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Your medicines: Bag them and bring them

Posted on in Hospitals, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is supporting the recently-launched campaign, ‘My Medicines, My Health’. Targeting patients across Teesside and North Yorkshire who have long term medical conditions, ‘My Medicines, My Health’ urges people to value the medicine they have been prescribed for their health condition by keeping them safe together in one place and in one bag – and take them with them for key medical appointments such as visits to hospital.

Hospital sleep team scoop national award

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Dreaming of a better service for patients with sleep apnoea has become a reality for one hospital team – leading to shorter waiting times and a national award. For six months, the directorate of sleep medicine at The James Cook University Hospital worked on streamlining its service for patients with OSA – obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.

Full steam ahead for hospital rail station

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Work has begun on the long awaited rail station at the back of The James Cook University Hospital. Following a successful application to the local sustainable transport fund, Tees Valley Unlimited secured Department for Transport money for the new station, alongside a number of other initiatives to improve rail facilities across the area.

Trust to showcase its shining stars

Posted on in Awards, Staff, The trust

Do you know someone at South Tees who is a ‘star’ and deserves an award for going that extra mile to help a patient or improve a service? If so, then you can nominate them in the trust’s annual star awards, an event which recognises the work of staff, volunteers and fundraisers across the entire organisation.

Annual Cancer Conference

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An Annual Cancer Conference will be held at the academic centre at James Cook on Friday 31 January. Speakers include Mr Sean Duffy, national clinical director for cancer NHS England and Professor Greg Rubin, professor of general practice and primary care.

Children welcome Peace Light to hospital

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A Peace Light brought all the way from Bethlehem will arrive at The James Cook University Hospital this week to continue an annual Christmas tradition. Children from the Playdays day nursery will accept the light from the Scouts of the Fourth South Bank Group on Thursday 19 December at around 11am.

A touch of class for Christmas

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The atrium at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough will be alive with the sound of music on the run up to Christmas. The Opus four string quartet – a well-established ensemble of professional musicians with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in both the classical and popular repertoire – will be adding a touch of class by performing for patients, visitors and staff on Wednesday 27 November 2013 from 2pm to 4pm.

Drive to improve dementia care

Posted on in Services, Staff, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is launching a five-year drive to improve hospital care for patients with dementia. With more than 32,500 people in the North East living with dementia, and this number expected to double in the next 30 years, the trust – which runs The James Cook University Hospital, Friarage Hospital and […]