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Patients get creative

Posted on in Services

Chronic pain patients at The James Cook University Hospital are set to benefit from a unique arts psychotherapy programme led by local artist and art psychotherapist Kelly Jayne. The sessions, which will be held at mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art), will encourage patients to discover new ways of managing their pain as well as providing an opportunity to socialise.

Priory Ward reopens after revamp

Posted on in Community services, Hospitals

Patients are back in Priory Ward in Guisborough Primary Care Hospital, following a £60,000 revamp. The work, which has been completed within the planned two and a half-week period, has improved the patient environment by replacing all the antiquated sinks and pipework on the ward block.

Your chance to influence your health services

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit two new governors to help influence the future of its health services. Governors provide an important link between the trust and the community; helping the trust to gather views from local people and feeding back to them what is happening.

Ellie’s a star

Posted on in Fundraising

Macmillan Academy student, Ellie Dalton, is looking to the future by experiencing working life on the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Ellie, 17, carries out work experience twice a week helping staff and learning about the different neonatal nursing roles at the unit which cares for tiny poorly and premature babies.

Stepping out for the neonatal team

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Devoted dad Roy Willis is set to lead a 22-mile walk from Saltburn to Whitby to thank the neonatal team that saved his little boy’s life. Baby Dominic was born 14 weeks premature in October 2012 weighing just 2lb 3oz. For three months the neonatal team at The James Cook University Hospital worked hard taking care of him and keeping him alive, saving his life as many as five or six times a day.

Rail halt approved

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Plans for the construction of a new rail halt at The James Cook University Hospital have been approved by Middlesbrough Council’s planning committee. Construction on the project will begin this summer, with completion scheduled for March 2014. Funding for the new station was secured following a successful bid by Tees Valley Unlimited to the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

Boro stars kickstart festive celebrations

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Boro players ensured young patients on the children’s wards at James Cook had a Christmas to remember when they turned up at the hospital with bags full of presents and MFC merchandise. The players chatted to the youngsters and their families and signed autographs.