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Volunteers needed for Macmillan centre

Posted on in Hospitals, The Friarage

Volunteers are needed for the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. The information service will move into The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, currently under construction and due for completion this autumn, and up to 20 new volunteers are required to support the existing service and new development.

Hand surgery while you are awake!

Posted on in Services

Patients at The James Cook University Hospital can now undergo hand surgery while they are awake. Trauma experts at the Middlesbrough Hospital have been piloting a new hand block service which uses local anaesthetic to numb the nerves so patients can stay awake to watch their operation and chat to their consultant throughout the procedure.

Be Gung-Ho! Take on world’s biggest inflatable course!

Posted on in Fundraising

The world’s biggest 5k inflatable obstacle course is set to raise thousands of pounds for local hospitals when it heads to Teesside this year. GUNG-HO! Seriously Fun 5k comes to Wynyard Hall on Saturday 31 March 2018 and South Tees Hospitals Charity has been named as the event’s local partner.

New trial to improve lives of long-term painkiller users

Posted on in Research, The trust

Researchers in health and education are leading a new trial that aims to reduce patients’ dependency on strong pain killers. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Warwick have developed a support programme that they hope will help people with long term pain reduce their dependency on opioids and improve their quality of life.

Miracle baby for transplant mum

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

Transplant patient Poppy Blue thought she would never be able to have a baby of her own, but then she was blessed with a little miracle. Baby Rory kept consultants at The James Cook University Hospital on their toes during what was described as a “pretty unique” and “high risk” pregnancy.

#WhatWouldYouDo?

Posted on in The trust

Your GP Surgery is closed and you feel really unwell, #WhatWouldYouDo? South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched a hard-hitting campaign urging people to consider their urgent care options, asking #WhatWouldYouDo?