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Advanced heart valve procedure helps 100th patient

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More than 100 patients have benefitted from an advanced heart valve replacement procedure at The James Cook University Hospital. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first in the UK to offer the minimally invasive procedure for replacing the aortic valve which is done using much smaller incisions than more traditional methods.

Chief executive ranked in ‘top 10’ most influential clinical leaders

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The chief executive of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Tricia Hart, has been ranked in the ‘top 10’ of most influential clinical leaders in England. Professor Hart was placed at number ten in the HSJ’s clinical leaders list, launched this year, which looked for clinicians influencing policy, innovation and service transformation.

Put your best foot forward – falls awareness

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Are you, or is someone you know, at risk of falling? Would you like to know more about services available in your area? As part of Age UK’s falls awareness week, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s falls team is holding a health promotion event to get people to put their ‘best foot forward’ by keeping their feet healthy to prevent falls in later life.

Focus on male mental health

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There’s a packed programme of events on Teesside this week as Men’s Health Week gets into full swing. The aim of the week-long campaign this year is to tackle stigma in men’s mental health and promote mental well-being and help-seeking in men. On Teesside, there is a ‘sold-out’ free football tournament and a series of 90 minute ‘Toolbox talk’ workshops, aimed at encouraging men to be more active.

Splash for cash – Friarage charity car wash

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Military personnel at the Friarage will be splashing out at a charity car wash and raffle at the Northallerton hospital on Thursday 13 June from 8am to 6pm. The fun event is being held to support and improve the high standards the Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU) unit at the hospital strives to for its military personnel. Staff, patients and the public who feel their car is in need of a bit of a wash can pop down to the hospital’s main car park to show their support and have their car washed for only £3, and take part in the raffle.

Annual members meeting

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is holding its Annual Members Meeting on Tuesday 23 July 2013 in the academic centre at The James Cook University Hospital. This year there will be a market place event from 11am to 1pm where some of the trust’s achievements from the last year will be showcased. The formal meeting will take place at 12 noon in the centre’s Ian Haslock lecture theatre.

Surgeon performs region’s first VATS thymectomy

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A surgeon at The James Cook University Hospital has performed what is believed to be the region’s first minimally invasive surgery for removing tumours from the thymus gland. The video-assisted technique enables small cancers to be removed using three small incisions in the side of the chest rather than having to cut through the patient’s breastbone.

Friends of Friarage – annual general meeting

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The Friends of the Friarage Hospital’s annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday 3 July 2013 at 7.30pm in the conference room at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. The guest speaker at the meeting this year will be South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust’s chairman, Deborah Jenkins. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting to hear how the Friends have benefited the hospital and its patients over the past 12 months. Refreshments will be provided.

Middlesbrough nurse proud to develop her skills

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Sarah Houghton, the senior sister in charge of orthopaedic theatres at The James Cook University Hospital is among the first to take a new leadership programme for nurses and midwives. Sarah has worked in clinical theatres for 12 years, where quality patient care is central to her work ethic.