Dr Helmy awarded Star of the Month

This month’s Star of the Month goes to Dr Mo Helmy, who works on Elective Care at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. Mo was nominated by his colleague for always going above and beyond what is expected of him to ensure that patients within the elective care unit receive exceptionally high standards of care, not […]

Sarah on her leadership journey

Sarah has passed the Mary Seacole programme which is a six month programme run by the NHS Leadership Academy. The programme aims to provide the balance between learning the theory and putting it into practice. Designed for those looking to move into their first formal leadership role, or those new to first time leadership, it […]

Urgent care service wins prestigious NHS 70 award

The service has been recognised with the regional Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards. The service was nominated by local MPs Alex Cunningham, Mike Hill and Paul Williams. The service opened in April last year with centres at both the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital […]

Work to go paper-free gets national recognition

The trust has moved up more than 100 places in national rankings, known as the Clinical Digital Maturity Index (CDMI). Over the last four years, the trust has been leading a number of major projects to improve the way it uses technology in patient care. Dr Graham Evans, the trust’s chief information and technology officer, […]

Care home training shortlisted for national award

The North Tees and Hartlepool Education Alliance: Clinical Education and Training Programme for Care Homes has recently received national critical acclaim after being shortlisted for the HSJ Awards 2018 in the ‘Improving value in the care of frail older patients’ category. Entries for this year’s awards saw a staggering increase from all over the NHS […]

Joint replacement unit has two reasons to celebrate

The team at the University Hospital of Hartlepool have been making improvements to help reduce the length of stay of patients after surgery. And the hard work has clearly paid off – as the unit marks its best month in February with an average stay of just 2.7 days. The team have also been awarded […]

Stroke research recognition for national trial recruitment

Ijaz Anwar, a consultant physician in the stroke unit at the University Hospital of North Tees,  is contributing to the RESTART study with support from consultant physician Arunkumar Annamalai. Dr Anwar said: “The REstart or STop Antithrombotics Randomised Trial is trying to find out whether a certain antiplatelet medication which prevents clots, benefits people who […]

Nurse awarded star of the month

Kirsty Donkin, a staff nurse in the medicine ward at the University Hospital of North Tees, was working during a particularly challenging shift during the recent winter pressures. Over the course of the day, colleagues said she dealt with every issue in a very calm and effective way. Caroline Mitchell, who is AMBER care bundle co-ordinator in […]

Award winning scientists invited to talk at high profile conference

The trust’s Quality Control Laboratory entered three posters into a competition the NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Technical Services Symposium in Chester, summarising research they have carried out. The team was delighted to pick up first and second prize for two of these presentations. As a result, Microbiology Test Technician Courtney Smith and Lead Environmental […]

Care home training has first major success

More than 60 staff from Kirkdale and Allison House in Stockton have completed all four topics of the training. The training, which aims to help care home staff improve care, includes End of Life Care, Dementia and Delirium training, Falls Awareness and the Wellbeing of the Frail and Elderly. It is provided by the North Tees […]