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 […]

Nurse inspires team with pole dancing award – aged 71!

Staff nurse Celia Metcalf is one of the most experienced nurses in the trust – but she also has another specialist award winning skill outside of work. Not only is endoscopy nurse Celia a highly skilled endocopy nurse but she is also a competition winning pole dancer! Celia, who is 71, was the winner of […]

“It’s mind-blowing what you do” – award winning receptionist is told

“Coming here and watching you today has been amazing – it’s mind-blowing what you do”. Those are the words of deputy medical director Chris Tulloch as he spoke to receptionist Laurence Herdman recently. Mr Tulloch was visiting Laurence to present him with the trust’s latest Star of the Month Award. He had arrived early to […]

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 […]