Free football in Men’s Health Week

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A free football tournament is being held at Goals Soccer Centre in Middlesbrough to mark the end of what hopes to be a very successful Men’s Health Week.The tournament, on Sunday 16 June, is open to workforce teams who are focussed on improving men’s health. As well as the competition there will also be stalls there promoting health initiatives and services specifically designed for men.

Fun day for children’s ward

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A Teesside pub is organising a bumper family fun day to raise funds for the children’s ward at The James Cook University Hospital. The Coulby Farm Pub has pulled out all the stops to ensure there is something for everyone with DJ Lisa hosting the garden party and games on Bank Holiday Monday (27 May) from 12noon.

A sweet idea to promote clinical research

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The James Cook University Hospital is inviting staff and visitors to take part in a tasty chocolate-based research project to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day (Monday 20 May 2013). The Drop Trial is a mock trial comparing the effects of chocolate drops and carob (a popular chocolate substitute) on a person’s mood.

Nightingale honour for cancer ward nurses

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Staff on ward 14 at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough have been named as true nightingales. Nurses and healthcare assistants on the ward, which specialises in caring for cancer patients, were named Nightingale Award winners 2013 at a prestigious ceremony hosted by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Edinburgh’s College of Surgeons to host regional meeting

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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) will visit James Cook Hospital on Wednesday 26 June to hear the views of its membership. The 500-year-old Edinburgh College will host a regional forum at the academic centre from 6-9pm, where trainee and consultant surgeons will meet to discuss current issues affecting the surgical profession. Topics will include surgical outcomes and revalidation, patient advocacy and training surgeons for the future needs of the NHS.

Trust wins thirteenth annual award for excellence

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for the thirteenth year running. The 40Top award is given to the 40 top performing CHKS client trusts and is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

Helping cancer patients get back on track

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The HOPE programme is a seven-week self-management programme which is designed to provide extra support for patients when treatment is coming to an end or has finished. Further HOPE programmes are planned for June/July in Middlesbrough and Northallerton. For details call the Macmillan Information Centre on 01642 835674 (James Cook) or 01609 764033 (Friarage Hospital).

Essential works at Guisborough Hospital

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Eighteen patients were transferred from Guisborough Primary Care Hospital at the weekend after workmen detected an underground gas leak. While the leak was immediately capped off and made safe, the patients – all elderly – were moved to other primary care hospitals in the area including Carter Bequest, Redcar and East Cleveland as there was no heating and hot water supply.

Mike takes the tour

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Intrepid Mike Hamm is gearing up to cycle the Yorkshire stage of the Tour de France on a pre-Tour de France ride to help future cancer patients. Accompanied by members of Team GB and Team Raleigh professional cycling team, Mike, 44, from Catterick Village will take on the marathon cycle ride on Wednesday 8 May 2013. Mike was inspired to tackle the challenging ride to raise money for the Mowbray suite complementary therapy service at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

More cancer patients to benefit from holistic therapies

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All local 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 reiki massage to acupuncture, provided to support people through their conventional cancer treatment.