Staff in Hartlepool full of praise for doctor’s teaching

Health staff in Hartlepool are full of praise for regular in-house teaching a doctor is holding on a range of medical topics. Senior house officer, Dr Mo Helmy, runs weekly sessions with staff from his base in the joint replacement unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. In the four months since it started the […]

Teesside care home throws NHS 70th party to thank staff

A NURSING veteran was among those celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS at a special thank you event in Stockton-on-Tees.  North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust district nurses joined 87-year-old Sheila Bradley at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane. Sheila was an NHS mental health nurse for over 30 years, having trained […]

Fire station tea party for chemo unit

Peterlee Fire Station hosted a tea and cakes fundraiser in aid of the chemotherapy unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. The event was held in memory of local councillor Audrey Laing’s husband Jim who was treated in the unit before he sadly passed away last year. The party, organised by Julia Errington at County […]

Chief executive coffee afternoon

Chief executive Julie Gillon recently met with staff for a cup of coffee and a chat. She said: “Last week I was delighted to be able to meet some of you in the staff restaurant at the University Hospital of North Tees for a cup of coffee and a chat. It was great to see […]

Celebrate the NHS with a cuppa

The trust is inviting its staff and community to come together for a cuppa to celebrate a landmark birthday – and help raise money at the same time. The trust will be holding its own Big 7tea event on 5 July – exactly 70 years after the National Health Service was first formed. Events are being held […]

Special run for NHS landmark birthday

The trust teamed up with parkrun UK as part of the NHS 70th birthday celebrations. Staff turned out in force at parkrun events across the area to show their support. Physiotherapists were also on hand at events at Hartlepool, Tees Barrage in Stockton and Durham to take part and to offer advice and support after. […]

Raising awareness about importance of hydration

The trust’s dietitians have been raising awareness about the importance of everyone being properly hydrated. The focus for dietitians week last week was on hydration – particularly focusing on the challenges staff face. Kelly Dunn, a sister in the trauma/spinal unit, volunteered to keep a fluid balance sheet throughout the week and actively took on […]

Urgent care service wins prestigious NHS 70 award

The trust’s urgent care service has won a prestigious regional award as part of the NHS 70 birthday celebrations. The service has been recognised with the regional Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards. The service was nominated by local MPs Alex Cunningham, Mike Hill and Paul Williams. The service […]

Michael is off to Wembley

Now he’s set to achieve the highest honour in football by playing at the home of football in a cup final. The opportunity to play at Wembley in front of as many as 40,000 people – and broadcast live on TV – “still hasn’t sunk in”. Over the last couple of years, the club has […]