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Heart surgeon named Europe’s top trainer

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When it comes to training heart experts of the future cardiothoracic surgeon Simon Kendall has been named as the best in Europe. Simon, who is based at the heart unit at The James Cook University Hospital, has been awarded the Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Training Excellence 2012 by the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS).

Mural magic

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The children’s waiting areas at the Friarage Hospital’s accident and emergency department have been transformed into a magical wonderland thanks to the Rotary Club of Wensleydale. Lovely countryside scenes including the seashore and local points of interest now adorn the walls of accident and emergency’s paediatric waiting area and two treatment areas have fascinating underwater scenes featuring sea life and creatures.

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

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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

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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.