Friends Emma Cross and Anna Corcoran are organising a ‘girls night out’ on Sunday 9 June 2013 with all funds going to support one of the general cancer funds on ward 18. The event at The Hub, Teesside Student Union, includes a fashion show, beauty sessions, plus various stands.
Local have anglers reeled in £2,600 to go towards redeveloping a facility for treating patients with blood cancers and other blood disorders at James Cook. The Lower Tees Angling Association holds an annual blue ribbon event at the start of the fishing season – The James Cook Hospital cup – which attracted more than 90 competitors.
A new support group has been set up in Northallerton to help patients with myeloma – a type of cancer arising from plasma cells which are found in the bone marrow. With support and guidance from Myeloma UK, Macmillan, and the haematology nurse specialists at the Friarage and The James Cook University Hospital, the North Yorkshire Myeloma Support Group will support patients living with myeloma in North Yorkshire and the South Tees area.
Professor Tricia Hart, Chief Executive of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will welcome hundreds of professionals, academics and students to the third Patient Safety Conference in Teesside. The unique NHS QUEST conference, held jointly with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Teesside University, is entitled ‘patient safety – it starts with me’ and will reflect on the challenges that focussing on patient safety brings.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is rolling out the friends and family test – a month before the government’s deadline. The friends and family test requests patients to give honest feedback on the care they received when attending either the accident and emergency department, or their stay on one of the wards. The test aims to drive continuous improvements in the quality of the care received by NHS patients and the form takes only a couple of minutes to complete.