients about the benefits of physical exercise. Leanne Mitchell who works for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed into the post after a competitive process in […]

Haematology team make a splash and raise funds for the unit

Haematology team prepare to white water raft

A team from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have raised some invaluable charitable funds for their department and enjoyed some excellent team building work in the process. The staff from the Haematology department were out on the water in August at the Tees Water Barrage, after being sponsored to brave the river, with […]