Nightingale honour for cancer ward nurses

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Staff on ward 14 at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough have been named as true nightingales. Nurses and healthcare assistants on the ward, which specialises in caring for cancer patients, were named Nightingale Award winners 2013 at a prestigious ceremony hosted by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Surgeon publishes World War 2 thriller

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Brain surgeon Fred Nath has published the next instalment of his World War 2 adventure series. His latest book entitled “The Fat Chef” is a WW2 thriller set in a posh Paris hotel, where as the Nazi plans unfold and the hotel is taken over for the use of the German military, Raoul Verney the head chef hides his Jewish staff.

Dedicated nurse’s hero award

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Jenny Butcher has been rewarded with a ‘My NHS Hero’ award for assisting a freezing road-crash victim before the emergency services arrived at the scene. Jenny left her home near Thirsk in North Yorkshire and as she was driving to work at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, along the A19 when she witnessed the aftermath of a road traffic accident involving a car, a tractor and two lorries.

Top job for spinal expert

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Professor Charles Greenough, a spinal expert at The James Cook University Hospital, has been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board as the national clinical director for spinal disorders. He was appointed to the post by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh but will continue his consultant role at the trust.

Your chance to influence your health services

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit two new governors to help influence the future of its health services. Governors provide an important link between the trust and the community; helping the trust to gather views from local people and feeding back to them what is happening.

South Tees’ A&E survey delight

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Staff in the accident and emergency departments at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and their colleagues at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton have today received a welcome boost. Results from the latest Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) survey on people’s experiences of accident and emergency services show the teams in a very favourable light.

Derek’s poignant trip to Uganda

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Derek Toase has returned from a poignant trip to Uganda where he helped to build a home for orphaned and vulnerable children. The two-week expedition was a rewarding but emotional one for the father-of-three, as his late wife Margaret – a long-standing union member and former staffside chairman of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – was the person who signed him up!

Communications team scoop two awards

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s communications team is celebrating after scooping two titles at the Association of Healthcare Communications and Marketing Awards 2012. Head of communications Amanda Marksby was named communicator of the year beating tough competition from NHS colleagues from right across the country.