New Year honour for local hospital and charity volunteer

Stephen Pratt, who has just been awarded a BEM

2020 has ended on a high note for community-minded Stephen Pratt – the ‘quiet and unassuming’ Sedgefield man is celebrating after being recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Stephen, 65, volunteers his time at both North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and local charity A Way Out. His commitment and hard work […]

Care home praises NHS infection control team after COVID-19 success

Care home team standing outside their care home in Thornaby with staff in Unicorn and Dinosaur costumes

A care home in Teesside has praised a health trust’s infection control team for helping them in tackling COVID-19 – reporting no positive cases since the second wave of the outbreak began. Teesdale Lodge Nursing Home in Thornaby has highlighted the work of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s infection prevention and control service. […]

Celebration goes virtual to help highlights staff’s special efforts this year

Critical team accept their shining stars award ifrom Chief Executive Julie Gillon and Chief People Officer Alan Sheppard

It may have been virtual this year – but our annual Shining Stars awards was no less exciting or special. The organisation could not be prouder of each and every one of its staff members as we continue to provide outstanding patient care in the middle of a global pandemic. At short notice, we have […]

Award nomination for local Trust

CareScan+ handheld scanner system

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Hospital Foundation Trust has congratulated the winner of the Health Service Journal ‘Best HealthTech Solution for Patient Safety’ Award after being nominated in the same category. The Trust’s CareScan+ project, an innovative system which uses barcodes and hand-held scanners to identify patients and equipment, was shortlisted for the award but […]

Warm, friendly and accommodating healthcare assistant awarded

Rebecca McKenna stood outside of hartlepool hospital accepting her star of the month award

“Warm, friendly, accommodating and an asset to both our department and the Trust” are the words used to describe our latest star of the month, healthcare assistant Rebecca McKenna. Rebecca who works in the outpatient department at the University of Hartlepool and occasionally Peterlee Hospital, was nominated by staff nurse Jean Boddy who works alongside […]

Regional recognition for COVID-19 research team

Research and development team say thank you to everyone who has helped take part in COVID-19 trials

The research team has been recognised for its role in a ground-breaking research trial into treatments for COVID-19. Ben Prudon, a respiratory consultant at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, and the research and development team have both been awarded “Outstanding Research Contribution” from the Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria For […]

Respiratory team recognised for role in special pandemic training programme

Respiratory team stand in departments corridor celebrating their team of the month win with hamper and other goodies

A specialist respiratory team have been recognised for their role in setting up a training programme for staff in response to COVID-19. The non-invasive ventilation respiratory team are the latest winners of the Trust’s awards initiative, Star of the Month. The team of respiratory nurses, consultants and physiotherapists worked together to flexibly provide training for […]

Doctor who went above and beyond during pandemic

Sarah Whitehouse receives her star of the month gifts from Deputy director of Finance, Stuart Irvine

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

Elaine can be seen with senior clinical professional Bob Warnock accepting her star of the month award

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

Pathology team and Deepak celebrate their hard work

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 […]