Archive – April, 2015

Memorial service to remember little ones

Hospital chaplains at the trust are holding the annual service on Sunday 3 May at 3pm in the chapel at the University Hospital of North Tees, to allow families the time and space to remember their babies and the very special place they will always hold in their lives. Lead hospital chaplain Lorraine Millar said: “The […]

iPad helping end of life care patients to live at home

Staff show of the new ipad

Loss of control and independence, the transition from being able bodied to disabled only adds to the heavy burden that patients can feel when diagnosed with a life limiting illness. To help give patients control back, Macmillan occupational therapist Helen Caudren put forward an idea for staff to use iPads to help describe to patients […]

Eating healthy on a budget

Vanessa Partridge

Dietitian Vanessa Partridge said: “With the rising cost in food bills, the importance of eating healthy can sometimes be overlooked. “But, healthy eating doesn’t need to cost more and you should remember that following a healthy balanced diet helps to prevent diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and coronary heart disease. One of the biggest costs […]

Invite to NHS trust member event

If you want to hear about ear, nose and throat services and adult safeguarding then please come along to our member event on; Saturday, 25 April, 9.30am – 11.30am in the Tees meeting room, Tees Restaurant at the University Hospital of North Tees. Free parking will be available. Refreshments will be available from 9.30am and […]

Faecal transplant first for trust

Len and Debbie Barnes

Len Barnes, 75 from Eaglescliffe, suffered from constant pain and diarrhoea as a result of the bowel infection Clostridium Difficile (CDiff). He lost his appetite and over three stones in weight; weight which he couldn’t really afford to lose. Numerous courses of antibiotics during long spells in hospital were not making a difference. When consultant […]