Elderly leukaemia patients are now able to receive life-enhancing treatment in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to an award-winning service developed at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Patients can now receive chemotherapy injections at home – administered by themselves or a loved one – reducing the need for hospital admissions.
She might be 100 years old, but chirpy Irene Stoddart still loves nothing more than losing herself in a best-selling thriller, going to see the latest blockbuster movie – or the satisfaction of completing a challenging crossword. And thanks to doctors at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who discovered and treated a sight-threatening eye condition, the former teacher is still able to indulge in these simple pursuits she believes help her to stay as sharp as a pin!
Love nursing open days at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and The Friarage in Northallerton have proved such a success, they are set to return in the early autumn. A total of seven nurses were offered jobs with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a result of the July open days – including five at James Cook and two at The Friarage.
A home has been found for a brand new MRI scanner at The Friarage Hospital, as the final phase of a £2m fundraising campaign for the equipment gathers pace. The potentially lifesaving Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner – used to detect numerous conditions in almost any part of the body – will be based at the Northallerton Hospital’s former special care baby unit – once the remaining £500,000 needed to secure it has been raised.
At South Tees Hospitals, we reward our hardworking nurses for going above and beyond the call of duty – and we’d like you to join our fabulous team! As we look forward to our forthcoming nursing open days, we’d like to share with you a full picture gallery from our recent Nightingale Awards, held at the Riverside Stadium.
Midwives are opening the doors of Friarage maternity unit on Tuesday 21 June in support of National Breast Feeding Awareness Week. A tea party has been organised between 1pm and 3pm which is aimed at women who are breast feeding and also pregnant ladies.
Midwife professionals and healthcare assistants will be at the tea party to offer support and answer any queries people may have.
The Parkinson’s Advanced Symptoms Unit (PASU) at Redcar Primary Care Hospital has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, just nine months after opening. The unit, which provides rapid access, assessments,and home visits for patients with complications arising from their Parkinson’s Disease, has been shortlisted in the ‘Managing long-Term Conditions’ category of the Patient Safety Awards 2016.