News and events

Work placement opportunities in NHS thanks to college partnership

The work placements at the trust have started thanks to new links with Stockton Riverside College. They are available to students completing qualifications at the college who are looking for the chance to experience working in healthcare. Vicki Spinks, the trust’s workforce project manager, said: “These work placements mark the latest stage in a really […]

One stop clinic for patients with foot and ankle problems

The new clinic at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is believed to be the first of their kind in the region. They mean patients can be seen by a wide variety of health professionals in a single hospital visit. Patients are first seen by a consultant foot and ankle specialist who assesses the […]

Volunteering changed my life

I grew up in Ostrzeszow, a small town in Poland. I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, so after primary school I decided to spend five years training in medical school before going on to study at a medical university in Poznan. But life chose a different route for me and I had […]

Continuing to raise the standards of care

She said: “I had the privilege of being invited to attend the NHS Providers Annual Conference. This gave me the opportunity to take part in discussions around the current state of the provider sector, how organisations are treating more patients than ever before and are continuing to raise the standards of care. “I had the […]

Improving care for members of armed forces

Mark Saunders, a surgical assistant practitioner at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, is supporting the trust’s involvement in the Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance. The national alliance has been formed to reduce disadvantages to members of the armed forces past and present, by giving appropriate priority for any service related condition. Mark has been […]

Supporting people affected by cancer

On Friday 26 October, from 10am to 3pm Catalyst, with support from the trust, is holding an interactive ‘Information Event’ in Stockton for people ‘Living With & Beyond Cancer’, their carers and families. Events are also being held in at the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Hartlepool on Wednesday 7 November, at […]

NTHighlights – 12 October 2018

Pitching your fix to the dragons We invited staff to present their solutions to a panel of judges in the first ‘Pitch Your Fix.’ Three hopefuls pitched their savings and efficiency ideas, ranging from new born babies to paper shredding! #ThinkChangeSave . See Facebook and Twitter Get your flu jab – two week challenge There […]

Celebrating success of two new initiatives

“Every year we hold an annual general meeting where we update members of the public, staff and governors about the latest developments at the trust. “There are so many fantastic initiatives taking place at this trust – our AGM is a great opportunity to tell people about some of these. “Anyone is welcome to come […]

College and health trust team up on hair salon project

Students from Stockton Riverside College are working in partnership with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Apprentices are helping lead on the launch of a hair salon at the University Hospital of North Tees, set to open later this month. Over the last two weeks, joinery and painting and decorating students have been renovating […]

Overseas doctors programme helping improve patient care

“The workforce challenges in the NHS are well known, with a chronic shortage of doctors and vacancies in medical specialties, so finding new sources for recruiting to the NHS has never been more important. “A way North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is trying to tackle this challenge is to work with doctors who […]