News tagged James Cook Hospital

Hand surgery while you are awake!

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Patients at The James Cook University Hospital can now undergo hand surgery while they are awake. Trauma experts at the Middlesbrough Hospital have been piloting a new hand block service which uses local anaesthetic to numb the nerves so patients can stay awake to watch their operation and chat to their consultant throughout the procedure.

New trial to improve lives of long-term painkiller users

Posted on in Research, The trust

Researchers in health and education are leading a new trial that aims to reduce patients’ dependency on strong pain killers. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Warwick have developed a support programme that they hope will help people with long term pain reduce their dependency on opioids and improve their quality of life.

Services provided by Carillion plc

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We want to reassure our patients and staff that these services on The James Cook University Hospital site remain open as normal. We have planned extensively and will be working hard to minimise any disruption. Patients should turn up for appointments as planned.

One-stop health shop to prepare for surgery!

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A comprehensive health and wellbeing programme for patients due to have major surgery has been made a reality thanks to a £75,000 grant from the Health Foundation. Believed to be the first collaborative venture of its kind, a team of doctors, physiotherapists, exercise scientists, public health specialists and Allied Healthcare Professionals will be working together in a bid to improve patient health and wellbeing prior to surgery.

Patients urged to attend appointments as normal

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It’s very important that patients with planned operations, procedures or outpatient appointments should attend as normal unless they are specifically contacted by their hospital and asked not to. Only those patients contacted directly will have appointments delayed and these will be rearranged. Cancer diagnosis and treatment appointments will not be delayed.

Don’t forget to bring your medicines

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Patients are being urged to take their medication with them when they go into hospital. Statistics from The James Cook University Hospital reveal that as few as 35% of patients remember to pack any medication they are already using when they attend hospital.

Specialists team up for unique op

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David Lewis searched all over the country to find a surgeon who would operate on him when he was diagnosed with a tumour in his chest that was precariously difficult to reach. Then he was referred to Joel Dunning, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Photography competition aims to raise awareness of heart valve disease

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with Heart Valve Voice, the UK’s charity for heart valve disease, and The Royal Photographic Society has announced the launch of ‘Patient Portraits: A New You’, a photography competition encouraging keen photographers to capture heartfelt moments in time and convey what life after heart valve disease means to patients.