News tagged James Cook Hospital

Hospital first in UK to implant new device for cluster headaches

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The James Cook University Hospital has become the first in the UK to use a new implantable device for patients who suffer from cluster headaches. The AnkerStim® lead and neurostimulation system applies mild electrical stimulation to the nerves via wires implanted under the skin, near the occipital nerves at the base of the head. The wires are connected to a small battery, implanted under the collarbone, chest wall or in the buttock, which generates stimulation to interfere with pain signals.

Hospitals sign smokefree pledge

Posted on in Health improvement, Hospitals

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed a national pledge to go smokefree by March 2019. The 12-month countdown officially starts this Wednesday – National No Smoking Day – with the launch of a hard-hitting campaign to stop people smoking in the women and children’s entrance way at The James Cook University 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.