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Tree tribute to popular nurse Julie

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Family, friends and colleagues have planted a loving tribute to Middlesbrough nurse Julie Jones.

Julie passed away in November last year at the age of 51 after losing her battle with breast cancer, but the memory of her bubbly and always positive personality will not be forgotten after her family planted a magnolia tree in the garden of the Carter Bequest Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Clinical scientists enhance lifesaving research

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Experts at The James Cook University Hospital have assisted a military research programme by developing a unique tool that could help save the lives of those suffering from severe blood loss. Clinical scientists within the Middlesbrough hospital’s medical physics team came up with a way to attach a lower body suction machine to a standard physiotherapy tilt table to enable a collaboration with research teams at Durham University to safely simulate shock on a battlefield so they can monitor the body’s reaction to blood loss.

Rick carries Olympic torch for Stockton

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Healthcare assistant and athletics coach, Rick Betts, will carry the Olympic torch on Sunday 17 June on one of the Stockton legs of its journey. Rick, who works in the operating theatres at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, was nominated for this very special honour by the parents of one of the many young athletes he coaches at Middlesbrough’s Clairville Stadium.

Truly inspirational

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Kim Barstow, staff nurse at The James Cook University Hospital, was named as the Nightingale Awards winner 2012. This year the theme of the event was “I see the person in every patient” so it was quite fitting that the overall winner was Kim of ward 3 who has worked hard to enhance the experience of patients with dementia and offer support to their families.