News and events

Diabetics must be aware of foot attack risk

There are around 15,000 people with diabetes in the North East who are at high or increased risk of a diabetes-related foot attack – which is an injury to a foot which has reduced feeling or blood circulation. Highly specialised podiatrist diabetes Claire Ward (pictured) is one of a group of staff at the trust […]

Health trainers turned my life around

The 52-year-old, who runs The Fishermans Arms in Southgate, was sent to the health trainers after suffering a heart attack. After initially being hesitant about going, he has been taking on all of the advice and help he has been given and has completely transformed his life. He said: “Around the time that I had […]

A boost for speech and language in schools

Speech and language therapists at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are now able to offer the training schools need so they can deliver Talk Boost to their children. Talk Boost is a catch up programme, developed by the children’s communication charity I CAN and The Communication Trust, which has been shown to produce […]

Friends raise money in memory of Boro fan Jonny

Jonny Elliott, who was treated in the University Hospital of North Tees’ haematology unit, died in mid December just weeks after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in October. His family and friends helped raise more than £800 at a music night held at Hardwick Social Club recently with local bands Twisted and Spectrum. His […]

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 […]