News tagged James Cook Hospital

Hospital recognised as ‘Veteran Aware’ ahead of Armistice Centenary

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As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been accredited as ‘Veteran Aware’ today (Friday 9 November).

This mark of distinction means that patients who have served in the UK armed forces will be cared for by frontline staff who have received training and education on their specific needs, such as mental health, and who can signpost them to local support services.

Tiny valve improves lung function

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It was a collapsed lung that finally forced Pat Maloney to quit smoking after 50 years. Little did she know, it would also lead to her becoming the first patient at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to benefit from a new valve treatment to improve lung function.

We are ready for winter, are you?

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Health services across Teesside are taking steps to ensure they are fully prepared to deal with any surges in demand this winter. Whether it’s identifying extra hospital beds or vaccinating frontline staff against flu, plans are in place to enable urgent and emergency care teams to cope with increasing pressures. The NHS is also urging people to Help Us Help you…

Heart team implant 10,000th pacemaker

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The heart unit at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating reaching a special milestone after implanting its 10,000th pacemaker. The heart team at James Cook fitted their first pacemaker back in 1993 and now implant around 800 of the devices every year in the hospital’s cardiac catheterisation labs.

New radiotherapy machine treats patients 3 times faster

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Cancer patients at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are benefiting from a leading edge radiotherapy machine which can deliver treatment up to three times faster than conventional methods. The new linear accelerator (linac) – a Versa HD manufactured by Elekta – has advanced 4D image guidance systems which provide extremely accurate treatment delivery and minimal side effects.

Hard-hitting warnings from ex-smokers

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For some smokers in their 30s and 40s, the thought of cancer or COPD is often dismissed as a risk that feels years away… But now two former smokers and cancer survivors are making personal appeals in a graphic quit smoking campaign that urges smokers to quit and reduce their risk – and never assume it won’t happen to them.