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 […]

Patients asked to be patient as new system is brought in

The trust was successful in bidding for £7m to replace its out-dated patient record system and for the past two years the project has been in the planning and design stage. Staff have been receiving training for the major change which is set to revolutionise the way staff work, making information previously held in paper […]

Cilla has pacemaker fitted in 24 hour hospital stay

Patient Cilla on ward at the University Hospital of North Tees after her recovery

But like many patients treated in the new cardiology day unit at the University Hospital of North Tees, she was in and out of hospital within 24 hours. Cilla, 65, visited a practice nurse at her GP practice to check on long term issues she has had with rheumatoid arthritis. While there, the practice nurse […]