A team of caring teenage students have made a very generous and heart-warming donation to the parents of neonatal babies at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. The 15 students from East Durham College in Peterlee, all aged between 16 and 18, took part in the National Citizen Service several months ago and as part of the programme they are asked to devise a Social Action Plan which they feel will make a difference to people in their community.
Nine-year-old speech and language patient Kenzie Hughes will be the envy of his many friends this week, as he stars in an episode of popular children’s programme, Something Special. Viewers of the much-loved CBeebies show will see Kenzie, whose cerebral palsy means he is unable to speak, interact with star Justin Fletcher using eyegaze technology that has given him a voice for the first time – and has also helped bring out a cheekier side to his character!
The James Cook University Hospital is very proud to be the first hospital in the North of England to recruit suitable patients to the Prostate Advances in Comparative Evidence (PACE) trial for prostate cancer. This trial is looking at a type of radiotherapy called stereotactic radiotherapy and comparing it with either conventional radiotherapy or surgery. The trial is for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer that has not grown outside the prostate gland.
Friarage breast cancer support group is holding an open meeting for anyone that has been affected by breast cancer on the evening of Wednesday 17 February 2016. Held in the Scott suite at the Friarage Hospital from 7pm to 9pm the informal meeting welcomes new members who would appreciate an opportunity for a chat. This […]
Patients not turning up for operations, an increase in respiratory illnesses and delayed discharges – as well as the misuse of A&E – all make winter more difficult for the region’s NHS. That’s the message from consultants, nursing managers, pharmacists and pathologists based at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, who are appealing for the public’s help to ease winter pressures at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
As revellers prepare to go out and enjoy the Black Friday festivities tonight, we are urging people to stay safe, drink responsibly – and avoid spending Christmas in hospital.
The @SouthTees twitter account is updating every hour, with examples of what type of patients are coming into accident and emergency today.