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.
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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.
Macmillan Academy student, Ellie Dalton, is looking to the future by experiencing working life on the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Ellie, 17, carries out work experience twice a week helping staff and learning about the different neonatal nursing roles at the unit which cares for tiny poorly and premature babies.