News and events

Friends and family test is making a difference

The test asks patients to rate how likely they are to recommend a ward or A&E and gives an opportunity to explain the rating. The feedback – both positive and negative – has been used at the trust to improve the quality of patient care on a whole range of issues. Recent feedback and improvements […]

Trust at forefront of rolling out new national standards

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is among six NHS trusts to be chosen to be at the forefront of rolling out a set of new national standards. The trust will receive support and a slice of the £12m Department of Health funding to demonstrate significant efficiencies and cost savings, reduced errors and better […]

Chefs win silver at NHS culinary competition

Richard Kirton and Ian Cannon won silver best in class at Salon Culinaire Hotelympia HCA Hot Cookery Competition. Each chef team had one hour to cook a beef-based two course hospital meal in front of a large crowd at the live theatre Hotelympia, in the coveted Salon Culinaire HCA Hot Cookery competition. Richard and Ian won […]

Teesside smokers urged to be quitters on No Smoking Day

The annual No Smoking Day campaign will take place on Wednesday 9 March to encourage smokers to give up the habit for good. People are encouraged to come along to events in Stockton, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland on Wednesday 9 March to get support and advice on: 10am – 4pm, Middlesbrough Town Centre […]

Raising awareness of reducing sugar in our diets

Lisa said ‘’ Each month I will focus on a new topic, the response from the cervical screening awareness was fantastic and I decided to focus my second health promotion on a topic that is quite prominent in today’s news and media, sugar. ‘’ The trusts community dental team have provided me with a lot […]

Centenarian Florry recieves knee replacement

Florence Calendar, known as Florry, from Stockton on Tees is recovering well after her operation at the University Hospital of North Tees. Florry told us ‘’ I have had problems with my right knee for a long time, the pain was getting worse and I was taking a lot of pain medication. I was having […]

FINEST training pilot

The trust’s Faculty of Interprofessional Education and Staff Training (FINEST) team has been working with the team in the medicine ward at the University Hospital of North Tees to develop the way the team works together. Interprofessional working is when two or more professions work together,  learn with and from one another to improve communication […]

Lisa promotes cervical cancer prevention

Health care assistant Lisa Tomlinson has recently been given the lead in health promotion in the main outpatients department at the University Hospital of North Tees. Every month Lisa will be focusing on promoting a specific area of health, and this month she has chosen an area very personal to her, cervical cancer prevention. Lisa, […]

Intravenous therapy at home

When Edward Alton from Hartlepool was told he would need treatment for a painful chest infection, he expected he would need to spend time in and out of hospital. But Edward has actually been able to have the intravenous therapy he needed from the comfort of his own living room. For two weeks, a rapid […]

Twiddlemuffs helping dementia patients

Associate practitioner Carol Brown attended a dementia course and came away with some interesting ideas that the staff on the ward have since introduced. Older persons nurse practitioner Michelle Wild (pictured right) explained ‘’We have brought some items onto the ward proven to help and comfort dementia patients. We have dolls which the patients enjoy […]