Teesside Trust to trial digital technology to speed up knee op recovery

Image of a knee with a mobile phone

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are trialling digital technology for patients who have knee replacement surgery with the hope of improving patients experience and outcomes whilst simultaneously reducing recovery time. The technology works by using a motion sensor which, following surgery the patient wears on their ankle. This then links to a smart […]

Teesside health chief in plea to keep emergency staff safe

Image of poster displaying young child and his plea to keep health worker parent safe

A Teesside health boss has today issued a plea to the general public to help keep a safe and respectful work space for staff working within the emergency services. Julie Gillon, Chief Executive for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust issued the statement after the death of PC Andrew Harper, 28 in Berkshire last […]

Senior doctor sets mountain challenge up hospital tower block

Consultant in emergency medicine Andy Simpson has worked out the amount of times he would have to walk up the tower block at the University Hospital of North Tees to complete different famous climbs. Getting up Roseberry Topping (pictured in the background of this photo) would be a manageable 13 climbs, Ben Bevis would be […]

Hands-free device is improving patient care

The Vocera system, worn on the front of a uniform, works by using the hospital’s WiFi to give staff instant voice communication with each other. It is in use in urgent and emergency care at the Trust – helping with improved patient flow, patient safety and satisfaction. Due to its success so far, it will […]

Teesside trust to offer innovative surgery to prevent amputations

Mr Nigel Young, Helen Warburton Highly Specialist Podiatry Nurse and Mr Paul Mackenney Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

A Teesside trust has piloted innovative orthopaedic surgery that could potentially save diabetes patients from unnecessary amputations. Mr Paul Mackenney, Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides a diabetic foot service for patients in Stockton, Hartlepool and the Tees Valley. Mr Mackenney carried out the new procedure on local man […]

Annual General Meeting for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Image of Chief Nurse / Director of Patient Safety and Quality addressing visitors to the Annual General Meeting.

A leading local health provider has held its annual general meeting in Stockton. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust hosted the event, attended by around 100 delegates at their University Hospital of North Tees site in Stockton, to share news from around the Trust throughout the course of the past 12 months. The event […]

Teesside Trust Pilot Innovative Nursing Associate Scheme in the North East

Image of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Nursing Associate Graduates

A Teesside health care provider has become one of the first in the region to complete an innovative training programme aimed at a new generation of nursing associates.  North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust took part in a national pilot with Health Education England, which recruited a cohort of ten Trainee Nursing Associates in […]

Pet therapy leading to quicker patient recoveries

The trust has teamed up with the Wag & Company charity so patients can benefit from animal assisted therapy. The trial was first run in an elderly care unit at the University Hospital of North Tees to help patients with dementia. It has since been successfully used in the hospital’s orthopaedic ward with help from […]

Relative sends heartfelt thanks for mum’s care

Micaela Waldby was sent a touching note by the daughter of a patient who she helped during a recent appointment in orthopaedic outpatients at the University Hospital of North Tees. The note said: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us out on Wednesday in the disabled toilet with my mum. […]

40 Year Reunion for the class of ‘79

Group photograph of trainee nurse reunion group

A leading North East NHS Foundation Trust welcomed some familiar faces through its doors after more than 40 years since they were first on site. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust opened its doors to a number of previous nursing trainees who completed their nurse training with the Trust back in 1979, and returned […]