News archive (November, 2020)

Regional anaesthetic paves the way for more surgical procedures at Redcar

Posted on in Services

Surgical teams have performed their first regional anaesthetic procedure at Redcar Primary Care Hospital. Utilising the hospital’s newly commissioned operating theatre, the hand service at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust performed Redcar Hospital’s first regional anaesthetic on 9 November, paving the way for a much wider range of procedures at the community site.

Help us hit £500,000 target to transform kidney unit

Posted on in Fundraising

Staff and patients have launched a £500,000 appeal to transform the kidney unit at The James Cook University Hospital. The hospital’s renal team provides more than 3,000 outpatient appointments every year, but they want to ensure this outstanding care is delivered in a first class facility – and they need your help to make it happen!

Tees hospital trust now at forefront of UK robotic surgery

Posted on in Hospitals

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become one of only three NHS trusts in the country to have three of its own surgical robots – and now has the potential to become a national centre of excellence. Surgical teams at The James Cook University Hospital now have three da Vinci robots which means more patients than ever before can benefit from minimally invasive surgery.

National recognition for improving patient care

Posted on in Awards

NHS chiefs in Teesside are celebrating being highly commended for the innovative work they have done to improve the health and wellbeing of patients before surgery, which is making a huge difference to patient recovery. The PREPWELL team were runners up in the Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year Category of the British Medical Journal Awards announced on 7 October 2020.