Services

Friarage maternity unit promotes Breastfeeding Awareness Week

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Midwives are opening the doors of Friarage maternity unit on Tuesday 21 June in support of National Breast Feeding Awareness Week. A tea party has been organised between 1pm and 3pm which is aimed at women who are breast feeding and also pregnant ladies.

Midwife professionals and healthcare assistants will be at the tea party to offer support and answer any queries people may have.

Award hopes for Parkinson’s unit

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The Parkinson’s Advanced Symptoms Unit (PASU) at Redcar Primary Care Hospital has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, just nine months after opening. The unit, which provides rapid access, assessments,and home visits for patients with complications arising from their Parkinson’s Disease, has been shortlisted in the ‘Managing long-Term Conditions’ category of the Patient Safety Awards 2016.

Mum thanks Trinity with £4,200

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A mum-of-two who discovered she had breast cancer thanks to a routine mammogram provided by her employer Marks & Spencer raised £4,200 for a charity close to her heart – with a little help from colleagues and customers of the same store. Karen Laskey, 54, of Ingleby Barwick, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and took the rest of the year off work from her job as a sales assistant as she fought the disease.

First James Cook patient joins global lung cancer trial

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Just weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer Kathleen Gilligan has become the first patient at The James Cook University Hospital to take part in a new international clinical trial that may prove to be practice changing. The Middlesbrough hospital is one of 10 centres in the UK taking part in the global research project to investigate the benefits of combining two immunotherapy drugs or immunotherapy with chemotherapy.

Mum’s marathon effort for IVF unit

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Redcar mum Linsey Robinson is pulling on her running shoes for the IVF team at The James Cook University Hospital because without them her son Harvey would not be here. Linsey, 31, is set to take on the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday 29 May to help support others who are undergoing IVF treatment at the Middlesbrough unit.

Busy times ahead at A&E as Tour De Yorkshire leaves Middlesbrough

Posted on in Events, Hospitals, Services, The trust

Teesside’s biggest hospital is reminding patients that A&E doesn’t mean Absolutely Everything this Bank Holiday weekend – and minor illnesses or injuries can be treated more quickly elsewhere. The James Cook University Hospital could be even busier than usual this May Bank Holiday, as the Tour De Yorkshire event comes to Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough Gran is first woman in world to receive new wireless pacemaker

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A Middlesbrough Grandma underwent surgery at The James Cook University Hospital to become the first woman in the world outside a clinical trial to benefit from a new pacemaker. The new WiSE wireless pacemaker, which is the size of a grain of rice, was developed by EBR Systems Inc and is implanted directly into the innermost layer of tissue that lines the left chamber of the heart.