Archive – 2015

Jennings Motor Group supports trust’s new advertising initiative

Jennings Motor Group, which operates Ford, Kia, Mazda, SEAT and Mitsubishi dealerships across the north east, has signed up to a six-month advertising contract with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation which serves around 400,000 people in Stockton, Hartlepool and parts of County Durham. The aim of the campaign, which has initially introduced at the […]

Peer supporters wanted to help breastfeeding mums

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is looking for women to join its 12 week peer supporter course. The course will start in September and will be held on a Tuesday morning at The Star Children’s Centre on Bath Lane, Stockton. Each session lasts two hours and there are crèche facilities available. At the […]

Laura backs Be Clear on Cancer campaign

Laura Easton, who is 78, has urged any older women to visit their doctor if they see any changes to their breasts. A national Be Clear on Cancer campaign is running now until 6 September to highlight breast cancer in women over 70. Laura said: “I feel really strongly about telling people about my own […]

One week until trust goes smoke free

It means that smoking will not be allowed anywhere on trust premises. The use of e-cigarettes is not currently permitted in hospital buildings or on the hospital site as they are not currently medically regulated products. Medical director David Emerton said: “A smoking ban means that smoking is not allowed on site for patients, service […]

Putting food to the taste test at trust member event

If you want to hear about nutrition and hydration and get the opportunity to taste our food and visit the information stalls then please come along to our member event on; Saturday, 25 July, 9.30am – 11.30am in the Tees meeting room, Tees Restaurant at the University Hospital of North Tees. Free parking will be […]

CQC wants you to share your experience

Their views and experiences will help inspectors decide what to look at when they inspect the University Hospital of North Tees and University Hospital of Hartlepool next month. The trust will be inspected and given an overall rating under a new method of inspection introduced by the Care Quality Commission. The formal inspection of the […]

Nutrition experts making a difference

The awareness week, which runs from 8 to 12 June aims to promote the work and value of dietitians. The team are running an information stand in the main concourse at the University Hospital of North Tees for patients and visitors promoting different areas of their work. Each day people can find out information about […]

Quit smoking and spare your loved ones the pain

The Don’t be the 1 campaign from Fresh reminds North East smokers that they have a one in two chance of dying from a tobacco related disease if they keep smoking. But quitting brings benefits at any age. A survey of people who smoke found most underestimate their risks of dying of a smoking related […]

Friends and family test goes online

The national friends and family test which was first introduced in 2013, asks patients the simple question, “how likely are you to recommend our ward or A&E department to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?” Patients were previously only able to complete the questionnaire on a paper form before they left […]

Raising awareness of coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is a life-long condition caused by the immune system reacting to the protein gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye, in foods such as bread, pasta, pizza, cereals and cakes. Around one in 100 people have coeliac disease. The symptoms of coeliac disease vary between individuals. Not everyone with coeliac disease […]