“Let’s talk about death” – says end of life care expert

Let’s talk about it – that’s the message for a national campaign around the subject of death. Every year North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust raises awareness of Dying Matters Awareness Week by highlighting the importance of talking to people, with this year’s focus being #DyingtobeHeard As the world responds to the challenges it […]

Barcodes used to help fight COVID-19

We’re all used to seeing barcodes when shopping, but we’ve adapted this piece of everyday life to make it a potentially lifesaving technology during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We have  developed CareScan+, which is a point of care scanning solution used to enhance patient safety. CareScan+ uses the information contained within barcodes to identify patients […]

Continuing the fight against COVID-19 from behind the front line

At North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust staff are fighting from all corners in the battle against Coronavirus. Registered nurses and other healthcare practitioners who have had to step back from the front line due to underlying health conditions are still lending their expertise to support colleagues. Operating the COVID-19 support line, they are […]

Being at the forefront – International Day of the Nurse 2020

“I’ve signed up to be a nurse, so this is what it is – to be at the forefront” – that’s the view from student nurse Sheila Nguna on the eve of the International Day of the Nurse (Tuesday 12 May). Sheila, 47, a second year Teesside University nursing student, has agreed to work at […]

Stay Home Stay Safe on VE Day

Major Mark Saunders

“Stay Home Stay Safe on VE Day”, that’s the message from Major Mark Saunders, a North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust surgical care practitioner and 25-year Army Reserve veteran. Major Saunders, who was deployed to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola outbreak of 2015, has recorded a special video appeal in full uniform, […]

Teesside health chief pens note of thanks to veterans

I write to you, those who gave so much, to say a huge thank you from all of us here at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, and of course the wider Tees Valley health care community. Though we may not be able to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day in the way […]

Patients share their wartime memories as part of health trust campaign

HOSPITAL patients have shared their own memories of living through the Second World War – as a health trust shows its support for VE Day. Patients in the trauma unit at the University Hospital of North Tees have taken part to mark Victory in Europe Day. Laura Weatherall, a trauma nurse practitioner, asked three elderly […]

Urging all of our communities across Teesside to stay at home

We’re launching an online appeal asking people from all communities across Teesside to remain home and practice physical distancing. Focused on targeting potentially hard-to-reach groups, bilingual staff from the Trust have recorded video appeals reminding people in a number of languages that the threat from COVID-19 remains present and to stay at home and save […]

Highlighting the importance of good hand hygiene

HAND washing is one of the most effective actions we can all take to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections, including the COVID-19 virus. Health workers and community members alike can play a role in preventing infections by practising regular and frequent handwashing. Every year the Trust supports the World Health Organisation with […]