Jamie’s cause to get fit and raise vital funds

Porter Jamie May is training for the Great North Run in just a few weeks’ time – and he’s calling on your help. Jamie is not only taking on this 13.1 mile challenge to get fitter and feel better but he is also raising money for the trust’s charitable fund. All money raised will go […]

Looking back on a night of celebration

It’s been nearly two weeks since the trust held its annual Shining Stars Awards – celebrating the work of our fantastic staff. Chief executive Julie Gillon has reflected on the night and expanded more on a very special award presented at the end of the ceremony. Julie said: “The Shining Stars Awards has always been […]

Army challenge tests staff’s leadership and teamwork skills

Two teams from the trust – from physiotherapy and workforce and staffing – battled it out with other NHS staff from across the region in Exercise Medical Challenge, an event hosted every year by the 201 Field Hospital army reserves. This year 14 teams took to the Tees Barrage on banks of the River Tees […]

Hospital salon offering special treatments ahead of staff awards night

Dawn Cuthbert, who runs Cutting Edge @NTH salon at the University Hospital of North Tees, still has appointments free for any staff going along to the Shining Stars awards tomorrow evening. Dawn offers a whole range of hair and beauty treatments at subsidised prices for staff, patients and hospital visitors. She manages the salon with help […]

Community hospital garden set to help patients with cancer

  The garden at the University Hospital of North Tees used to be an unused open space in one of the courtyard areas.   That’s until members of the invoice finance team at Siemens Financial Services heard about it. The team offered to fund new equipment and plants as well as free up their own […]

Dragons’ Den idea helping to inspire innovations

In the trust’s own recreation of Dragons’ Den, staff were challenged to pitch their own efficiency suggestions to the two deputy directors on the panel today. Three pitches were made, ranging from recycling some of the equipment in the fracture clinic to investing in new laptops for dietitians to help improve the medical notes process. […]

Being aware of the symptoms of bowel cancer

This year’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, our screening team are reminding people that bowel cancer is more treatable the earlier it is diagnosed before it becomes widespread. If you have any symptoms, don’t be embarrassed and don’t ignore them. Doctors are used to seeing lots of people with bowel problems. The symptoms of bowel cancer […]

North east trust event tackles dementia care

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have hosted the first of their annual member events focusing on the topic of dementia. The community focused trust extended a free invitation to the population of Teesside and the surrounding areas which saw around 50 delegates attend the February event. Opening the first of the 2019 timetabled […]

Challenge to ditch the booze for Dry January

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are urging friends, families and work colleagues to come together and take on the 2019 Dry January challenge as figures show around 180,000 North East drinkers took part last January. People who take a month off the booze can look forward […]