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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.

South Tees first trust to launch fully responsive website

Posted on in The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become the first NHS trust to launch a fully responsive website.

With more and more internet users accessing sites from mobile devices the trust has teamed up with website agency Mixd to develop a site that is just as accessible from a mobile phone as it is from a desk top computer.

Radiographer develops new sling for heart patients

Posted on in Services

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

Posted on in Hospitals, The trust

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

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

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

Posted on in Services

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

Posted on in Staff

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.