Helping people affected by cancer

Jan Harley and colleagues who were at the special cancer support event

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

Living with and beyond cancer event poster

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

Julie Gillon presenting this years AGM to audience

“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

'I knew smoking caused lung cancer. I never thought it would give me throat cancer aged 52"

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

Chief Executive Julie Gillon presenting for 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 […]

Expert speakers from across the world speak at high profile event

The conferenc organisers and speakers

The ninth NeoCard 2018 event, held over two days at the School of Health and Social Care at Teesside University, was for neonatologists, paediatricians, paediatric cardiologists, paediatric intensivists, advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses. Prestigious international speakers including professor Steven Donn from Michigan USA, professor Helmut Hummler from Doha in Qatar, professor Max Vento […]

Heart failure team gets international recognition

Some of the heart failure team

A SPECIALIST team who treat patients with heart failure have had international recognition for a clinical audit they were involved in. The heart failure service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust presented their work to the European Heart Failure Society. The team investigated how many patients with severe heart failure (left ventricular systolic […]

Lighting up pink to help save lives

North Wing Block at North Tees Hospital lit up pink at night in aid of organ donation

As part of this year’s organ donation week, buildings and landmarks across the country have been going pink. The trust has been proud to play its part by making the main wall of its north wing at the University Hospital of North Tees pink every night this week. Pink organ donation flags have also been […]

Nurse tells of her husband’s search for an organ donor

Nurse Tracy with Husband Adrian and their daughter.

Tracy Bewick, a staff nurse at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has been supporting her husband in his wait for a donor. Adrian, who has been a diabetic since the age of 14, suffered kidney failure three years ago and has needed a kidney and pancreas transplant ever since. Tracy, who works in […]

Special event to highlight refugee healthcare workers challenge

Professor Jane Metcalf (left) and participant Abdul Al-Asadi (right)

THE challenges facing refugee health professionals wanting to return to medical practice will be discussed at a special event. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will hold an event around its programme to retrain and employ who have fled their homeland. Supporting Refugee and Asylum Seeker Healthcare Professionals into Employment will be held at […]