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MRI scans to be used as first line to diagnose prostate cancer

Posted on in Services, The trust

MRI scans are to be used as the first investigation for the diagnosis of prostate cancer from Monday 23 January 2017 at The James Cook University Hospital. This means any man referred to the Middlesbrough hospital with high PSA levels, which suggest prostate cancer might be present, will have an MRI scan, followed by a biopsy whereas previously they would have the biopsy first.

Boro stars delight young patients at Christmas

Posted on in Events, Hospitals, The trust

Poorly children at The James Cook University Hospital were treated to a special Christmas surprise today, when a star-studded team of Middlesbrough Football Club players came to visit. Local lad Ben Gibson chatted to the young fans alongside teammate Adam Clayton, asking about their recovery and what they’d like for Christmas, before presenting generous gifts and sweets.

Carols get staff and patients in festive spirit!

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, Staff, The trust

Staff and patients alike got into the Christmas spirit as they sang carols and other festive classics in the atrium of The James Cook University Hospital at the start of Christmas Week. The event made for an uplifting morning, with members of the Chaplaincy team leading the singing as well as members of a trust staff choir that will begin meeting after work again from January.

Norovirus – sharing isn’t always caring

Posted on in Hospitals, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is urging people with symptoms of norovirus not to visit hospitals to help prevent it from spreading. The condition, known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages and is now beginning to circulate in the community.

Outbreaks of norovirus, which causes vomiting and/or diarrhoea, are common in busy places such as hospitals as the virus easily spreads from one person to another and can survive on surfaces for several days.

Peace Light welcomed to James Cook chapel

Posted on in Events, Hospitals, The trust

A Peace light which has been travelling from Bethlehem to Britain every Christmas for 20 years was welcomed to The James Cook University Hospital. Children from Playdays Nursery on the hospital site sang Christmas songs, as an altar candle was lit in the Chapel of the Good Samaritan using the Peace Light, brought in by The Fourth South Bank Scout Group leader Arthur Wooff.

Chance for Myeloma patients to meet and get support

Posted on in Community services, Events, Fundraising, Nurses, Support groups, The trust

Up to eighty patients suffering from myeloma are expected to attend a special awareness event at The James Cook University Hospital next week, giving them the opportunity to meet and discuss their experiences of living with the blood cancer. Patients will also get the chance to find out about the wide range of support available to them in Middlesbrough, from complementary therapies to social activities.

The Friarage opens new lung surgery service

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, The Friarage, The trust

An initial 150 patients per year are set to benefit from a new £95,000 investment in new lung surgery services at The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. New specialist imaging equipment, increased theatre capacity for lung surgery and outpatient clinics will now be provided at the North Yorkshire hospital, benefitting patients from across Hambleton and Richmondshire and further afield, who currently face a long journey to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.