When a cycling accident left Michael Bonney without the use of his arms, legs or lungs he was determined not to give up. Within just six weeks the managing director of Orange Mountain Bikes was able to operate an iPad using a purpose built mouth stick specially designed for him by the medical physics department at The James Cook University Hospital.
Local people have the chance to have their say on how all cancer patients could benefit from exciting plans to improve the holistic service at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. For ten years patients under the care of a specialist cancer consultant (oncologist) have been benefiting from therapies, ranging from aromatherapy to acupuncture, provided to support people through their conventional cancer treatment. Now as the service based in the holistic cancer care centre on the hospital site prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting local people to an open afternoon at the centre to seek their views on plans to re-vamp the service.
More than 100 patients have benefitted from an advanced heart valve replacement procedure at The James Cook University Hospital. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first in the UK to offer the minimally invasive procedure for replacing the aortic valve which is done using much smaller incisions than more traditional methods.
The chief executive of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Tricia Hart, has been ranked in the ‘top 10’ of most influential clinical leaders in England. Professor Hart was placed at number ten in the HSJ’s clinical leaders list, launched this year, which looked for clinicians influencing policy, innovation and service transformation.
Are you, or is someone you know, at risk of falling? Would you like to know more about services available in your area? As part of Age UK’s falls awareness week, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s falls team is holding a health promotion event to get people to put their ‘best foot forward’ by keeping their feet healthy to prevent falls in later life.