Charity raises funds for life saving training centre

Endoscopy staff celebrate funds raised through Music V Cancer charity

The charity, working alongside Support your Bowel, raised the money for the training equipment in the Rutherford Morrison Unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. The facility will allow nurses and specialist staff from around the country to visit the facility and complete a three-day intensive skills course using an endoscope for cancer detection. Tony […]

A party for little miracles

Santa, with two of the little miracles just born this year

Clinical lead for the unit Hany Mostafa said: “Christmas is a very special time and we’re delighted to have started the celebrations with so many families at our annual event. Babies are so precious but for people who have had problems conceiving the arrival of their baby is a very special event. “It’s great to be […]

Industrial action

Dear patient Junior Doctor Industrial Action – December 2015 The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that junior doctors will be taking industrial action on 1, 8 and 16 December 2015. The action on 1 December is not a full strike as junior doctors will be staffing our Accident and Emergency department on that day, […]

Governor election results announced

The following candidates were elected: Stockton (5 to elect) Janet Atkins (re-elected) 3 years James Newton (re-elected) 3 years Mark White 3 years Kate Wilson (re-elected) 3 years Val Scollen 1 year Hartlepool (3 to elect) George Lee 3 years Alan Smith 3 years Roger Campbell 2 years Easington (1 to elect) No Candidates Staff […]

A quilt is a hug you can keep

Volunteers Marjorie Cook and Irene Carter drop off their lovingly made quilts to staff in the Trusts Childrens Ward at North Tees Hospital

Marjorie Cook and Irene Carter from Project Linus (pictured with staff) visited the children’s ward and the neonatal unit at the University Hospital of North Tees to donate 42 quilts.  The not for profit group accept donations of quilts and blankets, then supply these to sick or disadvantaged babies and children. Marjorie, the co-ordinator for […]

Parents set up charity to provide comforters to other premature babies

Charlotte and Scott Feltham with little Bella

Parents Charlotte and Scott Feltham from Hebburn have set up the charity Walking with Grace to support families with babies who need intensive care or high dependency incubated neonatal care; at the University Hospital of North Tees, with the gift of a Cuski Miniboo – a mini comforter which helps parents bond with their babies […]

Take care with fireworks

Andy Simpson

Clinical director and consultant in A&E, Andy Simpson said: “Each year we have to deal with cases of bonfire and firework related injuries in our accident and emergency department at the University Hospital of North Tees. “Thankfully we don’t see anything like as many firework injuries as we used to but one is one too […]

Speech and language therapists help reverend with his stammer

Andrew Craig, a reverend at Stranton and Burbank Church in Hartlepool, has been treated by the speech and language therapy team over the last few years. Andrew has been working with Kirsten Liddle  (pictured together), a speech and language therapist clinical lead in fluency at the trust. As part of International Stammering Awareness Day, Andrew […]

Physiotherapist invited to present research at conference

Caroline will talk at the next Association of North of England Physicians meeting next month at South Tyneside District Hospital. She will present the research she received a masters in into the uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients admitted to hospital with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). The talk will involve […]

NHS estates apprentices recognised with awards

Every year the Northern and Yorkshire NHS Assessment Centre’s estates apprenticeship programme holds an event to celebrate its apprentices, sponsored by IHEEM and Hefma. All apprentices were presented with certificates, including several from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, at the event at the Radisson Blu hotel by Durham’s riverside recently. The programme was […]