Father Christmas arrived early at a Teesside hospital,thanks to the delivery of a new Santa’s grotto made by students at Redcar & Cleveland College. Students from the College’s Built Environment and Art departments made the elaborate grotto to add a bit of sparkle and cheer to the main corridor on the ground floor of Redcar Primary Care Hospital.
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 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!