News tagged Cancer

Developing services for children at Trinity Holistic Centre

Posted on in Support groups

We would like to find out whether we should be providing specific support for children and young people affected by a cancer diagnosis and/or other long term conditions at the Trinity Holistic Centre. We are holding two informal focus groups at the Trinity Holistic Centre, The James Cook University Hospital where you can come along and share your thoughts.

Ever thought about volunteering?

Posted on in Services, Support groups

The Macmillan information and support centres at James Cook and Friarage Hospitals are looking for volunteers to take on a number of roles including meeting and greeting centre users, providing advice, information and signposting to other local services, admin duties, supporting patients, carers and staff in clinical areas and offering a listening ear to anyone who needs it.

Support group welcomes new members for 2015

Posted on in Support groups

If you have been affected by breast cancer and you live in the North Yorkshire area then you are invited to attend the next meeting of the Friarage Hospital’s breast cancer support group. The open meeting takes place on Wednesday 21 January in the Scott Suite at the Northallerton hospital from 7pm to 9pm.

Sharing best practice

Posted on in Research

The radiotherapy team at South Tees have been sharing best practice with clinicians working at Karolinska Institute, the internationally-renowned oncology centre in Stockholm Sweden. Like South Tees, the institute has Linac accelerators made by Elekta and the purpose of the two-day visit was for the Swedish team to pick up useful tips and swap ideas with their Teesside counterparts.

The Great Trust Bake Off

Posted on in Fundraising

The Great Trust Bake Off is being organised at the Trinity Holistic Centre to raise funds for the trust’s breast cancer related charities as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Creations should be displayed on the correct table at the Trinity Holistic Centre (based at The James Cook University Hospital) by 11am on Monday 20 October ready for judging at 11.10am with a donation of £1 per entry.

Cancer teams shine in patient survey

Posted on in Services, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating after receiving its best ever results in the national cancer patient experience survey. Nine out of 10 cancer patients rated their care at The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital as “very good” or “excellent” with some departments achieving 100% patient satisfaction in a number of areas.