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Teaching/Major Trauma Centre
Teesside, Durham & Newcastle
Marton Rd, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW, UK
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Teesside University, Durham University, Newcastle University
Teesside, University Hospital of North Tees, Royal Victoria Infirmary, River Tees, Middlesbrough railway station
The James Cook University Hospital is a 1,010 bed major tertiary referral hospital, district general hospital and major trauma centre in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England, located on the A172 (Marton Road). It forms part of the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, along with the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. It caters for most specialties and is one of the largest hospitals of its kind in the country.
James Cook University Hospital Wikipedia
The hospital was built on the parkland of the former St Luke's Hospital, Middlesbrough. Opened in 1980 as a tertiary care centre called South Cleveland Hospital, it later became an extensive hospital with A&E and grew even larger through the closure and re-site of Middlesbrough General Hospital and the North Riding Infirmary onto the current hospital site.
James Cook University Hospital specialises in the treatment of cancer, heart conditions and neurosurgery as well as housing the regional neonatal intensive care and spinal injury units. More recent developments include the introduction of advanced cardiac mapping technologies for complex radio frequency ablation, and the development of a highly successful Transcatheter Aortic Valve Intervention programme for patients deemed unfit for conventional cardiac surgery. Extensive new facilities were built by Mowlem under a Private Finance Initiative contract and opened in August 2003.
It is used to teach clinical medical students from Newcastle University Medical School as well as pre-clinical students based at Durham University's Queen's Campus Stockton enrolled on collaborative course between Newcastle University Medical School and Durham University. The hospital also has strong teaching and research links with the School of Health at Teesside University.
The hospital has a landing pad for use by the Great North and Yorkshire air ambulances.
The Accident and Emergency Department is one of the leading departments in the country and specialises extensively in trauma. In May 2013, the hospital became a major trauma centre for Teesside, County Durham, North Yorkshire and surrounding areas.
In May 2012, a £35 million radiotherapy centre opened at the hospital, unveiled by Princess Alexandra.
In November 2012, a new 3T MRI scanner was opened, in the Neurosciences department. This is a partnership between the hospital and Durham University and in addition to clinical work will undertake research into various aspects of cognition such as sensory perception, visuomotor control, emotions, memory, schizophrenia, decision making, and gender differences.
In March 2015, a new purpose-built IVF unit was opened (complete with its own theatre), it now brings all the reproductive medicine services together in one place.