Archive – March, 2015

Think you’re having a heart attack? Phone 999

The reminder comes after doctors became concerned that patients have arrived at the cardiac investigations unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool with serious chest pain. Staff in the unit have been able to stabilise the patient while an ambulance is called to take them to the most appropriate hospital. However Dr Vineet Wadehra, a […]

It’s never too late to quit

Kenny White

Kenny White, 62, originally from Norton, who has lived in Thornaby for over 30 years has quit smoking after 50 years. Kenny, who works as a handyman at a care home said: “I had tried to give up smoking a number of times before, but I hadn’t been successful. “I have done it because of […]

Heather quits the habit after more than 40 years

Heather Osbourne with Specialist stop smoking advisor Rafeed Rashid

Heather Osbourne, 55, who is originally from Scotland and has lived in Thornaby for 35 years had been smoking for 43 years, but a health scare last year made her think twice about the habit. She said: “I became quite poorly last year. I’d lost around five stone and I suffered a stroke. It was […]