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Therapists take on new challenges

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WITH many services limited to urgent appointments during the coronavirus pandemic, therapy teams have found themselves taking on a range of different roles. A number of therapists at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been temporarily redeployed to support stroke and rehabilitation services in community hospitals, ensuring their skills are still put to good use.

Care in a Crisis photography project

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A gallery of striking images showcasing some of the extraordinary work carried out by The James Cook University Hospital team during the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by photographer and teaching fellow Matthew Jones. Taken inside the Middlesbrough hospital’s critical care department, the project documents the pressure, the challenges, the camaraderie and the kindness shown by this incredible team in the most difficult times. 

Mark Lowe tribute

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust sadly has to announce that Mark Lowe, a porter with The James Cook University Hospital radiology team, passed away on Thursday 28 May after testing positive for COVID-19.

NHS heroes in the community

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Community nursing teams have pulled out all the stops to ensure their most vulnerable patients get the care they need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams have adapted their ways of working to keep patient visits to a minimum – whether it’s carrying out telephone consultations or teaching families basic wound care.

Routine is the key to surviving lockdown

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Vascular surgeon Commander Adam Stannard is no stranger to spending time in isolation. As a military surgeon he has often had to spend months away from his friends and family, particularly back when he was appointed to submarines, and more recently with the Royal Marines.

Staff overwhelmed by support

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Staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been overwhelmed by the amazing support they have received from the community throughout the coronavirus pandemic. As the trust steps up plans to cope with more patients requiring hospital admission and respiratory support, teams have taken delivery of everything from towers of takeaway pizza and boxes of chocolates to supplies of essentials such as shower gel and underwear.