Annual General Meeting

The meeting will be held on Thursday, 5 October 2017 in the Boardroom at the University Hospital of North Tees. The meeting will commence at 2 pm. Members of the public are welcome. If you would like to attend, please register either by email to or telephone the private office on 01642 624060 by […]

Putting staff on the right track

Staff members Gareth and Louise promote the journey into leadership programme

A HEALTH trust is putting the tracks in place to help its staff on the way to becoming the best leaders they can be. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has created an online guide to develop staff’s leadership skills. The trust’s organisation development team have mapped out six different routes staff can take. […]

Diabetic patient warns about importance of good foot care

Diabetic patient Ian with staff members who helped with his treatment

Ian Gamble has spent the last 20 years being treated at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Ian, who is 62, has type two diabetes – this puts him at a much greater risk of developing problems with his feet due to the damage raised blood sugars can cause to sensation and circulation. The ulcers […]

Heart transplant saved my life

New heart transplant display a North Tees Hospital

A healthcare assistant whose life was saved after having heart transplant surgery has taken part in a dedication ceremony to encourage people to consider becoming organ donors. Emma Thompson placed a memento in the organ donation display cabinet at the University Hospital of North Tees to help raise awareness. Emma, who works in orthopaedic outpatients […]

Nurse students make successful charity trip to Cambodian hospital

Colleagues who have been helping to improve healthcare in Battambang Referral Hospital in Cambodia.

Following the success of a smaller visit of six students in 2016, 17 second year nursing students from Teesside University – several whom have worked at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – made the long trip to South East Asia to work with nursing colleagues for the charity Transform Healthcare Cambodia. Senior lecturer in […]

New energy centre to secure long term future of hospital building

Estates staff involved in the creation of the new energy centre

Work has officially begun on the next phase of £25million works for a new energy centre at the University Hospital of North Tees. Alan Foster, chief executive at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, was joined by representatives from the building contractor, NG Bailey, as he led the traditional ground breaking ceremony. He said: […]

Trust transforms ward into dementia friendly environment

Trust painters and staff from elderly care ward who have worked to create the dementia friendly space

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has given its elderly care ward an overhaul to create a friendlier environment for patients with dementia. Members of staff suggested the painting of door frames would assist with patient orientation and create a friendly atmosphere. Colours were used to code the different areas and facilities on the ward. […]

New health academy for next generation of nurses

Student nurses

The first group of students from a new partnership between a health trust and university have started their hospital placements. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is working with the University of Sunderland to deliver the BSc (Hons) in adult nursing practice for pre-registration student nurses (adult field) through its own health academy. Brian […]

New medication controls helping improve patient care

A new system the trust is using to manage stock levels of medication had led to significant improvements to patient care. The trust uses Omnicell cabinets across its hospitals to help improve stock control of drugs and reduce errors. Karen Kelsey, senior clinical matron for emergency care at the trust, has discussed how the introduction […]

Celebrating work of amazing volunteers

Volunteers at this years thank you event

Volunteers were the VIP guests at a celebration evening to thank them for everything they do. Staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust gave up their evening on Wednesday (19 July) to praise a very special group of people. Every year staff host an event in the restaurant at the University Hospital of […]