News and events

Claire makes full recovery from emergency bowel surgery

Claire, who has Down’s Syndrome, was brought into accident and emergency at the University Hospital of North Tees complaining about stomach pain. After having a scan, her family were surprised to be told Claire, who is 27, had a perforated bowel which would need to be operated on immediately. Monica said: “Claire had been complaining […]

Being a Macmillan nurse is so rewarding

Once they have come to the end of their placements, two more Macmillan-funded vacancies will be offered to nurses at the trust. Robyn is a district nurse who has previously never worked in hospital while Nicola is a deputy ward matron in an elderly care ward with no past experience of working in the community. […]

Find out how the scan4safety programme is set to revolutionise health care

The trust is one of six demonstrator sites in the NHS for the Scan4Safety programme. By 2020, all NHS trusts will have to adopt the GS1/PEPPOL standards as mandated by the Department of Health in order to improve safety and efficiency throughout the organisation. The Scan4Safety programme allows accurate data collection around people, products and […]

New partnership to provide training to care home staff

The trust hosted an event at the University Hospital of North Tees to talk more about work being done with other organisations in care homes in the area. One of the outcomes has been the development of a bespoke North Tees Education and Alliance programme available to all homes across Hartlepool and Stockton led by […]

Recognising the role of associate specialists

The event at Wynyard Hall has been hosted by the trust for 16 years. It was organised by associate specialists Bob Singh (chairman), Mohammed Imam (secretary) and consultant orthopaedic surgeon Raj Logishetty (tutor). Medical director Deepak Dwarakanath, who gave a welcome address, said: “I’m pleased the trust is taking a lead on this and being […]

Changes to NHS urgent care services announced

This decision follows lengthy engagement with local people to understand what they think of urgent care services and what can be done to improve them. From April 1 2017 there will be a new integrated urgent care service delivered across two sites, University Hospital of North Tees and University Hospital of Hartlepool. The new integrated […]

Mayor’s inspirational visit to bowel screening unit

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust chairman Paul Garvin met the mayor and introduced him to staff. He met professor Matt Rutter, consultant gastroenterologist, who gave a presentation about the trust’s bowel cancer screening programme. This was followed by further briefings from staff about endoscopy services (diagnostic and screening), the screening clinic process, health […]

Working together to improve health and care

NHS England has asked NHS organisations to work together on improvement plans for their area, called Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) to tackle three challenges: Improving the health and wellbeing of the population, Improving the quality of care that is provided, Improving the efficiency of NHS services. Our draft plan is one of 44 such […]

Five apprentices recognised at regional estates awards

Five of the trust’s apprentices were recognised for their hard work at an annual NHS estates apprentices awards evening recently. Jamie Boylan, Jake Hopkins, Benjamin Larkin, Thomas Redpath and Zach Trattles got their certificates at the Northern and Yorkshire NHS Assessment Centre’s estates apprenticeship programme awards at the Radisson Blu hotel in Durham. Director of estates […]

Surgical medical training the best in country

Surgical medical training at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is officially the best in the country. The trust has come top of the rankings for highest overall satisfaction in core general surgery training in the country, in the latest trainee survey from the General Medical Council. Medical training at the trust also came in […]