News and events

Fire station tea party for chemo unit

Peterlee Fire Station hosted a tea and cakes fundraiser in aid of the chemotherapy unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. The event was held in memory of local councillor Audrey Laing’s husband Jim who was treated in the unit before he sadly passed away last year. The party, organised by Julia Errington at County […]

Day in the life of…a diagnostic radiographer

Jodie Say is at the start of an 8.30am shift at the University Hospital of North Tees and when I walk in to meet her she is already treating her first patient. “Please breathe in, hold your breath…and breathe out”, she says. She will be based in the hospital’s x-ray department where she will treat […]

Chief executive coffee afternoon

Chief executive Julie Gillon recently met with staff for a cup of coffee and a chat. She said: “Last week I was delighted to be able to meet some of you in the staff restaurant at the University Hospital of North Tees for a cup of coffee and a chat. It was great to see […]

Staff take on special military challenge

The trust took second and third prize at a special military event testing medical, leadership and team building skills. Teams from orthopaedic outpatients, physiotherapy and workforce and staffing took part in Exercise Medical Challenge on the banks of the River Tyne in Newcastle. Organised by the 201 Field Hospital from its barracks in Fenham in […]

Cancer service helping thousands of people

A cancer support and advice service is looking back on its last 12 months – and what a year it has been. The cancer information service supported by Macmillan at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has had another successful year supporting people affected by cancer across Stockton and Hartlepool. Its highlights over the […]

A day in the life of…a trauma nurse practitioner

It’s just before 8am and Jenny Goodman’s shift starts in the trauma meeting room. This is a daily meeting where doctors and senior nurses in the unit discuss all of the patients on the ward, update on their care plan and talk about any patients due to be transferred in. The team read patient notes […]

Hospital radio opens new studio room

The trust’s hospital radio service has opened a brand new room in its studio after a generous donation from a local company and charity. Radio Stitch have been able to open a third room to record from. The team applied for funding from Thirteen Housing Group who fund local community projects – and were successful […]

Celebrate the NHS with a cuppa

The trust is inviting its staff and community to come together for a cuppa to celebrate a landmark birthday – and help raise money at the same time. The trust will be holding its own Big 7tea event on 5 July – exactly 70 years after the National Health Service was first formed. Events are being held […]

Celebrating our stars

The shining stars awards is a valuable opportunity to recognise all the brilliant things we do for our patients and give staff that much deserved recognition. The evening was opened by Chairman Paul Garvin, and Chief executive Julie Gillon who welcomed staff and highlighted the importance of celebrating our successes. This year some changes were […]

Special run for NHS landmark birthday

The trust teamed up with parkrun UK as part of the NHS 70th birthday celebrations. Staff turned out in force at parkrun events across the area to show their support. Physiotherapists were also on hand at events at Hartlepool, Tees Barrage in Stockton and Durham to take part and to offer advice and support after. […]