A trainee, mentor and service manager’s perspective on the mammography associate apprenticeship

Mammographers in long corridor

The breast services team is celebrating the success of Karen Coates, their first Mammography Associate (MA) apprentice, who has achieved her qualification with distinction. The 12-month MA Level 4 apprenticeship course is hosted by the NBIA at Wythenshawe Hospital’s Nightingale Centre, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), and delivered by Health Education England. […]

“It has reminded me that life still goes on” – The new cancer support service bringing patients ‘peace and joy’

Sue Carter on a phone call

Patients are praising a new cancer support service at a Teesside health trust. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s ‘catch up call’ service, formerly known as ‘comfort calls’, allows cancer patients and their families to receive emotional support from the comfort of their homes. Trained volunteers can chat to anyone affected by cancer – […]

Pregnant women urged: Get the vaccine!

Stephanie El-Malak, Head of Midwifery

Pregnant women are being urged to get the COVID-19 vaccine to reduce their chances of contracting the virus. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s gynaecology and maternity teams are expressing concern at the number of unvaccinated pregnant women who are contracting COVID-19, posing a serious risk to themselves and to their babies. Steph El-Malak, […]

‘Please do your bit’ – a plea from Teesside hospital staff

Staff member shares plea to public

Respiratory staff at a Teesside health trust are making an emotional plea to the public, asking everyone to protect the NHS by playing their part. As North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust faces a rise in COVID-19 patients and added pressure on other services, the respiratory team are asking people to ‘do their bit’. […]

Teesside Trust win accolade from NHS Digital

Just some of the staff (past and present) who have been involved on the accreditation journey

  North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been celebrating its hard work to gain improved digital maturity, following its Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) accreditation as a national digital leader from NHSX*. The Trust was awarded the GDE fast follower accreditation following a three year programme of dedicated work to improve digital outcomes. The […]

Trust asks young people to consider a career in the NHS

Two of our clinical volunteers

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the amazing work of our nurses, doctors, pathologists, pharmacists, porters, cleaners and countless other staff as never before. Now as many young people are finishing school or college and looking to their futures, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is asking them to consider a career […]

Masks still required in our hospitals

Mask image

As the country readies itself for the end of legal COVID-19 restrictions, we’re stressing that in the interests of public and staff safety, hospital settings must retain strict infection control procedures. Staff, patients and visitors at the University Hospital of North Tees, University Hospital of Hartlepool and Peterlee Community Hospital will still be required to […]

An update from emergency care department following the weekend

The new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre entrance at dusk

Just an update from our urgent and emergency care department. We are ALWAYS here for our community – but please only come to us when you really do need us. Samantha Derbyshire, nursing sister in emergency care at the University Hospital of North Tees, said: “We had quite a busy evening last night – including […]