News and events

From diagnosis to discharge – the new hospital role supporting patients through their cancer journey

Cancer care coordinator team

A new role at a Teesside health Trust is improving the journey of cancer patients from the very day they receive their diagnosis. The newly-appointed cancer care coordinators at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust offer patients extra support from the offset. The early intervention is aimed at reducing anxiety, improving outcomes and reducing […]

Retired RAF couple celebrate 59 year anniversary while on ward together with COVID

Brian and Margaret cut anniversary cake

Soulmates Brian and Margaret Speckman, from Peterlee, have thanked staff for their care after celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary on ward 25 today, after both being admitted with COVID-19. The couple first met on April Fool’s day 1961, when Brian was posted at RAF Wattisham in Suffolk. Margaret soon followed suit and joined the WAFS […]

Charity golf day raises more than £4,000

Seaton Carew Golf Club fundraisers Peter Hamilton, Jackie Hamilton, Yvonne Fisher and Ian Phillips with Clinical Nurse Specialist Helen Dicken from the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Specialist Palliative Care Team and Business Lead for the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Richard Scott.

The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Specialist Palliative Care Team have thanked former Seaton Carew Golf Club captain Ian Phillips and his team for a huge fundraising effort that has seen more than £4,000 donated to the charity. Mr Phillips, approaching his 80th birthday, has held an annual golf day in aid of […]

Accolade presented to North East based orthopaedic consultant

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Anwar Jafri

A senior doctor in Teesside has been awarded a top honour by a regional programme for the high quality of training he delivers. Orthopaedic consultant for lower limb and trauma surgery, Anwar Jafri, from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust was presented the ‘Hospital Clinical Supervisor of the Year’ award by Health Education England’s […]

“Have a conversation that could save lives”

Organ donation week 2021 – Janine Tate

“It’s a conversation that could save lives” – that’s the message from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust as it urges everyone to discuss their decision about organ donation with their loved ones. As Organ Donation Week (Monday 20 to Sunday 26 September) approaches, the Trust has revealed that during the last year, three […]

BAME community urged to leave them certain during Organ Donation Week

Tara Mane

During Organ Donation Week (Monday 20 to Sunday 26 September) members of the Teesside BAME community are being urged to discuss their decision about organ donation with their loved ones. People from black and Asian communities are more likely to need a transplant and organ transplants within ethnic groups are often more successful. However, donations […]

Colleges collaborate to support NHS and careers in healthcare

Stockton Riverside College Principal, Lesley Graham, Darren Hankey, Principal and Chief Executive of Hartlepool College of Further Education and Tracy Squires, deputy chief people officer at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Issued in partnership with Education Training Collective (Etc.), Hartlepool College of Further Education and the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust: Colleges and health bosses are making a pledge to work together to help plug potential skills gaps and raise awareness of opportunities in the health and social care sectors, among young people. The […]

Hospital patients able to welcome visitors once more

Lindsey Robertson chief nurse

The organisation will be lifting its restrictions for hospital visiting – meaning patients can welcome loved ones once more. Visiting will be limited to one person per patient for up to an hour at a time – booked by appointment directly through the hospital ward or area. This applies to all types of visiting other […]

Jodi following her passion in direct patient care role

Team support worker in white shirt stood in corridor

A woman who has a passion for starting a career in patient care has finally realised it – more than a decade after starting her journey. Jodi Pearson joined North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust as a ward hostess, preparing and serving patients their meals every day. The role gave Jodi a clear view […]