News and events

Trust pilot scheme to reduce missed appointments saves more than £10,000

External shot of University Hospital of North Tees

We’re announcing a saving of £10,494 as a pilot scheme to reduce missed appointments shows early success. ‘Did Not Attend’ is the designation given when the patient has not cancelled or rearranged the appointment. Missed appointments not only impact patient care, they come at significant cost with a missed paediatrics visit costing some £272.91.* The […]

Embracing equity in women’s healthcare

Julie Gillon

Today marks International Women’s Day and we’re talking about embracing equity – how we’re shaping our health services with women in mind and making healthcare accessible to women of all backgrounds. Chief executive Julie Gillon said: “The important thing to remember about today is that it belongs to everyone, everywhere. International Women’s Day is about […]

“We are committed to continually improving our services” NHS Trust launches its improvement strategy

Dr. Susy Cook, Interim Chief People Officer

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is embarking on a quality improvement (QI) journey following the launch of its three-year strategy. The strategy examines how the Trust can design and deliver services that meets the needs of the local population. This pledge comes in partnership with an internal QI awareness week, where Trust experts […]

Local health trust steps up support to help pregnant smokers quit for good

smoking harms your baby sign

We’re hosting a week of campaigning to support pregnant women quit smoking. The Trust’s first smoking in pregnancy awareness week takes place from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 March, with the week of activity incorporating national No Smoking Day (Wednesday 8 March). Danielle Stephens, quality, safety and innovation lead, said: “Protecting the unborn baby from […]

Five years of NTH Solutions

We’re looking back on the successes and achievements of NTH Solutions as we celebrate our subsidiary company’s fifth anniversary. Established in March 2018, NTH Solutions is an innovative estates and facilities management company. It is an LLP subsidiary of our Trust. Mike Worden has been managing director of NTH Solutions since 2019. He said: “To look back […]

Ambitious echocardiographer takes on new role as cardiac clinical scientist

Steve Hodgson.

A Teesside cardiac physiologist has taken the leap in becoming a clinical scientist – something he never thought possible. With more than 30 years in cardiology under his belt, lead echocardiographer Steve Hodgson, 50 from Sedgefield, pre-dated the route in taking the next step his career. But thanks to an equivalence programme, he can now […]

£100,000 Investment for the University Hospital of Hartlepool

Exterior of University Hospital of Hartlepool

Visitors to the University Hospital of Hartlepool are being asked to follow all diversion signs as work begins on a £100,000 pathway improvement project. Beginning today (Monday 20 February), North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is investing £100,000 to repair and widen footpaths around the hospital. The four-week project will also create a more […]

Nurses from Philippines celebrate move to NHS Trust – 20 years on

Nurses from Philippines

The first group of nurses from the Philippines to have made the move to Teesside as part of a health trust’s nursing recruitment drive 20 years ago have marked the special anniversary. The group moved to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in the winter of 2002 as part of a wider national drive […]