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Running with heart and soul

Posted on in Fundraising, Health improvement

After Jill Gristwood suffered a heart attack, her husband Tim raised funds for the ward she was treated on and backs the Healthy Heart Check campaign. The cardiovascular screening programme is inviting employers across the Teesside area to engage in setting up a workplace ‘Healthy Heart’ screening event for their employees.

Radiotherapy careers open day

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The radiotherapy department at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is opening its doors to make people more aware of the wide range of careers available in this specialty. The careers open day is being held on Saturday 3 November 2012 between 10am and 1pm to offer expert advice on how to train in this specialist area.

New fast-track cancer service

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

World-renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe will officially open an innovative new cancer service at The James Cook University Hospital on Friday 26 October. The acute oncology service is being launched at the Middlesbrough hospital to ensure all cancer patients get an expert opinion without delay – even if they have not been admitted to a cancer ward.

Neurosurgeon and novelist

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When he’s not busy operating at The James Cook University Hospital, neurosurgeon Fred Nath can be found putting pen to paper for his latest novel. Fred, who currently has three bestsellers in the Amazon Kindle wartime top 30, has just published his latest title – Francesca Pascal.

Living with and beyond cancer

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

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 drop in to the market place event organised by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Keeping Shelly’s memory alive

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When 42-year-old Michelle Parker lost her fight for life in 2010 her partner Darren Watson launched a four-year-fundraising drive to keep her memory alive. Michelle – known as Shelly to her friends – battled two brain tumours but despite everything she had been through she made Darren promise to give something back to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for the amazing care she received.

Hospital offers new lung cancer surgery

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Lung cancer patients at The James Cook University Hospital can now have their tumours removed using keyhole surgery. The specialist procedure, known as a VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomy, is much less invasive than traditional surgery so it can be offered to elderly patients who may previously have been deemed not fit enough for surgery.

If anyone deserves this award they do

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Joanne Wombwell went into labour at just 23 weeks and five days so she was rushed from Chesterfield to Middlesbrough to give her twins the best chance of survival. Joanne and Tony were so impressed with the care and support they received that they nominated the neonatal team as NHS Heroes – A new national scheme designed to recognise the great work that individuals and teams do every day in the NHS.

Always going that extra mile

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The motor neurone disease team at The James Cook University Hospital have been named as NHS Heroes for always going that extra mile for their patients. Colin Pearson and Sonia Henman of the MND Association nominated the team on Ward 25 to thank them for “providing a lifeline” to those with MND from across Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire.