Archive – August, 2015

Grateful parents set up charity for hospital’s neonatal unit

Kirsty Lowther and Shaun

Kirsty Lowther, 26 and husband Shaun 39, from Trimdon, County Durham, have set up Neoangels to help parents with babies who are being cared for on the neonatal unit for long periods of time, after their twins Noah, who weighed 2lb 3oz and Ava 1lb 13oz were born premature. The fund will help parents manage […]

Hospital doctor warns of dangers of drugs offered to young people

Andy Simpson

Andy Simpson who, as well as being a consultant in emergency care medicine, heads up the accident and emergency department at the University Hospital of North Tees said: “We’ve seen a worrying number of young people between the ages of 12 and 16 in the department in the last few days suffering from the effects […]

Two new non executive directors join the board

Jonathan Erskine (pictured left) and Kevin Robinson (right) were appointed from 1 August for a period of three years. Jonathan Erskine is a research fellow at the centre for public policy and health, part of Durham University’s school of medicine, pharmacy and health at the Stockton campus. He was a former non executive director of […]

New medical training website launched

John Heffernan

He said: “I am originally from the midlands and I came to the North East before studying medicine as a mature student. “I have found the North East is an amazing place to live and work. It is the country’s best-kept secret – it has everything! “The people are friendly and genuine, the roads are […]