Teesside Trust getting patients home safer, sooner

A Teesside Trust committed to ensuring patients get the right care in the right place is continuing to explore ways to treat the people of Hartlepool and Stockton in their own home. Almost two years after scooping an award for the Best Integration Project at the North East, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Awards, the […]

Health care and Education Unite to Build Better Futures

A Teesside-based health care trust and local education provider have united to offer job application and interview technique advice to pupils at a post-16 academy which caters for students with additional learning needs. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Successful Futures Tees Valley and Catcote Academy in Hartlepool to support the […]

Breaking down the barriers for staff from ethnic minorities

Rafeed Rashid, specialist stop smoking advisor at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has completed the Stepping Up Programme. This is a special course run by the NHS Leadership Academy for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues who work in healthcare. It aims to create greater levels of sustainable inclusion within the NHS […]

Local woman knits clothes for premature babies

  Maureen Wilkinson has spent hours and hours creating outfits for premature babies born at the University Hospital of North Tees.   Maureen wanted to help the families of premature babies while also showing her gratitude to the trust for the care given to some her friends and family members.   Pam Cushin works in […]

Successful project to improve surgery for Hartlepool patients

A PROJECT team have helped successfully bring about changes to improve care for patients having surgery at a hospital. The team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust were set a 100-day challenge to transform speciality surgery at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. The team gave frontline staff the skills and knowledge to innovate […]

North East Trusts Making a Difference in Maternity Care

A local NHS Trust was invited to speak at a National Maternity and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Learning Event in London last week for a second successive year. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust were invited to present findings surrounding their quality improvement achievements and their work with local partners in developing a bespoke […]

This week’s NTHighlights

Please note: you will not be able to access the social media links from trust computers; you can access them from the trust’s app, your personal mobile or computers at home:   Hartlepool Councillors praise Trust’s Dementia performance Our Trust was recently praised regards our performance with progress in dementia care and reduction of hospital […]

#MyCervicalScreeningStory #IThankMyKids

When you hear the words ‘Smear Test’ what’s your gut reaction? Fear? Excitement? Absolute confidence? The cervical smear test makes women feel a variety of emotions, but with recent figures from Public Health of England showing that the number of women getting their smear test is at an all time low, we’re on a campaign […]

Being aware of the symptoms of bowel cancer

This year’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, our screening team are reminding people that bowel cancer is more treatable the earlier it is diagnosed before it becomes widespread. If you have any symptoms, don’t be embarrassed and don’t ignore them. Doctors are used to seeing lots of people with bowel problems. The symptoms of bowel cancer […]

Teesside Trust leads from the front with its innovative use of quality control technology

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides a national pharmaceutical quality control service through its Stockton Quality Control Laboratory (SQCL). Set up to provide services across the region, it has grown to provide national ones too. From originally providing analytical services to pharmacy and medical physics departments, the laboratory now provides services to a […]