New nurse led bone marrow biopsy clinic

Mercy Cabrega and Emma Cross are specially trained to be able to carry out the biopsies only previously performed by consultants and associate specialists for haematology. Mercy and Emma, the haematology unit matron and deputy ward matron, have been running clinics from both the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool […]

Emma now a hospital volunteer thanks to help from staff

She has a learning disability known as Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome which has caused Emma many health issues including with muscle weakness, visual awareness and leading to her not being able to learn to read and write. Despite this Emma, who is 20 and from Ingleby Barwick, still wanted to make a difference and help others. Through the […]

Nurses and midwives invited to recruitment event

People can come along to the event on Tuesday 8 November, any time between 10.30am to 1.30pm in the Tees meeting room at the University Hospital of North Tees. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the trust and to come and talk to some of our staff from different wards and […]

New service sees patients treated in their own homes

Patients who need long-term intravenous antibiotics can now be treated in their own homes, reducing unnecessary hospital stays. The Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) service, being provided by a team of health professionals including orthopaedics, microbiology, pharmacy, radiology and community services, allows intravenous antibiotics to be administered to patients in their own home. Orthopedic consultant […]

I scaled the Himalayas thanks to toe surgery

Anna Lynch’s left big toe was so painful at its worst that she feared she may never walk freely again. But thanks to surgery she had at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust she is now back to full health – even trekking 10,000 feet up the Himalayas just months after her operation. She […]

New physiotherapy service opened in Durham

The team from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust held a meet and greet event to allow people to look round the facilities, talk to all of the team and find out more. The service, based at the Graham Sports Centre in Maiden Castle in Durham, is provided by the trust’s physiotherapists, offering services […]

Trust shortlisted for national award

The trust’s award entry demonstrated how the specialist palliative care team have developed a Macmillan clinical end of life coordinator role to ensure the very highest standard of care for dying patients. This unique role provides a dedicated holistic assessment of all dying patients and provides knowledge and expertise to help staff ensure dying patients […]

Foundation trust members invited to stand as governors

The trust is about to hold its elections for 11 governor vacancies in the following constituencies: Stockton (three positions) Hartlepool (two positions) Easington (three positions) Sedgefield (one position) Staff (two positions) Having a council of governors is a feature of any NHS foundation trust and it gives local people a greater say in how we plan for […]

Take on the Stoptober challenge to quit smoking

The smoking rate across the North East has fallen from 29% of people smoking in 2005 to 22% smoking in 2012 and 18.7% smoking in 2015 – a drop of 3.3% over the past four years and around 189,000 fewer smokers in the last decade. Alongside this, according to the latest data from Nielsen, the […]

Staff share powerful personal stories

Staff were challenged to produce a short video telling a story from their working life which will stay with them forever. The Staff Voices video has formed part of NHS England’s DNA of Care project which is being shared for learning across the NHS. Organisation development practitioner Louise Samuel, one of the staff members involved, […]