News and events

Masks still required in our hospitals

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As the country readies itself for the end of legal COVID-19 restrictions, we’re stressing that in the interests of public and staff safety, hospital settings must retain strict infection control procedures. Staff, patients and visitors at the University Hospital of North Tees, University Hospital of Hartlepool and Peterlee Community Hospital will still be required to […]

An update from emergency care department following the weekend

The new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre entrance at dusk

Just an update from our urgent and emergency care department. We are ALWAYS here for our community – but please only come to us when you really do need us. Samantha Derbyshire, nursing sister in emergency care at the University Hospital of North Tees, said: “We had quite a busy evening last night – including […]

Educators go virtual to help reach out to next generation of NHS staff

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“Our staff are what makes us one of the best employers in the region.” That is the key message from a new recruitment video a health trust in Teesside has launched. The education team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is sharing the video to reach out to schools and colleges in response […]

Charity show gratitude to emergency workers as part of annual teddy bear donation

Freemasons and emergency care staff

An organisation who have handed out tens of thousands of teddy bears to children facing emergency care treatment made a special visit to a hospital in Teesside today. Freemasons from the Durham Province visited the paediatric emergency care department and the children’s ward at the University Hospital of North Tees. As they do every year, […]

Innovative way of detecting bowel cancer praised by patients

Capsule endoscopy team in clinic room with patient.

A special capsule people swallow to help detect bowel issues is being offered in Teesside – and patients are full of praise for the innovation. The new development at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation is already helping diagnose health issues including cancers. The pill-sized capsule has a small disposable camera, taking thousands of pictures […]

Trusts appoint new permanent chair

New chairman Derek Bell

THE Councils of Governors of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (NTHFT) and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT) have appointed a new permanent joint chair. Professor Derek Bell OBE has been appointed following a recruitment process and starts on 1 September 2021. Professor Bell has 40 years’ experience in the NHS and […]

Annual cancer charity walk held in memory of special group member

Cancer information centre cheque handover in front of hospital

A group of friends who hold an annual walk for cancer care did so in memory of a special member this year. The group who stroll from Hartlepool Marina to Seaton Carew every year held it in tribute to their close friend Karen McIntosh. Karen, who sadly died earlier this year at the age of […]

Vaccine passport scam alert issued by Teesside health trust

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North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is asking people to remain vigilant after reports of a circulating scam email regarding ‘digital coronavirus passports’. As holiday locations continue to open their airports to the UK and large-scale events are trialled, you may need to apply for an NHS COVID pass to show your vaccination details […]