Announcements

Raising awareness of malnutrition

Malnutrition awareness week

#UKMAW2021’s focus is to Ask, Look, Listen “This year, our message is that everybody must work together to help find people who are at risk of malnutrition. It is easier to manage malnutrition or dehydration when it is spotted earlier, so we want everybody in the community to look out for family members, neighbours, and […]

Novavax update Friday 8 October 2021

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The announcement today that people who took part in the trials of COVID vaccines which have not yet been approved yet will be offered doses of another vaccine from next week has been welcomed by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. A spokesperson for the health care Trust said: “This is welcome news for […]

Stoptober comes to Stockton and Thornaby

Leanne Watson at Castlegate Shopping Centre

Smokers in Stockton and Thornaby are being offered more opportunities to quit the habit for good. October is Stoptober, the month long campaign to reduce smoking throughout the UK. During Stoptober, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s expert smoking cessation team will be at Stockton town centre’s Castlegate Shopping Centre every Wednesday, from 11 […]

“If the NHS is a machine, we’re a drop of oil” – Meet the hospital volunteers saving clinical staff valuable time

A new volunteer role at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is saving ward staff countless hours. The volunteer responders are on-call and at-hand to help ward staff with non-clinical tasks, including delivering patients’ belongings, delivering medication, and transferring patients to the discharge lounge when they are ready to leave the hospital. Last month, […]

Hartlepool nurse retires from health trust after beginning her ‘temporary’ job more than three decades ago

Amanda Southcott

A beloved Hartlepool nurse is this week saying her goodbyes after more than 30 years working in Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool hospitals. Outpatients sister and nurse Amanda Southcott, 60 from Hartlepool, began her career in 1979 as a student nurse at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. Shortly after, she met her husband John and the pair […]

From diagnosis to discharge – the new hospital role supporting patients through their cancer journey

Cancer care coordinator team

A new role at a Teesside health Trust is improving the journey of cancer patients from the very day they receive their diagnosis. The newly-appointed cancer care coordinators at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust offer patients extra support from the offset. The early intervention is aimed at reducing anxiety, improving outcomes and reducing […]

Retired RAF couple celebrate 59 year anniversary while on ward together with COVID

Brian and Margaret cut anniversary cake

Soulmates Brian and Margaret Speckman, from Peterlee, have thanked staff for their care after celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary on ward 25 today, after both being admitted with COVID-19. The couple first met on April Fool’s day 1961, when Brian was posted at RAF Wattisham in Suffolk. Margaret soon followed suit and joined the WAFS […]