Annie gets hip replacement surgery aged 95

Annie had been in discomfort and pain with her right hip for many months and after visiting her GP she was referred to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Associate specialist in orthopaedics and trauma Manesh Vaghela assessed her and was able to perform the surgery at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. Annie has […]

Helping smokers who are pregnant to quit

The clinic is held every Wednesday morning in women’s outpatients at the University Hospital of North Tees and Thursday at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. It has been developed with the national babyClear programme and is run by midwives and stop smoking advisors to demonstrate to pregnant mums how smoking in pregnancy harms unborn babies. […]

On a roll is just what the doctor ordered

If you’ve enjoyed a sandwich from our patient or retail menu, it’s more than likely from our local suppliers On a Roll Sandwich Company who create our Pick of the Pantry range. The company has a long-standing partnership with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, supplying to us for the last seven years. On […]

Friends and family test is making a difference

The test asks patients to rate how likely they are to recommend a ward or A&E and gives an opportunity to explain the rating. The feedback – both positive and negative – has been used at the trust to improve the quality of patient care on a whole range of issues. Recent feedback and improvements […]

Trust at forefront of rolling out new national standards

Trust's procurement team

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is among six NHS trusts to be chosen to be at the forefront of rolling out a set of new national standards. The trust will receive support and a slice of the £12m Department of Health funding to demonstrate significant efficiencies and cost savings, reduced errors and better […]

Chefs win silver at NHS culinary competition

Richard Kirton and Ian Cannon won silver best in class at Salon Culinaire Hotelympia HCA Hot Cookery Competition. Each chef team had one hour to cook a beef-based two course hospital meal in front of a large crowd at the live theatre Hotelympia, in the coveted Salon Culinaire HCA Hot Cookery competition. Richard and Ian won […]

Teesside smokers urged to be quitters on No Smoking Day

The annual No Smoking Day campaign will take place on Wednesday 9 March to encourage smokers to give up the habit for good. People are encouraged to come along to events in Stockton, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland on Wednesday 9 March to get support and advice on: 10am – 4pm, Middlesbrough Town Centre […]

Raising awareness of reducing sugar in our diets

Lisa Tomlinson promotes her health promotion board in a bid to reduce people's sugar intake

Lisa said ‘’ Each month I will focus on a new topic, the response from the cervical screening awareness was fantastic and I decided to focus my second health promotion on a topic that is quite prominent in today’s news and media, sugar. ‘’ The trusts community dental team have provided me with a lot […]

Centenarian Florry recieves knee replacement

Patient Florry with Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Shanmuga Maheswaran following her operation

Florence Calendar, known as Florry, from Stockton on Tees is recovering well after her operation at the University Hospital of North Tees. Florry told us ‘’ I have had problems with my right knee for a long time, the pain was getting worse and I was taking a lot of pain medication. I was having […]

FINEST training pilot

The latest cohort of colleagues who have undergone FINEST training

The trust’s Faculty of Interprofessional Education and Staff Training (FINEST) team has been working with the team in the medicine ward at the University Hospital of North Tees to develop the way the team works together. Interprofessional working is when two or more professions work together,  learn with and from one another to improve communication […]