The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is a designated major trauma centre and provides all its specialties from one site which is unique for a hospital of its size.

James Cook provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracicvascular surgery and cancer services.

It has 1,024 beds, a 24-hour acute admissions unit and an emergency department which houses the major trauma centre for Durham, East Cleveland, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire and has its own helipad.

In 2012 the Middlesbrough hospital completed a £35million redevelopment of its cancer services and is now proud to provide some of the best facilities in Europe.

Heart operation James Cook Hospital

James Cook has a modern, central operating suite containing 20 well-equipped theatres, with two recovery areas, which is next to an adult surgical day unit (containing a further three theatres) and the paediatric day unit. A 16-bedded intensive care unit is across the corridor. Two additional theatres for gynaecology and obstetrics are in the central delivery suite and there are two more in the ophthalmology (eye) day unit.

Its maternity staff deliver more than 4,400 babies a year in purpose-built delivery and low dependency suites. Fetal medicine and high dependency delivery referrals are accepted.

The hospital has a regional tertiary neonatal intensive care unit and support a neonatal transport service. Any babies born at the Friarage Hospital requiring intensive care are transferred to this unit.

James Cook has a 21-room imaging department equipped with the latest technology and a purpose built six-bed radiology day unit. A medical physics department is also on this site together with isotope imaging. Major Trauma Centre James Cook

Its central clinical laboratory provides a comprehensive pathology service with electronic links to wards and departments.

There is also an Institute of Learning Research and Innovation on site, embracing postgraduate medical education, undergraduate teaching centre, nurse training school, the school of radiography and library facilities.

The James Cook University Hospital leaflet (4.18mb)
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Hand surgery while you are awake!

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Patients at The James Cook University Hospital can now undergo hand surgery while they are awake. Trauma experts at the Middlesbrough Hospital have been piloting a new hand block service which uses local anaesthetic to numb the nerves so patients can stay awake to watch their operation and chat to their consultant throughout the procedure.

New trial to improve lives of long-term painkiller users

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Researchers in health and education are leading a new trial that aims to reduce patients’ dependency on strong pain killers. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Warwick have developed a support programme that they hope will help people with long term pain reduce their dependency on opioids and improve their quality of life.

Services provided by Carillion plc

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We want to reassure our patients and staff that these services on The James Cook University Hospital site remain open as normal. We have planned extensively and will be working hard to minimise any disruption. Patients should turn up for appointments as planned.