News and events

Patient thanks NHS team for major surgery to save use of legs

A MAN has thanked NHS staff for saving the use of his legs – after major surgery to have a large cancerous tumour removed from his spine. Brian Plant from Billingham was told by doctors at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust that without emergency surgery he would never walk again. It was only […]

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 […]

Day in the life of…a diagnostic radiographer

“Please breathe in, hold your breath…and breathe out”, she says. She will be based in the hospital’s x-ray department where she will treat patients and pick up any requests. Jodie has a quick catch up on one of the department computers, checking for other incoming patient requests added to the system. These come from a […]

Chief executive coffee afternoon

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 people from across the trust, and it was a valuable opportunity to hear from you about […]

Staff take on special military challenge

Teams from orthopaedic outpatients, physiotherapy and workforce and staffing took part in Exercise Medical Challenge on the banks of the River Tyne in Newcastle. Organised by the 201 Field Hospital from its barracks in Fenham in Newcastle and from HMS Callion by the quayside, the event was set up to test NHS and university staff […]

Cancer service helping thousands of people

The cancer information service supported by Macmillan at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has had another successful year supporting people affected by cancer across Stockton and Hartlepool. Its highlights over the last year include helping around 3,000 people affected by cancer, recruiting eight more volunteers, setting up a headwear service and raising awareness […]

A day in the life of…a trauma nurse practitioner

This is a daily meeting where doctors and senior nurses in the unit discuss all of the patients on the ward, update on their care plan and talk about any patients due to be transferred in. The team read patient notes on a large screen in front, while studying numerous x-ray images and scans. “This […]

Hospital radio opens new studio room

The trust’s hospital radio service has opened a brand new room in its studio after a generous donation from a local company and charity. Radio Stitch have been able to open a third room to record from. The team applied for funding from Thirteen Housing Group who fund local community projects – and were successful […]