SOUTH Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is holding a special event to help patients with a frustrating eye condition. The South Tees Macular Degeneration Awareness Day is aimed at patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and will have a particular focus on treatment options and support systems that can help people utilise their eyesight to the maximum potential. The awareness event takes place on Friday 27 April 2018 in the South Tees Institute for Learning, Research and Innovation between 1pm and 4pm.
The NHS is turning 70 this year and what better way to celebrate one of the nation’s most loved institutions than with a cup of tea. But this will be more than just a regular brew. On and around 5 July, people up and down the country will get together to raise a cuppa to our beloved NHS and raise funds for NHS charities.
A NHS campaign is urging people to take early action if they start to feel unwell this Easter. The message to ‘be prepared and stay well’ over the holiday period encourages people most at risk, including those with long-term health conditions and the over 65s, to prepare for the Easter holiday period and to know what to do if they get ill.
The James Cook University Hospital has become the first in the UK to use a new implantable device for patients who suffer from cluster headaches. The AnkerStim® lead and neurostimulation system applies mild electrical stimulation to the nerves via wires implanted under the skin, near the occipital nerves at the base of the head. The wires are connected to a small battery, implanted under the collarbone, chest wall or in the buttock, which generates stimulation to interfere with pain signals.
When Kevin Musgrave suffered renal failure for the second time, his wife Julie did not think twice about giving him one of her kidneys. And now the couple have handed over another special donation – more than £1,800 to the renal team at The James Cook University Hospital who supported them throughout their treatment.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed a national pledge to go smokefree by March 2019. The 12-month countdown officially starts this Wednesday – National No Smoking Day – with the launch of a hard-hitting campaign to stop people smoking in the women and children’s entrance way at The James Cook University Hospital.