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North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust was formed when North Tees Health NHS Trust and Hartlepool and East Durham NHS Trust merged on 1st April 1999. It is an integrated hospital and community services healthcare organisation serving a population of around 400,000 people in Hartlepool, Stockton and various parts of County Durham. The Trust has a team of 5500 staff under medical, nursing, clinical and non-clinical support segments.


Two hospitals come under the Trust: 

University Hospital of Hartlepool: The Hospital provides a wide range of diagnostic services, outpatient clinics, day cases and low-risk surgery. 


University Hospital of North Tees: The hospital is located in Stockton and provides emergency as well as planned medical and surgical care, maternity services and a wide range of diagnostic services and outpatient clinics. 


The important departments of the hospitals are:


  • Accident and emergency (University Hospital of North Tees)

  • Anaesthetics

  • Clinical support services

  • Integrated urgent care

  • Medicine

  • Orthopaedics

  • Surgery

  • Women and children's service


Community Services 


North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust also provides services in the community including district nursing, podiatry, physiotherapy, health visiting and school nursing. These services are extended to homes, schools, and many other settings in the community in East Durham, Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees and surrounding areas.

The Trust earned a rating of "Good" for every specific service and Overall from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), UK.

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Hartlepool has five secondary schools:

  • Dyke House Sports and Technology College

  • English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College

  • High Tunstall College of Science

  • Manor Community Academy

  • St Hild's Church of England School

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Hartlepool is served by two primary routes, which are (i) A179 road and (ii) A689 road. Both link the town to the A19 road. Local bus services mainly are provided around the town by Stagecoach North East. The operator has service 36 from; Hartlepool to Billingham, Stockton and Middlesbrough, as well as faster service 1 to Middlesbrough via Seaton Carew and Port Clarence.



Hartlepool has two railway stations: (i) Hartlepool and (ii) Seaton Carew. Both lie on the Durham Coast Line with hourly services to Sunderland, Newcastle, and Middlesbrough. 


  • Hartlepool Art Gallery: Located in Church Square within Christ Church, a restored Victorian church, built-in 1854 and designed by the architect Edward Buckton Lamb (1806–1869). The gallery also houses the Hartlepool tourist information centre.

  • The Heugh Battery Museum: Located on the Headland. It was one of three batteries erected to protect Hartlepool's port in 1860. The battery was closed in 1956 and is now in the care of the Heugh Gun Battery Trust and home to an artillery collection.

  • National Museum of the Royal Navy: Previously known simply as The Historic Quay, the museum is a re-creation of an 18th-century seaport and host to Hartlepool's Maritime Experience. The centre-piece of the exhibition is a sailing frigate, HMS Trincomalee.

  • Libraries: There are six libraries in Hartlepool, the primary one being the Community Hub Central Library. Others are Throston Grange Library, Community Hub North Library, Seaton Carew Library, Owton Manor Library and Headland Branch Library. 

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Why should you choose North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust?


North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust offers excellent learning and development opportunities and great terms and conditions for their employees. 


Training and Development: The Trust believes in developing leaders. Hence, in order to support its current as well as future leaders, the Trust has created several leadership programmes, and also invested in technology such as e-learning as well as more traditional teaching methods. 


Reward and recognition: The Shining Star Awards recognise and acknowledge the staff and volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty. The annual event allows staff, including volunteers, to be recognised by their colleagues for the contribution they have made to their work.


Supporting your health and wellbeing: North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust is fully committed to the health and wellbeing of its staff to make them reach their full potential, be energised, motivated and committed to providing the very best care to our patients and service users. 


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