WITH many services limited to urgent appointments during the coronavirus pandemic, therapy teams have found themselves taking on a range of different roles. A number of therapists at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been temporarily redeployed to support stroke and rehabilitation services in community hospitals, ensuring their skills are still put to good use.
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Staff and patients raised a cup to mark the start of building work on The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The annual Macmillan Cancer Support charity event this year coincided with construction getting underway on the new multi-million pound cancer centre at the hospital, which is being funded by local philanthropist Sir Robert Ogden, Macmillan and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
A grateful patient has praised the care she received from the James Cook University Hospital’s hand therapy team, after a bad wrist break resulted in intensive physiotherapy. Pam Pedersen, 73, from Great Ayton, says she “couldn’t have asked for better treatment” after losing the use of her left hand and being referred to Gary Rigby, a specialist hand physiotherapist.
A new-look radiology unit at The Friary Community Hospital in Richmond has been officially opened – and has already benefited 81 patients in its first week. The Friends of The Friary Community Hospital donated £170,000 to fund new, state-of-the-art X-ray equipment at the community hospital, which provides instant digital results, and will ensure thousands of patients per year can continue to benefit from this crucial diagnostic service closer to their homes.
The Friary Hospital’s new look radiology department is now open to patients, and will be officially unveiled on Friday 7 July, at a special event to thank The Friends of Richmond Friary Community Hospital for making it possible. The department has undergone a major refurbishment, including the installation of a new digital radiography system to replace outdated X-ray equipment, thanks to a £170,000 donation from The Friends.
Patients with Macular Degeneration are invited to attend a special awareness day at The James Cook University Hospital – and discover how they can make the best use of their eyesight for many years to come. When they are faced with the news they have macular degeneration, in which the central vision deteriorates due to general wear and tear and lifestyle factors, many patients worry they are going blind.