Community services

Stoptober campaign launched

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Smokers are being invited to join the tens of thousands of people gearing up to quit for Stoptober. This year, Stoptober is aiming to become the nation’s biggest ever quitting drive – with every North East local authority and dozens of organisations with a reach of over half a million staff in the region taking part to back it. Stoptober is a 28 day initiative from Public Health England, which is backed by Fresh and encourages the North East’s 460,000 smokers to make a quit attempt, starting on October 1.

‘Latch on’ to a synchronised breastfeeding event

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Mums from across Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland are being invited to take part in worldwide breastfeeding awareness event on Saturday.
As part of the World Breastfeeding Week, which runs from Thursday 1 August, thousands of breastfeeding women and their babies/children across the world will gather in their own communities to take part in the Big Latch On, a synchronized breastfeeding event to be held in multiple locations.

Waist Removal service expands

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Following on from the success of the monthly men’s health service ‘Waist removal’ in Middlesbrough, the same free service is now available in Redcar twice a month. The new free men’s health service will take place on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, beginning on 13 June, at the Fire Escape, Redcar Fire Station, Trunk Road, Redcar from 5pm to 8pm and is open to all males aged 18 and over.

Essential works at Guisborough Hospital

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Eighteen patients were transferred from Guisborough Primary Care Hospital at the weekend after workmen detected an underground gas leak. While the leak was immediately capped off and made safe, the patients – all elderly – were moved to other primary care hospitals in the area including Carter Bequest, Redcar and East Cleveland as there was no heating and hot water supply.

College strikes gold

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Middlesbrough College has picked up a highly sought after North East Better Health at Work Gold Award. The award is given to companies who meet strict criteria, including actively promoting health issues, banishing bullying and involving the wider community in health improvement events.

Priory Ward reopens after revamp

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Patients are back in Priory Ward in Guisborough Primary Care Hospital, following a £60,000 revamp. The work, which has been completed within the planned two and a half-week period, has improved the patient environment by replacing all the antiquated sinks and pipework on the ward block.