Latest Teesside University Stories

2010-01-25 13:50:00

Scientists at Teesside University are helping to find answers to one of the most difficult problems facing the world today - generating energy without accelerating climate change or harming food production. The research at Teesside University is investigating biofuels generated from wastes. This is seen by many as the "Ëœgreen alternative' to using fossil fuels. Biofuels may appear to be the perfect solution because they are not net producers of harmful environmental by-products,...

2008-10-06 12:00:42

PATIENTS north of the Tees will have to wait a bit longer to find out where their new hospital will be built. Decisions on the future of health care services in Stockton and Hartlepool have been delayed after an overwhelming response to a three-month consultation. Recommendations were due to be made by the NHS joint committee on September 29 but the meeting will now take place on October 23, to allow more time for evaluation of feedback. During the consultation people were asked...

2008-09-30 09:00:59

URGENT and emergency care on Teesside has been rated among the best in the country. Independent watchdog the Healthcare Commission published a major review of 152 primary care trusts (PCTs) in England, and Teesside came out on top. Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland were all placed in the best performing category, helping the North-east emerge as the region with the best care. The review is the first to compare how all NHS services work together. A...

2008-09-22 09:00:58

By Philippa Weighell HEALTH chiefs have given assurances to residents over the future of care in part of the region. Concerns had been raised over emergency and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital, in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, and the Catterick Garrison out-ofhours centre, after they were put under review by North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust (PCT). But at a meeting of North Yorkshire County Council?s health committee, trust bosses said there would be no reduction...

2008-08-01 09:01:04

By Dani Webb RESIDENTS of Hartlepool have one final chance to quiz health chiefs about plans for a new hospital to serve the town. Hartlepool Council?s Health Scrutiny Forum is examining proposals for a single-site hospital to replace the existing University Hospital of Hartlepool and University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton. It is also looking at other plans for new communitybased facilities, which are designed to bring as much care as possible closer to where people live....

2008-07-30 09:01:27

A STONE cutting ceremony officially marked the beginning of construction of a new Teesside hospital. Roseberry Park in Middlesbrough is a pounds 74m development just down the road from James Cook University Hospital. Opening in 2010, it will provide specialist mental healthcare and be a centre of excellence for disability services. The hospital will have 312 beds as well as outpatient clinics. Chief executive of the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust Martin Barkley cut the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.