News and media

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

Industrial Action in the NHS: Monday 24 November

 Our priority during any industrial action is to ensure our patients are kept safe and that we maintain the most urgent hospital services. On Monday 24 November between 7am and 12 noon we will ensure essential services at Leeds Teaching Hospitals continue as normal.  These include emergency and urgent surgery and medical care, A&E, all cancer treatments, and all emergency maternity services inclu ...Read more »
Thu, 13 Nov 2014

3000th patient undergoes hi-tech brachytherapy at Leeds Cancer Centre

The Leeds Cancer Centre at St James’s University Hospital has seen its 3000th patient successfully undergo LDR brachytherapy to treat prostate cancer. Brachytherapy in the UK was pioneered at Leeds in 1995, and the centre has......read more »

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

PANDA unit provides friendly play space for hospital youngsters

A new Paediatric Ambulatory Near Discharge Area – known as the PANDA unit – has been officially opened at Leeds Children’s Hospital by BBC Yorkshire news presenter Charlotte Leeming. PANDA is a new dedicated space on Ward L40......read more »

Tue, 11 Nov 2014

Live liver transplant on twins is a UK first

St James’s University Hospital has become the first centre in the UK to carry out a live liver transplant between identical twins. Surgeons at the world leading transplant unit have hailed the procedure as a success with both......read more »

Tue, 04 Nov 2014

Be aware of lung cancer symptoms, says LTHT specialist nurse

LTHT and Macmillan Cancer Support are urging the public to be aware of symptoms as part of lung cancer awareness month this November. Over 35,000 people in the UK die from lung cancer every year, but it doesn’t have to be a......read more »