A UK team, led by consultants from the heart and lung surgery team at The James Cook University Hospital, gave up their holidays to take part in a life-saving mission to Ghana. Surgeons, cardiologists, intensive care practitioners, anaesthetists and a heart bypass technician were among those who spent a week at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital from 23 February to 1 March.
Advanced nurse practitioner in radiology Helen Scullion is celebrating after being named Nurse of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony. Helen was presented with the Nursing Times Award at a glittering event in London hosted by TV and radio presenter Gethin Jones. The accolade comes just months after Helen was listed as one of health and care’s Top 70 Stars as part of national celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
Twelve volunteers from cardiac surgery teams on Teesside are set to fly out to Ghana to perform a series of life-saving heart operations. Their mission has received overwhelming support from colleagues at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – even those who are not going on the trip are gearing up to help raise £30,000 to fund equipment and medical supplies.
The James Cook University Hospital is hosting a Radiotherapy Careers Clearing Open Day on Saturday 18 August. The event takes place in the Radiotherapy Department, near North Entrance, from 10am to 12noon. Whether you are looking to embark on your first career after receiving your A-level results or it’s simply time for a new challenge, come along to find out more about the role of a therapeutic radiographer, the department and the clinical placements available.
An extra date has been added to a series of engagement events to discuss the development of a long term, sustainable plan for the Friarage Hospital. Due to the popularity of the Thirsk event, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has organised a further meeting on Wednesday 20 December in Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall from 4pm to 6pm.
A double donation of bladder scanning equipment has been made by the Friends of the Friarage to support local patients with the condition. The dedicated fundraisers, now in their Diamond Jubilee year, purchased the scanners – collectively worth £10,300 – for the community continence nursing team and the gynaecology department at the Northallerton hospital.