News and events

Virtual fracture clinics to reduce hospital visits

The new initiative at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will allow patients to manage their broken bones safely at home while cutting clinic waiting times for those that need to return to hospital. Currently, patients suffering suspected fractures attend urgent or emergency care for an x-ray and initial treatment. If there is a […]

Going above and beyond to help research trials

Anna Napora and Alex Ramshaw have been named the trust’s latest Research Stars. The accolade is given to staff who have gone above and beyond in their work with research trials at the trust. Alex, a research nurse, has been involved in projects across a number of areas including neonatal, paediatrics, stroke and respiratory. Beth […]

Hartlepool charity walk for breast care

Kath Dodsworth, Sandra Dobson, Joan Veart,  Alison Aston, Val Kitching and Linda Cruickshank helped raise more than £250 for breast care at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. The group walked from Hartlepool Marina to the Clock Tower at Seaton Carew – and back again – collecting donations along the way. They did a similar […]

Improving care for patients with dementia

The trust has trained at least one representative in every ward area, with some wards having multiple dementia champions. Over the last three years, 170 staff have been trained in advanced dementia awareness– including doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, specialist nurses, ward clerks and porters. The training is run by dementia specialist nurse […]

NHS trust’s mission to go smoke-free

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has signed a national pledge to be completely smoke-free by March 2019. Over the next few months the trust is focusing on making people aware of its mission to go smoke-free and to help and support smokers to quit. Areas being focussed on include around the University Hospital […]

Dr Helmy awarded Star of the Month

This month’s Star of the Month goes to Dr Mo Helmy, who works on Elective Care at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. Mo was nominated by his colleague for always going above and beyond what is expected of him to ensure that patients within the elective care unit receive exceptionally high standards of care, not […]

NTHighlights – 3 August 2018

1. Organ donation A call for more organ donors ahead of organ donation week made the media here. 2. Wi-Fi We announced the launch of free Wi-Fi across our sites last week; this was covered in the Gazette. 3. Medical director talks on BBC Tees Medical Director, Dr Deepak Dwarakanath spoke to BBC Tees this […]

A day in the life of… Chief Executive Julie Gillon

Julie’s day starts with a briefing with her PA Donna, where they discuss any issues, Julies diary, upcoming meetings and any emails that need responding to on Julies behalf. As well as general internal and external meetings, Donna also arranges 1:1 meetings with Julie and members of the executive team. Julie and Donna chat about […]

Volunteer thank you event – 70 years of the NHS!

 The trust held a celebration event to thank our volunteers, with the theme of the NHS 70th birthday. The event, held at the University Hospital of North Tees was hosted by Chairman Paul Garvin, who was joined by chief executive Julie Gillon and other members of the trust board who all helped deliver a wonderful […]

Pathology open day

The trusts pathology department opened its doors and welcomed visitors in to see exactly what goes on in the hospital’s laboratory. The pathology department at the University Hospital of North Tees held an open event to mark Biomedical Science day, inviting staff, patients and members of the public to take a tour through the labs […]