Coronavirus – trust case update

Posted on in Hospitals

Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at The James Cook University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was 85 years old and was admitted with underlying health conditions.

New books boost for children’s ward

Posted on in Fundraising

Thousands of pounds worth of new books has been donated to the children’s ward at The James Cook University Hospital thanks to the hard work of an independent book seller and the generosity of local businesses. Sarah Gatenby, an independent Usborne Books at Home organiser who runs Wise Owl Reading Tree, collected donations from businesses and housing companies to create a new reading library in the children’s ward.

Self-administrating injection for asthma patients

Posted on in Health improvement, Services

Patients have been self-administrating an asthma injection that they would previously have to come into hospital for every two weeks. In the past respiratory patients at The James Cook University Hospital have had to travel to the outpatients department to receive their Omalizumab injection, which for some has been an inconvenience on their family and working life for years.

Telephone line issues

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We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with our telephone lines across the trust. This is affecting some incoming external calls to our switchboard and Patient Connect.

Hearing dog helps hospital staff

Posted on in Staff

If you are walking around The James Cook University Hospital you might an adorable cockapoo caller Jenson. That is because he is a hearing dog for Sarah Urwin, assistant service manager for admin and clerical.

Karen hits 40 year milestone

Posted on in Nurses

It was 40 years ago when Karen Banham first proudly donned her nursing hat. Her father was not keen to let her join the police force and her teacher said she would make a good nurse, and so it was decided that she would apply to attend the Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing.