News tagged James Cook Hospital

Endeavour Unit is highly commended in building awards

Posted on in Hospitals, The trust

The Endeavour Unit, a state-of-the-art cancer unit, has been highly commended in the Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards.

The unit is one of the first hospitals in the world to treat patients on three leading edge linear accelerators – machines used to give radiation treatment to patients – and also houses a CT scanner and a new outpatient suite.

Another £20,000 in memory of Abbie

Posted on in Fundraising, Hospitals

A special trust fund set up in memory of Coulby Newham youngster Abbie Clarke has received a £20,000 boost to help young people with epilepsy.

Richard and Tracy Clarke tragically lost their daughter to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy on 1 December 2006. Abbie was just 10 years old when she died in her sleep. She had been diagnosed with epilepsy five years earlier but her death came as a huge shock to everyone.

Clinical scientists enhance lifesaving research

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Experts at The James Cook University Hospital have assisted a military research programme by developing a unique tool that could help save the lives of those suffering from severe blood loss. Clinical scientists within the Middlesbrough hospital’s medical physics team came up with a way to attach a lower body suction machine to a standard physiotherapy tilt table to enable a collaboration with research teams at Durham University to safely simulate shock on a battlefield so they can monitor the body’s reaction to blood loss.

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.