Hospitals

Hospital first in UK to implant new device for cluster headaches

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The James Cook University Hospital has become the first in the UK to use a new implantable device for patients who suffer from cluster headaches. The AnkerStim® lead and neurostimulation system applies mild electrical stimulation to the nerves via wires implanted under the skin, near the occipital nerves at the base of the head. The wires are connected to a small battery, implanted under the collarbone, chest wall or in the buttock, which generates stimulation to interfere with pain signals.

Hospitals sign smokefree pledge

Posted on in Health improvement, Hospitals

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed a national pledge to go smokefree by March 2019. The 12-month countdown officially starts this Wednesday – National No Smoking Day – with the launch of a hard-hitting campaign to stop people smoking in the women and children’s entrance way at The James Cook University Hospital.

Volunteers needed for Macmillan centre

Posted on in Hospitals, The Friarage

Volunteers are needed for the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. The information service will move into The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, currently under construction and due for completion this autumn, and up to 20 new volunteers are required to support the existing service and new development.

Miracle baby for transplant mum

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Transplant patient Poppy Blue thought she would never be able to have a baby of her own, but then she was blessed with a little miracle. Baby Rory kept consultants at The James Cook University Hospital on their toes during what was described as a “pretty unique” and “high risk” pregnancy.