The full-scale evacuation of a smoke-filled hospital building is being staged as part of a training exercise for emergency services. Mock emergency exercise smokescreen will be held at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton on Wednesday 4 September 2013, to test and develop staff emergency training and procedures in a ‘real life, real time’ situation. The exercise will involve a fire in the main building of the hospital. For realism, the exercise will be staged in a vacated ward, away from day-to-day hospital activities. Care of patients at the Friarage Hospital will not be affected.
Sainsbury’s in Middlesbrough have chosen the holistic cancer care centre as their local charity. Staff from the store are planning to raise money, awareness and support for the centre at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough which provides therapies, ranging from aromatherapy to acupuncture, to support cancer patients through their conventional cancer treatment.
A planned emergency fire evacuation exercise is being held at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton on Wednesday 4 September 2013. Designed to help nurses and doctors practice an emergency evacuation of a hospital ward, in a controlled and safe environment in a ‘real life, real time’ situation, the exercise will also involve North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and other emergency services. Stewards will advise patients, relatives and visitors of the activities taking place on the day and ensure there is minimal disruption to the normal running of the hospital.
A Teesside pub is organising a family fun weekend over the bank holiday to raise funds for the children’s ward at The James Cook University Hospital. The Coulby Farm Pub has pulled out all the stops to ensure there is something for everyone and attractions include a Robbie Williams tribute night on Friday 23 August, a beach party on Saturday 24 August and a fun day on Sunday 25 August.
A Fylingfes 2013 event is being held at Fylingdales Inn on the North Yorkshire coast, near Robin Hood’s Bay. The country inn has pulled out all the stops to ensure there is something for everyone at the event organised in memory of friend and neighbour, John Barber, who was cared for on oncology ward 14 at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Money raised will be shared between the oncology ward which looks after cancer patients at the hospital and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The event is being held on Saturday 7 September at the pub and there will be live music from 12noon to 12 midnight.
Paralympic champion gold medallist, Marc Woods, will open ward 14’s family suite at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough on Thursday 15 August 2013. Marc is a motivational speaker, who developed bone cancer at the age of 17. His dream was to simply be the best he could be and only 18 months after he finished chemotherapy was selected to represent Great Britain in the paralympic games.
Actor Paul Brennen will tackle the Great North Run in September to raise funds for the intensive care at The James Cook University Hospital. Paul is running for his close friend Phil Holbrook, whose wife tragically died in a car accident last December – an accident which also left Phil with life-threatening injuries and in a coma for a week.
Mums from across Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland are being invited to take part in worldwide breastfeeding awareness event on Saturday.
As part of the World Breastfeeding Week, which runs from Thursday 1 August, thousands of breastfeeding women and their babies/children across the world will gather in their own communities to take part in the Big Latch On, a synchronized breastfeeding event to be held in multiple locations.
Almost 30 cyclists have completed a gruelling 152-mile coast-to-coast bike ride raising around £5,000 for the Cleveland unit in the process.
Led by Stephen Whincup, the team completed the Whitehaven to Tynemouth journey in three days, to help the unit which cared for Stephen’s son Dylan for almost two years.