Archive – April, 2022

New investment means patients will be in and out of hospital the same day

Rectal clinic machine

A new initiative to help diagnose issues with people suffering from internal bleeding to their bottom is set to help people in Teesside – after a health trust launched a new service. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has started a new one-stop outpatient clinic to immediately assess, investigate and treat people suffering from […]

Cancer research nurse shares story of bowel cancer diagnosis after seeing no symptoms

Barbara and Degsy

After clinical research nurse Barbara Campbell spent a decade working with bowel cancer patients, the last thing she expected was to be a patient herself. Since 2011, 63-year-old Barbara, from Stockton-on-Tees, has worked at the University Hospital of North Tees to encourage people to complete their bowel screening tests and deliver results and diagnoses. Having […]

Teesside mum shares story of rare genetic condition in memory of baby daughter

Nancy Rogers

A Thornaby mum has taken it upon herself to raise awareness of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, where a symptom linked to the rare condition took the life of her nine-month-old daughter. Now she is raising money for the hospitals that looked after her. On Tuesday 22 September 2020, health care assistant Lisa Rogers made her way to […]

Friendship and laughter the best medicine for Wednesday Wonder Women

The Wednesday Wonder Women in the chemo unit

A group of women who all bonded while battling cancer in the same hospital unit have celebrated the final treatment of one of their group’s members. The self-titled ‘Wednesday Wonder Women’ saw Amanda Rees, from Norton – get to toll the final treatment bell in March at the University Hospital of North Tees. The group […]