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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.southtees.nhs.uk/about/awards/nightingale/ and submit your nomination form before the end of February.
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.
Patients with dementia who have had a hip fracture and their carers are being asked to take part in a special workshop at The James Cook University Hospital as part of some research to assess pain.
Previous research has shown that dementia patients receiving treatment for a hip fracture may get a third of the amount of pain relief than those who don’t have the condition.
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.
School pupils have helped make the accident and emergency department at The James Cook University Hospital more child friendly by designing artwork for its new resuscitation rooms. The new rooms enable children who have been involved in major trauma or who have a medical emergency to be treated in a separate area with a more appropriate environment.