News and events

Flu jab warning after rise in hospital admissions

The trust has seen a significant rise in the number of patients admitted to hospital with flu this winter.   Medical director Deepak Dwarakanath has reminded staff who have yet to be immunised to do so and to appeal to members of the public to get the jab.   He said: “This year we have seen […]

Green friendly hospital reducing electricity costs

The 250kw panels at the University Hospital of North Tees will generate renewable energy which can go back into powering the whole building. Half of the planned solar panels – 480 in total – are already in place and in operation on the hospital’s podium roof. The other 125kW of panels will be installed on […]

Women urged to have life saving smear tests

Lisa Tomlinson, a healthcare assistant and health promotion lead in main outpatients, was treated for cervical cancer and is now fully recovered. She will be raising awareness next week as part of Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. She said: “It’s really really important for people to go along and have their smear test when they are […]

Carole is on track with leadership

The trust’s new leadership track is already proving successful with one member of staff. Carole Logie, ultrasound service manager, is using the new Journey into Leadership programme. This sets out six different training routes staff can take, focusing on different parts of a person’s behaviour and skills – including emotional intelligence, innovation, time management, problem […]

The University Hospital of North Tees shares tale of success

On Friday 8 December, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (NTH) hosted a visit from the Buckinghamshire 24/7 Primary Care Provider Collaborative. The collaborative met the trust’s Urgent Care team to understand more about how NTH implemented their Integrated Urgent Care Service and any lessons learned. NTH presented the findings from the Integrated Urgent […]

Outpatient appointments and elective surgery cancellations – statement

Please see below for media update: – next update Thursday 4th January at 1pm.   Dr Stuart Findlay, Co-chair the North East and Cumbria Urgent and Emergency Care Network, which represents all NHS organisations, said: “I would like to thank our hard working front line NHS staff, who yet again have made sure that we […]

Start the new year by quitting smoking

NEW figures reveal the shocking toll smoking causes on health and the NHS, with 104 patients admitted every day and over 38,000 a year to North East hospitals as a result of smoking-related illnesses. It comes as Public Health England (PHE) releases a new TV advert highlighting the dangers of tar in cigarettes. The latest […]

Annual neonatal cardiology event a success

Experts in neonatal cardiology and haemodynamics from across the world spoke at the trust’s eighth high profile NeoCard 2017 conference. The two day event is held every year for neonatologists, paediatricians, paediatric cardiologists, paediatric intensivists, advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses. Prestigious speakers including professor Martin Kluckow from Sydney Australia and professor Patrick McNamara […]

Keeping wards clean and safe

The trust has a regular ward decant programme to make sure patients are getting the very best care. One at a time, each ward is moved in to the trust’s designated decant ward – an empty ward area set up for staff and patients to move straight into while their area is given a deep […]

High praise for elective care team

The elective care unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool has won national recognition for a host of improvements made. Anwar Jafri, consultant lower limb orthopaedic and trauma surgeon, presented a poster at the British Orthopaedic Association annual conference, showing this work. Judges were clearly impressed – Mr Jafri was presented as the winner of […]