Thank you to the children’s ward – they are amazing!

Children's ward receive latest team of the month award

Director of finance Caroline Trevena visited the team today to present them with flowers (donated by the Flower Shop in Yarm) a certificate and cake. The team were nominated by Claire Nixon after her newborn baby, Bea, was cared for by the team. Claire said: “I wanted to say a huge thank you to all […]

Service to remember babies and children

Chaplains at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are holding the annual service on Sunday 7 May at 3pm. It will take place in the chapel / Oasis spirituality centre at the University Hospital of North Tees. Lead chaplain Lorraine Millar said: “The memorial service is held to help and support families through their […]

Easter Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

THIS EASTER THINK GP OR PHARMACY BEFORE A&E People across the North East are being asked to help ease the pressure on NHS accident and emergency services over the Easter bank holiday weekend. To help ease the pressure at a very busy time of year for A&E departments, the NHS is asking people with non-emergency […]

Mayor thanks team for his care

Mayor of Hartlepool, Councillor Rob Cook and Mayoress Brenda Cook meet staff from the elective care unit in Hartlepool

Mayor of Hartlepool, Councillor Rob Cook and Mayoress Brenda Cook, visited the elective care unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool where he has spent time recovering from two knee joint replacement operations. Councillor Cook met with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust chairman Paul Garvin who introduced him to general manager for elective care […]

Trust one of first to perform innovative new breast surgery

Staff involved in the innovative new breast surgery procedure with patient Marlene

  The trust now carries out breast surgery under nerve block injections for those who are not fit for having a general anaesthetic.   Marlene Webster, who is 69 and lives in Stockton, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and told she needed a mastectomy. Marlene suffers with very severe COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary […]

Maternity services invest in staff to help improve care

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is working with the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) to improve the support available for midwives and maternity colleagues. The trust’s maternity services have signed the RCM’s Caring for You Charter, which aims to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of maternity staff. This supports and enables them […]

Regional first for shoulder surgery while patient is awake

Jean and the theatres team instrumental in her surgery

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is the first in the region and one of just a few nationally to perform shoulder replacement operations to patients while they are still awake, meaning patients can go home almost immediately. The pioneering nerve block procedure involves putting patients under local anaesthetic so they are conscious the […]

New survey to find out about care for children

Twelve-year-old Olivia Magor, pictured with sister Janice Atkinson and play specialist Sandra Jackson

The trust is asking children, young people, and their parents and carers to fill in a survey into the care received. Feedback will be used to highlight areas which perform well and to identify areas where improvements are needed. Children and young people who attended University Hospital of Hartlepool or the University Hospital of North Tees […]

Teesside patients benefit from orthopaedic surgery innovation

Malcolm Payne and orthopaedic surgeons

Surgeons and anaesthetists at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are performing shoulder and elbow surgery under nerve block only with the patient staying awake during the surgery. Patients can go home the same day and suffer none of the after-effects of general anaesthesia. Sixty year old Malcolm Payne from Hartlepool had been suffering […]

Plea from NHS as cold weather sets in and figures reveal almost half of North East population attend A&E

Latest data* shows almost 1.2 million people accessing all types of A&E departments across the region during 2015/16 and an overall increase of 1.5 per cent (equating to over 17,500 more attendances) since 2014/15. The figure of 1.2 million attendances last year equates to; the entire NHS workforce in England; the entire population of Cyprus; […]