The Hartlepool hospital using hybrid technology to improve patient experience

The University Hospital of Hartlepool is one of the first hospitals in the country to bring the latest cutting edge hybrid technology to its patients. The GE Discovery 850 SPECT-CT combines two types of radiology images – functional molecular imaging with anatomical CT, to provide superior image quality and reduce the need for patients to […]

Breast cancer care boosted by two very grateful patients

Both patients visited the unit this month to show their gratitude and to present the team with funds they have raised. Christine Humble was diagnosed with breast cancer more than two years ago and has since had four operations. To give something back to the service, Christine and her colleagues at Thirteen Housing Group raised […]

The Northern Trust that tailors its care for those living with dementia

A North East Trust is committed to working with its partners to identify cognitive impairment in patients at the earliest opportunity. In the latest national figures released by NHS Digital, Stockton and Hartlepool has been ranked fourth nationally as a region that is actively diagnosing patients who are living with dementia. North Tees and Hartlepool […]

Teesside Trust Talks Toilet Based Behavior

Image of social media post from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust for bowel cancer awareness

A Teesside health trust has launched a campaign this week to highlight the truths surrounding Britain’s fourth most common cancer – bowel cancer. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS foundation Trust, which serves a population of over 400,000 people across Stockton, Hartlepool and parts of County Durham, extending the screening service to parts of North Yorkshire, […]

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: Showcasing our successes on ITV Tyne Tees with Helen Ford Yesterday we were joined by a news crew from ITV Tyne Tees to discuss […]

Teesside Trust Top in the Country for A&E Performance

A Teesside based Trust is celebrating its position as top in the country for its A&E performance. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust ranked number one out of 131 Trusts in March for its ability to see patients within four hours of arriving at its Accident and Emergency care department. The Trust is consistently […]

Raising awareness of bowel cancer

The message is clear – 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 can include: Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo A persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit Unexplained weight loss […]

The innovative Trust using technology to deliver better care for its patients

A Northern Trust has successfully implemented an electronic patient record management system which means records can be accessible at the touch of a button digitally by appropriate personnel. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are using TrakCare supplied by InterSystems to quickly access patient records, embracing its ‘digital first’ ethos to keep patient information […]

Widow donates money as thanks for husband’s community care

  Fred Read, from Seaton Carew, was cared for by the trust’s hospital at home team and the community matrons for his issues with a breathing condition known as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).   He was seen for many months by specialist respiratory nurses like Louise Parkin (pictured right) before being referred to community […]