News and events

Supporting people affected by cancer

On Friday 26 October, from 10am to 3pm Catalyst, with support from the trust, is holding an interactive ‘Information Event’ in Stockton for people ‘Living With & Beyond Cancer’, their carers and families. Events are also being held in at the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Hartlepool on Wednesday 7 November, at […]

NTHighlights – 12 October 2018

Pitching your fix to the dragons We invited staff to present their solutions to a panel of judges in the first ‘Pitch Your Fix.’ Three hopefuls pitched their savings and efficiency ideas, ranging from new born babies to paper shredding! #ThinkChangeSave . See Facebook and Twitter Get your flu jab – two week challenge There […]

Celebrating success of two new initiatives

“Every year we hold an annual general meeting where we update members of the public, staff and governors about the latest developments at the trust. “There are so many fantastic initiatives taking place at this trust – our AGM is a great opportunity to tell people about some of these. “Anyone is welcome to come […]

College and health trust team up on hair salon project

Students from Stockton Riverside College are working in partnership with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Apprentices are helping lead on the launch of a hair salon at the University Hospital of North Tees, set to open later this month. Over the last two weeks, joinery and painting and decorating students have been renovating […]

Overseas doctors programme helping improve patient care

“The workforce challenges in the NHS are well known, with a chronic shortage of doctors and vacancies in medical specialties, so finding new sources for recruiting to the NHS has never been more important. “A way North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is trying to tackle this challenge is to work with doctors who […]

Smoking causes 16 cancers – quitting is a clear way to reduce your risk

The Quit 16 campaign from Fresh is supported by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK and highlights that smoking causes 16 different types of cancer, as well as the many benefits of quitting. Smokers can visit to get started. The campaign features two cancer survivors Maggie Bratton who underwent […]

Setting staff a two week flu challenge!

She said: “At this time each year we launch our annual flu vaccination campaign – encouraging all of our staff to protect themselves, their families and their patients. “This year we have set ourselves a challenge – to vaccinate as many of our staff as possible during the first two weeks of October. So far […]

NHS staff transforming endoscopy care in Sierra Leone

In November, five members of the endoscopy service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will be travelling to Choithram Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It will be the third year in a row that the team have made the journey with colleagues from the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including Dr David Nylander […]

Tributes paid to much loved Hartlepool colleague

The joint replacement unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool said a sad goodbye to Margie Jennings last week. Margie, a healthcare assistant in the unit, worked at Hartlepool for 16 years and has been described as being an “exceptional” member of staff. As testament to how well loved she was, the whole team attended […]

Meal tray initiative to raise awareness of infection prevention

Liz Dobson-Bell, infection prevention and control nurse, is using the special tray covers to promote hot topics such as hand hygiene, hydration, avoiding clutter at bedsides and flu awareness. It is being used in different clinical areas across the University Hospital of North Tees and University Hospital of Hartlepool. This is with help from the […]