Patients and visitors could be forgiven for thinking the Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit (SSPAU) resembled more of a toy shop than a treatment area in a hospital.
A new hub which acts as a launch-pad for research, innovation and collaboration between health, technology and science has been launched for the first time at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the Northern Health Science Alliance and the Centre for Process Innovation. We’ve also welcomed our first tenant GlycoSeLect UK into its new home at the Institute for Learning, Research and Innovation on The James Cook University Hospital site.
Those whose lives have been saved thanks to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are getting behind a campaign to bring a new scanner to The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. Cath Crouch, from Northallerton, shared her selfie on @STeesCharity Twitter as part of the #MyReasonIs campaign stating: “MRI saved my life when they found out I had thrombosis”.
Patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) have praised a unique service providing complementary therapies – plus the opportunity to make new friends with others who have the condition. The Butterwick MND First Contact Group, brainchild of Anthony Hanratty, MND nurse specialist at The James Cook University Hospital, was highly commended in the Innovation in Primary Care category at the Bright Ideas in Health Awards, run by NHS Innovations North and the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and Cumbria.
Elderly leukaemia patients are now able to receive life-enhancing treatment in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to an award-winning service developed at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Patients can now receive chemotherapy injections at home – administered by themselves or a loved one – reducing the need for hospital admissions.