News and events

Launch of new nurse recruitment centres

The trust held its first ever nurse recruitment centre event recently. It was an opportunity for nurses looking for a new role to meet and talk to staff at the trust in a more informal setting than they would have at an official interview. The day, held at the Norton barracks of the 201 Field […]

Stay well and stock up as Siberian weather arrives

Cold weather can be very harmful to health and around 25,000 more people die over the course of each winter compared with other times of the year. Exposure to cold indoor or outdoor temperatures increases blood pressure, thereby increasing the risk of heart failure, kidney disease, stroke or dementia. Cold temperatures can also make blood […]

Spinal surgery first for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Spinal surgeon Mr Tai Friesem marks medical first at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (NTH) where he carried out major spinal surgery and discharged the patient on the same day. The patient, Michelle Dawson (pictured right), had been suffering chronic pain in her arm and, after a bout of severe numbness, the procedure […]

Living with Cancer and Beyond

It will be an opportunity for anyone affected by cancer to find out more about support and community projects available to help. The event is being organised jointly by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, the Northern Cancer Alliance the Catalyst Stockton charity. The trust’s lead cancer nurse Jan Harley said: “’We are looking […]

Maternity appeal for knitters to make special hats

The delivery suite at the University Hospital of North Tees is aiming to reduce the number of term babies admitted to the neonatal unit. The unit assesses all babies at birth and those that need extra monitoring wear a red hat to raise awareness to both staff and parents. It is expected this will help reduce the […]

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 […]

Trust hosts special event for maternal and neonatal care

 The trust hosted a conference to talk about the work it is doing as part of the  National Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative.  The programme aims to reduce the rates of maternal deaths, stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth by 20% by 2020 and 50% by 2025. […]

Done Dry January? Take more days off in February

Balance is supporting a new campaign from Public Health England encouraging people to take at least 2 or 3 days off drinking every week as a way of cutting down to 14 units or under and reducing the risks of an alcohol related disease. People are being encouraged to visit the ReduceMyRisk.tv website to download the […]

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 […]