External engineers were called in yesterday when an issue was identified with some incoming telephone lines to James Cook’s main switchboard (01642 850850). This issue has now been resolved.
The James Cook University Hospital has become the first in the UK to use a new implantable device for patients who suffer from cluster headaches. The AnkerStim® lead and neurostimulation system applies mild electrical stimulation to the nerves via wires implanted under the skin, near the occipital nerves at the base of the head. The wires are connected to a small battery, implanted under the collarbone, chest wall or in the buttock, which generates stimulation to interfere with pain signals.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed a national pledge to go smokefree by March 2019. The 12-month countdown officially starts this Wednesday – National No Smoking Day – with the launch of a hard-hitting campaign to stop people smoking in the women and children’s entrance way at The James Cook University Hospital.
With the extreme weather across the North East and North Cumbria, the region’s NHS has urgent guidance for patients, staff and the public. Urgent and emergency care services across the region’s hospitals are continuing to run as usual, however, please only attend if absolutely necessary as services are extremely busy.
Volunteers are needed for the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. The information service will move into The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, currently under construction and due for completion this autumn, and up to 20 new volunteers are required to support the existing service and new development.