Cancer team’s survey appeal

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is appealing to patients to take part in the annual national cancer patient experience survey.

The survey, undertaken by Quality Health, looks at the quality of care provided by all 153 acute and specialist NHS trusts in England that provide adult acute cancer services.

James Cook named as a centre of excellence for Paget’s disease

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The James Cook University Hospital has been recognised as a centre of excellence for the treatment and research of Paget’s disease of the bone. The Paget’s Association, the dedicated UK charity for Paget’s disease, formally awarded the centre of excellence status to James Cook at an official unveiling in the Middlesbrough hospital’s rheumatology department.

MP praises innovative service at the Friarage

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, The trust

An innovative new service at the Friarage Hospital which allows emergency patients, who would usually have to stay in hospital, to be treated as outpatients – or even in their own homes – has been praised by its local MP. Richmond MP Rishi Sunak cited the ambulatory care and OHPAT (outpatient and home parenteral antimicrobial treatment) unit in Northallerton as a ‘shining example’ of providing care closer to home.

Helping you get home from hospital faster

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A new discharge suite is helping patients to get home from hospital faster at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Based near the hospital’s bridge entrance for easy access, the discharge suite provides a safe and relaxing environment away from the ward for patients to wait for their prescriptions and transport home.

Touching moment as patient weds in Holistic Centre

Posted on in Fundraising, Services, Staff, Support groups, The trust

In a beautiful ivory, embellished gown – kindly donated by Laura Day bridal wear at less than a day’s notice – Annalise, 45, who is a cancer patient on ward 14 at The James Cook University Hospital, dazzled.

Tears were shed as the Redcar couple made their vows in front of family, friends and the dedicated nurses and hospital staff who have cared for Annalise and supported her family.

LRI institute is launched

Posted on in Research, Services, The trust

A new institute for learning, research and innovation will be showcased at The James Cook University Hospital on Wednesday (21 October). The institute brings together a full range of research, teaching, development, training and innovation facilities into one ‘hub’ with the ambition to grow and become a regional, national and international leader in its field. Among the guests on ‘launch day’ will be patient Shannon Barstow,