Organ donation and you – understanding the new ‘opt out’ law

“One donated organ can leave a legacy that lasts generations” That’s our message to all adults to discuss organ donation. We’re backing the new Organ Donation Act, commonly known as “Max and Keira’s law” in recognition of a boy who received a heart transplant and the girl who donated it. The new law, which comes […]

Billingham man wins one nil against COVID-19 in extra time

Teesside transporter truck driver tells nurses and doctors they are ‘worth their weight in gold’ after saving his life in battle against COVID-19. Anthony Seery, 58 years old from Billingham began to feel unwell on Wednesday 25th March, by Thursday 2nd April he was being rushed into the Urgent and Emergency Care Department in the […]

North East Nurses go above and beyond for bereaved families too

A group of nurses working for a Teesside Trust have created comfort packages for the bereaved families of COVID-19 patients. The clinicians, who work for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, have been overwhelmed by the impact the virus has had on the families of those who sadly contract it. Those who become seriously […]

Manikin ‘army’ joins the fight against COVID-19

We’ve enlisted an unlikely ally in the fight against COVID-19: manikins. However, the manikins at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust aren’t used for displaying clothes. These state-of-the-art medical training manikins can simulate a variety of health conditions for staff in training to practice new procedures in safety. Aly Robinson is the Trust’s Simulation […]

Be kind to yourself during pandemic, says mental health professional

“Be kind to yourself and listen to the way you feel when things don’t seem quite right.” That’s the view of Elaine McWilliams, consultant clinical psychologist at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. As we highlight Mental Health Awareness Week and its theme of kindness, Dr McWilliams has explained the help out there and […]

Sharing knowledge to provide community care

Nurses from a local health care provider have been sharing their expert knowledge to prevent the care home residents from enduring the pain and suffering caused by pressure ulcers. Tissue Viability Nurses Chris Russell and Emma Hale have been in touch with care homes in Stockton and Hartlepool to provide advice and guidance on making […]

Tees wide health and social care fighting COVID19 together

A Teesside Trust is working collaboratively with local health and social care providers in its bid to win the fight against COVID-19. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, together with Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group and both Stockton and Hartlepool Local Authorities, has continued to support local care homes and build on the excellent […]

Community Care – even more important now than it ever was

Some of the brilliant community staff across North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust who are continuing to deliver services to their patients

A north east health Trust’s community nursing team has shown its unwavering commitment to patient, care by continuing to deliver business as usual amid the ongoing pandemic. As part of its mission to deliver high quality care even during COVID-19, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s district and community nursing team have been adapting […]

Hospital hair and beauty salon to help staff during coronavirus pandemic

A LOCAL businesswoman who runs a hospital hair and beauty salon has offered her premises to help staff during the coronavirus pandemic. Dawn Cuthbert, who manages Cutting Edge at the University Hospital of North Tees, had to close several weeks ago as part of government social distancing measures. Rather than see it stand empty, she […]