News and events

Putting staff on the right track

A HEALTH trust is putting the tracks in place to help its staff on the way to becoming the best leaders they can be. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has created an online guide to develop staff’s leadership skills. The trust’s organisation development team have mapped out six different routes staff can take. […]

Diabetic patient warns about importance of good foot care

Ian Gamble has spent the last 20 years being treated at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Ian, who is 62, has type two diabetes – this puts him at a much greater risk of developing problems with his feet due to the damage raised blood sugars can cause to sensation and circulation. The ulcers […]

Heart transplant saved my life

A healthcare assistant whose life was saved after having heart transplant surgery has taken part in a dedication ceremony to encourage people to consider becoming organ donors. Emma Thompson placed a memento in the organ donation display cabinet at the University Hospital of North Tees to help raise awareness. Emma, who works in orthopaedic outpatients […]

Nurse students make successful charity trip to Cambodian hospital

Following the success of a smaller visit of six students in 2016, 17 second year nursing students from Teesside University – several whom have worked at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – made the long trip to South East Asia to work with nursing colleagues for the charity Transform Healthcare Cambodia. Senior lecturer in […]

New energy centre to secure long term future of hospital building

Work has officially begun on the next phase of £25million works for a new energy centre at the University Hospital of North Tees. Alan Foster, chief executive at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, was joined by representatives from the building contractor, NG Bailey, as he led the traditional ground breaking ceremony. He said: […]

Trust transforms ward into dementia friendly environment

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has given its elderly care ward an overhaul to create a friendlier environment for patients with dementia. Members of staff suggested the painting of door frames would assist with patient orientation and create a friendly atmosphere. Colours were used to code the different areas and facilities on the ward. […]

Trust and partners scoop award for innovation

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has scooped an award for an innovative joint project with Hartlepool and Stockton-On-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group, Hartlepool Borough Council and Stockton Borough Council. The trust and its partners won  the Best Integration Project award in the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Awards. The award winning ‘Home Safe […]

New health academy for next generation of nurses

The first group of students from a new partnership between a health trust and university have started their hospital placements. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is working with the University of Sunderland to deliver the BSc (Hons) in adult nursing practice for pre-registration student nurses (adult field) through its own health academy. Brian […]

New medication controls helping improve patient care

A new system the trust is using to manage stock levels of medication had led to significant improvements to patient care. The trust uses Omnicell cabinets across its hospitals to help improve stock control of drugs and reduce errors. Karen Kelsey, senior clinical matron for emergency care at the trust, has discussed how the introduction […]

Celebrating work of amazing volunteers

Volunteers were the VIP guests at a celebration evening to thank them for everything they do. Staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust gave up their evening on Wednesday (19 July) to praise a very special group of people. Every year staff host an event in the restaurant at the University Hospital of […]