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Telephone line issues

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We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with our telephone lines at The James Cook University Hospital. This is affecting some incoming external calls to our switchboard and Patient Connect.

Jennifer honoured at commemorative tree planting ceremony

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A tree has been planted in memory of hospital supervisor Jennifer Chilver who often helped raise money for cancer services and tragically died from breast cancer at the age of 51. In a well-attended ceremony at The James Cook University Hospital, Jennifer was remembered as a much-loved wife, parent, friend and colleague by family and friends including husband Steven Chilver and son Ryan Reed. The tree, which was planted on the James Cook site, was donated by Jennifer’s former colleagues.

Top marks for Friarage Clinical Decisions Unit

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The Friarage Hospital’s clinical decisions unit has been rated top of the class when it comes to treating patients safely and efficiently. The unit scored 100% across the board during a recent benchmark audit by the Society of Acute Medicine, making it the best performing in the country.

Cancer centre wins architectural award for outstanding community benefit

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The new cancer centre at the Friarage Hospital has won the Community Benefit Award at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Yorkshire and Humber regional finals. The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, a purpose built £10million building offers the very best in cancer care. Designed and developed to provide the best possible environment for those living with cancer.

South Tees health heroes to represent North East in NHS Parliamentary Awards

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The NHS in the North East has today revealed the two entries it has chosen as part of ten regional champions for the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards, supported by Fuji Film to celebrate outstanding health and care staff helping patients as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. And The James Cook Thoracic Surgical Team has been name as one of the regional champions.

Implant will reduce radiotherapy side effects

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The James Cook University Hospital has become the first NHS hospital in the North to offer a cutting-edge implant to prostate cancer patients which can reduce radiotherapy side effects by up to 70%. SpaceOAR® hydrogel is injected into the space between the prostate and the rectum before treatment to reduce radiation exposure and minimise damage to healthy tissue.