Staff’s delight at landing regional award

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Radiographers at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to have been named the Northern Regional Team of the Year for 2013 by the Society and College of Radiographers. The team of radiotherapy treatment floor staff were nominated as they have worked tirelessly over the last number of years to maintain high standards of patient care and treatment delivery during a period of rapid change.

Ever thought of a career in radiotherapy?

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The radiotherapy department at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is opening for a special career open day to highlight the careers working in radiotherapy. The careers open day is being held on Saturday 14 September 2013 between 10am and 12.30pm to offer expert advice on the role and how to train in this specialist area.

Emergency exercise success

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A full-scale evacuation of a smoke-filled hospital ward was staged as part of a training exercise for emergency services. Mock emergency exercise smokescreen was held at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton on Wednesday 4 September 2013, to test and develop staff emergency training and procedures in a ‘real life, real time’ situation. South Tees Hospitals NHS […]

Surgeons save farmer trampled by a bull

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Surgeons at The James Cook University Hospital performed their first rib plating operation to save the life of a farmer who was trampled by a bull. Derek Thompson, 69, was left fighting for his life with 22 fractured ribs when he was hit by a bull while rounding up his cattle. Cardiothoracic surgeon Joel Dunning teamed up with orthopaedic surgeon James McVie to perform the hospital’s first rib plating procedure.

Innovative designs help spinal patient

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When a cycling accident left Michael Bonney without the use of his arms, legs or lungs he was determined not to give up. Within just six weeks the managing director of Orange Mountain Bikes was able to operate an iPad using a purpose built mouth stick specially designed for him by the medical physics department at The James Cook University Hospital.

Fast and furious for Dani – Luge champion

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Military adult nurse – Corporal Danielle Scott – is a bit of a dare devil at heart. Thanks to her hard work and expertise in winter sports, Danielle, 26, who is based at Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU) Northallerton, has been crowned ladies champion at the Great Britain Luge Championships.

Chief executive ranked in ‘top 10’ most influential clinical leaders

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The chief executive of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Tricia Hart, has been ranked in the ‘top 10’ of most influential clinical leaders in England. Professor Hart was placed at number ten in the HSJ’s clinical leaders list, launched this year, which looked for clinicians influencing policy, innovation and service transformation.

Middlesbrough nurse proud to develop her skills

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Sarah Houghton, the senior sister in charge of orthopaedic theatres at The James Cook University Hospital is among the first to take a new leadership programme for nurses and midwives. Sarah has worked in clinical theatres for 12 years, where quality patient care is central to her work ethic.