News archive (2017)

Don’t forget to bring your medicines

Posted on in Hospitals

Patients are being urged to take their medication with them when they go into hospital. Statistics from The James Cook University Hospital reveal that as few as 35% of patients remember to pack any medication they are already using when they attend hospital.

Specialists team up for unique op

Posted on in Hospitals

David Lewis searched all over the country to find a surgeon who would operate on him when he was diagnosed with a tumour in his chest that was precariously difficult to reach. Then he was referred to Joel Dunning, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Photography competition aims to raise awareness of heart valve disease

Posted on in Events

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with Heart Valve Voice, the UK’s charity for heart valve disease, and The Royal Photographic Society has announced the launch of ‘Patient Portraits: A New You’, a photography competition encouraging keen photographers to capture heartfelt moments in time and convey what life after heart valve disease means to patients.

Good turnout prompts Trust to add extra date in Thirsk – Building a sustainable future for the Friarage

Posted on in Events, Services, Staff, The Friarage, The trust

An extra date has been added to a series of engagement events to discuss the development of a long term, sustainable plan for the Friarage Hospital. Due to the popularity of the Thirsk event, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has organised a further meeting on Wednesday 20 December in Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall from 4pm to 6pm.

Norovirus #DontSpreadTheDread

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People are advised to stay home should they get Norovirus this winter as South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust launches its #DontSpreadTheDread campaign. Norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, is highly contagious and the trust is reminding people not to visit hospitals,  GP surgeries or  care homes until they have been symptom free for 48 hours.

Double donation from the Friends of the Friarage

Posted on in Fundraising, Services, Staff, The Friarage

A double donation of bladder scanning equipment has been made by the Friends of the Friarage to support local patients with the condition. The dedicated fundraisers, now in their Diamond Jubilee year, purchased the scanners – collectively worth £10,300 – for the community continence nursing team and the gynaecology department at the Northallerton hospital.