Staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been overwhelmed by the amazing support they have received from the community throughout the coronavirus pandemic. As the trust steps up plans to cope with more patients requiring hospital admission and respiratory support, teams have taken delivery of everything from towers of takeaway pizza and boxes of chocolates to supplies of essentials such as shower gel and underwear.
Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at The James Cook University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was 85 years old and was admitted with underlying health conditions.
People with symptoms of the winter sickness bug, norovirus are being encouraged to remain at home until at least 48 hours after their symptoms have ceased. Norovirus is one the most of common winter sickness bugs circulating in the community at this time of year
We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with our telephone lines across the trust. This is affecting some incoming external calls to our switchboard and Patient Connect.