News and events

Government praise for emergency care

The trust has received a letter from Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with a message of congratulations. In the letter, Mr Hunt has recognised the trust for having the highest emergency care four hour performance over the last three months. Part of the letter states: “Moving from 96.2% to 97% […]

Helping patients in need of advice and support

Rebecca Garrett has been working with the trust’s Home Safe Sooner integrated discharge liaison team over the last few months to help patients who are ready to leave hospital. Rebecca, who works for the Citizens Advice Bureau, has already got some great success stories to tell – including helping a patient save £7,000 a year […]

A day in the life of…a midwife

She came to midwifery later than most, starting her working life with the post office: “managing different kinds of deliveries!” Gayle was inspired by the midwives who helped her give birth to her own three children and, following a three year stint in NHS administration, decided it was something she wanted to do. The day […]

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, […]

Listening event – winter pressures

Thank you to all the staff who came to our listening event this week to share views and ideas.   The theme of the event was winter pressures; what we did well, and how we can improve. There were a number of key stalls at the event highlighting what went well in their areas last […]

Chief executive Julie Gillon – ward visits

Chief executive Julie Gillon and director of nursing, patient safety and quality Julie Lane spent some time visiting some of the wards at the University Hospital of North Tees this week, visiting elderly care wards in the west wing, as well as the short stay unit and the acute medical and gastroenterology unit. Julie Gillon: […]

Diabetes patient talks about battle to save her feet

Lesley Weeks from Stockton was diagnosed with type I diabetes 30 years ago – but until the last seven years has never had health issues with her feet. Lesley, who is an urgent care nurse said: “About 10 years ago I was in Tenerife on holiday, I was walking along and felt a sharp excruciating […]

Core skills development day for nurses

The trust held its first core skills development day for registered nurses. The day at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust included self-assessment, lectures, question and answer sessions with an expert panel and interactive skills stations. The development days were organised and run by the trust’s assistant director of nursing Emma Roberts, who said: […]

Emergency care continues top performance

In the latest figures released this week for March, the trust’s emergency care department is in second position nationally – with 97.2% of patients treated or admitted within four hours. Julie Gillon, chief executive (interim) of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to continue to have one of the best […]