Prostate cancer patients will be the first on Teesside to benefit from leading-edge robotic surgery when a team of urologists at The James Cook University Hospital will, for the first time, use a da Vinci robot to treat prostate cancer.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating after receiving its best ever results in the national cancer patient experience survey. Nine out of 10 cancer patients rated their care at The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital as “very good” or “excellent” with some departments achieving 100% patient satisfaction in a number of areas.
Baby Oscar Schofield, came into the world just 16 minutes after the official start of the midwifery-led maternity centre at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.
Oscar’s nursery nurse mum Lisa and husband Andrew, of Aiskew near Bedale, had been expecting this moment since his due date five days previous, but 7lbs 1oz Oscar’s arrival at 8.16am on Monday (6 October) brought great joy to the pair and his elder brothers, Oliver, six, and three and a half year-old Sydney.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is rolling out the Friends and Family test even further from this month (October) to include all outpatients and patients who have had a day case procedure. For the first time, patients receiving treatment in these two areas will also have the opportunity to feedback on their care by text or by responding to an automated telephone call to their home phone as part of a pilot scheme.