Nurse recognised for special end of life care diary at national event

Mel McEvoy, a nurse consultant at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, had his work highlighted at the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. Mel (pictured, right, with Dr Kate Granger’s widow, Chris Pointon) was presented with a finalist trophy and certificate for work setting up the Family’s Voice diary at the Health and Care […]

Emergency care award created in memory of much loved nurse

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s emergency department has set up an award in memory of Diane Jones. Diane, who was a nursing sister in the emergency department, sadly died nearly two years ago. The award was presented this week to Ben Baino, an associate practitioner in the emergency department, by Diane’s husband David […]

Going above and beyond to help research trials

Anna Napora and Alex Ramshaw have been named the trust’s latest Research Stars. The accolade is given to staff who have gone above and beyond in their work with research trials at the trust. Alex, a research nurse, has been involved in projects across a number of areas including neonatal, paediatrics, stroke and respiratory. Beth […]

Dr Helmy awarded Star of the Month

This month’s Star of the Month goes to Dr Mo Helmy, who works on Elective Care at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. Mo was nominated by his colleague for always going above and beyond what is expected of him to ensure that patients within the elective care unit receive exceptionally high standards of care, not […]

Sarah on her leadership journey

Sarah has passed the Mary Seacole programme which is a six month programme run by the NHS Leadership Academy. The programme aims to provide the balance between learning the theory and putting it into practice. Designed for those looking to move into their first formal leadership role, or those new to first time leadership, it […]

Urgent care service wins prestigious NHS 70 award

The service has been recognised with the regional Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards. The service was nominated by local MPs Alex Cunningham, Mike Hill and Paul Williams. The service opened in April last year with centres at both the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital […]

Work to go paper-free gets national recognition

The trust has moved up more than 100 places in national rankings, known as the Clinical Digital Maturity Index (CDMI). Over the last four years, the trust has been leading a number of major projects to improve the way it uses technology in patient care. Dr Graham Evans, the trust’s chief information and technology officer, […]

Care home training shortlisted for national award

The North Tees and Hartlepool Education Alliance: Clinical Education and Training Programme for Care Homes has recently received national critical acclaim after being shortlisted for the HSJ Awards 2018 in the ‘Improving value in the care of frail older patients’ category. Entries for this year’s awards saw a staggering increase from all over the NHS […]

Joint replacement unit has two reasons to celebrate

The team at the University Hospital of Hartlepool have been making improvements to help reduce the length of stay of patients after surgery. And the hard work has clearly paid off – as the unit marks its best month in February with an average stay of just 2.7 days. The team have also been awarded […]

Stroke research recognition for national trial recruitment

Ijaz Anwar, a consultant physician in the stroke unit at the University Hospital of North Tees,  is contributing to the RESTART study with support from consultant physician Arunkumar Annamalai. Dr Anwar said: “The REstart or STop Antithrombotics Randomised Trial is trying to find out whether a certain antiplatelet medication which prevents clots, benefits people who […]