News and events

New barcode technology to improve patient care is nationally recognised

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been officially accredited for work its carried out to roll out Scan4Safety. The Trust’s Scan4Safety team have successfully completed the initial project to implement the use of GS1 barcode standards to allow them to track and trace patient care. This is together with PEPPOL standards, which is […]

Celebrating innovative work to help refugee medics return to patient care

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust hosted a conference about its programme to retrain and employ doctors who have fled their homeland. Supporting Refugee and Asylum Seeker Healthcare Professionals into Employment was held in Durham. A partnership between the trust, the Investing in People and Culture charity in Middlesbrough and Health Education England (North […]

Finance team scoop top regional award

The team have helped the trust reduce its deficit this year by leading on a number of changes which have led to efficiencies. A number of improvements have been made around how financial risk is managed and looking more towards the longer term. The team’s work has been recognised with a large team of the […]

Trust is best performing in the country for key targets

Every month the BBC’s special health tracker shows how each trust up and down the country is performing in areas including emergency care, planned operations and cancer care. The trust has consistently hit its main targets more than any other over the last year. Medical director Deepak Dwarakanath said: “We’ve worked in partnership with CCG […]

Care home training successes celebrated

The training the trust’s clinical educators have run with care homes has already led to significant reductions in admissions to hospital of elderly residents. The team have trained staff in 26 care homes – and aim to roll out the programme to the rest of the area by 2020. The training, which aims to help […]

New clinics helping critical care patients cope with recovery

The rehab service is for patients who have been treated in the critical care unit at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. A clinic, run every month in main outpatients at the University Hospital of North Tees, includes a intensive care consultant,  a specialist nurse and physiotherapist. Consultant anaesthetist Tara Mane, who leads the […]

NTHighlights – 16 November 2018

Violence on staff – campaign success so far The launch of the trust’s new Respect campaign – using staff’s children to appeal to people to keep their parents safe at work – has gone national this week. It’s been viewed by more than 80,000 people on Facebook and  Twitter, been shared with other health trusts […]

Hard hitting campaign asking the public to ‘please keep mummy safe at work’

The latest staff survey results for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust show that 15% of respondents have experienced violence from patients, relatives and members of the public in the last 12 months. This is reportedly rising too, with frontline staff at several North East trusts anecdotally reporting an increase in the levels of […]