News and events

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 […]

Pain free after long term hernia problem

A man from Hartlepool is now pain free thanks to successful surgery to repair a long term hernia problem operated on previously. Robert Booth has suffered with a re-occurrence of his hernia – and having had surgery elsewhere on four occasions – it has always returned. Robert, who is 67, was referred by his GP […]

Bowel cancer home test kit saved my life

Bill Collins (pictured with consultant Talvinder Gill and specialist colorectal Gill Trainer) from South Hetton was sent a test kit through the post when he turned 60 – and, unlike many others that age who receive it – he completed it and sent it back. A meeting with a consultant at North Tees and Hartlepool […]

Find out how the scan4safety is set to revolutionise health care

Healthcare staff are invited to a free regional event about how barcode technology is set to transform patient care. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is one of six trusts in the NHS leading on the rolling out of the Department of Health’s Scan4Safety programme which all trusts will be using by 2020. Scan4Safety is […]

Join our nursing team in stroke unit

He said: “The stroke unit is a really rewarding place to work. “Every day is a challenge. We care for patients who are very poorly and get to see them progress every day. “We also have a fantastic team of staff here and have a brilliant ward matron who is always here to support us.” […]

One of youngest patients to have pacemaker fitted

Louise Woods, from Ingleby Barwick, had an operation to have a pacemaker fitted just before she turned 18. Two years later, Louise’s health has improved and she now lives a very normal life. Along with her mum Beverley she wanted to raise money for the unit as a way of giving something back. Beverley said: […]