South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation trust is today among the first to be part of a pioneering ‘‘buddy scheme’ to help other NHS trusts in England to improve cancer patients’ experience of care.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first trusts to take part in Schwartz rounds – now more than 100 organisations are signed up to them.
It was party time for previous scoliosis surgery patients at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough as the service celebrated a highly successful four years.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine which occurs in children. The team with the skills to correct the curvature was boosted in 2010, with the appointment of consultant spine surgeons Mr Waleed Hekal and Mr Raman Kalyan.
Like every young lady when it comes to her wedding day, Becky Newton had it all planned out and her dad walking her down the aisle was an integral part of the day.
So when her dad Chris was rushed into the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with sepsis – a potentially life-threatening condition triggered by an infection – Becky’s plans slipped down her list of priorities as helping her dad’s recovery became her number one goal.