News and events

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 […]

Michael is off to Wembley

Now he’s set to achieve the highest honour in football by playing at the home of football in a cup final. The opportunity to play at Wembley in front of as many as 40,000 people – and broadcast live on TV – “still hasn’t sunk in”. Over the last couple of years, the club has […]

Be aware of bowel cancer symptoms

As part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, the colorectal team is raising awareness. In our region, when you turn 55 (and if you are registered with a GP) you will be invited to a bowel scope screening. This is where a thin flexible tube with a camera is used to look inside the bowel and […]

Relaunch of smoke free agenda

The trust will be focusing on key areas outside the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool. The trust has already signed the national pledge to be smoke free by March 2019 and is working towards improving the smoke free status of both sites to improve the overall appearance and quality […]

Appeal for patients to return crutches

Staff in the emergency and urgent care service are asking people to bring crutches back once they are no longer needed. Emergency and urgent care lends out more than 50 pairs a week and the vast majority of them are not returned. Over the course of the year the trust spends more than £30,000 on […]

NHS campaign urges people to ‘be prepared’ this Easter

The message to ‘be prepared and stay well’ over the holiday period encourages people most at risk, including those with long-term health conditions and the over 65s, to prepare for the Easter holiday period and to know what to do if they get ill. This includes seeking advice from a pharmacist as soon as possible […]

Give blood – urgent call for support

Recent bad weather led to the cancellation of some blood donation sessions and between 6-7,000 units of blood were lost as a result. This could take weeks to recover and that’s why your support is needed. Despite many donors coming forward, blood stocks are at urgently low levels and there are still appointments to fill […]

Special event for those affected by cancer

Living with and Beyond Cancer, at the Billingham Forum, was an opportunity for anyone affected by cancer to find out more about support and community projects available to help. The event run jointly by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, the Northern Cancer Alliance the Catalyst Stockton charity. The trust’s lead cancer nurse Jan […]

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 […]

Urgent care praised by patients – a year after launch

Karen Yarker from Billingham needed treatment for her five-year-old boy Luther after he trapped his finger in a car door. After hearing about the new integrated urgent care service, she visited one of the centres at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, The service operates two centres in Hartlepool and at the University Hospital of North […]