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.
The children’s waiting areas at the Friarage Hospital’s accident and emergency department have been transformed into a magical wonderland thanks to the Rotary Club of Wensleydale. Lovely countryside scenes including the seashore and local points of interest now adorn the walls of accident and emergency’s paediatric waiting area and two treatment areas have fascinating underwater scenes featuring sea life and creatures.