Gemma Walker was pregnant with her second child when she was told she had a tumour on her lung. But because of the delicate nature of the proposed operation to remove the tumour she was told that her surgery would have to wait until the baby had been born. The 27 year-old, from Darlington, was put under the care of cardiothoracic consultant Joel Dunning who wanted to treat Gemma as quickly and as least invasively as possible with the use of the cutting-edge Da Vinci robot at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
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The James Cook University Hospital’s world renowned cardiology unit has become the first to treat heart failure patients using a new wireless pacemaker the size of a grain of RICE.
A handful of seriously ill patients at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough were the first to benefit from the potentially lifesaving new technology, which could revolutionise surgery for heart failure.
The South Cleveland Heart Fund has reached its £1m target for the upgrade of a MRI scanner, thanks to generous donations from the public. The £1m milestone was reached within 18 months, after a number of kind-hearted people rallied together to raise vital funds for the cause – with events ranging from race nights to a Bollywood extravaganza!
When Bill Geldart suffered a heart attack and consultants told him it was too risky to give him a heart bypass he feared his options were limited. Bill’s existing lung problems meant surgery was out of the question, or at least it was until interventional cardiologists at The James Cook University Hospital suggested they could perform the procedure using a new device which would keep his heart beating at a normal rhythm during the operation.
A gala dinner and raffle has raised more than £75,000 for South Cleveland Heart Fund’s Cardiac MR Appeal. The Loving Hearts Raffle and Gala Dinner was organised by Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club in aid of the South Cleveland Heart Fund (SCHF) in order to raise money to upgrade the two MRI scanners at The James Cook University Hospital.
Former Middlesbrough star Graeme Souness recalled how a cardiac MRI scanner helped save his life when he kicked off a massive fundraising effort to keep the region’s heart unit at the cutting edge of medical technology. The football legend returned to Teesside to launch the Loving Hearts Raffle, aiming to raise £100,000 in support of the South Cleveland Heart Fund’s Cardiac MR Appeal.