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.
The James Cook University Hospital is very proud to be the first hospital in the North of England to recruit suitable patients to the Prostate Advances in Comparative Evidence (PACE) trial for prostate cancer. This trial is looking at a type of radiotherapy called stereotactic radiotherapy and comparing it with either conventional radiotherapy or surgery. The trial is for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer that has not grown outside the prostate gland.
South Tees Hospitals staff are set to take on a fierce panel of dragons in a bid to secure a pot of research funding that could benefit patients across Teesside, North Yorkshire – and NHS trusts further afield. The Research & Development team, based at the recently launched South Tees Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation (LRI) on the James Cook University hospital site, is pleased to present Dragons’ Lair for the second year running.
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 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.
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.
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.
As revellers prepare to go out and enjoy the Black Friday festivities tonight, we are urging people to stay safe, drink responsibly – and avoid spending Christmas in hospital.
The @SouthTees twitter account is updating every hour, with examples of what type of patients are coming into accident and emergency today.
New results from the world’s biggest ovarian cancer screening trial, which involved 10,000 women from the Teesside area, suggest that screening based on an annual blood test may help reduce the number of women dying from the disease by around 20%. The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough was one of 13 centres involved.