News tagged Children

Mia gets the best Christmas present ever!

Posted on in Services

Teenager Mia Pearce got the best Christmas present ever when surgeons at The James Cook University Hospital straightened up a curve in her spine. The 13-year-old Grangefield Academy pupil is now adding a new wardrobe to her Christmas list after the procedure left her 8cm taller and no longer needing to hide her back with baggy clothes!

Car smoking ban coincides with Stoptober

Posted on in Community services, Health improvement, Staff, The trust

Smokers who light up in vehicles with children present face £50 fine from today – but the penalty could be far worse, as little ones face increased risk of serious illness. That’s the message from Public Health England and Fresh Smoke Free North East today, as Stoptober begins on the same day a new law banning smoking in vehicles transporting under 18s comes into force.

UNICEF praise for Friarage maternity centre

Posted on in Awards, Services, Staff, The trust

THE midwife-led maternity centre at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton has been praised by UNICEF’s UK baby friendly initiative, for the promotion of breastfeeding. The centre met all of the criteria relating to Stage 3 accreditation and now has the same level of accolade as the maternity unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.