News tagged James Cook Hospital

Radiotherapy careers open day

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The radiotherapy department at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is opening its doors to make people more aware of the wide range of careers available in this specialty. The careers open day is being held on Saturday 3 November 2012 between 10am and 1pm to offer expert advice on how to train in this specialist area.

New fast-track cancer service

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World-renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe will officially open an innovative new cancer service at The James Cook University Hospital on Friday 26 October. The acute oncology service is being launched at the Middlesbrough hospital to ensure all cancer patients get an expert opinion without delay – even if they have not been admitted to a cancer ward.

Neurosurgeon and novelist

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When he’s not busy operating at The James Cook University Hospital, neurosurgeon Fred Nath can be found putting pen to paper for his latest novel. Fred, who currently has three bestsellers in the Amazon Kindle wartime top 30, has just published his latest title – Francesca Pascal.

Keeping Shelly’s memory alive

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When 42-year-old Michelle Parker lost her fight for life in 2010 her partner Darren Watson launched a four-year-fundraising drive to keep her memory alive. Michelle – known as Shelly to her friends – battled two brain tumours but despite everything she had been through she made Darren promise to give something back to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for the amazing care she received.

Hospital offers new lung cancer surgery

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Lung cancer patients at The James Cook University Hospital can now have their tumours removed using keyhole surgery. The specialist procedure, known as a VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomy, is much less invasive than traditional surgery so it can be offered to elderly patients who may previously have been deemed not fit enough for surgery.

If anyone deserves this award they do

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Joanne Wombwell went into labour at just 23 weeks and five days so she was rushed from Chesterfield to Middlesbrough to give her twins the best chance of survival. Joanne and Tony were so impressed with the care and support they received that they nominated the neonatal team as NHS Heroes – A new national scheme designed to recognise the great work that individuals and teams do every day in the NHS.

Always going that extra mile

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The motor neurone disease team at The James Cook University Hospital have been named as NHS Heroes for always going that extra mile for their patients. Colin Pearson and Sonia Henman of the MND Association nominated the team on Ward 25 to thank them for “providing a lifeline” to those with MND from across Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire.

TTE put best feet forward

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TTE Technical Training Group students and staff took on a gruelling challenge to raise an impressive £2,694.50 for the male assessment unit at The James Cook University Hospital.

The 22 students, together with five members of staff and two support staff from the Middlesbrough-based training organisation, pulled on their hiking boots to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Hospital fish tanks get a revamp

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Young pet lovers at The James Cook University Hospital are in for a treat when pet store colleagues visit their ward on Thursday 4 October.

Ward manager Pippa Smith recently contacted the team at Pets at Home Middlesbrough to see if they would help maintain the two fish tanks located in the children’s ward.