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.
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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.
Caring ward staff at the Friarage Hospital are going that extra mile to raise funds for the hospital’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner appeal. MRI scanners are used to diagnose a wide range of health conditions. A scanner for the Friarage will be a valuable resource for medical teams and a welcome addition to the diagnostic services currently available at the Northallerton hospital.
The Michelle Parker Charity is planning its 3rd annual charity night and auction at Rockliffe Hall Hotel in aid of equipment for neurosurgery at James Cook. Sponsored by Teesside Audi and B Premier Hair Design, the black tie event takes place on Friday 18 October 2012 at 7pm and includes a three-course meal, auction, raffle and disco.
Sainsbury’s in Middlesbrough have chosen the holistic cancer care centre as their local charity. Staff from the store are planning to raise money, awareness and support for the centre at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough which provides therapies, ranging from aromatherapy to acupuncture, to support cancer patients through their conventional cancer treatment.