News and events

“Working as a nurse is a huge privilege” – health chief sends impassioned message on special day for nurses

Julie Gillon

Today is International Nurses’ Day and I wanted to reflect on the journey our profession has travelled over the years, to our current day position and importantly our ambitions for the future. Back in 1860, the Nightingale Training School opened at St Thomas’s in London. Nursing and midwifery became an established ‘taught’ profession. By 1887, […]

Physio reflects on her role highlighting the importance of physical activity – with more than a third of parts of Teesside not moving enough

Leanne Mitchell in front of the North Tees building.

A physiotherapist has spoken about the impact of a regional role she has led to promote the benefits of physical exercise. Leanne Mitchell, a former paediatric specialist physio and now outpatient therapies team lead at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has reflected on her role as ‘Physical Activity Clinical Champion’ for the North […]

Family photos and books offer a unique insight into the history of midwifery

Midwife Lilian Richards with baby

A discovery of photographs, textbooks and equipment dating back as far as 1928 has provided a unique insight into the development of the work and skills of the midwife. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust midwife Val Driscoll, who followed in her great auntie Lilian’s professional footsteps, discovered a treasure trove of midwifery items […]

New investment means patients will be in and out of hospital the same day

Rectal clinic machine

A new initiative to help diagnose issues with people suffering from internal bleeding to their bottom is set to help people in Teesside – after a health trust launched a new service. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has started a new one-stop outpatient clinic to immediately assess, investigate and treat people suffering from […]

Cancer research nurse shares story of bowel cancer diagnosis after seeing no symptoms

Barbara and Degsy

After clinical research nurse Barbara Campbell spent a decade working with bowel cancer patients, the last thing she expected was to be a patient herself. Since 2011, 63-year-old Barbara, from Stockton-on-Tees, has worked at the University Hospital of North Tees to encourage people to complete their bowel screening tests and deliver results and diagnoses. Having […]