Those whose lives have been saved thanks to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are getting behind a campaign to bring a new scanner to The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. Cath Crouch, from Northallerton, shared her selfie on @STeesCharity Twitter as part of the #MyReasonIs campaign stating: “MRI saved my life when they found out I had thrombosis”.
Elderly leukaemia patients are now able to receive life-enhancing treatment in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to an award-winning service developed at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Patients can now receive chemotherapy injections at home – administered by themselves or a loved one – reducing the need for hospital admissions.
She might be 100 years old, but chirpy Irene Stoddart still loves nothing more than losing herself in a best-selling thriller, going to see the latest blockbuster movie – or the satisfaction of completing a challenging crossword. And thanks to doctors at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who discovered and treated a sight-threatening eye condition, the former teacher is still able to indulge in these simple pursuits she believes help her to stay as sharp as a pin!
Love nursing open days at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and The Friarage in Northallerton have proved such a success, they are set to return in the early autumn. A total of seven nurses were offered jobs with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a result of the July open days – including five at James Cook and two at The Friarage.
A passionate team who care for some of the most vulnerable patients across South Tees have been rewarded for successfully turning a pilot project into a vital service – in just 10 months. Dedicated professionals from the Parkinson’s Advanced Symptoms Unit (PASU) – the first of its kind in the UK – picked up the ‘Managing Long Term Conditions’ gong at the Patient Safety Awards 2016.