News archive (February, 2017)

Where there’s a will there’s a way!

Posted on in Services

Olivia Fairclough hit the headlines last year when she was left paralysed following a horse riding accident in Egypt and her brother Trevor launched a fundraising campaign to get her home. On hearing about Olivia’s situation on BBC Tees, Professor Stephen Bonner, clinical director of critical care, contacted Trevor and offered to help with the repatriation.

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.