Health improvement

Car smoking ban coincides with Stoptober

Posted on in Community services, Health improvement, Staff, The trust

Smokers who light up in vehicles with children present face £50 fine from today – but the penalty could be far worse, as little ones face increased risk of serious illness. That’s the message from Public Health England and Fresh Smoke Free North East today, as Stoptober begins on the same day a new law banning smoking in vehicles transporting under 18s comes into force.

Trinity Holistic Centre needs extra £2,200 for new beds

Posted on in Fundraising, Health improvement, Staff, Support groups

The Trinity Holstic Centre will need to find an additional £2,200 this year – to replace two beds that have broken down in the last week. More than 100 patients a month suffering from cancer and other long-term conditions could miss out on complementary therapies, after the two beds broke down within days.

My viewpoint

Posted on in Health improvement, Services

A photographic exhibition featuring some powerful and poignant images captured by men with prostate cancer will be launched on Wednesday 25 March. In January, the Trinity Holistic Centre launched a pilot photography project – funded by Prostate Cancer UK – for men diagnosed with the disease. Now their work will be showcased at the centre at The James Cook University Hospital.