A Parkinson’s Advanced Symptom Unit (PASU) – the first of its kind in the UK – has opened at Redcar Primary Care Hospital. Unlike a usual 15 or 30 minute appointment, the pilot clinic offers half-day or full day appointments where specialist staff – including occupational therapists, physiotherapists and specialist nurses – have greater opportunity to assess the patient’s condition and to tailor treatment to individual needs.
A new institute for learning, research and innovation will be showcased at The James Cook University Hospital on Wednesday (21 October). The institute brings together a full range of research, teaching, development, training and innovation facilities into one ‘hub’ with the ambition to grow and become a regional, national and international leader in its field. Among the guests on ‘launch day’ will be patient Shannon Barstow,
Smokers who light up in vehicles with children present face £50 fine from today – but the penalty could be far worse, as little ones face increased risk of serious illness. That’s the message from Public Health England and Fresh Smoke Free North East today, as Stoptober begins on the same day a new law banning smoking in vehicles transporting under 18s comes into force.
There were no losers at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Star Awards – just a raft of inspirational stories which showcased local health services at their very best. The awards – held to recognise the work of staff, volunteers and fundraisers who have really made a difference to a patient or service – attracted hundreds of entries this year in ten different categories.
The trust has been recognised as one of the top 120 NHS employers by the HSJ and the Nursing Times, who in partnership with NHS Employers, has revealed a list of the best places to work in the NHS in 2015. In partnership with the publications, NHS Employers has revealed a list of the best places to work in the NHS in 2015.
The Trinity Holistic Centre is running a series of free music workshops for young people who have been affected by cancer or other long term conditions. Big Noise workshops will be held throughout August and September to encourage 10 to 24-year-olds to try something new and meet others their age with similar health issues