Family send donation and letter of thanks for palliative care

The family of a patient who sadly passed away have thanked the end of life care and chaplaincy teams for his care – and made a donation to go back into patient care. The family from Stockton hand-wrote a very touching letter of thanks for looking after the elderly man who was being cared for […]

Care for asthma patients praised by national programme

Care for patients with asthma is going from strength from strength – leading to praise from a national programme. The National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) has highlighted the trust as being one of the top performers in a recent adult asthma audit. The audit collects information on all adult patients admitted to hospital […]

Collaborative approach to health care changing outcomes for patients on Teesside

Picture of ISPA team sat around the same desk at the University Hospital of Hartlepool

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and Hartlepool Borough Council have teamed up to make access to health and Social Care for adults within the community a straight forward and simplistic process, ensuring that patients have access to ‘right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time’. The Integrated […]

Innovative new service helping hospital patients go home sooner

One of the main parts of the role of the integrated single point of access team is to support and improve the hospital discharge process for the most vulnerable and frail patients. And the evidence of their success is clear to see – over the last year the amount of patients who have experienced any […]

The Teesside Trust using innovation to diagnose lung cancer sooner

The Respiratory Team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (l to r) Medical secretary Tracy Williamson, Macmillan lung nurse Lisa Cocking, Endoscopy nurses Stephanie Burns, Sarah Heathwaite and Celia Metcalf, consultant respiratory physicians Vandana Jeebun and Julia Dunleavy, healthcare assistants Lisa Stuart and Penny Kinnersley and Macmillan lung nurse, Jeanette Draffan.

The Respiratory Team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have developed an innovative method for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, which is significantly better than traditional techniques. Multimodally-directed ultra-slim bronchoscopy was introduced by Dr Vandana Jeebun, Consultant Respiratory Physician at the University Hospital of North Tees. By combining different navigational techniques, it […]

New dementia-friendly room boosts care for elderly patients

The room in ward 42 at the University Hospital of North Tees has been created to help patients with dementia feel more comfortable in the unit. It offers patients music and a TV, as well as activities and puzzles on an iPad and touchscreen system provided by My Dementia Improvement Network for the day. The […]

North East Trust recognised for its commitment to organ donation in the region

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been commended for its part in the Northern regional effort to support the donation of organs to the NHS Blood and Transplant service. In numbers, that’s 100 deceased organs donated across the Northern region for the 2018/19 target. This collaborative effort will have a huge impact on […]

Celebrating two more research stars

That’s why we celebrate staff who have gone above and beyond to help develop research with the Research Star award. This time around the trust is awarding two staff for their hard work – split between nurse consultant in palliative care Mel McEvoy and clinical trials co-ordinator Lynda Poole. Mel was nominated for his work […]

Transforming lifts in busy hospital site

The tower block – seven floors high and leading to some very busy clinical areas – is used by thousands of people every week. That’s why the NTH Solutions estates team is carrying out work to renovate all of the lifts across the site. The first of these to be completed is a lift in […]