Getting good NHS services is the most important things to more than 1.5 million patients, carers and families in the Tees Valley, North Yorkshire and beyond who depend and rely on them. It is the most important thing to everyone who works at South Tees NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust too.
As a major cancer, tertiary and regional trauma centre, our James Cook University Hospital provides more than 37 different specialities all on one site.
Construction of a new £5 million diagnostic hub is underway at Friarage Hospital in Northallerton which serves communities across the Dales and Teesside. Our three primary care hospitals and local community NHS teams provide care for patients everywhere from Hawes to Redcar.
The trust’s significant contribution to the COVID-19 research effort is a mark of our determination to remain at the forefront of clinical research as a driver of safe, quality care. Alongside our commitment to research, our position as one country’s highest ranked medical training organisations, and as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer, characterises our commitment to our people and communities.
South Tees was one of first trusts in the UK to develop the state-of-the-art cancer treatment stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR). We’re one of only three hospital trusts in the UK operating three robotic surgical systems and the ability to train other surgeons.
Since bringing cardiothoracic surgery to Teesside in 1993, we’ve carried out almost 40,000 cardiothoracic operations and implanted more than 11,000 pacemakers.
We’re an international flagship site for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), an advanced procedure in which a team of specially trained consultants replace narrowed heart valves without the need for open heart surgery. We were also the first trust in the UK to use a new implantable device for patients who suffer from back pain.
Our stories of excellence and innovation
Robotic surgery beats hidden cancer
Retired hospital consultant Liam Flood returned The James Cook University Hospital as a patient where he was treated by head and neck surgeon Shane Lester, who carried out a biopsy using the one of the trust’s da Vinci robots which revealed a hidden cancer in the base of Liam’s tongue.