News archive (2018)

Darren raises £12,500 after surviving against the odds

Posted on in Fundraising

When Darren Percival was admitted to hospital with pneumonia he spent more than 100 days in intensive care and survived against the odds And now he has achieved another amazing feat – raising £12,500 for the intensive care teams at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital who cared for him – by holding a grand prize draw.

National recognition for outstanding contribution to patient care

Posted on in Awards

The cardiac rhythm management service at the Friarage Hospital has been named Team of the Year at the Arrhythmia Alliance Excellence in Practice Awards. Presented at the annual four day Heart Rhythm Congress in Birmingham, the award recognises the service developments that have taken place within cardiac rhythm management at the Friarage over the last five years.

£10million cancer centre opens its doors

Posted on in The Friarage

A new £10million cancer centre officially opened its doors today (Tuesday 11 December) at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre features a spacious chemotherapy lounge, relaxing garden area and a Macmillan information centre as well as complementary therapy, consultation and treatment rooms.

UroRadiology star named Nurse of the Year!

Posted on in Awards, Nurses, Staff

Advanced nurse practitioner in radiology Helen Scullion is celebrating after being named Nurse of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony. Helen was presented with the Nursing Times Award at a glittering event in London hosted by TV and radio presenter Gethin Jones. The accolade comes just months after Helen was listed as one of health and care’s Top 70 Stars as part of national celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Hospital recognised as ‘Veteran Aware’ ahead of Armistice Centenary

Posted on in The trust

As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been accredited as ‘Veteran Aware’ today (Friday 9 November). This mark of distinction means that patients who have served in the UK armed forces will be cared for by frontline staff who have received training and education on their specific needs, such as mental health, and who can signpost them to local support services.

Tiny valve improves lung function

Posted on in Services

It was a collapsed lung that finally forced Pat Maloney to quit smoking after 50 years. Little did she know, it would also lead to her becoming the first patient at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to benefit from a new valve treatment to improve lung function.