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Hand surgery while you are awake!

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Patients at The James Cook University Hospital can now undergo hand surgery while they are awake. Trauma experts at the Middlesbrough Hospital have been piloting a new hand block service which uses local anaesthetic to numb the nerves so patients can stay awake to watch their operation and chat to their consultant throughout the procedure.

Miracle baby for transplant mum

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Transplant patient Poppy Blue thought she would never be able to have a baby of her own, but then she was blessed with a little miracle. Baby Rory kept consultants at The James Cook University Hospital on their toes during what was described as a “pretty unique” and “high risk” pregnancy.

One-stop health shop to prepare for surgery!

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A comprehensive health and wellbeing programme for patients due to have major surgery has been made a reality thanks to a £75,000 grant from the Health Foundation. Believed to be the first collaborative venture of its kind, a team of doctors, physiotherapists, exercise scientists, public health specialists and Allied Healthcare Professionals will be working together in a bid to improve patient health and wellbeing prior to surgery.

Restart a Heart

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Restart a Heart Day aims to instruct as many young people as possible in one day across Europe to deliver the skills of CPR should they be faced with a collapsed individual who is not breathing.

Patients urged to attend appointments as normal

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It’s very important that patients with planned operations, procedures or outpatient appointments should attend as normal unless they are specifically contacted by their hospital and asked not to. Only those patients contacted directly will have appointments delayed and these will be rearranged. Cancer diagnosis and treatment appointments will not be delayed.

Good turnout prompts Trust to add extra date in Thirsk – Building a sustainable future for the Friarage

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An extra date has been added to a series of engagement events to discuss the development of a long term, sustainable plan for the Friarage Hospital. Due to the popularity of the Thirsk event, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has organised a further meeting on Wednesday 20 December in Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall from 4pm to 6pm.

Double donation from the Friends of the Friarage

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A double donation of bladder scanning equipment has been made by the Friends of the Friarage to support local patients with the condition. The dedicated fundraisers, now in their Diamond Jubilee year, purchased the scanners – collectively worth £10,300 – for the community continence nursing team and the gynaecology department at the Northallerton hospital.