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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.

MP praises innovative service at the Friarage

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An innovative new service at the Friarage Hospital which allows emergency patients, who would usually have to stay in hospital, to be treated as outpatients – or even in their own homes – has been praised by its local MP. Richmond MP Rishi Sunak cited the ambulatory care and OHPAT (outpatient and home parenteral antimicrobial treatment) unit in Northallerton as a ‘shining example’ of providing care closer to home.

Nominate your Nightingale

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for nominations for its annual Nightingale Awards which recognise the hard work and dedication of nursing and midwifery staff across the organisation.
To nominate go to and submit your nomination form before the end of February.

Dad’s near death experience inspires book launch this Saturday

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He may no longer be able to play his beloved guitar – or even hold a camera after a photography career spanning almost 40 years – but cheerful dad-of-two Phil Graham, 62, is just glad to be alive! After almost dying from rare Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) Phil has written an inspirational book about his experience – and is determined to show other sufferers there is life after the condition.