Construction of The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at the Friarage Hospital is entering the final stages with the first patients expected to begin using the centre next month.
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The heart unit at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating reaching a special milestone after implanting its 10,000th pacemaker. The heart team at James Cook fitted their first pacemaker back in 1993 and now implant around 800 of the devices every year in the hospital’s cardiac catheterisation labs.
Cancer patients at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are benefiting from a leading edge radiotherapy machine which can deliver treatment up to three times faster than conventional methods. The new linear accelerator (linac) – a Versa HD manufactured by Elekta – has advanced 4D image guidance systems which provide extremely accurate treatment delivery and minimal side effects.
We have been working over the last 18 months with our university partners to develop the medical workforce of the future and as part of this, Newcastle University have now announced a £1million investment in our academic facilities to support the growth of the undergraduate medical programme in the Tees Valley.
The James Cook University Hospital’s Spinal Surgery Unit has become the first in the region to use a one-step technique to fix spinal fractures. The advanced procedure involves using a special instrument to insert multiple screws into the back through the skin with small stab incisions to stabilise the spine. This takes just one hour and most patients are then well enough to go home the next day.