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Local mum inspired to help other women breastfeed their babies

Sophie Simpson, midwifery assistant

“I don’t want any new mum who is struggling to breastfeed to feel like a failure” – that’s driving force behind one local woman’s career move from customer services to midwifery assistant. After giving birth two and half years ago, Sophie Simpson struggled to breastfeed her baby boy Arlo. Refusing to give up, Sophie asked […]

Midwife-led birthing unit in Hartlepool shortlisted for major national award

Rowan suite team in courtyard

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is proud to announce it has been shortlisted for a major award. The Trust’s Rowan Team has been shortlisted for the 2022 Parliamentary Award in the Nursing and Midwifery category. The University Hospital of Hartlepool’s Rowan suite opened during the height of the pandemic and brought births back […]

New guidance on wearing of facemasks in hospital

Front sign at North Tees

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is updating its guidance around the wearing of facemasks in its hospitals. From today (Thursday 9 June), any visitors to the University Hospital of North Tees or the University Hospital of Hartlepool will not be required to wear a facemask. Lindsey Robertson, chief nurse, said: “As of today, […]

‘Aggression to staff not acceptable’ says Trust in Bank Holiday appeal

Dr. Susy Cook, Interim Chief People Officer

As the double bank holiday weekend approaches, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is appealing to their communities to celebrate the Jubilee safely issuing a stark reminder that aggression towards NHS staff will never be tolerated. Dr. Susy Cook began her role as interim chief people officer for the Trust in April this year […]

New quit smoking service launched on World No Tobacco Day

Julie Bardsley, tobacco dependency specialist lead

Tuesday 31 May is World No Tobacco Day – a day of global action to tackle addiction to smoking and its devastating impact on health. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will now be asking every in-patient if they smoke and will offer them free Nicotine replacement products (NRT) to manage their cravings. The […]