News and events

Bring back crutches to us

The trust lends around 50 pairs of crutches a week and the vast majority of them are not returned, with each pair costing £10. Senior clinical matron in emergency care Viv Priestley said: “We know that returning crutches is the last thing on anyone’s mind when they’re properly back on their feet again after breaking […]

Join our dedicated volunteers

Volunteers can help in many areas including, the hospital radio, meeting and greeting patients and visitors, as a patient helper or as a volunteer driver. Volunteer co-ordinator Paul Wharton said: “Many volunteers have supported the trust for a number of years. We’re very fortunate to have so many volunteers already, but we want to encourage […]

Smear for smear campaign

We took a trip around North Tees with health promotion lead and HCA Lisa Tomlinson, a cervical cancer survivor from main outpatients, asking female staff to pledge that they would attend their screening when invited. Around one million women (1 in 4) fail to attend their cervical screening every year, this increases to 1 in […]

Aprils employee of the month

Clare was nominated by her colleague Vicki James for showing outstanding support to a family under tragic circumstances. Vicki told us ‘’ Clare was touched after hearing of a families loss so organised and took part in fundraising events that helped plant a tree in a local park in memory of their loved one. “Clare […]

New surgery under local anaesthetic

In patients with this condition, the valves that open and close to assist the return of blood in the legs to the heart have become damaged. As a result of the valves not closing properly the patients suffer symptoms such as varicose veins, leg heaviness, fatigue, pain, swollen limbs, skin changes and leg ulcers. The […]

John praises medics after bike accident

John was even able to get back on his bike and ride to his home in Horden. It was only when he got home that his wife Jill saw how badly injured he was and called for an ambulance. Paramedics took John to the University Hospital of North Tees where staff assessed him and he […]

Celebrating our care makers

To celebrate this we are inviting staff to attend a whole day event to the people who have dedicated their time to ensuring Compassion in Practice has been embedded in the trust. New members of staff are also invited to join the care makers by signing up to join the event on Friday 17 June […]

Students make their own special delivery

Paying a visit to the neonatal unit at the University Hospital of North Tees, the Health and Social Care students brought with them 20 emergency care kits for families rushed into the ward. Ward Matron, Debbie Bryan, said: “Nobody expects to have a premature baby so when the baby arrives nine times out of ten […]

Paediatric staff train medics in Nepal

The course was co-ordinated by consultant paediatrician Anil Tuladhar along with consultant neonatologist Sundaram Janakiraman, retired neonatal ward matron Barbara Harrison, and senior paediatric trainee dr Subhan Christudas. They were joined by Dr Bernd Reichert, assistant professor In neonatology, Joanne Jenkinson, senior neonatal nurse, Sidra Research Institute in Qatar. The group held the course in […]

Nurses and midwives invited to recruitment open day

People can come along to the event on Friday 3 June, any time between 9am to 12pm in the Tees meeting room at the University Hospital of North Tees. Assistant director of nursing, workforce and quality Emma Roberts said: “This is a great opportunity to find out more about the trust and to come and […]