Jenny Butcher has been rewarded with a ‘My NHS Hero’ award for assisting a freezing road-crash victim before the emergency services arrived at the scene. Jenny left her home near Thirsk in North Yorkshire and as she was driving to work at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, along the A19 when she witnessed the aftermath of a road traffic accident involving a car, a tractor and two lorries.
A special survivorship event will help support people affected by, living with and beyond cancer. Most of us know someone whose life has been affected by cancer. Patients, carers, family members and friends are invited to the market place event organised by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Everyone is welcome to drop in to the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton’s recreation hall on Friday 26 April 2013, between 10am and 2pm. The event will bring cancer patients together to meet, share, learn and get more out of life.
Breast Cancer Support Northallerton will hold a talk on lymphoedema at the Friarage Hospital on Wednesday 17 April. The talk will take place in the hospital’s Scott Suite between 7pm and 9pm. New members are welcome to come along for a coffee and a chat and can bring along a friend or relative.
Local have anglers reeled in £2,600 to go towards redeveloping a facility for treating patients with blood cancers and other blood disorders at James Cook. The Lower Tees Angling Association holds an annual blue ribbon event at the start of the fishing season – The James Cook Hospital cup – which attracted more than 90 competitors.
A new support group has been set up in Northallerton to help patients with myeloma – a type of cancer arising from plasma cells which are found in the bone marrow. With support and guidance from Myeloma UK, Macmillan, and the haematology nurse specialists at the Friarage and The James Cook University Hospital, the North Yorkshire Myeloma Support Group will support patients living with myeloma in North Yorkshire and the South Tees area.
Professor Tricia Hart, Chief Executive of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will welcome hundreds of professionals, academics and students to the third Patient Safety Conference in Teesside. The unique NHS QUEST conference, held jointly with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Teesside University, is entitled ‘patient safety – it starts with me’ and will reflect on the challenges that focussing on patient safety brings.