News tagged James Cook Hospital

Region’s NHS steps up plans to tackle coronavirus

Posted on in Hospitals

Health chiefs in the north east are today announcing that they are now suspending non-urgent patient transport services to hospitals and clinics and starting to postpone non-urgent planned operations and outpatient appointments to ensure the NHS is as prepared as possible for coronavirus.

New books boost for children’s ward

Posted on in Fundraising

Thousands of pounds worth of new books has been donated to the children’s ward at The James Cook University Hospital thanks to the hard work of an independent book seller and the generosity of local businesses. Sarah Gatenby, an independent Usborne Books at Home organiser who runs Wise Owl Reading Tree, collected donations from businesses and housing companies to create a new reading library in the children’s ward.

Self-administrating injection for asthma patients

Posted on in Health improvement, Services

Patients have been self-administrating an asthma injection that they would previously have to come into hospital for every two weeks. In the past respiratory patients at The James Cook University Hospital have had to travel to the outpatients department to receive their Omalizumab injection, which for some has been an inconvenience on their family and working life for years.

Hearing dog helps hospital staff

Posted on in Staff

If you are walking around The James Cook University Hospital you might an adorable cockapoo caller Jenson. That is because he is a hearing dog for Sarah Urwin, assistant service manager for admin and clerical.

Audit heroes

Posted on in Awards

It is official – the clinical pharmacy team at The James Cook University Hospital and The Friarage are audit heroes. The team won the Audit Heroes Award for demonstrating how a whole team can participate in multiple clinical audits.

Golden Giveaway success

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Teesside Cystic Fibrosis Service has scooped £5,000 from Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation’s Golden Giveaway. The cystic fibrosis service cares for children in the Teesside area with this debilitating genetic disorder which affects the lungs and often the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.