The state-of-the-art cancer treatment, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) in use for cancer patients at The James Cook University Hospital has reached a milestone. The department was one of the first in the UK to develop a SABR service back in 2009 and is one on the leading radiotherapy centres in UK, offering some of the most advanced treatment to patients in the region. The current cohort of patients being treated includes the 200th.
Staff nurse Sarah Brooks has landed this year’s prized Nightingale award for her outstanding contribution to patient care.
Sarah, who works on the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, also took home the award for staff nurse of the year, to make it a double celebration for the 34 year-old from Marton.
Patients are being asked to return medical equipment and medical aids that they borrowed from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, if they no longer require them. This reminder is aimed at those who may have been given crutches, a wheelchair, a nebuliser or any other piece of equipment when discharged from hospital and now, after recuperation and rehabilitation, they no longer require the items.
THE midwife-led maternity centre at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton has been praised by UNICEF’s UK baby friendly initiative, for the promotion of breastfeeding. The centre met all of the criteria relating to Stage 3 accreditation and now has the same level of accolade as the maternity unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
A diabetes consultant whose baby boy lost his life to a rare condition aged just 15 days is to mark the fourth anniversary with a marathon fundraiser.
Amelia and Simon Ashwell lost baby David to Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia (ACD), a fatal lung condition which has affected only a handful of babies worldwide, in March 2011.
Grateful patient Tina Reid organised a sponsored walk to thank the dedicated staff on ward 14 for the amazing care and support she has received which helped to raise over £3,200.
Brave Tina, 52, from Stockton has ovarian cancer and she has been cared for on the ward at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough over the last six months.
Richard and Tracy Clarke have handed over another fantastic amount of £50,000 to help with the refurbishment of the children’s day unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
The ultra-dedicated pair from Coulby Newham, have raised over £300,000 though their registered charity, Abbie’s Love, for epilepsy research and supporting children with the condition.
Nursing staff can now show their caring qualities with a touch of competitiveness after a board game focussing on these attributes has been produced by a team of Teesside-based nurses. A group of senior nurses and clinical matrons came up with, and developed, the idea of ‘Who Cares Wins’ while working on the wards and departments at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.
Senior charge nurse Paul Rafferty is helping to put South Tees’ name on the map after being asked to chair a national conference. Paul will chair the ‘effective ward managers’ one-day event in London, after being recognised for the work has done around implementing the 6Cs of nursing on his own particular ward at The James Cook University Hospital.