We can help you to quit this Stoptober

Stoptober - local authority colleagues from Hartlepool share their support for the stoptober campaign this year

Stoptober is a 28 day initiative, which is backed by Fresh – urging smokers across the country to stop smoking. Stoptober is a great time for smokers to make a positive change in their lives and quit. It’s a time when family, friends and colleagues can all make a start together. People who quit for […]

Hospital mortuary manager in line for a top honour

Michelle Lancaster

Michelle Lancaster, who is the mortuary and bereavement service manager at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is a finalist in the Mortuary Assistant (APT) Team or Individual category. Michelle has been has been selected from hundreds of nominees to go through to the final stages of this year’s awards ceremony at the University […]

Grateful parents set up charity for hospital’s neonatal unit

Kirsty Lowther and Shaun

Kirsty Lowther, 26 and husband Shaun 39, from Trimdon, County Durham, have set up Neoangels to help parents with babies who are being cared for on the neonatal unit for long periods of time, after their twins Noah, who weighed 2lb 3oz and Ava 1lb 13oz were born premature. The fund will help parents manage […]

Hospital doctor warns of dangers of drugs offered to young people

Andy Simpson

Andy Simpson who, as well as being a consultant in emergency care medicine, heads up the accident and emergency department at the University Hospital of North Tees said: “We’ve seen a worrying number of young people between the ages of 12 and 16 in the department in the last few days suffering from the effects […]

Two new non executive directors join the board

Jonathan Erskine (pictured left) and Kevin Robinson (right) were appointed from 1 August for a period of three years. Jonathan Erskine is a research fellow at the centre for public policy and health, part of Durham University’s school of medicine, pharmacy and health at the Stockton campus. He was a former non executive director of […]

New medical training website launched

John Heffernan

He said: “I am originally from the midlands and I came to the North East before studying medicine as a mature student. “I have found the North East is an amazing place to live and work. It is the country’s best-kept secret – it has everything! “The people are friendly and genuine, the roads are […]

Jennings Motor Group supports trust’s new advertising initiative

Jill Wilson, group Motability specialist and Commercial Manager Tony Wilson

Jennings Motor Group, which operates Ford, Kia, Mazda, SEAT and Mitsubishi dealerships across the north east, has signed up to a six-month advertising contract with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation which serves around 400,000 people in Stockton, Hartlepool and parts of County Durham. The aim of the campaign, which has initially introduced at the […]

Peer supporters wanted to help breastfeeding mums

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is looking for women to join its 12 week peer supporter course. The course will start in September and will be held on a Tuesday morning at The Star Children’s Centre on Bath Lane, Stockton. Each session lasts two hours and there are crèche facilities available. At the […]

Laura backs Be Clear on Cancer campaign

Laura Easton from her home in Norton

Laura Easton, who is 78, has urged any older women to visit their doctor if they see any changes to their breasts. A national Be Clear on Cancer campaign is running now until 6 September to highlight breast cancer in women over 70. Laura said: “I feel really strongly about telling people about my own […]

One week until trust goes smoke free

We are smoke free logo

It means that smoking will not be allowed anywhere on trust premises. The use of e-cigarettes is not currently permitted in hospital buildings or on the hospital site as they are not currently medically regulated products. Medical director David Emerton said: “A smoking ban means that smoking is not allowed on site for patients, service […]