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.
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.
Teesside comedy favourite Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown paid a visit to The James Cook University Hospital to donate £5,000 raised from the proceeds of merchandise sales. It was a welcome return for Chubby, who has made previous generous gifts to the hospital’s ‘Star fund’ which helps pay for advancements in radiotherapy and oncology for cancer patients […]