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ICU Steps – a real lifeline

Posted on in Support groups

Every year more than 2,500 patients are treated in the intensive care units at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital following life-threatening critical illness. Former critical care patients and relatives have joined up with local health professionals to run the ICU Steps Tees support group.

Great North Run – final places up for grabs!

Posted on in Fundraising

If you would like to take part in the Great North Run on Sunday 10 September 2017 but failed to gain a general ballot place South Tees Hospitals Charity has a limited number of guaranteed places left. You just need to chose which ward/department you would like to raise funds for! All we ask is […]

Advanced eye procedure comes to James Cook

Posted on in Services

Eye patients at The James Cook University Hospital can now undergo a procedure to strengthen their cornea at the Middlesbrough hospital. This advanced procedure, known as corneal collagen cross-linking, is used to treat a progressive corneal condition called Keratoconus which affects young people.

True diamonds – celebrating 60 years of Friends of the Friarage

Posted on in Events, The Friarage

In 1957 the Friends of the Friarage – then known as the League of Friends – were formed to ‘support the work of the Northallerton hospitals by means of voluntary assistance.’ Now in their 60th year, the Friends are celebrating their Diamond Jubilee having raised in excess of £5million for the Friarage Hospital and the local community.

MRI scans to be used as first line to diagnose prostate cancer

Posted on in Services, The trust

MRI scans are to be used as the first investigation for the diagnosis of prostate cancer from Monday 23 January 2017 at The James Cook University Hospital. This means any man referred to the Middlesbrough hospital with high PSA levels, which suggest prostate cancer might be present, will have an MRI scan, followed by a biopsy whereas previously they would have the biopsy first.