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.

Students add Christmas sparkle to hospital

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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.

Peace light arrives at James Cook

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A peace light brought all the way from Bethlehem arrived at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough today. The candle was delivered to the Chapel of the Good Samaritan in the hospital where it will continue to burn until Epiphany on 6 January 2013.

Panto beamed to hospital wards

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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.