Staff take on army medical challenge

Teams from physiotherapy and maternity took part in Exercise Medical Challenge in Newcastle. During the day more than 200 staff from across the region were put to the test on a wide range of scenarios which included a boat casualty rescue on the River Tyne, aid to a casualty under fire, rescuing of casualties and […]

Annual general meeting

The meeting will be held on Thursday, 1 October 2015 at Eaglescliffe Golf Club, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe. The meeting will commence at 2pm. Members of the public are welcome. If you would like to attend, please register either by email to or telephone the private office on 01642 624060 by 28 September 2015. Copies […]

New fertility research presented at European conference

Hany Mostafa, who is the clinical lead for the assisted reproduction unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool presented at The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) meeting in Lisbon for the first time. The annual fertility meeting in Europe attracts thousands of experts from around the world. The results of a study […]

Staff show their hearts for national transplant week

Clare said: “There is an ever growing number of people waiting for transplants. We sometimes find that people’s families don’t know their wishes so will not consent to organ donation when their loved one dies. Signing up to the organ donor register, and ensuring your loved ones know your wishes, is the best way to […]

We can help you to quit this Stoptober

Stoptober is a 28 day initiative, which is backed by Fresh – urging smokers across the country to stop smoking. Stoptober is a great time for smokers to make a positive change in their lives and quit. It’s a time when family, friends and colleagues can all make a start together. People who quit for […]

Hospital mortuary manager in line for a top honour

Michelle Lancaster, who is the mortuary and bereavement service manager at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is a finalist in the Mortuary Assistant (APT) Team or Individual category. Michelle has been has been selected from hundreds of nominees to go through to the final stages of this year’s awards ceremony at the University […]

Grateful parents set up charity for hospital’s neonatal unit

Kirsty Lowther, 26 and husband Shaun 39, from Trimdon, County Durham, have set up Neoangels to help parents with babies who are being cared for on the neonatal unit for long periods of time, after their twins Noah, who weighed 2lb 3oz and Ava 1lb 13oz were born premature. The fund will help parents manage […]

Hospital doctor warns of dangers of drugs offered to young people

Andy Simpson who, as well as being a consultant in emergency care medicine, heads up the accident and emergency department at the University Hospital of North Tees said: “We’ve seen a worrying number of young people between the ages of 12 and 16 in the department in the last few days suffering from the effects […]

Two new non executive directors join the board

Jonathan Erskine (pictured left) and Kevin Robinson (right) were appointed from 1 August for a period of three years. Jonathan Erskine is a research fellow at the centre for public policy and health, part of Durham University’s school of medicine, pharmacy and health at the Stockton campus. He was a former non executive director of […]

New medical training website launched

He said: “I am originally from the midlands and I came to the North East before studying medicine as a mature student. “I have found the North East is an amazing place to live and work. It is the country’s best-kept secret – it has everything! “The people are friendly and genuine, the roads are […]