News tagged James Cook Hospital

Telephone line issues

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We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with our telephone lines at The James Cook University Hospital. This is affecting some incoming external calls to our switchboard and Patient Connect.

Jennifer honoured at commemorative tree planting ceremony

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A tree has been planted in memory of hospital supervisor Jennifer Chilver who often helped raise money for cancer services and tragically died from breast cancer at the age of 51. In a well-attended ceremony at The James Cook University Hospital, Jennifer was remembered as a much-loved wife, parent, friend and colleague by family and friends including husband Steven Chilver and son Ryan Reed. The tree, which was planted on the James Cook site, was donated by Jennifer’s former colleagues.

Implant will reduce radiotherapy side effects

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The James Cook University Hospital has become the first NHS hospital in the North to offer a cutting-edge implant to prostate cancer patients which can reduce radiotherapy side effects by up to 70%. SpaceOAR® hydrogel is injected into the space between the prostate and the rectum before treatment to reduce radiation exposure and minimise damage to healthy tissue.

That’s Fabulosa

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More than 28 musicians graced the stage at The Fabulosa Music Festival to raise £6,000 to help local cancer patients. The event was held in aid of the Trinity Holistic Centre at The James Cook University Hospital which provides complementary therapies and support to cancer patients.

Join our growing community of volunteers

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When South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust introduced its therapeutic care volunteer scheme in 2013 there were eight volunteers – today we have a growing community of more than 500! And this year sees the launch of our Therapeutic Support @ South Tees programme with all volunteers brought together under one team to help make a real difference to our patients and visitors.