Children's Services News

Hospitals sign smokefree pledge

Posted on in Health improvement, Hospitals

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed a national pledge to go smokefree by March 2019. The 12-month countdown officially starts this Wednesday – National No Smoking Day – with the launch of a hard-hitting campaign to stop people smoking in the women and children’s entrance way at The James Cook University Hospital.

Families needed for flu study

Posted on in Research

Researchers from The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough are appealing for families of children born prematurely, or with conditions such as asthma, diabetes, Down’s syndrome and cerebral palsy, to take part in a national study. James Cook is participating in the University of Oxford’s ARCHIE study, which is looking at whether early antibiotic treatment may prevent these ‘at risk’ children from becoming more unwell when they get flu. The research is funded by the National Institute of Health Research.

Patient notes start to go digital

Posted on in Hospitals, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is gradually introducing a new electronic document management system across all of its wards at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. The Evolve Clinical Noting system will eventually replace all healthcare records at the trust.  Clinicians will still have access to past paper records, but any new information will go into the electronic system so they can securely access it instantly from any NHS site.