A pioneer of complementary therapy in the NHS is visiting Middlesbrough to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a unique centre. For 20 years Keith Hunt has run a massage therapy service at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Starting initially with cancer patients, the service now provides 21,000 bedside massages a year throughout the hospital – giving a welcome treat to patients aged from five to 101. Keith, who earlier this year received an MBE for his services to complementary therapy, will visit the holistic cancer care centre at The James Cook University Hospital on Wednesday 11 December to demonstrate the massage technique that will soon be on offer to patients in Middlesbrough.
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The atrium at The James Cook University Hospital will be alive with the sound of seasonal songs on the run up to Christmas. Some of the committee of the South Cleveland Heart Fund and friends will sing popular Christmas Carols for patients, visitors and staff in the hospital atrium on Monday 9 December 2013 from 1.30pm.
The next monthly drop in for breast cancer patients will be held on Monday 2 December from 10am to 12pm in the outpatients department at the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Catterick Garrison.
Patients in the local community are welcome to drop in to see one of the Friarage Hospital’s specialist nurses in breast care (Judith Curtis and Louise Sadler) who will be on hand to provide support and advice and answer any concerns or questions patients have about breast health and the fitting of bras and prosthetics in a welcoming and supportive local setting.
The atrium at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough will be alive with the sound of music on the run up to Christmas. The Opus four string quartet – a well-established ensemble of professional musicians with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in both the classical and popular repertoire – will be adding a touch of class by performing for patients, visitors and staff on Wednesday 27 November 2013 from 2pm to 4pm.
The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) outreach team from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be in the Parkway Centre, Coulby Newham, on Wednesday 20 November to help raise awareness of lung problems.The event is being held to mark World COPD day. Information, leaflets and advice will be available from 9am to 12pm.
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.
The children’s diabetes team at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is holding a grandparents’ educational coffee morning to increase their confidence of caring for their grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin, godchild or friend’s child. Although predominantly aimed at grandparents this event, which is being held at MIMA in Central Square, Middlesbrough between 10am and noon on Friday 15 November, is open to the extended family members, friends and child minders of any child or young person with type 1 diabetes.
A special event to raise awareness of the Defence Medical Services – uniformed medical and dental personnel from all three services – and their important role and responsibilities is being held at The James Cook University Hospital. Exercise mini-MASH will provide an ideal opportunity for hospital staff, patients and the public to see what an Army field hospital looks like, and to find out all about what military staff do when they go on operational duties around the world.
Anyone who has been affected by breast cancer is invited to attend the Friarage Hospital’s breast cancer support group on Wednesday 20 November. Held in the hospital’s Scott Suite from 7pm to 9pm, the informal meeting will include a demonstration of Christmas Cards by Sue Bailey followed by a coffee and a chat.