News and events

Outpatient pharmacy a new venture for trust’s commercial arm

Trust staff celebrate the official opening of Panacea Pharmacy

Panacea, a relocated outpatient pharmacy which also offers high street pharmacy services to patients, visitors and staff has been officially opened. The branding for Panacea was designed by degree students from Cleveland College of Art and Design in Hartlepool who are studying to work in the commercial world. The winning design was by first year […]

Foundation trust members invited to stand as governors

The trust is about to hold its elections for eight public governor vacancies in the following constituencies: Hartlepool (two positions) Stockton (four positions) Easington (one position) Non-core public constituency (one position) Chairman Paul Garvin said: “Having a council of governors is a feature of any NHS foundation trust and it gives local people a greater […]

Millionth GNR finisher inspires staff health campaign

Tracey Cramond with her GNR medal

Tracey Cramond, who works as a contract support officer at the trust completed the 13 mile run in three hours and two seconds in memory of her mum, has raised just under £800 for Butterwick Hospice. Tracey starting running just last year after her mum passed away. She said: “I completed the Great North Run […]

Mealtime companions to give patients a helping hand

Mealtime companion serves food to hospital patient at North Tees

The mealtime companions will be supporting the staff on the wards by encouraging patients to eat and drink in a calm and sociable atmosphere, helping to cut up their food and make mealtimes a more enjoyable and social experience. Associate director of nursing, quality and patient experience Barbara Carr said: “We’re very excited to start […]

Staff take on army medic challenge

Exercise medical challenge - This years staff who took part

Staff from 11 health trusts tackled everything from a boat casualty rescue on the River Tyne in Newcastle to helping load a casualty into a helicopter or helping a casualty while under fire, as they took part in Exercise Medical Challenge. Five teams from the trust took part– dietetics, HR, two teams from orthopaedic outpatients […]

A little help from our Friends

Volunteers from the League of Friends show off the newly decorated children therapy rooms

Volunteers who work at the League of Friends coffee shop at the University Hospital of North Tees raised £1,900 for the new rooms. The money was used to commission professional local artist Stephen Robson who came up with a design and spent several tireless hours in the rooms with his paint brushes. The rooms have […]

Fun day for children with diabetes

Children enjoying the diabetes fun day

The team organised the day of fun at Preston Park which saw children aged 11 and under from Stockton, Hartlepool and Peterlee, compete in games including a baton race, rounders an egg and spoon race and a treasure hunt which led the group of 40 to a delicious picnic. The day also gave families with […]

Up and about again after surgery done under local anaesthetic

Surgen Manuf Kassem and patient Harry

Harry Robinson, 86, from Clavering has a heart condition which meant he would have been unable to have a general or spinal anaesthetic , However his second hernia in 30 years was making him uncomfortable. Associate specialist surgeon Manuf Kassem discussed the possibility of surgery under local anaesthetic with Mr Robinson and it was agreed […]

It’s in the bag! Steven picks up third prize in innovations award

Steven Yull receiving his third prize award at the annual Innovations Award event

The Bright Ideas awards are an annual event and are designed to showcase and celebrate the innovations of people working in or for the NHS in our region. Steven said: “After holding a series of idea-generating workshops, it was identified that there was no standard set of equipment for nursing staff working in the community. […]

Small Wonders brings huge improvements for tiny and sick babies

Mother with her twin newborns

Small Wonders has been devised by the charity Best Beginnings whose aims are to give every child in the UK the healthiest start in life. Small Wonders aims to support parents to be at the cornerstone of their baby’s care in ways that are shown to improve health outcomes for babies and wellbeing of parents. […]