Joint replacement unit has two reasons to celebrate

The team at the University Hospital of Hartlepool have been making improvements to help reduce the length of stay of patients after surgery. And the hard work has clearly paid off – as the unit marks its best month in February with an average stay of just 2.7 days. The team have also been awarded […]

Stroke research recognition for national trial recruitment

r Stroke research team, who hav received national recognition

Ijaz Anwar, a consultant physician in the stroke unit at the University Hospital of North Tees,  is contributing to the RESTART study with support from consultant physician Arunkumar Annamalai. Dr Anwar said: “The REstart or STop Antithrombotics Randomised Trial is trying to find out whether a certain antiplatelet medication which prevents clots, benefits people who […]

Nurse awarded star of the month

Latest star of the month Kirsty

Kirsty Donkin, a staff nurse in the medicine ward at the University Hospital of North Tees, was working during a particularly challenging shift during the recent winter pressures. Over the course of the day, colleagues said she dealt with every issue in a very calm and effective way. Caroline Mitchell, who is AMBER care bundle co-ordinator in […]

Award winning scientists invited to talk at high profile conference

Some of the staff members from Stockton Quality control laboratory

The trust’s Quality Control Laboratory entered three posters into a competition the NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Technical Services Symposium in Chester, summarising research they have carried out. The team was delighted to pick up first and second prize for two of these presentations. As a result, Microbiology Test Technician Courtney Smith and Lead Environmental […]

Care home training has first major success

Staff celebrate care home training success

More than 60 staff from Kirkdale and Allison House in Stockton have completed all four topics of the training. The training, which aims to help care home staff improve care, includes End of Life Care, Dementia and Delirium training, Falls Awareness and the Wellbeing of the Frail and Elderly. It is provided by the North Tees […]

Service for women is rated one of top centres

The Endometriosis team

A HEALTH team which helps women with a common long term condition has been confirmed as one of the top centres in the country. The endometriosis service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has successfully maintained its status as a centre of excellence. The service hit 100% in nearly all of the main […]

High praise for elective care team

Elective care team who have received praise this week

The elective care unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool has won national recognition for a host of improvements made. Anwar Jafri, consultant lower limb orthopaedic and trauma surgeon, presented a poster at the British Orthopaedic Association annual conference, showing this work. Judges were clearly impressed – Mr Jafri was presented as the winner of […]

Finance team scoop awards at annual event

The finance team, who have just won a new award

THE trust’s finance team picked up a cluster of awards and recognition at an annual regional conference. Three members of the team were presented with crystal trophies and several more were shortlisted at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Northern branch event at the Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham. Caroline Trevena received a special chairman […]

Young snooker star thanks NHS diabetes team

Snooker star Sean praises Trust staff

A TALENTED young snooker star from Hartlepool has thanked NHS staff for helping him on his way to the top after he was crowned the country’s best junior player. Sean McAllister has developed into one of the brightest teenage snooker prospects around, despite the challenges he has faced being treated for type 1 diabetes. Sean, […]

Trust comes out on top at awards ceremony

Michelle holding her prize from RSPH

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust manager and student scoop the win at a prestigious awards ceremony. The Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) held its annual awards ceremony to celebrate the achievement of students undertaking RSPH qualifications.  North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust currently delivers training to anatomical pathology technologists who work within NHS […]