Specialist lung cancer nurses are hitting the road to minimise the amount of time patients have to spend in hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. The specialist Macmillan thoracic nurses, who care for patients following lung cancer surgery, are travelling to patients’ homes after their operations to provide medical care and social, emotional and psychological support.
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Senior health care leaders from the Tees Valley and County Durham have come together in creating a video message to let the public know that their hospitals are still open, and people should not ignore crucial life limiting symptoms.
A series of scenic light boxes have been installed along the service corridor which leads to the mortuary in The James Cook University Hospital. It is hoped that the new ceiling lights and light box pictures, depicting the route to Roseberry Topping, will provide a more pleasant walkway and be a distraction for grieving relatives.
A gallery of striking images showcasing some of the extraordinary work carried out by The James Cook University Hospital team during the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by photographer and teaching fellow Matthew Jones. Taken inside the Middlesbrough hospital’s critical care department, the project documents the pressure, the challenges, the camaraderie and the kindness shown by this incredible team in the most difficult times.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is setting up mask and information stations at its main hospital entrances to provide support to patients and visitors. In line with national guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus, face coverings must be worn by all patients and visitors entering hospitals or health services from Monday 15 June.