News tagged James Cook Hospital

Memories of wife Lorraine as Jeff sets off on epic bike ride

Posted on in Events, Fundraising, Hospitals, The trust

Precious memories of a much-loved wife and mum will be at the forefront of Jeff Bennison’s mind, as he sets off on an epic motorcycle adventure from The James Cook University Hospital on Saturday August 19. Jeff, from Leyburn, is completing an extraordinary Land’s End to John ‘o’ Groats motorcycle ride with a difference, in a bid to raise funds for the High Dependency Unit (HDU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at The James Cook University Hospital, both of whom cared for wife Lorraine in her final days.

Hospitals among first to offer hydrotherapy rehab for lung problems

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

Teesside patients with long term lung conditions can now benefit from a specialist hydrotherapy rehabilitation programme – believed to be one of the first in the UK. The water-based sessions at The James Cook University Hospital and Redcar Primary Care Hospital are designed for respiratory patients with conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) who require rehabilitation but struggle with gym-based exercises because of joint problems.

Pam praises helping hands of innovative therapy group

Posted on in Community services, Health improvement, Hospitals, Services, Staff, Support groups, The 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.

Trust apprentices celebrate success at regional awards

Posted on in Awards, Events, Services, Staff, The trust

Trust apprentices celebrated success at the Health Education England North East Apprenticeship Awards – with one being named North East Apprentice of the Year. The awards were held during National Apprenticeship Week, which the Trust also participated in by celebrating previous apprentice successes and highlighting the ongoing hard work of our current apprentices.

Hospitals calls will be answered faster with new system

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Calls to The James Cook University Hospital switchboard will be answered faster when a new voice recognition telephone system goes live tomorrow evening (Tuesday 1 August). The automated system will pick up most calls within two seconds and will enable more calls to be dealt with at any one time.

Be inspired by £7,000 fundraising effort

Posted on in Events, Fundraising, Services, Staff, The trust

A fabulous fundraiser whose athletic prowess helped generate £7,000 for South Tees Hospitals Charity is hoping to inspire would-be runners to get sponsored for the Middlesbrough 10k on September 3. Robbie Varey, 43, from Linthorpe raised more than £1,000 in his first week of collecting sponsorship, after deciding to complete the annual race for James Cook’s Breast Cancer Unit.

On yer bike!

Posted on in Events, Health improvement, Staff, The trust

The Occupational Health Physiotherapy Team at The James Cook University Hospital challenged colleagues to hop on an exercise bike in the staff restaurant and help clock up 57km during their breaks – the equivalent of cycling from the Middlesbrough hospital to Whitby – for Workout at Work Day.

UK first as hospital offers residential course for wannabe doctors

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The James Cook University Hospital has become the first in the UK to host a residential course for future doctors from low-income backgrounds. The week-long programme taking place until Friday July 21 features live theatre lectures, practical workshops and the chance to speak to consultants from a range of specialties in a unique “speed dating” event.

Leon attends school prom after six months in hospital

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A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who has spent the last six months in intensive care celebrated his school prom with kind-hearted friends. Leon Thorpe, a pupil of Redcar Academy, suffered brain injuries, spinal cord damage, breathing difficulties and numerous broken bones when he was knocked off his bike while coming out of Locke Park in Redcar in January.