Time lapse technology set to improve fertility service

The Primo Vision time lapse photography system helps fertility experts select the best embryos for implantation and increase the chance of pregnancy. A woman’s eggs are collected and mixed with sperm then placed in a special incubator with a time lapse camera inside it. The developing embryos can remain undisturbed and monitored remotely on a […]

Trust starts the fight against flu

The occupational health and wellbeing team, together with even more ward vaccinators than in previous years, will be providing convenient clinics and visits to wards to offer the vaccination to all staff and volunteers. Head of occupational health and wellbeing at the trust Jude Cooper said: “We’re encouraging staff to protect themselves, their family and […]

New Botox treatment to help young patients with excess sweat

Beena Kurup

The first patient to have the treatment is 17-year-old Ellie McCorkell from Dalton Piercy. Ellie has a condition which causes her body to sweat more than it needs to, known as hyperhidrosis. Every six to nine months, Ellie visits Beena at the University Hospital of Hartlepool to have around 15-20 injections of botulinum toxin (Botox) […]

Fertility experts to hold annual conference

Professors, doctors and counsellors from the University Hospital of Hartlepool’s assisted reproduction unit will be holding their annual conference on Friday 11 December. The conference, which is titled male factor infertility and will cover topics including environmental factor and lifestyle effect on male infertility and surgical treatment options in male infertility. Hany Mostafa, who is […]

Foundation trust members invited to stand as governors

The trust is about to hold its elections for nine public governor vacancies in the following constituencies: Hartlepool (three positions) Stockton (five positions) Easington (one position) Having a council of governors is a feature of any NHS foundation trust and it gives local people a greater say in how we plan for the future. To […]

Diabetic eye screening service celebrates 10 years

The diabetic eye screening team at Lawson Street

The service, run by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides eye screening for people in Teesside and parts of County Durham who have diabetes. The team of specialists sees thousands of patients and provides screening to patients from 12 years old. Programme lead Sue Pott, started working for the service as a retinal […]

Staff take on army medical challenge

Our midwifery team, who also took part in the medical challenge

Teams from physiotherapy and maternity took part in Exercise Medical Challenge in Newcastle. During the day more than 200 staff from across the region were put to the test on a wide range of scenarios which included a boat casualty rescue on the River Tyne, aid to a casualty under fire, rescuing of casualties and […]

Annual general meeting

The meeting will be held on Thursday, 1 October 2015 at Eaglescliffe Golf Club, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe. The meeting will commence at 2pm. Members of the public are welcome. If you would like to attend, please register either by email to or telephone the private office on 01642 624060 by 28 September 2015. Copies […]

New fertility research presented at European conference

Hany Mostafa

Hany Mostafa, who is the clinical lead for the assisted reproduction unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool presented at The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) meeting in Lisbon for the first time. The annual fertility meeting in Europe attracts thousands of experts from around the world. The results of a study […]

Staff show their hearts for national transplant week

Staff share the importance of organ donation

Clare said: “There is an ever growing number of people waiting for transplants. We sometimes find that people’s families don’t know their wishes so will not consent to organ donation when their loved one dies. Signing up to the organ donor register, and ensuring your loved ones know your wishes, is the best way to […]