FIVE days of Junior Doctors strikes proposed for the beginning of October have now been suspended. The strikes had been due to take place on October 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11.
Patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) have praised a unique service providing complementary therapies – plus the opportunity to make new friends with others who have the condition. The Butterwick MND First Contact Group, brainchild of Anthony Hanratty, MND nurse specialist at The James Cook University Hospital, was highly commended in the Innovation in Primary Care category at the Bright Ideas in Health Awards, run by NHS Innovations North and the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and Cumbria.
Elderly leukaemia patients are now able to receive life-enhancing treatment in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to an award-winning service developed at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Patients can now receive chemotherapy injections at home – administered by themselves or a loved one – reducing the need for hospital admissions.
She might be 100 years old, but chirpy Irene Stoddart still loves nothing more than losing herself in a best-selling thriller, going to see the latest blockbuster movie – or the satisfaction of completing a challenging crossword. And thanks to doctors at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who discovered and treated a sight-threatening eye condition, the former teacher is still able to indulge in these simple pursuits she believes help her to stay as sharp as a pin!
Love nursing open days at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and The Friarage in Northallerton have proved such a success, they are set to return in the early autumn. A total of seven nurses were offered jobs with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a result of the July open days – including five at James Cook and two at The Friarage.
A home has been found for a brand new MRI scanner at The Friarage Hospital, as the final phase of a £2m fundraising campaign for the equipment gathers pace. The potentially lifesaving Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner – used to detect numerous conditions in almost any part of the body – will be based at the Northallerton Hospital’s former special care baby unit – once the remaining £500,000 needed to secure it has been raised.