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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.

Hearing dog helps hospital staff

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If you are walking around The James Cook University Hospital you might an adorable cockapoo caller Jenson. That is because he is a hearing dog for Sarah Urwin, assistant service manager for admin and clerical.

Radiotherapy careers open day

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Being a therapeutic radiographer is a very rewarding career. Why not come all to The James Cook University Hospital Radiotherapy Careers Open Day on Saturday 19 October 2019, 10am to 12pm to find out more?

Heart team aim to set up heart surgery unit in Ghana

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A Teesside heart team are giving up their holidays to perform life-saving operations in Ghana for a second time. The team from The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough are set to jet off on their second mission to the Kumasi Hospital on 19 October. As part of the preparations 10 Ghanaians, including cardiologists, nurses and a surgeon, have spent four weeks in the cardiothoracic theatres at James Cook working closely with the Teesside team to develop their surgical skills.

Jennifer honoured at commemorative tree planting ceremony

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A tree has been planted in memory of hospital supervisor Jennifer Chilver who often helped raise money for cancer services and tragically died from breast cancer at the age of 51. In a well-attended ceremony at The James Cook University Hospital, Jennifer was remembered as a much-loved wife, parent, friend and colleague by family and friends including husband Steven Chilver and son Ryan Reed. The tree, which was planted on the James Cook site, was donated by Jennifer’s former colleagues.