News tagged James Cook Hospital

Heart valve day cases increased as part of COVID-19 response

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic many patients at The James Cook University Hospital have had their heart valve replaced and then gone home again the same day. Their speedy recovery has been made possible thanks to an advanced procedure called TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) which avoids the need for open heart surgery.

Faster access to advanced blood clot removal

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Stroke patients across Teesside and North Yorkshire can now benefit from faster access to the most advanced blood clot removal techniques. The James Cook University Hospital has expanded its team of neuroradiology consultants to enable it to provide a mechanical thrombectomy service in Middlesbrough five days a week.

Keep doing your bit and use services sensibly as restrictions continue to ease

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Front-line NHS teams across the North East and North Cumbria are asking people to do their bit and use health services sensibly as restrictions continue to ease. The NHS across the region is seeing an increase in the number of people attending A&E departments, many of whom could have sought advice from a service more appropriate for their needs.