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Radiographer develops new sling for heart patients

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A new sling developed for heart patients at The James Cook University Hospital could soon be used by the NHS across the country or even further afield.

Senior radiographer Sue Best came up with the simple idea to provide comfort for both the patient and clinician during a coronary angiogram – a specialist type of x-ray which finds out detailed information about the heart’s arteries.

Open day and annual members meeting with a difference

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting visitors, members of the public and staff to a special open day event on Tuesday 24 July from 11am to 2pm with a fitness for health and the Olympics theme.

The annual members meeting, where the trust’s chief executive, Simon Pleydell, will provide an overview of our clinical and financial performance over the last year, will also be held in the atrium, south entrance, The James Cook University Hospital at 12 noon on Tuesday 24 July, as part of the event.

One-stop clinic for living kidney donation launched in Middlesbrough

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A new one-stop assessment clinic for living kidney donors has been launched at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

All kidney donors who choose to donate a kidney to a relative or friend can come to the one stop clinic after having had specialist nursing assessment and initial blood tests, meaning they now have just one visit to the hospital instead of three.

Can you lend a hand – volunteers wanted

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The Macmillan cancer information and support centre at the Friarage Hospital is looking for volunteers with an interest in helping people and who can spare some time to help with their important work.

The centre at the Northallerton hospital offers a relaxed, friendly and confidential environment and is open Monday to Thursday from 9am until 4pm. Anyone whose life has been affected by cancer is welcome to drop in to share their concerns with one of the dedicated team of staff and trained volunteers.

Mario starts a new life and health career in Nepal

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Charge nurse Mario Hughes has left his job to dedicate his time and medical expertise on a life-changing venture in Nepal.

Mario, a familiar face in cardiothoracic surgery at The James Cook University Hospital, took the decision to resign after 25 years working in hi-tech intensive care units to set up an intensive care unit in a hospital in Pokhara.

Queen Elizabeth II diamond jubilee medal presentation

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A SPECIAL parade will celebrate the Friarage Hospital’s continued links with the military and honour service personnel.

Over 120 personnel from the Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (Northallerton) will march past the hospital accompanied by the Scots Dragoon Guard pipes at the event on Tuesday 3 July 2012.

Star people

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The new Endeavour Unit has its very own stars taking pride of place on a benefactors’ panel…

And a few more will be visiting the stand-alone radiotherapy unit at The James Cook University Hospital tomorrow (Thursday 28 June) to have a look around and hand over thousands of pounds they have raised for the department.

131 miles, 31 cyclists, one aim

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Phil Davis had a successful kidney transplant last year. He was so pleased with the treatment and care he received, he promised himself that he would repay the hospitals concerned with a fundraiser that would challenge him to complete.

Phil, a director with Thornaby-based filtration specialists John Morfield Ltd, was referred to the renal investigation unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where he was informed that he was suffering from deteriorating kidney function.

Hospital opens high dependency unit for patients

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A new £4.5million general HDU (high dependency unit) has opened its doors to patients at The James Cook University Hospital.

Caring for people who are seriously ill has become a large and complex part of healthcare and requires many specialist skills to ensure we provide the best possible care for some of our most sickest – and vulnerable – patients.

£8,000 MND donation

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Overnight oxygen monitoring equipment and other respiratory measuring and monitoring equipment will be available for MND and other neurology patients at The James Cook University Hospital – thanks to the fundraising efforts of Mike Findley MBE.

Mike, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease seven years ago, has put aside his own battle to tirelessly raise money and awareness into the muscle wasting condition.