We must learn lessons from the last year, says NHS chief

Nicola Threadgold a midwife at the Trust.

A Teesside health care leader has declared that if Tees NHS teams do not learn lessons from the Coronavirus health pandemic, then they cannot drive for a positive change across the region. Julie Gillon, Chief Executive for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – a Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘Good’ rated organisation says that […]

Setting up virus tests and helping create new innovative treatments – the role Teesside biomedical scientists have played in fighting COVID-19

Biomedical scientists involved in a special plasma study for COVID-19.

A health trust is highlighting the role of its biomedical scientists – in a year when they have responded to a global pandemic with a new testing process and the creation of new treatments. Over the last 12 months biomedical scientists at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have carried out more than a […]

Event to celebrate way newly qualified therapy staff worked during pandemic

Therapy team stood in corridor at North Tees hospital.

Therapy staff held a celebration event to mark how newly qualified members of the team rose to the challenge of COVID-19. A virtual rotation roadshow was held for occupational therapists and physiotherapists at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. In response to the pandemic, staff who would normally follow a structured rotation had to […]

Boro backs call for fans to celebrate safely

Boro player Jonny Howson

Middlesbrough Football Club has backed calls by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Cleveland Police and the North East Ambulance Service for England fans to enjoy tomorrow night’s Euro match against Czech Republic in safety. With the national team’s progression to the knockout stage of the tournament a mere formality, Boro is appealing for […]

“It’s not a new chapter, it’s a new book”, says trans health employee

Matthew Andersen

“It’s not a new chapter, it’s a new book” is the message from Matthew Andersen, a transgender man who is approaching what he calls his first ‘manniversary’. The 30-year-old clinical coder at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust came out as transgender to his family, friends and colleagues two years ago. Matthew, who does […]

Improving care for people with a learning disability

Stuart Harper-Reynolds and Carley Ogden from the safeguarding team

Care for patients with a learning disability is improving all the time – with a new set of standards now in place across the region. The safeguarding team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is supporting new ‘diamond pathways’ to deliver high quality, reasonably adjusted care for people with a learning disability. The […]

Heidi’s active encouragement

Heidi’s active encouragement

Despite spending all of her adult life dealing with a variety of debilitating illnesses, a local mum of three is using her experiences to encourage people to benefit from being more active. Heidi Morrison, 41, from Hartlepool, took seriously ill when she was just 17. Living in Tenerife with her parents, Heidi endured an emergency […]

New special clinics to help long covid sufferers

The long covid clinic team in lung health at North Tees.

People suffering from any long-term effects of COVID-19 are being helped by special new clinics. The long covid appointments are helping patients with a range of conditions linked to the virus. These include fatigue, breathlessness, anxiety, depression and other debilitating symptoms. The centre is led by respiratory consultant Kevin Conroy from lung health at the […]

New drug first trialled in Stockton helps reduce deaths from COVID-19

Research team at the Trust stood in front of North Tees hospital site.

A new drug first trialled by research staff at a Teesside NHS trust has been found to reduce deaths from COVID-19 by a fifth in the sickest patients. The new successful monoclonal antibody combination was first tested on a patient at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust last year – through the research team’s […]