Award nominations for committed volunteers

Volunteer Drivers being filmed for the Helpforce awards

Volunteers at a local NHS Trust have been celebrated after being nominated for two prestigious awards. The national Helpforce Champions Awards 2019, which recognises the contribution to volunteering in the NHS, took place today (25 October) in London to celebrate the exciting ways in which volunteers across the country are giving their time to benefit […]

Nurse goes above and beyond to help patient from his homeland

A nurse from Romania has been recognised after going above and beyond to help a patient from his own homeland. Alexandru Andrei, a nurse at the University Hospital of North Tees, offered support to the patient and his wife. This included helping them overcome a language barrier and understand all parts of the care and […]

Doctors in training recognised with award in memory of senior doctor

A doctor in training has been recognised with an award in memory of a highly respected senior doctor who was instrumental in helping develop medics.   The award – named after consultant urologist Les Gilliland who passed away three years ago – is presented to doctors who have overcome personal challenges to complete their training. […]

Recognition for dedication to research support

That’s why staff like research and development administrator Pauline Shepherd are so important in her role managing the workload in the department. Pauline also supports the research delivery staff and clinical support services, being a consistent point of contact and willing to help in any way that she can. She is the deserving winner of […]

Danielle’s life saving actions recognised

Danielle, a healthcare assistant in the trauma unit, was first on the scene when an elderly patient in the ward was struggling to swallow some food from the evening meal. She alerted staff with the emergency buzzer then immediately took to first aid to help the patient who had visible cyanosis and was also becoming […]

Care home training highlighted nationally for positive impact on patient care

The team were finalists in the Healthcare People Management Awards in the Capsticks Award for Innovation in HR. This was as recognition for the innovative training the trust’s clinical educators run for care home staff – which have led to significant reductions in hospital admissions. It includes training in end of life care, dementia and […]

Hayley’s calm and caring actions make a life changing difference

Hayley Bentham, who works in the Single Point of Access team for community services, answered a call from a man who wanted to cancel a visit with the district nurse that evening. When Hayley asked him why so she could inform the nurse, the patient said that he had had enough and wanted to cancel […]

Bowel cancer screening research trial hits milestone patient target

The trust’s research team and bowel cancer screening team have been involved in a study around a national screening programme inviting people aged 55 to have a sigmoidoscopy. This is the process where a flexible, narrow tube with a light and camera is used to look inside the rectum and lower colon – and can […]

Northern Trust shortlisted for its innovative approach to care in national awards

A top performing Urgent and Emergency Care team have been recognised in a national awards programme for their commitment to delivering excellent care for their local communities. The Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is the regional winner of the Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award in the […]

Selfless and caring play specialist praised by colleagues

That how colleagues have described play specialist Christine Goodwin in the children’s ward at the University Hospital of North Tees. Chris is part of a dedicated team of play specialists who all care for children and young people in the unit. Their role includes organising play activities to help maintain a child’s development during illness, […]