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Commendation for care team

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The trust’s specialist palliative care team has been commended at the 2012 Macmillan Excellence Awards. The Hambleton and Richmondshire specialist palliative care team from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust received a commendation in the team awards – for teams who have made a significant contribution to their service or produced an exemplary piece of work.

Heart surgeon named Europe’s top trainer

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When it comes to training heart experts of the future cardiothoracic surgeon Simon Kendall has been named as the best in Europe. Simon, who is based at the heart unit at The James Cook University Hospital, has been awarded the Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Training Excellence 2012 by the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS).

Radiotherapy careers open day

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The radiotherapy department at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is opening its doors to make people more aware of the wide range of careers available in this specialty. The careers open day is being held on Saturday 3 November 2012 between 10am and 1pm to offer expert advice on how to train in this specialist area.

Neurosurgeon and novelist

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When he’s not busy operating at The James Cook University Hospital, neurosurgeon Fred Nath can be found putting pen to paper for his latest novel. Fred, who currently has three bestsellers in the Amazon Kindle wartime top 30, has just published his latest title – Francesca Pascal.

If anyone deserves this award they do

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Joanne Wombwell went into labour at just 23 weeks and five days so she was rushed from Chesterfield to Middlesbrough to give her twins the best chance of survival. Joanne and Tony were so impressed with the care and support they received that they nominated the neonatal team as NHS Heroes – A new national scheme designed to recognise the great work that individuals and teams do every day in the NHS.

Always going that extra mile

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The motor neurone disease team at The James Cook University Hospital have been named as NHS Heroes for always going that extra mile for their patients. Colin Pearson and Sonia Henman of the MND Association nominated the team on Ward 25 to thank them for “providing a lifeline” to those with MND from across Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire.

Mario starts a new life and health career in Nepal

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Charge nurse Mario Hughes has left his job to dedicate his time and medical expertise on a life-changing venture in Nepal.

Mario, a familiar face in cardiothoracic surgery at The James Cook University Hospital, took the decision to resign after 25 years working in hi-tech intensive care units to set up an intensive care unit in a hospital in Pokhara.

Tree tribute to popular nurse Julie

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Family, friends and colleagues have planted a loving tribute to Middlesbrough nurse Julie Jones.

Julie passed away in November last year at the age of 51 after losing her battle with breast cancer, but the memory of her bubbly and always positive personality will not be forgotten after her family planted a magnolia tree in the garden of the Carter Bequest Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Rick carries Olympic torch for Stockton

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Healthcare assistant and athletics coach, Rick Betts, will carry the Olympic torch on Sunday 17 June on one of the Stockton legs of its journey. Rick, who works in the operating theatres at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, was nominated for this very special honour by the parents of one of the many young athletes he coaches at Middlesbrough’s Clairville Stadium.