When the children’s diabetes team at James Cook put a post on Facebook asking for volunteers to help with a pamper day for teenage girls with diabetes they were overwhelmed by the response they received. Around 17 girls attended the full day event which included a free nail treatment, the chance to meet other teenagers with diabetes and useful tips on how to manage their condition.
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From 1 October 2014, there will no longer be an inpatient (overnight) children’s ward at the Northallerton hospital. Instead a short-stay paediatric assessment unit (SSPAU) will operate which will only assess and treat children who have been referred by their GP or who have open access arrangements.
A major initiative to protect thousands of unborn babies from the harm caused by smoking and tackle the worst rates of smoking during pregnancy in the country is being rolled out in South Tees and across the North East. Babyclear, led by Fresh and the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre, is a UK first aimed at reducing premature births, stillbirths, miscarriages and complications after labour due to smoking.
A Christmas ball is being held in aid of the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital. Maisie’s Hope Christmas Ball promises to be a fabulous black tie evening with a champagne reception, three course meal and live entertainment from Chris Dakers – the North east’s voice of swing and soul. The event takes place at Gisborough Hall on 6 December from 7pm. All funds raised will go towards equipment that will enhance the care given to sick and premature babies.
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.