The therapeutic supported volunteers team at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised as one of the country’s top unsung health heroes after scooping a national award. Now in its third year, The Sun newspaper’s Who Cares Wins Awards ceremony honours those across the health and social care sector who go above and beyond for their patients or cause. The volunteers won the Unsung Hero category.
A Teesside heart team are giving up their holidays to perform life-saving operations in Ghana for a second time. The team from The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough are set to jet off on their second mission to the Kumasi Hospital on 19 October. As part of the preparations 10 Ghanaians, including cardiologists, nurses and a surgeon, have spent four weeks in the cardiothoracic theatres at James Cook working closely with the Teesside team to develop their surgical skills.
Sue Page has been appointed as the interim chief executive of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Sue, who has more than three decades of experience as a chief executive in the NHS, will take up her new role on 1 October 2019.
John Cassell a 36-year-old IT coordinator from Redcar was so moved by the plight of a nine-year-old girl who needed a kidney that he decided to take action. After some research and ringing round John discovered that the renal unit at The James Cook University Hospital undertakes a lot of the pre-work prior to the actual transplant operation