Stroke patients across Teesside and North Yorkshire can now benefit from faster access to the most advanced blood clot removal techniques. The James Cook University Hospital has expanded its team of neuroradiology consultants to enable it to provide a mechanical thrombectomy service in Middlesbrough five days a week.
Front-line NHS teams across the North East and North Cumbria are asking people to do their bit and use health services sensibly as restrictions continue to ease. The NHS across the region is seeing an increase in the number of people attending A&E departments, many of whom could have sought advice from a service more appropriate for their needs.
A new fundraising initiative will take place over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend of Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May to celebrate his life and amazing achievements. Captain Tom 100 invites people all over the world to take on a challenge based around the number 100 to raise funds for charity – and South Tees Hospitals Charity is proud to be inviting its supporters to take part.
After spending nine weeks in a hospital bed, Linda Buckworth is delighted to have her freedom back – and it’s all thanks to a special portable device that helps inflate her collapsed lung. The 37-year-old is excited to be heading home this week after becoming the first patient at The James Cook University Hospital – and one of the first in the country – to be discharged with a portable thoracic suction unit.