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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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. […]
Harnessing the power of music and combining it with community spirit to deliver luxury accommodation to the doorstep of NHS workers. That’s the recipe of success for Vans for Bands who have provided North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, the first in the region, with a state of the art sleeper bus for its […]
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 […]
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 […]