Hospital fish tanks get a revamp

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Young pet lovers at The James Cook University Hospital are in for a treat when pet store colleagues visit their ward on Thursday 4 October.

Ward manager Pippa Smith recently contacted the team at Pets at Home Middlesbrough to see if they would help maintain the two fish tanks located in the children’s ward.

Endeavour Unit on awards shortlist

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The award-winning, state-of-the-art cancer unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough has been shortlisted in two categories for the prestigious Building Better Healthcare Awards 2012.

The Endeavour Unit is part of a £35million cancer redevelopment at the hospital and has already been highly commended in both The Design and Health International Academy Awards’ ‘international project of the year’ and the Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards’ ‘project of the year’ category.

Stop sepsis save lives

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Critical care staff at the trust have stepped up the fight against sepsis by providing every ward with its own sepsis box.

Launched to mark World Sepsis Day (13 September 2012), the boxes contain everything needed to deliver six crucial steps – known as the sepsis six – to patients within an hour of staff identifying the deadly disease.

One Born: Plus Size Mums

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The One Born Every Minute team from Dragonfly film and television have been filming at The James Cook University Hospital’s maternity unit.

Maternity services in Britain are facing a growing problem. Almost one in five pregnant women in the UK is obese.

Family planning made easier

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A groundbreaking new service for couples looking for a permanent method of birth control, as their families are complete – and for women where childbirth presents a risk – is soon to be provided at the Friarage Hospital.

The ESSURE permanent birth control system manufactured by Conceptus is a minimally invasive technique designed to provide a non-surgical alternative for women seeking sterilisation which involves no anaesthesia, no cutting and just a simple 10-minute process (average time).

Firm’s bike marathon reaps rewards

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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

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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

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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.