The new cancer centre at the Friarage Hospital has won the Community Benefit Award at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Yorkshire and Humber regional finals. The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, a purpose built £10million building offers the very best in cancer care. Designed and developed to provide the best possible environment for those living with cancer.
The James Cook University Hospital has become the first NHS hospital in the North to offer a cutting-edge implant to prostate cancer patients which can reduce radiotherapy side effects by up to 70%. SpaceOAR® hydrogel is injected into the space between the prostate and the rectum before treatment to reduce radiation exposure and minimise damage to healthy tissue.
The James Cook University Hospital has been named as an international flagship site for a specialist heart procedure which replaces narrowed heart valves without the need for open heart surgery. TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) is a minimally invasive heart valve replacement procedure that provides an alternative to open heart surgery for higher risk patients. The Middlesbrough team is one of only two in the country – and one of only a handful in Europe – to be awarded Benchmark status by the Centre for Heart Valve Innovation in Vancouver.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is going completely smokefree from Monday 1 April as part of a national drive to support more people to stub out the habit and reduce the many serious illnesses linked to smoking. Becoming a smokefree NHS is not just about stopping people from smoking on hospital sites. It’s about improving the health of staff and patients by identifying those who smoke and offering them practical support to quit.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become the latest to benefit from a pioneering specialist nurse programme to help patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Thanks to the fundraising efforts of its supporters, the MS Trust has helped to recruit and fund a new MS specialist nurse at South Tees as part of its campaign to ensure nobody in the UK has to manage MS alone.
Please be aware that there will be disruption to Arriva bus services this week which will affect services in North Yorkshire, Cleveland, Teesside and Durham.