News archive (March, 2020)

Region’s NHS steps up plans to tackle coronavirus

Posted on in Hospitals

Health chiefs in the north east are today announcing that they are now suspending non-urgent patient transport services to hospitals and clinics and starting to postpone non-urgent planned operations and outpatient appointments to ensure the NHS is as prepared as possible for coronavirus.

Coronavirus – trust case update

Posted on in Hospitals

Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at The James Cook University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was 85 years old and was admitted with underlying health conditions.

New books boost for children’s ward

Posted on in Fundraising

Thousands of pounds worth of new books has been donated to the children’s ward at The James Cook University Hospital thanks to the hard work of an independent book seller and the generosity of local businesses. Sarah Gatenby, an independent Usborne Books at Home organiser who runs Wise Owl Reading Tree, collected donations from businesses and housing companies to create a new reading library in the children’s ward.

Self-administrating injection for asthma patients

Posted on in Health improvement, Services

Patients have been self-administrating an asthma injection that they would previously have to come into hospital for every two weeks. In the past respiratory patients at The James Cook University Hospital have had to travel to the outpatients department to receive their Omalizumab injection, which for some has been an inconvenience on their family and working life for years.

Telephone line issues

Posted on in Hospitals

We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with our telephone lines across the trust. This is affecting some incoming external calls to our switchboard and Patient Connect.

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