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New clinical trial offers treatment hope for advanced pancreatic cancer patients

Posted on in Research, The trust

Pancreatic Cancer UK is encouraging people with advanced pancreatic cancer in Middlesbrough to find out more about a pioneering clinical trial at The James Cook University Hospital, which is offering a new combination of treatments which could ultimately allow patients to live for longer. The new HALO 301 trial could offer patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread outside the pancreas, a potential new treatment option for a disease which currently has very few treatments.

Trust is top at putting junior doctors through their PACES

Posted on in Awards, The trust

The Tees valley’s biggest hospital has been recognised as one of the leading UK centres in creating the “next generation” of senior NHS doctors. Dr Mahir Hamad, Consultant Physician and Clinical Director for Acute Medicine, is to receive a prestigious award recognising South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s achievement in enabling 270 junior doctors each year to take a vital clinical practice exam at The James Cook University Hospital.

Fun-packed programme for elderly care patients

Posted on in Hospitals

From dominos, cards and knitting to enjoying a sing-a-long or a spot of afternoon tea, the new therapeutic care companion volunteer programme at The James Cook University Hospital has something for everyone and is already proving a hit with our older patients.

Where there’s a will there’s a way!

Posted on in Services

Olivia Fairclough hit the headlines last year when she was left paralysed following a horse riding accident in Egypt and her brother Trevor launched a fundraising campaign to get her home. On hearing about Olivia’s situation on BBC Tees, Professor Stephen Bonner, clinical director of critical care, contacted Trevor and offered to help with the repatriation.

ICU Steps – a real lifeline

Posted on in Support groups

Every year more than 2,500 patients are treated in the intensive care units at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital following life-threatening critical illness. Former critical care patients and relatives have joined up with local health professionals to run the ICU Steps Tees support group.

Great North Run – final places up for grabs!

Posted on in Fundraising

If you would like to take part in the Great North Run on Sunday 10 September 2017 but failed to gain a general ballot place South Tees Hospitals Charity has a limited number of guaranteed places left. You just need to chose which ward/department you would like to raise funds for! All we ask is […]

Advanced eye procedure comes to James Cook

Posted on in Services

Eye patients at The James Cook University Hospital can now undergo a procedure to strengthen their cornea at the Middlesbrough hospital. This advanced procedure, known as corneal collagen cross-linking, is used to treat a progressive corneal condition called Keratoconus which affects young people.