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Praise for heart team’s international research work

Posted on in Nurses, Research, Services, Staff, The trust

Cardiologists at Teesside’s biggest hospital have been praised for their role in a major international study looking at the effectiveness of different treatments for patients with Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD).

The cardiothoracic team, led by Dr Mark de Belder at The James Cook University Hospital, were praised by New York University-based leaders of the ISCHEMIA trial, a major international, multicentre randomised trial researching the best way to manage the condition.

Hundreds of patients to benefit from at-home therapy

Posted on in Awards, Community services, Health improvement, Nurses, Research, Services, Staff, The trust

A successful project to provide intravenous (IV) antibiotics to patients with a long-term lung condition in their own homes is set to benefit dozens of others with different health conditions. The cutting-edge service improvement enterprise looked at how providing IV antibiotic therapy to patients in their own homes rather than as inpatients in hospital could improve both the patient experience and also reduce costs.

Carole is inspiration behind Dragonfly scheme

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, Staff, Support groups, The trust

The widow of a “true gentleman” who stayed at her husband’s bedside for four nights as he succumbed to leukaemia has thanked specialist palliative care nurses who made his final days so comfortable – as well as looking after her too. Carole Stiff, 78, said doctors, nurses and the “sweet” ward clerk on Ward 15 were “more like family than complete strangers,” supporting and comforting her at the same time as looking after her beloved Harry.

Vulnerable patients tell staff: ‘We’re relying on you to fight flu’.

Posted on in Awards, Community services, Fundraising, Health improvement, Hospitals, Research, Services, Staff, Support groups, The trust

Having the flu jab this year could save a life – yours, a hospital patient’s or a member of your family’s. That’s the message to staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as part of a hard-hitting campaign to encourage them to get vaccinated against flu.