Hospitals

Temporary closure of radiology department at the Friary Hospital

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The Friary Hospital’s radiology department will temporarily close on 18 April 2017 to undergo major refurbishment made possible by a substantial donation from the local community. A total of £170,000 has been given by The Friends of Richmond Friary Community Hospital to install a new digital radiography system, replacing the existing outdated X-ray equipment. Patients who need an X-ray during this period will attend the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

Parkinson’s wasn’t the end – it was the start of something new

Posted on in Community services, Hospitals, National campaigns, Services

When he was diagnosed with the incurable, progressive neurological condition Parkinson’s Disease at the age of just 41, Simon Laverick, 47 “allowed himself a fortnight to cry”.

But now he believes the diagnosis was just part of a new chapter in his life. At the start of Parkinson’s Awareness Week, he shares his inspirational story in a bid to give hope to other sufferers – and say thank you to the Parkinson’s Advanced Symptom Unit (PASU) that has been a “lifeline”.

Jeff and me in Stampede to beat Prostate Cancer

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When self-employed roofer and proud grandad Ken Bashford received an email from Prostate Cancer UK inviting him to take part in local celebrity Jeff Stelling’s latest marathon effort to fight the disease, he was “over the moon”. It was a much-welcomed high point in what has been a rollercoaster ride for the 60-year-old, from Marske, since being diagnosed with prostate cancer himself following a simple blood test in May 2015.

New navigational model launched in A&E

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A new ‘navigational’ model which will direct patients away from Accident and Emergency in a bid to focus resources on those in need of urgent care will be launched at The James Cook University Hospital. From Saturday (1 April 2017), Patients will be assessed on arrival at the department by a senior nurse and if they do not require emergency care, they will be redirected to the most appropriate primary care services in the community.

Flufighter campaign receives international recognition

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The communication and engagement team at Teesside’s biggest hospital trust is celebrating, after its successful campaign encouraging staff to have their flu jab received international recognition. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s communication professionals picked up the Digital and Social Media gong at the NHS Employers Flu Fighter Awards 2017.

Passionate Parkinson’s Team Scoops Second Award!

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A PASSIONATE Parkinson’s team of hospital staff from across two Teesside trusts has been honoured for a second time, following the success of a groundbreaking new unit. The Parkinson’s Advanced Symptom Unit (PASU), based at Redcar Primary Care Hospital, is the first of its kind in the UK, combining the expertise of clinicians from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with mental health specialists from Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

Fun-packed programme for elderly care patients

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From dominos, cards and knitting to enjoying a sing-a-long or a spot of afternoon tea, the new therapeutic care companion volunteer programme at The James Cook University Hospital has something for everyone and is already proving a hit with our older patients.

Extra special FMC babies invite you to open day!

Posted on in Hospitals, Nurses, Staff, The Friarage

EXTRA special babies born at The Friarage Maternity Centre (FMC) have been given a star role – inviting mums to be to a forthcoming open day! Women and families across Teesside and North Yorkshire who are expecting or planning for a baby in the future are welcome to attend the event, at the Friarage’s midwifery-led unit on Tuesday 24 January 2017.