Edinburgh’s College of Surgeons to host regional meeting

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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) will visit James Cook Hospital on Wednesday 26 June to hear the views of its membership. The 500-year-old Edinburgh College will host a regional forum at the academic centre from 6-9pm, where trainee and consultant surgeons will meet to discuss current issues affecting the surgical profession. Topics will include surgical outcomes and revalidation, patient advocacy and training surgeons for the future needs of the NHS.

Trust wins thirteenth annual award for excellence

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for the thirteenth year running. The 40Top award is given to the 40 top performing CHKS client trusts and is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

Helping cancer patients get back on track

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The HOPE programme is a seven-week self-management programme which is designed to provide extra support for patients when treatment is coming to an end or has finished. Further HOPE programmes are planned for June/July in Middlesbrough and Northallerton. For details call the Macmillan Information Centre on 01642 835674 (James Cook) or 01609 764033 (Friarage Hospital).

Essential works at Guisborough Hospital

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Eighteen patients were transferred from Guisborough Primary Care Hospital at the weekend after workmen detected an underground gas leak. While the leak was immediately capped off and made safe, the patients – all elderly – were moved to other primary care hospitals in the area including Carter Bequest, Redcar and East Cleveland as there was no heating and hot water supply.

Mike takes the tour

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Intrepid Mike Hamm is gearing up to cycle the Yorkshire stage of the Tour de France on a pre-Tour de France ride to help future cancer patients. Accompanied by members of Team GB and Team Raleigh professional cycling team, Mike, 44, from Catterick Village will take on the marathon cycle ride on Wednesday 8 May 2013. Mike was inspired to tackle the challenging ride to raise money for the Mowbray suite complementary therapy service at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

More cancer patients to benefit from holistic therapies

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All local cancer patients could benefit from exciting plans to improve the holistic service at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. For ten years patients under the care of a specialist cancer consultant (oncologist) have been benefiting from therapies, ranging from reiki massage to acupuncture, provided to support people through their conventional cancer treatment.

Surgeon publishes World War 2 thriller

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Brain surgeon Fred Nath has published the next instalment of his World War 2 adventure series. His latest book entitled “The Fat Chef” is a WW2 thriller set in a posh Paris hotel, where as the Nazi plans unfold and the hotel is taken over for the use of the German military, Raoul Verney the head chef hides his Jewish staff.

Trust committed to being dementia friendly

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has successfully formally committed to becoming a dementia friendly organisation. The trust is committed to address the five conditions to becoming dementia friendly after being accepted by the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and South Tees is the largest trust and one of the first to have committed formally to the DAA’s ‘Call to Action’.

Unwanted gifts needed

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The Friarage hospital’s breast cancer support group is holding a “Pink Stall” in the Town Hall, Northallerton, on Saturday 27 April from 9am to 12noon as part of a Charities’ Fayre hosted by the Northallerton Rotary Club. People are being urged to help by donating cakes and any unwanted gifts.

Dedicated nurse’s hero award

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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.