Doctor who went above and beyond during pandemic

Sarah Whitehouse, a registrar in elderly care, has been awarded the latest star of the month award after being nominated by two different colleagues who worked alongside her during a really busy period during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lucy Stanton and Elle Clarke, both foundation doctors, describe Sarah as showing nothing but the utmost compassion for […]

NHS worker recognised for heroic way she helped a man in distress

An NHS worker has been recognised for the way she helped a man in distress when she was off duty. Elaine Morrison, who cares for amputee patients at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, was on her way out for a meal when she came across a serious incident. Elaine, a specialised therapy assistant […]

Microbiology team recognised for going above and beyond in challenging times

During this global pandemic and in the face of coronavirus, the microbiology team have shown dedication to maintaining a quality service, whilst under significant pressure. The team have been recognised as March’s team of the month award for their hard work and wonderful attitude during a time of uncertainty, an increased workload, and a difficult […]

Bereavement counsellor’s empathy recognised with special award

Bereavement counsellor Julie Somerset has been recognised with the latest Star of the Month award for the enormous empathy she displays supporting staff, patients and relatives at what is often one of the most challenging time of their lives.   Julie was nominated by a member of staff who experienced the loss of her granddaughter […]

Award winning community nursing team praised by grateful patient

“The team have become friends to us – without them visiting my home every day, I would have needed a long stay in hospital which would have had a big impact on my disabled wife and family.” That’s the view of Christopher Cuthbert about the rapid response team who visited his house for six weeks […]

Nurse recognised for helping support and inspire her team

A nurse has been recognised for helping improve the service and inspiring her team to provide the highest quality of care. Debbie Hall, ward matron in emergency care, has been presented with the Going the Extra Mile award by NHS Professionals, who provide bank staff to health trusts. The regional team at NHSP (pictured here […]

Bowel screening nurse never fails to rise to challenge

Lorraine Rodgers never fails to rise to the challenge, is thanked regularly by her patients and goes above and beyond in helping raise awareness of the importance of cancer screening.   That’s why she has been recognised with the trust’s latest star of the month.   Lorraine, a bowel specialist screening practitioner, is committed to […]

Celebrating the impact of apprentices on the NHS

Its #NationalApprenticeshipWeek and celebrations got underway at Stockton Riverside College where staff from the Trust who have completed apprenticeships picked up accolades to mark the culmination of their studies; honing their skills in everything from medical administration to business management. Shining the spotlight on our staff’s achievements, Deputy Chief People Officer, Gary Wright, explained the […]

Team who look after vulnerable patients praised

A team who look after vulnerable patients have been recognised for making a range of improvements to boost patient care. The team recently took over the management of the enhanced care team and have worked tirelessly to provide the best patient care. This has included helping nurse assessors to have more quality patient contact time […]

Surgical nurse praised for work developing nurses of the future

Nurse Sally Dack always strives to make sure student nurses have the best opportunities when they work in the podiatric surgery team. Over the last two years she has received awards from Teesside University as recognition for having the best placements. Sally makes sure each student has their needs met and always provides them with […]