Volunteer knitters and dressmakers – and donations of wool – are needed to help produce tiny gowns and wraps to provide cherished memories for bereaved families in the region. Angel Gowns with Love has been launched by Abra Wood, 25, of Darlington to help offer timely support to parents who have stillborn babies.
Members of a Teesside club have rallied round and raised £14,000 to help heart patients at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
The generous members of Beechwood and Easterside Club, which is only a short distance from the hospital, dug deep and through 2015 managed to raise the fantastic sum. Through the South Cleveland Heart Fund, they we able to buy two ‘Sara Plus’ standing aids for the cardiology patients at the hospital.
The South Cleveland Heart Fund has reached its £1m target for the upgrade of a MRI scanner, thanks to generous donations from the public. The £1m milestone was reached within 18 months, after a number of kind-hearted people rallied together to raise vital funds for the cause – with events ranging from race nights to a Bollywood extravaganza!
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is thought to be the first NHS trust in the country to receive six Macmillan quality awards. The Trinity Holistic Centre is the latest service to receive the prestigious Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM) which demonstrates to staff, visitors and patients that a facility is welcome and accessible to all, amongst other standards.
Nine-year-old speech and language patient Kenzie Hughes will be the envy of his many friends this week, as he stars in an episode of popular children’s programme, Something Special. Viewers of the much-loved CBeebies show will see Kenzie, whose cerebral palsy means he is unable to speak, interact with star Justin Fletcher using eyegaze technology that has given him a voice for the first time – and has also helped bring out a cheekier side to his character!
South Tees Hospitals NHS FT is making positive changes to strengthen the care and support given to healthcare’s unsung heroes – carers. Across the UK, an estimated 6.5million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill in hospital and it is a role valued – and recognised – by the trust which is holding a number of drop-in events in February to celebrate the carers.
Friarage breast cancer support group is holding an open meeting for anyone that has been affected by breast cancer on the evening of Wednesday 17 February 2016. Held in the Scott suite at the Friarage Hospital from 7pm to 9pm the informal meeting welcomes new members who would appreciate an opportunity for a chat. This […]
The South Tees Macular Degeneration Awareness Day takes place on Monday 25 January 2016 and has been organised with an intention to improve awareness amongst our age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients on the condition, especially on the treatment options available to them and the support systems that are in place to help them utilise their eyesight to the maximum potential.
In a beautiful ivory, embellished gown – kindly donated by Laura Day bridal wear at less than a day’s notice – Annalise, 45, who is a cancer patient on ward 14 at The James Cook University Hospital, dazzled.
Tears were shed as the Redcar couple made their vows in front of family, friends and the dedicated nurses and hospital staff who have cared for Annalise and supported her family.