News and events

Fad diets – a recipe for disaster

Becci Dunn, a senior dietitian at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust explained: “One thing I would tell people is to stay away from fad diets. “Fad diets offer a quick fix. Often you will be restricted from eating certain food groups, for example carbohydrates. This makes it difficult to maintain and can put […]

Driver idea is motoring

On weekdays between 1-4pm a small team of drivers are now based in an office, which allows them to immediately transport patients back to their homes after their appointment. Colin Ogden, from Seaton Carew, is a retired former waste management manager at Hartlepool Borough Council. The 57-year-old said: “Once patients have been to hospital for […]

Thank you to our volunteers

Our army of volunteers give up their time to help support patients and staff and we are very fortunate that many have supported the trust for a number of years. We also welcomed many new volunteers to the event. Nearly 200 people filled the room to enjoy a beautifully presented, delicious high tea, served by […]

Team wins national award

Team lead Richard Scott has said special recognition must go to senior audiologist Emma Carr who made sure the service met every step of the accreditation. Richard said: “I would like to congratulate every member of the team for all of their hard work and dedication which has quite rightly been recognised. “I’d particularly like […]

Don’t forget your green bag

Any patient who is treated at the trust can ask to be given a green bag where their personal medicine can be kept. Once discharged, if the patient ever has to return to hospital they can take their green bag with them – meaning staff will know what medicines they are taking. Associate chief pharmacist […]

National award for falls team

The awards which are open to allied health professionals and healthcare scientists across the UK, are the only awards which cover these professional and specialist groups who make an important contribution to patients’ recovery. Yvonne’s work for achieving a reduction of 57% in the number of falls by residents in care homes during a three […]

Dales cycle ride raises money for trust

Almost 90 cyclists took part in the ride and riders could nominate a charity for a share of the total raised. One of the cyclists Luke Billingham suggested a donation to the trust after a friend’s dad was treated at the University Hospital of North Tees a year ago. At a special presentation at the […]

A first class service for young patients

The award comes just months after the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust received the award for the high standard of services for young people at the University Hospital of North Tees. The day unit in Hartlepool was visited by a group of young inspectors, who work as a part of a scheme run […]

Bowel cancer campaign targeting people aged 55

GP practices will be added to the scheme over a two year period. As each practice is added, people reaching the age of 55 thereafter will receive an invitation for Bowel Scope screening shortly after their 55th birthday. Those for whom roll out comes too late will be able to opt in provided that they […]

Occupational health pick up excellence award

Health and wellbeing advisor Maureen Wales and occupational health nurse Wendy Watts collected the award at an event at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. Maureen said: ““The trust is totally committed to the health and wellbeing of their staff. This involves supporting them to lead healthier lifestyles by making it easier to gain free access […]