News and events

The Muscle in the heart of the NHS

A local nurse-poet has written a heartfelt, moving poem celebrating the work and commitment of all NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mel McEvoy, a Nursing Consultant in Palliative Care at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, was inspired to write ‘The muscle in the heart of the NHS’ after speaking to colleagues about […]

Frontline NHS staff to get the rock star treatment

On 7 April Vans For Bands announced that it was offering its entire fleet of state-of-the-art luxury sleeper buses to NHS hospitals for front-line staff to use for the duration of the current COVID-19 crisis. The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Hillingdon Hospital in Uxbridge and Whittington Health NHS Trust in north London, Lewisham Hospital […]

Doctor recruited using special innovation in midst of pandemic

A SENIOR doctor is set to join an NHS trust – after being recruited using some innovation in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Donna Wakefield will join North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant in palliative medicine. Donna was offered an interview – but due to it having to take place […]

Linking Loved Ones during COVID-19

With patient visiting no longer permitted due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve launched Linking Loved Ones – three new ways for patients and their loved ones to stay in touch. Patients will soon be feeling less-lonely thanks to a dedicated hotline, Virtual Visiting and Letters of Love. Hotline The hotline has been created so […]

Consultation from the comfort of home

Patients can now take part in medical appointments from their own home, thanks to a new development in virtual consultations. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has implemented a new, online service which will result in many patients no longer needing to travel to the hospital for appointments. The Attend Anywhere software is a […]

Student nurses join national coronavirus response effort

STUDENT nurses have joined an NHS trust as part of a special national effort to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40 nurses in the final year of their training have started at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust this week. The nurses will be on the front line caring for coronavirus […]

Local man and company team up to help staff at centre of coronavirus care

A LOCAL man has teamed up with a company in Stockton to help provide hundreds of bottles of water to staff caring for coronavirus patients. Jason Storey wanted to do something to make it easier for staff in the critical care unit at the University Hospital of North Tees to drink fluids during challenging shifts. […]

Award winning stroke survivor shares his story and praises staff

It’s been more than three years since Paul Elliot suffered a stroke at the age of just 33. Paul was cared for by the team in the stroke unit at the University Hospital of North Tees. He and his family will always be grateful to the team for everything they did. He said: “I would like […]

Teesside Trust Bringing Back Staff to Support Battle Against Virus

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has launched its #BringBackStaff campaign, a call to arms for retired nurses and doctors who are considering returning to the front line. Faced with an unprecedented global pandemic, the Trust has sprung into action to make sure there are as many clinicians as possible ready to join the […]