The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, North Yorkshire serves a rural population of 122,000 people.

It serves an area of 1,000 square miles extending from the North Yorkshire moors to the central Pennines, the borders of York district in the south and the borders of Darlington in the north.

Around 1,100 staff are employed on the Friarage site which provides approximately 178 beds.

New MRI scanner opens at the Friarage

Radiology team with MRI Scanner

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner is now up and running at the Friarage Hospital – thanks to the phenomenal support of the people of North Yorkshire.

The radiology team scanned their first patients in April on the diagnostic equipment which, when fully operational, will treat 22 patients a day, seven days a week.

The opening is a milestone for South Tees Hospitals Charity which launched a fundraising campaign to bring a scanner to the Northallerton hospital and has, to date, raised in excess of £1.4million.

Read more about the scanner…

Multi-million pound plans for cancer centre

We’re delighted to say that our joint plans with Macmillan Cancer Support for a new multi-million pound cancer centre at the Friarage Hospital have been approved by Hambleton District Council.

North Yorkshire-based philanthropist Sir Robert Ogden is jointly funding the project with Macmillan.  This is his third similar project in partnership with the charity. The building would be known as the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre.

It is expected the building will cost in the region of £10 million, creating a modern, state-of-the-art facility for patients, carers and relatives. Facilities will include:

  • A chemotherapy treatment lounge with capacity to treat up to 35 patients a day
  • Complementary therapy facilities
  • Treatment and consulting rooms
  • A Macmillan cancer information and support centre
  • Supporting accommodation (including telemedicine facilities)

Read more about the development…

Nightingales revealed ahead of International Nurses Day

Posted on in Awards, Events, Hospitals, Nurses, Services, Staff, The Friarage, The trust

Our nursing heroes have been unveiled ahead of International Nurses Day this Friday, after being honoured honoured at the 14th annual Nightingale Awards at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium. Kelly Rowe’s exemplary service to paediatric care since 1996, and the many innovations she has introduced as a specialist diabetes nurse saw her named overall winner of the Nightingales, as well as the best Senior Nurse and winner of the Paediatric Award.

Farmer puts the bar in barn with night of live music

Posted on in Events, Fundraising, The Friarage

A North Yorkshire farmer is opening up his barn to members of the public for the seventh year running, to raise funds for Friends of The Friarage. The annual Barn That Rocks event has become a labour of love for Peter Fall, 70, and wife, Barbara, who now combine the daily chores that come with running the Grazingnook Farm, near Patrick Brompton, close to Bedale, with organising an annual musical extravaganza.

New MRI scanner opens at the Friarage

Posted on in Services, The Friarage, The trust

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner is now up and running at the Friarage Hospital – thanks to the phenomenal support of the people of North Yorkshire. This month, the radiology team scanned their first patients on the diagnostic equipment which, when fully operational, will treat 22 patients a day, seven days a week.

The opening is a milestone for South Tees Hospitals Charity which launched a fundraising campaign to bring a scanner to the Northallerton hospital and has, to date, raised in excess of £1.4million. his includes £500,000 pledged by the Friends of the Friarage who have generously supported the Appeal in partnership with the Charity.