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 […]

‘25 years old and five smear tests later’ #MyCervicalScreeningStory

As part of Cervical Screening Awareness Week, we caught up with Leanne Fahy, 25, a Paediatric Dietitian at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust to hear her #CervicalScreeningStory. “Growing up in Ireland, I knew I wanted to be a Dietitian, but there is only one course over there and it is notoriously competitive. I […]

Teesside A&E improves its services for people with mental health needs

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has implemented a successful programme of work in its Stockton based A&E to reduce the number of frequent attenders. The aim of the project was to change the behaviour of a specific cohort of patients by understanding their needs, and putting additional support in place to provide them […]

Becoming a champion to help improve arthritis treatment

Lynsey Hetherington, musculoskeletal (MSK) service lead and extended scope podiatrist, was recently successful for her application to become an MSK Champion. Lynsey, who is based at the One Life Centre in Hartlepool, has worked at the Trust for 11 years and is very proud of her latest achievement. Lynsey heard about the programme, organised by […]

Hospital salon offering special treatments ahead of staff awards night

Dawn Cuthbert, who runs Cutting Edge @NTH salon at the University Hospital of North Tees, still has appointments free for any staff going along to the Shining Stars awards tomorrow evening. Dawn offers a whole range of hair and beauty treatments at subsidised prices for staff, patients and hospital visitors. She manages the salon with help […]

Teesside Mum’s book praises staff at University Hospital of North Tees

A Teesside mum’s book detailing her family’s journey through her own Mum’s six month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia praised North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust staff for their outstanding care. The book titled ‘I Stand Amazed’ is written by Antonia Chapman-Jones, a thirty five year old teacher from Stockton. The book originates from […]

Teesside healthcare servant retires after four decades

A Teesside health trust had bid farewell to a colleague who spent 43 years dedicating her career to the organisation. Sue Piggott has retired from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust at a celebration event held at the University Hospital of North Tees, which was attended by over 150 guests. Mrs Piggot joined the […]

Young Inspectors give Trust the lowdown on its Paediatric services

Eagle-eyed students visit Teesside Trust to inspect its services and offer their feedback to make a positive change. The group of students from Throston School, Hartlepool visited North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust to carry out an inspection of its Paediatric Services. The students, aged nine and 10 years old, turned up with their […]