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…

Patient notes start to go digital

Posted on in Hospitals, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is gradually introducing a new electronic document management system across all of its wards at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. The Evolve Clinical Noting system will eventually replace all healthcare records at the trust.  Clinicians will still have access to past paper records, but any new information will go into the electronic system so they can securely access it instantly from any NHS site.

Trust builds on research success after securing €1.6million for pioneering clinical trial

Posted on in Research, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust continue to build on their successful record for patient-centred research, development and innovation by leading a pioneering trial which could, ultimately, be used as a first line to detect osteoporosis. In their latest partnership with IBEX Innovations Limited (IBEX), €1.6million has been secured from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to investigate the effectiveness of their equipment, which can pick up bone density information alongside conventional X-ray images.

Fun, food and music at Barn That Rocks raises £15,500

Posted on in Events, Fundraising, Hospitals, The Friarage, The trust

A night of fun, food and music has raised more than £15,500 for The Friends of The Friarage. Patients across Hambleton and Richmond are set to benefit following the rip-roaring success of the Barn That Rocks concert, held at Grazing Nook Farm, near Patrick Brompton, close to Bedale, in June.