News and events

State of the art eye screening equipment to benefit people with diabetes

The diabetic eye screening service, which is run by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is using optical coherence tomography (OCT) at Lawson Street Health Centre in Stockton and Peterlee Community Hospital. OCT produces a high quality 3D scan of the retina. It is used to look at the sections of a patient’s retina. […]

Governor election results announced

The following candidates were elected: Stockton constituency – four positions Ann Cains Tony Horrocks Pat Upton John Edwards Hartlepool constituency – two positions Maureen Rogers Beverley Hart Easington constituency – one position Keith Blakey Uncontested Non-core public Alison McDonough Staff Carol Alexander Chairman Paul Garvin said: “Becoming a governor offers people who are already members […]

Public invited to have their say about the future of health services

A series of meetings will give people the opportunity to hear from their local health trust and speak to health professionals about their services. You will hear a short presentation followed by questions and answers at events on: 10.30am on 17 November at Hartlepool Central Library 2.30pm on 20 November in Watson Hall, Thornaby Pavilion […]

Have a safe bonfire night, say fire and health services

Head of community safety Dave Turton from Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “We know people enjoy the nights leading up to 5 November and bonfire night itself, but what was a fun evening can turn to tragedy very quickly if people don’t treat fire and fireworks with respect.” Matron in accident and emergency at the University […]

Trust announces ‘pause’ on its work on the new hospital

While the trust is unanimously committed to developing a new hospital to meet the future healthcare needs of the people of Hartlepool, Stockton, Easington and Sedgefield, the board feels the complexities of the approval process are such that without high-level political support it appears to be unable to get a decision before the end of […]

Consultant physiotherapist achieves professional doctorate

Dr Atle Karstad, who is the only consultant physiotherapist at the trust, was part of the first cohort to complete the professional doctorate at Teesside University. The intensive part time course took six years to complete. He said: “In addition to being the musculoskeletal professional lead, a big part of my role is also to […]

Healthcare apprentices celebrate success

The apprentices have been working at the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool for the last two years, while they have completed an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Health Care Support at Level 3, at Stockton Riverside College of Further Education and Hartlepool College of Further Education. The apprenticeship scheme gives […]

Get the help you need to quit this Stoptober

Stoptober is a 28 day initiative, which is backed by Fresh – urging smokers across the country to stop smoking. Stoptober is a great time for smokers to make a positive change in their lives and quit. It’s a time when family, friends and colleagues can all make a start together. People who quit for […]

Outpatient pharmacy a new venture for trust’s commercial arm

Panacea, a relocated outpatient pharmacy which also offers high street pharmacy services to patients, visitors and staff has been officially opened. The branding for Panacea was designed by degree students from Cleveland College of Art and Design in Hartlepool who are studying to work in the commercial world. The winning design was by first year […]

Foundation trust members invited to stand as governors

The trust is about to hold its elections for eight public governor vacancies in the following constituencies: Hartlepool (two positions) Stockton (four positions) Easington (one position) Non-core public constituency (one position) Chairman Paul Garvin said: “Having a council of governors is a feature of any NHS foundation trust and it gives local people a greater […]