Helping joint replacement patients leave hospital sooner

Registrar doctor Mo Helmy

Work to reduce the time joint replacement patients spend in hospital is set to be highlighted at a regional event. The team in the elective care unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool have been making a number of improvements for managing patients with blood loss after surgery This has included reducing the amount of […]

New hospital exhibition calls on people to look after planet more

Chaplain Dave Russon showcasing new installation in the spiritual centre at North Tees

A hospital chaplain is using this new exhibition to call on people to look after the planet and live in a more sustainable way. Dave Russon has put together a display in the spirituality centre at the University Hospital of North Tees, challenging us all to think more about how we live and how we […]

Shoulder surgery course praised by health professionals

Shoulder surgery course team members

A special training course for health staff included live shoulder surgery broadcast from one of the trust’s operating theatres.   The event focused on shoulder arthroscopy – the process where a camera is inserted into the shoulder to look at the tissue structures and help find out any issues.   The session at the University […]

Charity ball continues to raise thousands for cancer care

Macmillan lung cancer ball raises a staggering £9,383

The trust’s Macmillan lung cancer charity ball has helped raise tens of thousands of pounds over the last few years.   And that grand total continues to rise, thanks to another successful event recently – helping raise more than £9,000.   That puts the total at nearly £60,000 since it was first set up.   […]

Trust talks about the critical role of research

Jane Greenaway presents to Trust members about Research and Development

A leading Teesside health care provider has spoken about the importance of research in tackling improvement in patient care for the region. At a membership event held on 23 September 2019, leading research professionals from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and the Durham Tees Valley Research Alliance spoke to delegates about how evidence […]

Call to support lung cancer ball fundraiser

Staff enjoying masquerade ball in aid of fundraising for lung cancer

Every year the trust’s lung cancer nurses organise a charity ball to raise money for the service – and they are calling on your support again this time! Whether you’re staff, a patient or someone who wants to support a very worthy cause – you are all invited! Over the last four years the team […]

Staff member backs campaign encouraging people to move more

Staff Member Claire enjoying the views from Ben Nevis

A member of staff has backed a campaign to encourage people to move more after getting fitter herself and climbing a famous mountain. Claire Bainbridge, a clerical officer in pathology, has made changes over the last few months to be more active.   To set herself a target, she signed up to a challenge to […]

Teaming up with Parkrun to get staff and community moving more

Staff physios get involved in supporting community Parkrun in Hartlepool

The trust teamed up with Parkrun on Saturday as part of a campaign to get staff and the community moving more. The employee engagement and physiotherapy teams have been working with local events at Hartlepool and Tees Barrage to help encourage more people to get involved. Josh Lincoln, who was one of the physios available […]

Porter calling on your support for charity run

Jamie May, Porter at North Tees Hospital

With just a month to go until the Great North Run, Jamie has been busy pounding the streets as he gets prepared. He’s 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 back into […]

Fire service fundraiser for Hartlepool cancer care

Staff from the fire service fundraiser at Peterlee Fire station

For the second year in succession, a fire station was turned into the venue for an afternoon tea party to help raise money for cancer care. And this year the event at Peterlee Fire Station helped raise even more than last year – with the grand total reaching more than £3,300 for the chemotherapy unit […]