Our joint vision


North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the area’s largest employers, with over 15,000 staff delivering health and care services across the Tees Valley, North Yorkshire, County Durham and beyond.

Both Trusts are ambitious to deliver more together for the populations they serve; developing clinical services that reflect the best use of resources. The two Trusts’ close proximity to each other enables the region’s excellent tertiary, acute and community services to continue to thrive and grow.

As part of their ambitious agenda, the two Trusts want to harness the locality’s world-class research and education offer, cementing the region  as an enviable destination for high-aspiring clinicians.

Both organisations support collaborative and partnership arrangements, respecting and acknowledging the need to work together to deliver a shared vision – “to provide the best possible healthcare outcomes to every member of the population across the Tees Valley North Yorkshire, County Durham and beyond”. They will deliver this by working together to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve, tackling the long-term inequalities in health that the pandemic has exacerbated, and playing a part in bringing more inward investment to the area.

The appointment of a Group Chief Executive is an important step towards achieving this ambition and represents a fantastic challenge for an energetic, ambitious individual, who is ready to drive change for a better and more aspirational health and care landscape, working with other key partners and agencies to champion a brighter future for the populations and communities they serve.