Community hospital garden set to help patients with cancer

Staff show off the new North Tees hospital cancer community garden

  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 […]

Hartlepool students expand enterprise skills volunteering at University Hospital of North Tees

Students from Hartlepool College volunteer at University of North Tees Hospital.

Students from Hartlepool College of Further Education have helped hundreds patients at University Hospital of North Tees by volunteering as part of their level two diploma in Health and Early Years Care. Thirteen students participated in a five-month programme which included wrapping over five hundred Christmas presents for patients in hospital on Christmas Day, managing […]

Breast cancer care boosted by two very grateful patients

Breast Cancer care receive cheque from grateful patients

Both patients visited the unit this month to show their gratitude and to present the team with funds they have raised. Christine Humble was diagnosed with breast cancer more than two years ago and has since had four operations. To give something back to the service, Christine and her colleagues at Thirteen Housing Group raised […]

Local company donate TVs to poorly young patients

Tracerco kindly donate TVs for some of our youngest poorly patients to use

Staff from Tracerco’s regional branch in Billingham held a Christmas jumper day to help raise funds. The money they collected was then matched by Johnson Matthey Plc – making a total of more than £550. This was used to buy five TVs to help make patients’ stay more comfortable in the ward. Play specialist Lynn […]

Ward staff raise funds for a good cause this Easter

Staff surrounded by all the generous easter raffle prizes they have up for grabs

Enthusiastic ward staff at a Teesside trust have scrambled together to raise funds for charity this Easter time. Wards 32 and 33 at the University Hospital of North Tees have done an egg-cellent job raising funds for charity with two Easter raffles and an Easter bonnet competition. The teams had 34 eggstravagant easter egg prizes […]

Widow donates money as thanks for husband’s community care

Wife of Fred, Maj donates money to community staff to thank them for the care they gave her husband

  Fred Read, from Seaton Carew, was cared for by the trust’s hospital at home team and the community matrons for his issues with a breathing condition known as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).   He was seen for many months by specialist respiratory nurses like Louise Parkin (pictured right) before being referred to community […]

North East Emergency Care team send their love overseas

The emergency care team, who all got involved in the gift drive

Emergency Care Team at a Northern Trust prepare thoughtful donation for colleagues in Christchurch. For Debbie Hall, Paediatrics Lead for the Emergency Care department at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Christchurch holds a special place in her heart. After spending a year in Christchurch from 2010-2011 working in the local hospital there, she […]

Kind donation spreads a little magic on Teesside Trust

Carol Cavendish donating £2000 to members of staff in the Paediatric Emergency Department

A North East Trust has received a generous donation for its children’s services from a magical gifter. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust benefitted from more than £2000 which was donated to the paediatric department at the University Hospital of North Tees from The North Shire site. Its owner, Carol Cavendish, raised the funds […]

Family visit emergency care to donate in man’s memory

Family members Valerie and Stephen give their donation to Emergency Department staff

In lieu of flowers, the family of Mr Cook asked anyone attending his funeral to make a donation. This, along with donations from his colleagues at Virgin – helped raised almost £500 for the emergency department at the University Hospital of North Tees. John’s ex-wife Valerie and his son Stephen visited the department to personally […]

Local doctor is part of life-saving mission to Africa

Nic Child (pictured far right) with colleagues from across the region who have been involved in the mission to Africa

Nic Child (pictured far right), a cardiologist at the trust, will be going to Ghana with a team of fellow cardiologists, surgeons, intensive care practitioners, a heart bypass technician and an anaesthetist, among others. The team will be heading to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana’s second city, in February 2019. Their […]