Community services

Home is where the rehab is

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Stroke patients can now receive rehabilitation at home instead of in hospital thanks to the launch of a new community stroke therapy scheme. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has introduced an early supported discharge (ESD) service which is expected to benefit up to 40% of patients admitted to hospital with a stroke.

Changes to minor injury units

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Patients are being reminded that the way they access minor injury units will change this April. From 1 April 2015 the minor injury units at Guisborough and East Cleveland Primary Care Hospitals will no longer be open and anyone from these areas requiring treatment for a minor injury will need to attend Redcar Primary Care Hospital’s urgent care centre.

The Big Latch On

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Two events are taking place across Teesside in support of the Big Latch On – a global campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. The infant feeding co-ordinator and the breastfeeding peer supporters at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are inviting breastfeeding mums to join them at the Stray Café, Redcar, on Friday 1 August and at Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, on Saturday 2 August to take part in the global Big Latch On.

Our thanks to ‘wonderful’ Priory ward staff

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Lynn Jolly and Paul Waugh popped in to Guisborough Primary Care Hospital’s Priory ward to hand over donations in appreciation for the staff’s kindness to Lynn’s late father and to friends of Paul. Lynn, whose father Tom Brown passed away on the ward recently, handed over a cheque for £210 which were the proceeds from the collection at the funeral. Paul gave £300 to the staff for the “friendly and compassionate” way they treated his friends.

Delivering surgery on your doorstep

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Patients who need minor surgical procedures will be able to have their surgery at their local hospital – Redcar Primary Care Hospital – in future. Providing treatment in the community is a positive development for patients enabling them to be treated closer to home and making it more comfortable and convenient for them and their families. Up to seven minor surgical lists will be held every week at the Redcar hospital with a view to extending this in the future. Surgeons, Mr Lawrence Ajekigbe and Mr Chelliaya Ramanathan will be performing the first day surgery procedures at the hospital on Tuesday 8 October 2013.