James Cook Hospital news

Help at hand for frustrating eye condition

Posted on in Events

SOUTH Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is holding a special event to help patients with a frustrating eye condition. The South Tees Macular Degeneration Awareness Day is aimed at patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and will have a particular focus on treatment options and support systems that can help people utilise their eyesight to the maximum potential. The awareness event takes place on Friday 27 April 2018 in the South Tees Institute for Learning, Research and Innovation between 1pm and 4pm.

Hospital first in UK to implant new device for cluster headaches

Posted on in Hospitals

The James Cook University Hospital has become the first in the UK to use a new implantable device for patients who suffer from cluster headaches. The AnkerStim® lead and neurostimulation system applies mild electrical stimulation to the nerves via wires implanted under the skin, near the occipital nerves at the base of the head. The wires are connected to a small battery, implanted under the collarbone, chest wall or in the buttock, which generates stimulation to interfere with pain signals.

Hospitals sign smokefree pledge

Posted on in Health improvement, Hospitals

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed a national pledge to go smokefree by March 2019. The 12-month countdown officially starts this Wednesday – National No Smoking Day – with the launch of a hard-hitting campaign to stop people smoking in the women and children’s entrance way at The James Cook University Hospital.