NHS England Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has met with senior leaders of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to find out more about the transformation work taking place across the organisation to deliver real change for patients.
An extra date has been added to a series of engagement events to discuss the development of a long term, sustainable plan for the Friarage Hospital. Due to the popularity of the Thirsk event, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has organised a further meeting on Wednesday 20 December in Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall from 4pm to 6pm.
A double donation of bladder scanning equipment has been made by the Friends of the Friarage to support local patients with the condition. The dedicated fundraisers, now in their Diamond Jubilee year, purchased the scanners – collectively worth £10,300 – for the community continence nursing team and the gynaecology department at the Northallerton hospital.
Staff and patients raised a cup to mark the start of building work on The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The annual Macmillan Cancer Support charity event this year coincided with construction getting underway on the new multi-million pound cancer centre at the hospital, which is being funded by local philanthropist Sir Robert Ogden, Macmillan and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
A grateful patient has praised the care she received from the James Cook University Hospital’s hand therapy team, after a bad wrist break resulted in intensive physiotherapy. Pam Pedersen, 73, from Great Ayton, says she “couldn’t have asked for better treatment” after losing the use of her left hand and being referred to Gary Rigby, a specialist hand physiotherapist.