Surgical nurse praised for work developing nurses of the future

Surgical nurse sally with her team, accepting her star of the month award

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!

Nurse Celia with her pole dancing award

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

Well loved outpatients receptionist Laurence Herdman wins star of the month

“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

Nurse Alexandru receives his star of the month award from Ward matron Jane Corbey

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

Doctors in training receive hard earn reward, with Medical Director Deepak Dwarakanath

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

Pauline Sheppard accepts her research star award from Consultant Justin Carter

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 receives her star of the month award from Chief Nurse Julie Lane

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

Sarah Neilson and colleagues, finalists in Healthcare People Management Awards in the Capsticks Award for Innovation in HR.

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 accepting her star of the month award

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 […]