News tagged James Cook Hospital

Rick carries Olympic torch for Stockton

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Healthcare assistant and athletics coach, Rick Betts, will carry the Olympic torch on Sunday 17 June on one of the Stockton legs of its journey. Rick, who works in the operating theatres at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, was nominated for this very special honour by the parents of one of the many young athletes he coaches at Middlesbrough’s Clairville Stadium.

Truly inspirational

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Kim Barstow, staff nurse at The James Cook University Hospital, was named as the Nightingale Awards winner 2012. This year the theme of the event was “I see the person in every patient” so it was quite fitting that the overall winner was Kim of ward 3 who has worked hard to enhance the experience of patients with dementia and offer support to their families.

Hospital first in UK to use new ultrasound imaging technology

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James Cook Hospital has become the first in the UK to use a state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging system for patients with abnormal heart rhythms. Cardiologists at James Cook are the first to combine Cartosound ultrasound imaging with the more widely used CARTO Mapping System to enable them to see detailed images of the heart when treating patients for conditions such as atrial fibrillation.