Stockton-on-Tees is home to 85,000 residents and our borough to nearly 200,000 people. Here we’re #TalkingUpTeesside.
Stockton is part parent of the birth of modern railway driven by engineer George Stephenson. Move forward a few years and local chemist John Walker invented the world’s first friction match in his shop at 59 High Street. The widest high street in the UK we hasten to add.
The home of our University Hospital of North Tees, formerly North Tees General Hospital, has been at the heart of Stockton’s community since 1965. That’s almost 60 years serving our populations right across our own borough and beyond.
During this time our workforce has grown. We now employ over 6,000 staff. We’re one of the largest employers in our geography and our ambition continues to grow.
We’re a leading research hospital – with Covid vaccinations developed and produced on Teesside, tested in our Trust.
We innovate and we evolve
Our success and the bedrock of our high performing organisation lays in the support of our staff and our communities. The ambition of our Trust, part of our wider health care group with South Tees Hospitals, is unwavering.
From our upcoming community diagnostic centre, which will support the delivery of over 100,000 potentially lifesaving tests, to being home to the Northern Endoscopy Training Academy (NETA) – a centralised hub for the area’s aspiring endoscopy professionals.
Our Stockton hospital, one of four in our group, continues to be an integral part of a community dedicated to the ambitions of our local authority – Stockton Borough Council. A place with a thriving economy where everyone has opportunities to succeed.
We continue to train, support and employ the very best junior doctors. Our nursing workforce is dynamic and aspirational, and we are a destination employer for the NHS and for the North East.
Opportunity and ambition
In February 2024, we will welcome Stacey Hunter as chief executive officer to our health and care group. She joins us from Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Stacey spoke of her upcoming move to Teesside from the South West saying: “There is so much opportunity and ambition on Teesside and the surrounding areas, recognising there is of course challenge too.
“I want to support the continued growth and ambition of the health and care landscape. And to do that, be part of a proud community of people who support growth and change.
“I am so looking forward to helping to make further impact and celebrating all that this region has to offer.”
To find out more about working for our Trust visit our careers page.