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Panto beamed to hospital wards

Posted on in Hospitals

Children at The James Cook Hospital can enjoy a panto without even leaving their beds on Saturday. Newcastle Theatre Royal’s festive show, Aladdin, is set to be beamed for free to all 8,500 hospital bed TV screens in the region giving thousands of patients the chance to watch the show.

South Tees’ A&E survey delight

Posted on in Hospitals, Staff

Staff in the accident and emergency departments at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and their colleagues at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton have today received a welcome boost. Results from the latest Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) survey on people’s experiences of accident and emergency services show the teams in a very favourable light.

Derek’s poignant trip to Uganda

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Derek Toase has returned from a poignant trip to Uganda where he helped to build a home for orphaned and vulnerable children. The two-week expedition was a rewarding but emotional one for the father-of-three, as his late wife Margaret – a long-standing union member and former staffside chairman of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – was the person who signed him up!

Communications team scoop two awards

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s communications team is celebrating after scooping two titles at the Association of Healthcare Communications and Marketing Awards 2012. Head of communications Amanda Marksby was named communicator of the year beating tough competition from NHS colleagues from right across the country.

Christmas celebration event

Posted on in Community services, Fundraising

Families are invited to join in the festive fun at Redcar Primary Care Hospital’s Christmas charity event. The Christmas celebration takes place at the hospital in West Dyke Road, Redcar, on Friday 14 December from 5pm to 7pm and will feature real reindeer, a local school choir, the Salvation Army Band and Santa’s grotto.

Dave backs healthy heart checks

Posted on in Community services, Health improvement

Dave Speight is a busy man. He is sales director, who works long hours, many of them on the road, and only visits his GP when he knows he’s ‘unwell’. But Dave received ‘a wake-up call’ after the company arranged a free healthy heart check run by the local NHS cardiovascular screening service.