Advanced nurse practitioner in radiology Helen Scullion is celebrating after being named Nurse of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony. Helen was presented with the Nursing Times Award at a glittering event in London hosted by TV and radio presenter Gethin Jones. The accolade comes just months after Helen was listed as one of health and care’s Top 70 Stars as part of national celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been accredited as ‘Veteran Aware’ today (Friday 9 November). This mark of distinction means that patients who have served in the UK armed forces will be cared for by frontline staff who have received training and education on their specific needs, such as mental health, and who can signpost them to local support services.
Health services across Teesside are taking steps to ensure they are fully prepared to deal with any surges in demand this winter. Whether it’s identifying extra hospital beds or vaccinating frontline staff against flu, plans are in place to enable urgent and emergency care teams to cope with increasing pressures. The NHS is also urging people to Help Us Help you…
The heart unit at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating reaching a special milestone after implanting its 10,000th pacemaker. The heart team at James Cook fitted their first pacemaker back in 1993 and now implant around 800 of the devices every year in the hospital’s cardiac catheterisation labs.
Cancer patients at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are benefiting from a leading edge radiotherapy machine which can deliver treatment up to three times faster than conventional methods. The new linear accelerator (linac) – a Versa HD manufactured by Elekta – has advanced 4D image guidance systems which provide extremely accurate treatment delivery and minimal side effects.