News and events

Microbiology team recognised for going above and beyond in challenging times

During this global pandemic and in the face of coronavirus, the microbiology team have shown dedication to maintaining a quality service, whilst under significant pressure. The team have been recognised as March’s team of the month award for their hard work and wonderful attitude during a time of uncertainty, an increased workload, and a difficult […]

“Let’s talk about death” – says end of life care expert

Let’s talk about it – that’s the message for a national campaign around the subject of death. Every year North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust raises awareness of Dying Matters Awareness Week by highlighting the importance of talking to people, with this year’s focus being #DyingtobeHeard As the world responds to the challenges it […]

Barcodes used to help fight COVID-19

We’re all used to seeing barcodes when shopping, but we’ve adapted this piece of everyday life to make it a potentially lifesaving technology during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We have  developed CareScan+, which is a point of care scanning solution used to enhance patient safety. CareScan+ uses the information contained within barcodes to identify patients […]

Continuing the fight against COVID-19 from behind the front line

At North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust staff are fighting from all corners in the battle against Coronavirus. Registered nurses and other healthcare practitioners who have had to step back from the front line due to underlying health conditions are still lending their expertise to support colleagues. Operating the COVID-19 support line, they are […]

Being at the forefront – International Day of the Nurse 2020

“I’ve signed up to be a nurse, so this is what it is – to be at the forefront” – that’s the view from student nurse Sheila Nguna on the eve of the International Day of the Nurse (Tuesday 12 May). Sheila, 47, a second year Teesside University nursing student, has agreed to work at […]

Stay Home Stay Safe on VE Day

Major Mark Saunders

“Stay Home Stay Safe on VE Day”, that’s the message from Major Mark Saunders, a North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust surgical care practitioner and 25-year Army Reserve veteran. Major Saunders, who was deployed to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola outbreak of 2015, has recorded a special video appeal in full uniform, […]

Teesside health chief pens note of thanks to veterans

I write to you, those who gave so much, to say a huge thank you from all of us here at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, and of course the wider Tees Valley health care community. Though we may not be able to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day in the way […]

Patients share their wartime memories as part of health trust campaign

HOSPITAL patients have shared their own memories of living through the Second World War – as a health trust shows its support for VE Day. Patients in the trauma unit at the University Hospital of North Tees have taken part to mark Victory in Europe Day. Laura Weatherall, a trauma nurse practitioner, asked three elderly […]

Bereavement counsellor’s empathy recognised with special award

Bereavement counsellor Julie Somerset has been recognised with the latest Star of the Month award for the enormous empathy she displays supporting staff, patients and relatives at what is often one of the most challenging time of their lives.   Julie was nominated by a member of staff who experienced the loss of her granddaughter […]