Hospitals

MB’s fantastic fundraising for cancer patients

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MB DIY based on Skippers Lane, Middlesbrough really pulled out all the stops to help patients on James Cook’s ward 14 a – smashing their fundraising target at the same time. Thanks to the staff’s phenomenal fundraising efforts they raised over £6,000 for the ward which looks after cancer patients, well above their original ambitious target of £5,000.

Middlesbrough to challenge for 2016 Inter Spinal Unit Games title

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The Golden Jubilee spinal cord injuries centre at The James Cook University Hospital are set to send a team of eight patients to challenge for the Inter Spinal Unit Games title. Widely recognised as the flagship event for spinal injury centres across the UK and Ireland, the Inter Spinal Unit Games introduces wheelchair sport to recently paralysed people.

‘E’ in A&E stands for EMERGENCY this Easter

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A historic rise in accidents, the inevitable over-indulgence in chocolate and alcohol and the lingering effects of the cold weather on the elderly and people with long-term conditions all make for a busy Easter at A&E. Extra consultants have been drafted in to the accident and emergency department at The James Cook University Hospital this weekend, to cope with the expected surge in patients.

Trio’s challenge for cancer

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An intrepid trio are tackling the gruelling 146 mile coast-to-coast cycle ride from Whitehaven to Sunderland to help future cancer patients and to thank the caring hospital staff at The James Cook University Hospital for looking after loved ones.Adrian Robson’s wife, Claire, has had more than her fair share of ill health. Accompanied by Claire’s dad, Derek Walker and close family friend David Cowdell he is taking on this challenging cycle ride to thank the dedicated staff from the department of radiotherapy and oncology’s Endeavour unit and chemotherapy day unit – the two hospital department’s where she is receiving treatment

New gamma camera is a UK first

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South Tees has installed the first Siemens ‘Symbia Evo’ gamma camera in the country at The James Cook University Hospital. Based in the nuclear medicine department at the Middlesbrough hospital, the £250,000 investment is to replace the existing camera which had done a sterling job over the last 13 years.

Research prize could save patients from trauma of amputation

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A specialist in diabetic foot disease at The James Cook University Hospital has been awarded £30,000 for research funding – which could help prevent patients having to go through the trauma of amputation. Dr Simon Ashwell and podiatry colleague Emma Scott took the coveted prize at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Dragons’ Lair event, run by the Research and Development team.

Farmer at reduced risk thanks to a ‘life-saving’ polymer filler

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A 72 year-old Teesside farmer is now at much less risk of suffering a ruptured aneurysm thanks to vascular surgeons and radiologists performing a ‘new generation’ stent procedure at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Due to Francis Fabi’s large and life-threatening aneurysm being so close to the arteries to his kidneys, a conventional stent was not an option. As there was not enough ‘neck’ for the usual stents to secure to, the surgeons used the new Nellix stent – an endovascular aneurysm sealing system – to overcome the problem.

Public meeting on future of Lambert Hospital ward

Posted on in Community services, Hospitals, Staff, The trust

The future of the 14-bed ward at Lambert Memorial Hospital will be the subject of a public meeting held at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College from 6pm on Tuesday 22 March 2016. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting members of the public to attend this meeting to hear about the efforts the trust has made to try to recruit staff for the ward and ask questions.

Dorothy’s ‘TV’ moment leads to diagnosis for a heart problem

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When great grandmother Dorothy Flintoft fell seriously ill in the middle of the night at the Friarage Hospital, doctors were keen to get an opinion from a senior clinician. But rather than wait for the on-call consultant to come in, they set up a webcam link between the patient and team in the hospital’s clinical decision unit directly to his home. This is telemedicine – the latest development in the Northallerton hospital thanks to investment from Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group.