News and events

Local teachers trek 26 miles for children in hospital

Clavering primary school teachers

A group of teachers from a Hartlepool primary school are raising money to make hospital stays a little brighter for poorly children. Staff from Clavering Primary School have organised a 26-mile sponsored walk from Robin Hood’s Bay to Saltburn, all to raise funds for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s play services. The Trust […]

Critical care colleague retires at 70

Ann Burton (centre) with some of her critical care colleagues

A team support is saying goodbye to her work family, as she retires following 13 years looking after some of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s sickest patients in Stockton-On-Tees. Ann Burton, who also celebrated her 70th birthday in February, came to work in healthcare later in her career. After two years working in […]

Changes to visiting policy

University Hospital of North Tees

With COVID-19 restrictions being eased across the nation, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is announcing that as of immediate effect, patients at the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool can enjoy visits from up to two loved ones. Deepak Dwarakanath, medical director, said: “We know how important it […]

Ukraine appeal – vital medical supplies collected and money raised

Medical supplies on back of van

AN NHS doctor from Ukraine has teamed up with his health trust – smashing a fundraising target and collecting a haul of medical supplies. Vladyslav Vovk has been working with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust to help relief efforts in his war-torn homeland. The organisation has collected items desperately needed in field hospitals […]

Breast team beat COVID backlog

Breast unit team

Our breast care team is crediting the commitment of staff, longstanding partnership work with GPs across the region and the bravery of patients for clearing the backlog of breast cancer scanning appointments created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust breast care team offers two diagnostic services – scans for […]

Ukraine appeal – doctor’s plea to help people in war-torn homeland

Ukraine appeal

AN NHS doctor from Ukraine is leading a health trust’s campaign to raise funds and send vital medical equipment to people in his homeland. Vladyslav Vovk is working with his employer, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, to help people in the country of his birth. Vladyslav, who lived in the Ukraine as a […]

Celebrating the vital role of overseas workers in healthcare

Overseas workers day

A HEALTH trust – whose staff represent countries from across the world – is marking a day to celebrate the work of overseas workers. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has staff who come from more than 50 countries across the globe. These staff work in a range of areas – including as doctors, […]

Treatment trialled in Teesside found to reduce deaths in patients hospitalised with COVID-19

Research team at the Trust stood in front of North Tees hospital site.

A treatment trialled on patients at the University Hospital of North Tees has been found to improve health outcomes of patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial has demonstrated that baricitinib, an anti-inflammatory treatment normally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, reduces the risk of death when given to […]

Collaboration and the white paper

Julie Gillon

The NHS is a myriad of inter-dependent services, teams and professionals, all working to the ambition of a healthier population via safe, quality care. I have spoken of the need to acknowledge that we cannot work in isolation as an organisation that we must strive for joining up care for people, places and populations. If […]