MRI scans are to be used as the first investigation for the diagnosis of prostate cancer from Monday 23 January 2017 at The James Cook University Hospital. This means any man referred to the Middlesbrough hospital with high PSA levels, which suggest prostate cancer might be present, will have an MRI scan, followed by a biopsy whereas previously they would have the biopsy first.
Consultant surgeon Madan Jha gave a Stockton audience a glimpse of the leading edge surgical techniques happening right now in Middlesbrough. Madan, who was appointed to the trust to establish a laparoscopic or key hole bowel surgery service, was invited to give a talk to Café Scientifique Stockton on Tees which meets monthly at Stockton’s Arc art centre.
Staff and patients alike got into the Christmas spirit as they sang carols and other festive classics in the atrium of The James Cook University Hospital at the start of Christmas Week. The event made for an uplifting morning, with members of the Chaplaincy team leading the singing as well as members of a trust staff choir that will begin meeting after work again from January.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is carrying out a survey to find out what children, young people and their parents think about the care received when they were in hospital. The Trust will use the results of the survey to highlight areas where its hospitals perform well and to identify the areas where they need to improve.