The day after Jack Kane was told he had just weeks to live he got the nurses to lift him out of his wheelchair and put him down on one knee to propose to his partner Emma Clarke. Eight days later after a whirlwind of planning, the bride and groom were married in the chapel at The James Cook University Hospital, surrounded by close friends and family. But the story doesn’t end there…
Staff and patients raised a cup to mark the start of building work on The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The annual Macmillan Cancer Support charity event this year coincided with construction getting underway on the new multi-million pound cancer centre at the hospital, which is being funded by local philanthropist Sir Robert Ogden, Macmillan and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is gradually introducing a new electronic document management system across all of its wards at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. The Evolve Clinical Noting system will eventually replace all healthcare records at the trust. Clinicians will still have access to past paper records, but any new information will go into the electronic system so they can securely access it instantly from any NHS site.
Taking pride of place on the walls at The James Cook University Hospital are three photographs of people who have transformed the lives of strangers. The emotive images are a tribute to patients who have selflessly donated organs to enable others to have life-saving transplants when there was nothing more could be done to save their own lives.
Precious memories of a much-loved wife and mum will be at the forefront of Jeff Bennison’s mind, as he sets off on an epic motorcycle adventure from The James Cook University Hospital on Saturday August 19. Jeff, from Leyburn, is completing an extraordinary Land’s End to John ‘o’ Groats motorcycle ride with a difference, in a bid to raise funds for the High Dependency Unit (HDU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at The James Cook University Hospital, both of whom cared for wife Lorraine in her final days.
Teesside patients with long term lung conditions can now benefit from a specialist hydrotherapy rehabilitation programme – believed to be one of the first in the UK. The water-based sessions at The James Cook University Hospital and Redcar Primary Care Hospital are designed for respiratory patients with conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) who require rehabilitation but struggle with gym-based exercises because of joint problems.