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Firm’s bike marathon reaps rewards

Posted on in Fundraising

More than 30 staff from Thornaby-based filtration specialists John Morfield Ltd completed the gruelling 140-mile coast to coast bike ride and in the process raised thousands of pounds for the renal unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

In tribute to this mammoth feat, Dr John Main, clinical director of nephrology at the hospital, cycled to the firm’s headquarters to pick up the generous cheque.

Fourth catheter lab open

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has opened its fourth cardiac catheter lab providing state of the art facilities for local heart patients.

An examination room fitted with diagnostic imaging equipment to support the catheterisation procedure, the fourth lab at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough will help ensure patients are treated more quickly and their hospital stay is reduced.

Remember September’s coffee time

Posted on in Fundraising, Hospitals, Services

Macmillan volunteers from the cancer information centres at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and Friararge Hospital in Northallerton are already making plans for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2012.

Money raised at the popular event in September helps Macmillan Cancer Support provide medical, practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer including patients and carers.

Artistic fundraiser

Posted on in Fundraising

A charity arts event has raised more than £2,000 for the South Cleveland Heart Fund.

One of the biggest charity arts events to take place in the region in recent years, The Northern Art Experience was held at The Wynyard Rooms and featured a large-scale exhibition of work by artists from around the North east and beyond.

Lose pounds and gain motivation

Posted on in Health improvement

Following the fantastic successes for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, do you feel motivated to do more exercise and loose a few pounds on the way to a healthier lifestyle?

You do? Then you might want to take advantage of a free weekly drop-in service in the Trinity Centre, North Ormesby, hosted by the health improvement team at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

How healthy is your business?

Posted on in Health improvement

Improving the health and well-being of employees in the workplace is the ongoing key aim of a local scheme – how healthy is your business?

An NHS health specialist is allocated to local organisations to discuss plans for wellbeing at work following significant evidence which shows engaging in workplace health activities has benefits for both employer and employee.

Your chance to influence health services

Posted on in The trust

Do you want to have your say on the way your local hospitals and health services are developing?

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is urging anyone who has an interest in its hospital services to join the trust as a member and become part of the future of local healthcare.

Have the Olympics inspired you to get into shape?

Posted on in Services

Health improvement specialists are hoping the Olympics will have inspired men on Teesside to get into shape this summer.

Specialists from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are offering free cycling, walking and healthy cooking sessions for men as part of a new “Waist Removal” weight MANagement programme in partnership with Middlesbrough Council, the Retired and Senior Volunteers Programme and Middlesbrough Cycle Centre.