News tagged James Cook Hospital

Heart team celebrate 500th TAVI patient

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The heart team at The James Cook University Hospital has reached an exciting milestone after successfully carrying out one of its most advanced procedures on more than 500 patients. TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) is an advanced procedure in which a team of specially trained consultants replace a narrowed heart valve without the need for open heart surgery.

NEURACLIN Research Event 2017

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Senior researchers in memory affecting disorders from throughout the region and beyond will address crowds at an annual research event hosted by NEURACLIN on 20 September. NEURACLIN is a network of North-East based neuroscience and research orientated academics and clinical workers which brings experts together to share knowledge and collaborate on research projects.

Cancer treatment winning ticket for The Voice star

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One minute they were performing in front of millions of TV viewers on The Voice, the next they were fighting a battle with throat cancer which threatened to end their musical career. But a year later Pamela Wett and Rory Wilde are set to star in a Grand Charity Show at Whitby Pavilion to give something back to the Head and Neck Cancer Unit that saved Rory’s life.

Memories of wife Lorraine as Jeff sets off on epic bike ride

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Precious memories of a much-loved wife and mum will be at the forefront of Jeff Bennison’s mind, as he sets off on an epic motorcycle adventure from The James Cook University Hospital on Saturday August 19. Jeff, from Leyburn, is completing an extraordinary Land’s End to John ‘o’ Groats motorcycle ride with a difference, in a bid to raise funds for the High Dependency Unit (HDU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at The James Cook University Hospital, both of whom cared for wife Lorraine in her final days.

Hospitals among first to offer hydrotherapy rehab for lung problems

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Teesside patients with long term lung conditions can now benefit from a specialist hydrotherapy rehabilitation programme – believed to be one of the first in the UK. The water-based sessions at The James Cook University Hospital and Redcar Primary Care Hospital are designed for respiratory patients with conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) who require rehabilitation but struggle with gym-based exercises because of joint problems.

Pam praises helping hands of innovative therapy group

Posted on in Community services, Health improvement, Hospitals, Services, Staff, Support groups, The trust

A grateful patient has praised the care she received from the James Cook University Hospital’s hand therapy team, after a bad wrist break resulted in intensive physiotherapy. Pam Pedersen, 73, from Great Ayton, says she “couldn’t have asked for better treatment” after losing the use of her left hand and being referred to Gary Rigby, a specialist hand physiotherapist.

Trust apprentices celebrate success at regional awards

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Trust apprentices celebrated success at the Health Education England North East Apprenticeship Awards – with one being named North East Apprentice of the Year. The awards were held during National Apprenticeship Week, which the Trust also participated in by celebrating previous apprentice successes and highlighting the ongoing hard work of our current apprentices.

Hospitals calls will be answered faster with new system

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Calls to The James Cook University Hospital switchboard will be answered faster when a new voice recognition telephone system goes live tomorrow evening (Tuesday 1 August). The automated system will pick up most calls within two seconds and will enable more calls to be dealt with at any one time.