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Breast Cancer Support Northallerton talks

Posted on in Support groups

Northallerton’s breast cancer support group is holding two informative talks at the Friarage Hospital on Wednesday 18 September 2013. The meeting features a talk on genetics by Angela Russell, genetics risk assessment practitioner, and a talk on clinical trials by Andrea Watson, clinical trials co-ordinator. The talk will take place in the hospital’s Scott Suite between 7pm and 9pm.

Stoptober campaign launched

Posted on in Community services, Health improvement

Smokers are being invited to join the tens of thousands of people gearing up to quit for Stoptober. This year, Stoptober is aiming to become the nation’s biggest ever quitting drive – with every North East local authority and dozens of organisations with a reach of over half a million staff in the region taking part to back it. Stoptober is a 28 day initiative from Public Health England, which is backed by Fresh and encourages the North East’s 460,000 smokers to make a quit attempt, starting on October 1.

Glynis is outstanding

Posted on in Awards

Congratulations to senior trauma nurse Glynis Peat from Middlesbrough spinal cord injuries centre who has been named outstanding woman of the year at the women in spinal cord injuries awards ceremony. The brand new event launched this year by the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) recognises the outstanding women who contribute to the treatment and care of spinal cord injured people across the UK, as well as celebrating the achievements of spinal cord injured people and law professionals.

Ever thought of a career in radiotherapy?

Posted on in Services, Staff

The radiotherapy department at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is opening for a special career open day to highlight the careers working in radiotherapy. The careers open day is being held on Saturday 14 September 2013 between 10am and 12.30pm to offer expert advice on the role and how to train in this specialist area.

Emergency exercise success

Posted on in Staff

A full-scale evacuation of a smoke-filled hospital ward was staged as part of a training exercise for emergency services. Mock emergency exercise smokescreen was held at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton on Wednesday 4 September 2013, to test and develop staff emergency training and procedures in a ‘real life, real time’ situation. South Tees Hospitals NHS […]

Surgeons save farmer trampled by a bull

Posted on in Services, Staff

Surgeons at The James Cook University Hospital performed their first rib plating operation to save the life of a farmer who was trampled by a bull. Derek Thompson, 69, was left fighting for his life with 22 fractured ribs when he was hit by a bull while rounding up his cattle. Cardiothoracic surgeon Joel Dunning teamed up with orthopaedic surgeon James McVie to perform the hospital’s first rib plating procedure.

Emergency services to tackle mock hospital fire

Posted on in Hospitals

The full-scale evacuation of a smoke-filled hospital building is being staged as part of a training exercise for emergency services. Mock emergency exercise smokescreen will be held at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton on Wednesday 4 September 2013, to test and develop staff emergency training and procedures in a ‘real life, real time’ situation. The exercise will involve a fire in the main building of the hospital. For realism, the exercise will be staged in a vacated ward, away from day-to-day hospital activities. Care of patients at the Friarage Hospital will not be affected.

Sainsbury’s Middlesbrough choose holistic cancer care as charity partner

Posted on in Fundraising

Sainsbury’s in Middlesbrough have chosen the holistic cancer care centre as their local charity. Staff from the store are planning to raise money, awareness and support for the centre at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough which provides therapies, ranging from aromatherapy to acupuncture, to support cancer patients through their conventional cancer treatment.

Emergency fire evacuation exercise at Friarage

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A planned emergency fire evacuation exercise is being held at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton on Wednesday 4 September 2013. Designed to help nurses and doctors practice an emergency evacuation of a hospital ward, in a controlled and safe environment in a ‘real life, real time’ situation, the exercise will also involve North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and other emergency services. Stewards will advise patients, relatives and visitors of the activities taking place on the day and ensure there is minimal disruption to the normal running of the hospital.