When you have to spend a long time in a hospital bed it can be hard not seeing much of your friends – especially the four-legged kind! But not anymore – Staff at the Trinity Holistic Centre at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough have pulled out all the stops to open up their own pet shed.
Two new state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners are set to reduce discomfort and speed up recovery for patients undergoing mastectomies and other surgical procedures at the Friarage Hospital. The scanners, which significantly reduce discomfort through the more accurate use of an anaesthetic technique called nerve blocking, have been provided thanks to a £42,000 investment from the Friends of the Friarage.
When Darren Percival was admitted to hospital with pneumonia he spent more than 100 days in intensive care and survived against the odds And now he has achieved another amazing feat – raising £12,500 for the intensive care teams at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital who cared for him – by holding a grand prize draw.