School nurses helping improve health of Hartlepool children

School nurses who provide health care for children in Hartlepool.
School nurses who provide health care for children in Hartlepool.

A nursing team is making a difference to the health of children in areas including Hartlepool.

The school nursing team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust held two events to launch the new way their service is run.

Colleagues from other health services, social care, schools and voluntary organisations joined the nursing team and other organisations who are working with children and young people.

Terri Wells, school nursing lead for Hartlepool, said: “We’re making some improvements and changes to the service we provide.

“Each primary, secondary and special school will have its own named nurse who will be the point of contact for any support.

“We will be promoting our services on social media, using a text message service, extending our drop-in sessions and much more.

“Children and young people deserve to have the best possible school nursing service and we’re looking forward to continually working to improve them and make sure they are accessible and provide the right support that is needed for the future.”

School nursing lead for Stockton, Alison Thurston, said children aged five to 19 were getting support to “lead a healthy lifestyle and reach their full health potential.”.

To find out more about the school nursing service, visit the website HERE.