Archive – 2015

Physiotherapist invited to present research at conference

Caroline will talk at the next Association of North of England Physicians meeting next month at South Tyneside District Hospital. She will present the research she received a masters in into the uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients admitted to hospital with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). The talk will involve […]

NHS estates apprentices recognised with awards

Every year the Northern and Yorkshire NHS Assessment Centre’s estates apprenticeship programme holds an event to celebrate its apprentices, sponsored by IHEEM and Hefma. All apprentices were presented with certificates, including several from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, at the event at the Radisson Blu hotel by Durham’s riverside recently. The programme was […]

Patients asked to be patient as new system is brought in

The trust was successful in bidding for £7m to replace its out-dated patient record system and for the past two years the project has been in the planning and design stage. Staff have been receiving training for the major change which is set to revolutionise the way staff work, making information previously held in paper […]

Cilla has pacemaker fitted in 24 hour hospital stay

But like many patients treated in the new cardiology day unit at the University Hospital of North Tees, she was in and out of hospital within 24 hours. Cilla, 65, visited a practice nurse at her GP practice to check on long term issues she has had with rheumatoid arthritis. While there, the practice nurse […]

Time lapse technology set to improve fertility service

The Primo Vision time lapse photography system helps fertility experts select the best embryos for implantation and increase the chance of pregnancy. A woman’s eggs are collected and mixed with sperm then placed in a special incubator with a time lapse camera inside it. The developing embryos can remain undisturbed and monitored remotely on a […]

Trust starts the fight against flu

The occupational health and wellbeing team, together with even more ward vaccinators than in previous years, will be providing convenient clinics and visits to wards to offer the vaccination to all staff and volunteers. Head of occupational health and wellbeing at the trust Jude Cooper said: “We’re encouraging staff to protect themselves, their family and […]

New Botox treatment to help young patients with excess sweat

The first patient to have the treatment is 17-year-old Ellie McCorkell from Dalton Piercy. Ellie has a condition which causes her body to sweat more than it needs to, known as hyperhidrosis. Every six to nine months, Ellie visits Beena at the University Hospital of Hartlepool to have around 15-20 injections of botulinum toxin (Botox) […]

Fertility experts to hold annual conference

Professors, doctors and counsellors from the University Hospital of Hartlepool’s assisted reproduction unit will be holding their annual conference on Friday 11 December. The conference, which is titled male factor infertility and will cover topics including environmental factor and lifestyle effect on male infertility and surgical treatment options in male infertility. Hany Mostafa, who is […]

Foundation trust members invited to stand as governors

The trust is about to hold its elections for nine public governor vacancies in the following constituencies: Hartlepool (three positions) Stockton (five positions) Easington (one position) Having a council of governors is a feature of any NHS foundation trust and it gives local people a greater say in how we plan for the future. To […]

Diabetic eye screening service celebrates 10 years

The service, run by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides eye screening for people in Teesside and parts of County Durham who have diabetes. The team of specialists sees thousands of patients and provides screening to patients from 12 years old. Programme lead Sue Pott, started working for the service as a retinal […]