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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.

Heart rhythm week – know the difference, make a difference

Posted on in Health improvement, Services

The cardiology department at the Friarage Hospital is hosting an event as part of this year’s heart rhythm week. The event will take place in the hub at the hospital between Monday 3 and Friday 7 June 2013, and will join hundreds of others across the country celebrating heart rhythm week and promoting this year’s theme ‘know the difference, make a difference’. To raise awareness the cardiology department and resuscitation team will be demonstrating basic life support (CPR) and automated cardiac defibrillators in the hub on Tuesday 4 June in the morning and Thursday 6 June in the afternoon.

Waist Removal service expands

Posted on in Community services, Health improvement

Following on from the success of the monthly men’s health service ‘Waist removal’ in Middlesbrough, the same free service is now available in Redcar twice a month. The new free men’s health service will take place on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, beginning on 13 June, at the Fire Escape, Redcar Fire Station, Trunk Road, Redcar from 5pm to 8pm and is open to all males aged 18 and over.

Free football in Men’s Health Week

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A free football tournament is being held at Goals Soccer Centre in Middlesbrough to mark the end of what hopes to be a very successful Men’s Health Week.The tournament, on Sunday 16 June, is open to workforce teams who are focussed on improving men’s health. As well as the competition there will also be stalls there promoting health initiatives and services specifically designed for men.

Fun day for children’s ward

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A Teesside pub is organising a bumper family fun day 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 with DJ Lisa hosting the garden party and games on Bank Holiday Monday (27 May) from 12noon.

A sweet idea to promote clinical research

Posted on in Hospitals, Research

The James Cook University Hospital is inviting staff and visitors to take part in a tasty chocolate-based research project to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day (Monday 20 May 2013). The Drop Trial is a mock trial comparing the effects of chocolate drops and carob (a popular chocolate substitute) on a person’s mood.