Unwanted artificial limbs set to transform lives

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Visitors to The James Cook University Hospital could have been forgiven for doing a double take when trolley loads of artificial arms and legs were wheeled out across the car park for a good cause. More than 70 unwanted prosthetic limbs from the disablement services centre were piled into the back of cars to help transform the lives of amputees in Africa.

Therapist makes dream a reality for Boyzone fan

Posted on in Services, Staff, Support groups

Paula Adamson could not believe her eyes when her therapist from the Trinity Holistic Centre arranged for her to meet her favourite band members from Boyzone. The private meet and greet at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground was arranged by complementary therapist Caroline Chinn who was able to contact the band’s manager through a […]

Jamie lands two top Nightingale awards

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Each year, the nurse and midwife consultants at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ask for nominations from staff and patients highlighting nursing and midwifery staff who have gone above and beyond their duty to deliver exceptional patient care.
This year the overall winner was 27 year-old Jamie Goldswain. Jamie is not only the first male to pick up the coveted award but he is also the first non-registered nurse to collect the prize in the ten years the awards scheme has been running.

Mel’s back on her bike thanks to cardio colleagues

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When Mel Wagner had her new bike stolen she thought her days of cycling to work were over before they had even started. But the operating department practitioner was amazed when just 24 hours later her colleagues in cardiothoracic theatres had rallied round to raise £550 to buy her another.

Making a pledge to improve patient care

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Trust staff joined hundreds of thousands of people across the country by making a pledge for NHS Change Day. Now in its second year, NHS Change Day encouraged staff to pledge to do one thing to improve care for patients – no matter how big or small.