Children and young people's ED logoFollow our progress as we create our new children and young people’s emergency department at The James Cook University Hospital…

12 April 2021 – Mackenzie Thorpe donates 12 limited edition prints!

Ben Murphy visits CYPED

Ben Murphy from South Tees Hospitals Charity visited the new children and young people’s emergency department at James Cook and he says it’s really taking shape…

We can’t wait to see the difference charitable donations will make to our young patients and staff when it opens.

We’ve already received charitable donations from individuals and local businesses enabling us to purchase iPads and sensory items.

We’ve also had artist Mackenzie Thorpe kindly donate 12 limited edition prints for the new unit which will improve the wellbeing of patients and staff by creating stimulation and vibrancy.

We were joined on the visit by Sara Hamill, advanced child nurse practitioner, Damien Cummins, paediatrics emergency medical consultant, and Andrew Gemmill, consultant in emergency medicine, who will be working in the new unit when it opens.

CYPED corridor

South Tees Hospitals Charity is still looking for charitable donations to help the department with much needed specialist equipment, including:

  • Soft furnishings
  • Sensory room equipment
  • Ipads and other technology

If you can help us create the best environment for our children and young people, please contact me – benmurphy@nhs.net or 07799 132808.

Or you can pledge your support via our Just Giving page.

1 April 2021 – Time to make an entrance!

The entrance for our new children and young people’s emergency department is starting to take shape.

The new service will be next to the main A&E department and is set to open its doors by the end of the month.

Building the new entrance

22 March 2021 – iPad donation kickstarts fundraising

A huge thank you to SGP Accountants Ltd for donating £3,500 to buy iPads for our new children and young people’s emergency department. SGP Accountants Ltd wanted to ensure families can contact their loved ones and provide a bit of happiness whilst they are in hospital.

We are urging local businesses to donate soft furnishings, toys, iPads and sensory room lighting to help us create a modern and welcoming environment for our children and young people.

If you can help contact Head of South Tees Hospitals Charity Ben Murphy on 07799 132808 or email benmurphy@nhs.net.

Cheque presentation for iPads

15 March 2021 – A look behind the scenes…

This week emergency department clinical director Nick Athey showed managing director Rob Harrison around the children and young people’s emergency department. One of the areas they looked at was this area pictured below which will become the department’s reception area.

One side will be used for ambulances to book in and the other side will be for walk-in patients who present to the department with emergencies. We have purposefully chosen to go with a rounded edge to prevent children running into the reception area and hurting themselves and have incorporated low reception windows to allow for wheelchair accessibility.

CYPED reception site

Nick Athey, clinical matron Stephen McKenna and Rob Harrison are pictured below in one of the ensuite rooms for children and young people.Visiting the CYPED building site

The area below will have five assessment cubicles for children and young people. We have ensured that these cubicles are all visible from the nurses’ station so that medical staff are able to observe children and young people.

CYPED assessment cubicles

The room below will become the therapeutic room for children with sensory needs. The money raised from our charity appeal will be used to buy equipment for this room including equipment like bubble tubes, light panels and handheld sensory toys.

CYPED therapeutic build

 

To pledge your support and help create the best environment for our children and young people:

Children's emergency department appeal banner

8 March 2021 – Welcome to the construction site!

This is the area that will become The James Cook University Hospital’s children and young people’s emergency department…

Children and young people's emergency department building site

You can join us and be part of this exciting project by following our regular blog posts on this page as the department develops. We will share photographs and updates throughout the different stages of the project.

Site plans for children and young people's unit
We would love to hear your comments and suggestions on how we can make the children and young people’s emergency department the best it can be to provide care for our local children and young people.

Please take five minutes to complete one of the surveys below:

We look forward to receiving all your ideas!

Children and young people's emergency department building site

We are also urging local businesses and community groups to donate soft furnishings, toys, iPads and sensory room lighting to help us create a modern and welcoming environment.

To pledge your support and help create the best environment for our children and young people:

Children's emergency department appeal banner