Invite to find out more about your local NHS trust

If you want to hear about hand surgery and our community dental services then please come along to our member event on; Saturday, 24 January, 9.30am – 11.30am in the lecture theatre, Middlefield Centre at the University Hospital of North Tees. Chairman Paul Garvin said: “This is a great opportunity for members to find out […]

Help prevent bugs being brought into hospital

Cath Siddle

Director of nursing, quality and patient safety Cath Siddle said: “We want you to help us to keep these bugs off our hospital wards, particularly during the busy winter months and to play your part in helping to reduce the spread of infection in our hospitals. “Bugs and germs can pass quickly from person to […]

Family left devastated by drink driver join campaign to warn of consequences

Vicky Dowdall has joined police and doctors to share her story

As part of the national ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) seasonal campaign, Vicky Dowdall has joined police and doctors to tell of the horrors and emotional turmoil of losing someone to a drink driver. Jacqueline Dowdall, aged 43, from Coxhoe in County Durham, was killed on the A1(M) in Durham on 7 April 2013 […]

State of the art eye screening equipment to benefit people with diabetes

Colleagues at the eye screening service hard at work

The diabetic eye screening service, which is run by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is using optical coherence tomography (OCT) at Lawson Street Health Centre in Stockton and Peterlee Community Hospital. OCT produces a high quality 3D scan of the retina. It is used to look at the sections of a patient’s retina. […]

Governor election results announced

The following candidates were elected: Stockton constituency – four positions Ann Cains Tony Horrocks Pat Upton John Edwards Hartlepool constituency – two positions Maureen Rogers Beverley Hart Easington constituency – one position Keith Blakey Uncontested Non-core public Alison McDonough Staff Carol Alexander Chairman Paul Garvin said: “Becoming a governor offers people who are already members […]

Public invited to have their say about the future of health services

A series of meetings will give people the opportunity to hear from their local health trust and speak to health professionals about their services. You will hear a short presentation followed by questions and answers at events on: 10.30am on 17 November at Hartlepool Central Library 2.30pm on 20 November in Watson Hall, Thornaby Pavilion […]

Have a safe bonfire night, say fire and health services

Head of community safety Dave Turton from Cleveland Fire Brigade and A&E Matron Stuart Harper

Head of community safety Dave Turton from Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “We know people enjoy the nights leading up to 5 November and bonfire night itself, but what was a fun evening can turn to tragedy very quickly if people don’t treat fire and fireworks with respect.” Matron in accident and emergency at the University […]

Trust announces ‘pause’ on its work on the new hospital

While the trust is unanimously committed to developing a new hospital to meet the future healthcare needs of the people of Hartlepool, Stockton, Easington and Sedgefield, the board feels the complexities of the approval process are such that without high-level political support it appears to be unable to get a decision before the end of […]

Consultant physiotherapist achieves professional doctorate

Consultant Physiotherapist Atle Karstad

Dr Atle Karstad, who is the only consultant physiotherapist at the trust, was part of the first cohort to complete the professional doctorate at Teesside University. The intensive part time course took six years to complete. He said: “In addition to being the musculoskeletal professional lead, a big part of my role is also to […]

Healthcare apprentices celebrate success

Healthcare apprentices celebrate having completed an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Health Care Support

The apprentices have been working at the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool for the last two years, while they have completed an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Health Care Support at Level 3, at Stockton Riverside College of Further Education and Hartlepool College of Further Education. The apprenticeship scheme gives […]