When great-grandad Bill Tate had a new heart valve fitted he did not expect to be going home the same day. Most patients need to be monitored for at least one night in case they experience a change in heart rhythm, but Bill’s pacemaker meant this was not an issue.
Patients who suffer from blackouts can often find themselves facing numerous medical appointments and tests to find the exact cause of the problem. But those attending the Friarage Hospital are set to be diagnosed faster in the future thanks to the introduction of a blackout service which will enable people to be assessed by a range of specialists in one place.
Future doctors from low-income backgrounds are attending a unique residential course at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough this week. The week-long programme features live theatre lectures, practical workshops and the chance to speak to consultants from a range of specialties in a unique career carousel event.
We are pleased to confirm that the earlier issues with the telephone lines at the Friarage Hospital have now been resolved by the external supplier.
Since moving to Symphony, EMIS Health’s urgent and emergency care system, the emergency departments at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have met important targets for waiting times, sepsis screening, and safeguarding vulnerable patients. Consultants say it has ‘transformed’ care in the emergency department.
Maternity teams are celebrating National Breastfeeding Week with events at James Cook Hospital on 20 June (11am to 2pm in the Women and Children’s Conference Room) and the Friarage Maternity Centre Hub (2pm to 4pm) on 26 June. Mothers, breastfeeding supporters and health professionals are invited to come together and share what works well to support breastfeeding in local communities to help create a more breastfeeding friendly culture.