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Help at hand for frustrating sight condition

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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.

Elizabeth’s life-saving HeRO

Posted on in Services, The trust

Elizabeth Fraser was given the ‘best Christmas present’, a life-saving procedure at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and now looks forward to a brighter 2016.

The HeRO (Haemodialysis Reliable Outflow) graft operation– the first one of its kind in the North East – was carried out on the 55 year-old dialysis patient as the last possible course of action the medical team looking after her could offer her.

How you can help the NHS this winter

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, The trust

Patients not turning up for operations, an increase in respiratory illnesses and delayed discharges – as well as the misuse of A&E – all make winter more difficult for the region’s NHS. That’s the message from consultants, nursing managers, pharmacists and pathologists based at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, who are appealing for the public’s help to ease winter pressures at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Four generations go dippy for Ward 24

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When Kath Askew was rushed to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough from a break she and husband Bill were enjoying in Seahouses, Northumberland, her close family raced to be with her.

Kath had suffered a ruptured brain tumour, caused by melanoma and underwent an emergency operation. She then recouperated for several days on ward 24 of the hospital. Now the family want to raise funds for the ward as a way for saying thanks for the excellent care Kath received.

Cancer team’s survey appeal

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is appealing to patients to take part in the annual national cancer patient experience survey.

The survey, undertaken by Quality Health, looks at the quality of care provided by all 153 acute and specialist NHS trusts in England that provide adult acute cancer services.

James Cook named as a centre of excellence for Paget’s disease

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The James Cook University Hospital has been recognised as a centre of excellence for the treatment and research of Paget’s disease of the bone. The Paget’s Association, the dedicated UK charity for Paget’s disease, formally awarded the centre of excellence status to James Cook at an official unveiling in the Middlesbrough hospital’s rheumatology department.