News archive (March, 2019)

Trust to go completely smokefree

Posted on in Services

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is going completely smokefree from Monday 1 April as part of a national drive to support more people to stub out the habit and reduce the many serious illnesses linked to smoking. Becoming a smokefree NHS is not just about stopping people from smoking on hospital sites. It’s about improving the health of staff and patients by identifying those who smoke and offering them practical support to quit.

Ghana mission is a huge success

Posted on in Staff

A UK team, led by consultants from the heart and lung surgery team at The James Cook University Hospital, gave up their holidays to take part in a life-saving mission to Ghana. Surgeons, cardiologists, intensive care practitioners, anaesthetists and a heart bypass technician were among those who spent a week at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital from 23 February to 1 March.

Ensuring continuity of care for theatre patients

Posted on in The trust

Patients undergoing surgery at the Friarage Hospital can now benefit from having the same nurse or operating department practitioner supporting them throughout their procedure. This means patients are with a familiar member of staff from the moment they go to sleep in the anaesthetic room to the moment they open their eyes in the recovery room.

Waking up to friendly familiar faces!

Posted on in Hospitals

Children waking up in the recovery area of the paediatric surgical day unit at The James Cook University Hospital are now being greeted by some very familiar faces! Among the new murals adorning the walls of the recovery unit are Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper the Dog.