Carers are always welcome at South Tees Hospitals! That was the message from Karen Harwood, lead nurse for patient and carer engagement, during national Carers’ Week.
The Parkinson’s Advanced Symptoms Unit (PASU) at Redcar Primary Care Hospital has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, just nine months after opening. The unit, which provides rapid access, assessments,and home visits for patients with complications arising from their Parkinson’s Disease, has been shortlisted in the ‘Managing long-Term Conditions’ category of the Patient Safety Awards 2016.
A mum-of-two who discovered she had breast cancer thanks to a routine mammogram provided by her employer Marks & Spencer raised £4,200 for a charity close to her heart – with a little help from colleagues and customers of the same store. Karen Laskey, 54, of Ingleby Barwick, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and took the rest of the year off work from her job as a sales assistant as she fought the disease.
One of the first sepsis nurses in the UK is hoping to increase survival rates from the deadly condition and promote the importance of her lifesaving role through a forum she chairs. Jacqui Jones was the only sepsis nurse in the UK for about three years following the end of a year-long pilot of the role from 2010.
A community nursing team who helped fulfil a patient’s wish to die at home, a nurse who organised a wedding for a terminally ill patient and another who wrote a book for siblings about their little brother or sister’s stay in the neonatal unit. These are just a few examples of care and compassion above and beyond the call of duty recognised at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Nightingale Awards.
Consultants and surgeons from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust came out to support Tour de Yorkshire cyclists as they whizzed past The James Cook University Hospital on Marton Road. The Vascular and Endovascular surgery department joined forces with the trust’s Specialist Weight Management Service, The Circulation Foundation and colleagues from South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to serve up tasty and heart healthy Mediterranean treats to the crowds who came out to cheer on the cyclists.
A Middlesbrough Grandma underwent surgery at The James Cook University Hospital to become the first woman in the world outside a clinical trial to benefit from a new pacemaker. The new WiSE wireless pacemaker, which is the size of a grain of rice, was developed by EBR Systems Inc and is implanted directly into the innermost layer of tissue that lines the left chamber of the heart.
MB DIY based on Skippers Lane, Middlesbrough really pulled out all the stops to help patients on James Cook’s ward 14 a – smashing their fundraising target at the same time. Thanks to the staff’s phenomenal fundraising efforts they raised over £6,000 for the ward which looks after cancer patients, well above their original ambitious target of £5,000.
A historic rise in accidents, the inevitable over-indulgence in chocolate and alcohol and the lingering effects of the cold weather on the elderly and people with long-term conditions all make for a busy Easter at A&E. Extra consultants have been drafted in to the accident and emergency department at The James Cook University Hospital this weekend, to cope with the expected surge in patients.