Hospitals

Remember September’s coffee time

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Macmillan volunteers from the cancer information centres at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and Friararge Hospital in Northallerton are already making plans for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2012.

Money raised at the popular event in September helps Macmillan Cancer Support provide medical, practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer including patients and carers.

Open day and annual members meeting with a difference

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting visitors, members of the public and staff to a special open day event on Tuesday 24 July from 11am to 2pm with a fitness for health and the Olympics theme.

The annual members meeting, where the trust’s chief executive, Simon Pleydell, will provide an overview of our clinical and financial performance over the last year, will also be held in the atrium, south entrance, The James Cook University Hospital at 12 noon on Tuesday 24 July, as part of the event.

One-stop clinic for living kidney donation launched in Middlesbrough

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A new one-stop assessment clinic for living kidney donors has been launched at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

All kidney donors who choose to donate a kidney to a relative or friend can come to the one stop clinic after having had specialist nursing assessment and initial blood tests, meaning they now have just one visit to the hospital instead of three.

Queen Elizabeth II diamond jubilee medal presentation

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A SPECIAL parade will celebrate the Friarage Hospital’s continued links with the military and honour service personnel.

Over 120 personnel from the Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (Northallerton) will march past the hospital accompanied by the Scots Dragoon Guard pipes at the event on Tuesday 3 July 2012.

Hospital opens high dependency unit for patients

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A new £4.5million general HDU (high dependency unit) has opened its doors to patients at The James Cook University Hospital.

Caring for people who are seriously ill has become a large and complex part of healthcare and requires many specialist skills to ensure we provide the best possible care for some of our most sickest – and vulnerable – patients.

£8,000 MND donation

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Overnight oxygen monitoring equipment and other respiratory measuring and monitoring equipment will be available for MND and other neurology patients at The James Cook University Hospital – thanks to the fundraising efforts of Mike Findley MBE.

Mike, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease seven years ago, has put aside his own battle to tirelessly raise money and awareness into the muscle wasting condition.

Friends donate rehabilitation equipment

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Physiotherapy and occupational therapy teams based at Redcar Primary Care Hospital, have been showered by a very generous donation.
The local Friends group, who started off supporting the former Stead Memorial Hospital in the town, used some of the funds they have raised to buy rehabilitation equipment that will be used by the patients in the new hospital by the two teams.

Endeavour Unit is highly commended in building awards

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The Endeavour Unit, a state-of-the-art cancer unit, has been highly commended in the Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards.

The unit is one of the first hospitals in the world to treat patients on three leading edge linear accelerators – machines used to give radiation treatment to patients – and also houses a CT scanner and a new outpatient suite.

Another £20,000 in memory of Abbie

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A special trust fund set up in memory of Coulby Newham youngster Abbie Clarke has received a £20,000 boost to help young people with epilepsy.

Richard and Tracy Clarke tragically lost their daughter to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy on 1 December 2006. Abbie was just 10 years old when she died in her sleep. She had been diagnosed with epilepsy five years earlier but her death came as a huge shock to everyone.