Hospitals

Storytellers chair for Cleveland unit

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Children at the Cleveland unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough are having lots of fun and improving their early learning skills at the same time thanks to a special storytellers chair. The Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club wanted to take on a project which would benefit children using the unit and they designed and created the special 6-foot hand crafted chair which is now a focal point in the nursery’s outdoor play area.

State-of-the-art neuroimaging centre opens

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Paralympic gold medallist, Lily van den Broecke, will open the Durham University neuroimaging centre at The James Cook University Hospital on Friday 23 November 2012. A joint project between Durham University and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the centre will provide state of the art facilities for biomedical research and the very latest technology for patients. Durham University will use the centre to maintain and advance its world reputation for human brain research and the new scanner will be used by clinicians at The James Cook University Hospital for diagnostic scanning and for joint research projects between the hospital and university.

New fast-track cancer service

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World-renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe will officially open an innovative new cancer service at The James Cook University Hospital on Friday 26 October. The acute oncology service is being launched at the Middlesbrough hospital to ensure all cancer patients get an expert opinion without delay – even if they have not been admitted to a cancer ward.

Living with and beyond cancer

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A special survivorship event will help support people affected by, living with and beyond cancer. Most of us know someone whose life has been affected by cancer. Patients, carers, family members and friends are invited to drop in to the market place event organised by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Keeping Shelly’s memory alive

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When 42-year-old Michelle Parker lost her fight for life in 2010 her partner Darren Watson launched a four-year-fundraising drive to keep her memory alive. Michelle – known as Shelly to her friends – battled two brain tumours but despite everything she had been through she made Darren promise to give something back to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for the amazing care she received.

Hospital offers new lung cancer surgery

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Lung cancer patients at The James Cook University Hospital can now have their tumours removed using keyhole surgery. The specialist procedure, known as a VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomy, is much less invasive than traditional surgery so it can be offered to elderly patients who may previously have been deemed not fit enough for surgery.

Hospital fish tanks get a revamp

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Young pet lovers at The James Cook University Hospital are in for a treat when pet store colleagues visit their ward on Thursday 4 October.

Ward manager Pippa Smith recently contacted the team at Pets at Home Middlesbrough to see if they would help maintain the two fish tanks located in the children’s ward.

Endeavour Unit on awards shortlist

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The award-winning, state-of-the-art cancer unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough has been shortlisted in two categories for the prestigious Building Better Healthcare Awards 2012.

The Endeavour Unit is part of a £35million cancer redevelopment at the hospital and has already been highly commended in both The Design and Health International Academy Awards’ ‘international project of the year’ and the Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards’ ‘project of the year’ category.