News archive (July, 2020)

Light boxes help grieving families

Posted on in Fundraising

A series of scenic light boxes have been installed along the service corridor which leads to the mortuary in The James Cook University Hospital. It is hoped that the new ceiling lights and light box pictures, depicting the route to Roseberry Topping, will provide a more pleasant walkway and be a distraction for grieving relatives.

Therapists take on new challenges

Posted on in Staff

WITH many services limited to urgent appointments during the coronavirus pandemic, therapy teams have found themselves taking on a range of different roles. A number of therapists at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been temporarily redeployed to support stroke and rehabilitation services in community hospitals, ensuring their skills are still put to good use.

Care in a Crisis photography project

Posted on in Staff

A gallery of striking images showcasing some of the extraordinary work carried out by The James Cook University Hospital team during the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by photographer and teaching fellow Matthew Jones. Taken inside the Middlesbrough hospital’s critical care department, the project documents the pressure, the challenges, the camaraderie and the kindness shown by this incredible team in the most difficult times. 

Care home support team provides enhanced care

Posted on in Community services

Community matrons have been working closely with care homes across Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland during COVID-19 to provide an enhanced level of care and support. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s community matrons are delivering a Care Home Support Service which involves rolling out a full training, advice and guidance package to the area’s 115 care homes.