News and events

Selfless and caring play specialist praised by colleagues

That how colleagues have described play specialist Christine Goodwin in the children’s ward at the University Hospital of North Tees. Chris is part of a dedicated team of play specialists who all care for children and young people in the unit. Their role includes organising play activities to help maintain a child’s development during illness, […]

Family send donation and letter of thanks for palliative care

The family of a patient who sadly passed away have thanked the end of life care and chaplaincy teams for his care – and made a donation to go back into patient care. The family from Stockton hand-wrote a very touching letter of thanks for looking after the elderly man who was being cared for […]

Care for asthma patients praised by national programme

Care for patients with asthma is going from strength from strength – leading to praise from a national programme. The National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) has highlighted the trust as being one of the top performers in a recent adult asthma audit. The audit collects information on all adult patients admitted to hospital […]

Collaborative approach to health care changing outcomes for patients on Teesside

Picture of ISPA team sat around the same desk at the University Hospital of Hartlepool

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and Hartlepool Borough Council have teamed up to make access to health and Social Care for adults within the community a straight forward and simplistic process, ensuring that patients have access to ‘right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time’. The Integrated […]

Looking back on a night of celebration

It’s been nearly two weeks since the trust held its annual Shining Stars Awards – celebrating the work of our fantastic staff. Chief executive Julie Gillon has reflected on the night and expanded more on a very special award presented at the end of the ceremony. Julie said: “The Shining Stars Awards has always been […]

Innovative new service helping hospital patients go home sooner

One of the main parts of the role of the integrated single point of access team is to support and improve the hospital discharge process for the most vulnerable and frail patients. And the evidence of their success is clear to see – over the last year the amount of patients who have experienced any […]

The Teesside Trust using innovation to diagnose lung cancer sooner

The Respiratory Team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (l to r) Medical secretary Tracy Williamson, Macmillan lung nurse Lisa Cocking, Endoscopy nurses Stephanie Burns, Sarah Heathwaite and Celia Metcalf, consultant respiratory physicians Vandana Jeebun and Julia Dunleavy, healthcare assistants Lisa Stuart and Penny Kinnersley and Macmillan lung nurse, Jeanette Draffan.

The Respiratory Team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have developed an innovative method for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, which is significantly better than traditional techniques. Multimodally-directed ultra-slim bronchoscopy was introduced by Dr Vandana Jeebun, Consultant Respiratory Physician at the University Hospital of North Tees. By combining different navigational techniques, it […]

New dementia-friendly room boosts care for elderly patients

The room in ward 42 at the University Hospital of North Tees has been created to help patients with dementia feel more comfortable in the unit. It offers patients music and a TV, as well as activities and puzzles on an iPad and touchscreen system provided by My Dementia Improvement Network for the day. The […]

North East Trust recognised for its commitment to organ donation in the region

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been commended for its part in the Northern regional effort to support the donation of organs to the NHS Blood and Transplant service. In numbers, that’s 100 deceased organs donated across the Northern region for the 2018/19 target. This collaborative effort will have a huge impact on […]

Army challenge tests staff’s leadership and teamwork skills

Two teams from the trust – from physiotherapy and workforce and staffing – battled it out with other NHS staff from across the region in Exercise Medical Challenge, an event hosted every year by the 201 Field Hospital army reserves. This year 14 teams took to the Tees Barrage on banks of the River Tees […]