Hospitals

Patients welcome to ostomy open day

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The Friarage Hospital’s stoma care department is holding an open day for ostomy patients at The Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton. To be held on Tuesday 24 May 2016 from 11am to 2pm in the Yorkshire Suite, Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton, the open day is a great opportunity for patients to meet with representatives from stoma manufacturers and view the most up to date products including support garments and underwear suitable for ostomy patients.

Students scale the heights for spinal injuries patients

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Adventurous students from Teesside University are taking on a mammoth challenge for The Golden Jubilee spinal cord injuries centre at The James Cook University Hospital. The intrepid students, aged between 20 and 35, are tackling the National Three Peaks Challenge – climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland – Ben Nevis (4,409 feet) Scafell Pike (3,209 feet) and Snowdon (3,560 feet) – in 24 hours on 24 to 25 May 2016.

Busy times ahead at A&E as Tour De Yorkshire leaves Middlesbrough

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Teesside’s biggest hospital is reminding patients that A&E doesn’t mean Absolutely Everything this Bank Holiday weekend – and minor illnesses or injuries can be treated more quickly elsewhere. The James Cook University Hospital could be even busier than usual this May Bank Holiday, as the Tour De Yorkshire event comes to Middlesbrough.

Creating memories to cherish

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Volunteer knitters and dressmakers – and donations of wool – are needed to help produce tiny gowns and wraps to provide cherished memories for bereaved families in the region. Angel Gowns with Love has been launched by Abra Wood, 25, of Darlington to help offer timely support to parents who have stillborn babies.

MB’s fantastic fundraising for cancer patients

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MB DIY based on Skippers Lane, Middlesbrough really pulled out all the stops to help patients on James Cook’s ward 14 a – smashing their fundraising target at the same time. Thanks to the staff’s phenomenal fundraising efforts they raised over £6,000 for the ward which looks after cancer patients, well above their original ambitious target of £5,000.

Middlesbrough to challenge for 2016 Inter Spinal Unit Games title

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The Golden Jubilee spinal cord injuries centre at The James Cook University Hospital are set to send a team of eight patients to challenge for the Inter Spinal Unit Games title. Widely recognised as the flagship event for spinal injury centres across the UK and Ireland, the Inter Spinal Unit Games introduces wheelchair sport to recently paralysed people.

‘E’ in A&E stands for EMERGENCY this Easter

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A historic rise in accidents, the inevitable over-indulgence in chocolate and alcohol and the lingering effects of the cold weather on the elderly and people with long-term conditions all make for a busy Easter at A&E. Extra consultants have been drafted in to the accident and emergency department at The James Cook University Hospital this weekend, to cope with the expected surge in patients.

Trio’s challenge for cancer

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An intrepid trio are tackling the gruelling 146 mile coast-to-coast cycle ride from Whitehaven to Sunderland to help future cancer patients and to thank the caring hospital staff at The James Cook University Hospital for looking after loved ones.Adrian Robson’s wife, Claire, has had more than her fair share of ill health. Accompanied by Claire’s dad, Derek Walker and close family friend David Cowdell he is taking on this challenging cycle ride to thank the dedicated staff from the department of radiotherapy and oncology’s Endeavour unit and chemotherapy day unit – the two hospital department’s where she is receiving treatment