News and events

Award success for high-tech Trust

Innovation was nationally recognised last night (18 June) with a local health care Trust winning a prestigious award for an in-house technological advancement which played a part in the battle against COVID-19. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s CareScan+ system was named as the winner of the “Supporting Healthcare Teams” prize at the annual […]

Health chief tells the loved ones of staff ‘you’re their super power’

In an emotional letter to the loved ones of staff from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Executive, Julie Gillon has described recipients as being her colleagues ‘super power’ during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The correspondence sent to all trust staff to share with their loved ones and support networks is part of a continued campaign of thanks and gratitude to communities across the Tees Valley from the hospitals in Stockton and Hartlepool. Barbara Bright, Director of Corporate Services and Chief of Staff said of the initiative “our staff have all pulled together in typical North Tees and Hartlepool style throughout the pandemic. There has been a need to change so much of our business as usual, and the impact of that on our colleagues has been significant. She continues “the loved ones of our staff have in essence been our ‘twelfth man’ to use a Teesside footballing analogy. They have been our staff’ cheerleaders and their comfort after they arrive home. We really cannot underestimate their role in helping us to stay focused during the pandemic”. The letter was released to the Trusts 5,500 staff to share with their loved ones and support networks, who the Chief Executive has described as ‘all being key workers’ since the virus began earlier this year. One member of staff who received the letter described it as ‘a really lovely idea, so special’.

In an emotional letter to the loved ones of staff from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Executive, Julie Gillon has described recipients as being her colleagues ‘super power’ during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The correspondence sent to all trust staff to share with their loved ones and support networks is part of […]

Care homes praise NHS team’s support during COVID-19

CARE homes in Teesside have been full of praise for the support from an NHS infection control team in response to COVID-19. Gill Roberts, infection prevention and control nurse at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has been a source of expertise for homes across Stockton and Hartlepool. This has included running training sessions, […]

Queen’s Nurse title awarded to Trust nurse

Mel Cambage

Mel Cambage, our Interim Head of Nursing has been named as a Queen’s Nurse. A specialist in community nursing, Mel and her team deliver a wide variety of nursing interventions in people’s own homes such as wound care, injectable medication administration and end-of-life care. The 46-year-old mother of three from Hutton Rudby has been awarded […]

Diabetic foot team calls on patients to attend appointments

A TEAM who help diabetic patients with foot problems have called on people not to ignore the warning signs in the face of COVID-19. The diabetic foot service is calling on anyone who has symptoms to go along to see their GP and get a referral to the community podiatry team if appropriate. Like many […]

Local children helped by Trust using dolls and remote consultation software

The worlds of high and low tech have joined forces to ensure babies and children can receive much needed physiotherapy sessions in safety. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has implemented the Attend Anywhere video consultation service where patients can see and speak to their clinician as they receive assessments and reviews while at […]

Home births back on offer at local Trust

Home births are once again available for expectant mothers under the care of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. The home birth service, suspended earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has now been re-introduced after a meeting of midwives resolved any issues or concerns they had to ensure the safe delivery of […]

How the high risk foot team rose to the challenge of COVID-19

Patients with high risk foot problems have continued to get the care they need during the coronavirus pandemic – thanks to a dedicated health team. The diabetic foot team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have maintained the same high quality level of care over the last few weeks. This is despite challenges […]