Macmillan Academy student, Ellie Dalton, is looking to the future by experiencing working life on the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Ellie, 17, carries out work experience twice a week helping staff and learning about the different neonatal nursing roles at the unit which cares for tiny poorly and premature babies.
Devoted dad Roy Willis is set to lead a 22-mile walk from Saltburn to Whitby to thank the neonatal team that saved his little boy’s life. Baby Dominic was born 14 weeks premature in October 2012 weighing just 2lb 3oz. For three months the neonatal team at The James Cook University Hospital worked hard taking care of him and keeping him alive, saving his life as many as five or six times a day.
Father Christmas arrived early at a Teesside hospital,thanks to the delivery of a new Santa’s grotto made by students at Redcar & Cleveland College. Students from the College’s Built Environment and Art departments made the elaborate grotto to add a bit of sparkle and cheer to the main corridor on the ground floor of Redcar Primary Care Hospital.
Families are invited to join in the festive fun at Redcar Primary Care Hospital’s Christmas charity event. The Christmas celebration takes place at the hospital in West Dyke Road, Redcar, on Friday 14 December from 5pm to 7pm and will feature real reindeer, a local school choir, the Salvation Army Band and Santa’s grotto.
Patients, staff and visitors are invited to do their bit for Macmillan Cancer Support this Christmas by hanging a personal message on the Christmas tree at The James Cook University Hospital. The Christmas Stars appeal invites anyone who has lost a loved one to place a message of remembrance on the Christmas tree in the atrium at James Cook.
The children’s diabetes teams at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital are urging schools and work places to go blue for World Diabetes Day on 14 November 2012. Staff at both hospitals are planning a number of events to raise awareness of diabetes and raise vital funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and their hospital trust funds which directly benefit local children and young people.
A charity night in memory of popular SSI worker Keith Bowler has raised more than £4,000 for the Cardiothoracic Trust Fund at The James Cook University Hospital. Keith attended the cardiac rehabilitation unit at the Middlesbrough hospital in 2006 and his wife Jan wanted to give something back to the unit to thank the staff for their support.