A County Durham woman who has been battling ovarian cancer for more than five years has become the first in the UK to benefit from a new drug to prevent a recurrence of the disease. The 46-year-old, who does not want to be named, is a patient of Dr Talal Mansy, a consultant medical oncologist at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
A determined grandad who is battling prostate cancer has spoken of his joy at joining Jeff Stelling on his March for Men walk – and vowed to get involved with the event again next year. Roofer Ken Bashford, 60, of New Marske, walked with Jeff Stelling and other Prostate Cancer UK fundraisers from Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium to the Transporter Bridge, as part of Sky Soccer Saturday anchor’s effort to complete 15 marathons in 15 days, taking in 40 football stadiums across the country, from Exeter City FC to Newcastle United.
Physiotherapist Lynn Iveson has been selected as one of 30 healthcare professionals across the country to take part in a prestigious fellowship to help improve older people’s care. The Allied Health Professional (AHP) from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been selected for the Older Person’s Fellowship at King’s College London.
Our nursing heroes have been unveiled ahead of International Nurses Day this Friday, after being honoured honoured at the 14th annual Nightingale Awards at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium. Kelly Rowe’s exemplary service to paediatric care since 1996, and the many innovations she has introduced as a specialist diabetes nurse saw her named overall winner of the Nightingales, as well as the best Senior Nurse and winner of the Paediatric Award.
A North Yorkshire farmer is opening up his barn to members of the public for the seventh year running, to raise funds for Friends of The Friarage. The annual Barn That Rocks event has become a labour of love for Peter Fall, 70, and wife, Barbara, who now combine the daily chores that come with running the Grazingnook Farm, near Patrick Brompton, close to Bedale, with organising an annual musical extravaganza.
At five months old he received a heart transplant, at five years old he battled non-Hodgkin lymphoma, then at 24, Greg Rodgers found himself fighting for his life again. Greg feared his lymphoma had returned when he found a lump on his neck. He knew he would have to face weeks of chemotherapy, but what he had not been prepared for was the battle he was about to have against sepsis.
A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner is now up and running at the Friarage Hospital – thanks to the phenomenal support of the people of North Yorkshire. This month, the radiology team scanned their first patients on the diagnostic equipment which, when fully operational, will treat 22 patients a day, seven days a week.
The opening is a milestone for South Tees Hospitals Charity which launched a fundraising campaign to bring a scanner to the Northallerton hospital and has, to date, raised in excess of £1.4million. his includes £500,000 pledged by the Friends of the Friarage who have generously supported the Appeal in partnership with the Charity.
Senior staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said a special “thank you” to South Cleveland Heart Fund (SCHF), following a successful £1m appeal. Members of the SCHF attended The James Cook University Hospital’s Radiology Department to view new and upgraded MRI scanners paid for with the £1m they raised in eighteen months – with a little help from their friends in the local community.