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Routine is the key to surviving lockdown

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Vascular surgeon Commander Adam Stannard is no stranger to spending time in isolation. As a military surgeon he has often had to spend months away from his friends and family, particularly back when he was appointed to submarines, and more recently with the Royal Marines.

Trust launches Attend Anywhere video appointments

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is offering video appointments to patients across an increasing number of services as part of its COVID-19 response. The Attend Anywhere video appointments provide clinicians at The James Cook University Hospital, Friarage Hospital and the trust’s community services with the ability to offer patient consultations that would have otherwise not have been possible due to the current lockdown situation.

Volunteers help out during coronavirus outbreak

Posted on in Hospitals

More than 130 people have volunteered to help South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust during the coronavirus pandemic. The volunteers, who signed up through the trust’s therapeutic support programme, have been providing valuable support to patients and staff across the trust’s sites as well as promoting positive engagement and contributing to a positive hospital experience for everyone.

Surgeon swaps scrubs for nurse’s uniform

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Joel Dunning usually spends his days working in the cardiothoracic surgery at The James Cook University Hospital, but after a lot of his surgery had been delayed or diverted due to the virus he decided to step out of the theatre and onto the cardiothoracic intensive care unit.

School makes visors for frontline workers

Posted on in The trust

Staff and students at a local school have designed, created and donated hundreds of visors to help protect frontline workers.
Sedgefield Community College have manufactured around 600 face protection masks out of materials students would have otherwise used for their summer term projects.