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 […]

Helping people affected by cancer

The first of the Living With and Beyond Cancer events took place on Friday at the Destiny Centre in Norton. They are being run by Catalyst Stockton, with support from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, the Northern Cancer Alliance and Macmillan Cancer Support. Events are also being held in at the Centre for […]

Supporting people affected by cancer

On Friday 26 October, from 10am to 3pm Catalyst, with support from the trust, is holding an interactive ‘Information Event’ in Stockton for people ‘Living With & Beyond Cancer’, their carers and families. Events are also being held in at the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Hartlepool on Wednesday 7 November, at […]

Celebrating success of two new initiatives

“Every year we hold an annual general meeting where we update members of the public, staff and governors about the latest developments at the trust. “There are so many fantastic initiatives taking place at this trust – our AGM is a great opportunity to tell people about some of these. “Anyone is welcome to come […]

Smoking causes 16 cancers – quitting is a clear way to reduce your risk

The Quit 16 campaign from Fresh is supported by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK and highlights that smoking causes 16 different types of cancer, as well as the many benefits of quitting. Smokers can visit to get started. The campaign features two cancer survivors Maggie Bratton who underwent […]

Celebrating the work of Project Choice

I explained a bit about the long term plan being set out by the NHS for the future of healthcare. A plan is being developed and by the autumn will set out ambitions for improvement over the next decade. Working groups covering priorities set out by the government have been established bringing together local and […]