One of the first sepsis nurses in the UK is hoping to increase survival rates from the deadly condition and promote the importance of her lifesaving role through a forum she chairs. Jacqui Jones was the only sepsis nurse in the UK for about three years following the end of a year-long pilot of the role from 2010.
round-breaking wireless technology is helping patients with breathing problems enjoy better sleep and take more control of their own treatment. The new wireless technology remotely monitors patients on home therapy who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea. Obstructive sleep apnoea interrupts patients’ breathing during sleep, which results in restless nights and tiredness and has long term health implications.
A community nursing team who helped fulfil a patient’s wish to die at home, a nurse who organised a wedding for a terminally ill patient and another who wrote a book for siblings about their little brother or sister’s stay in the neonatal unit. These are just a few examples of care and compassion above and beyond the call of duty recognised at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Nightingale Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.