STAFF and patients raised a cup to mark the start of building work on The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The annual Macmillan Cancer Support charity event this year coincided with construction getting underway on the new multi-million pound cancer centre at the hospital, which is being funded by local philanthropist Sir Robert Ogden, Macmillan and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is gradually introducing a new electronic document management system across all of its wards at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. The Evolve Clinical Noting system will eventually replace all healthcare records at the trust. Clinicians will still have access to past paper records, but any new information will go into the electronic system so they can securely access it instantly from any NHS site.
Taking pride of place on the walls at The James Cook University Hospital are three photographs of people who have transformed the lives of strangers. The emotive images are a tribute to patients who have selflessly donated organs to enable others to have life-saving transplants when there was nothing more could be done to save their own lives.
Precious memories of a much-loved wife and mum will be at the forefront of Jeff Bennison’s mind, as he sets off on an epic motorcycle adventure from The James Cook University Hospital on Saturday August 19. Jeff, from Leyburn, is completing an extraordinary Land’s End to John ‘o’ Groats motorcycle ride with a difference, in a bid to raise funds for the High Dependency Unit (HDU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at The James Cook University Hospital, both of whom cared for wife Lorraine in her final days.
Teesside patients with long term lung conditions can now benefit from a specialist hydrotherapy rehabilitation programme – believed to be one of the first in the UK. The water-based sessions at The James Cook University Hospital and Redcar Primary Care Hospital are designed for respiratory patients with conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) who require rehabilitation but struggle with gym-based exercises because of joint problems.
A night of fun, food and music has raised more than £15,500 for The Friends of The Friarage. Patients across Hambleton and Richmond are set to benefit following the rip-roaring success of the Barn That Rocks concert, held at Grazing Nook Farm, near Patrick Brompton, close to Bedale, in June.
A grateful patient has praised the care she received from the James Cook University Hospital’s hand therapy team, after a bad wrist break resulted in intensive physiotherapy. Pam Pedersen, 73, from Great Ayton, says she “couldn’t have asked for better treatment” after losing the use of her left hand and being referred to Gary Rigby, a specialist hand physiotherapist.
The James Cook University Hospital has become the first in the UK to host a residential course for future doctors from low-income backgrounds. The week-long programme taking place until Friday July 21 features live theatre lectures, practical workshops and the chance to speak to consultants from a range of specialties in a unique “speed dating” event.