The James Cook University Hospital
The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is a designated major trauma centre and provides all its specialties from one site which is unique for a hospital of its size.
James Cook provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracic, vascular surgery and cancer services.
It has 1,024 beds, a 24-hour acute admissions unit and an emergency department which houses the major trauma centre for Durham, East Cleveland, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire and has its own helipad.
In 2012 the Middlesbrough hospital completed a £35million redevelopment of its cancer services and is now proud to provide some of the best facilities in Europe.
James Cook has a modern, central operating suite containing 20 well-equipped theatres, with two recovery areas, which is next to an adult surgical day unit (containing a further three theatres) and the paediatric day unit. A 16-bedded intensive care unit is across the corridor. Two additional theatres for gynaecology and obstetrics are in the central delivery suite and there are two more in the ophthalmology (eye) day unit.
Its maternity staff deliver more than 4,400 babies a year in purpose-built delivery and low dependency suites. Fetal medicine and high dependency delivery referrals are accepted.