Important information on temporary service changes at the Friarage

There are some temporary changes planned to services provided at the Friarage from 27 March 2019.

  • The accident and emergency (A&E) service at the Friarage Hospital will temporarily change to an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)

  • Patients requiring critical care will be cared for at The James Cook University Hospital or Darlington Memorial Hospital.

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Since 2002, the Friarage Hospital has been – and continues to be – an essential part of our organisation and an important point of delivery for the community. It is one of the smallest district general hospitals in the country.

Developments such as introducing lung cancer surgery, the opening of our MRI Scanner and the opening of The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, show our commitment to delivering as many services as possible from our Northallerton site.

Over £40million has been invested in the hospital over the past 15 years by the Trust, with support from NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG and the Friends of the Friarage.

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Ensuring continuity of care for theatre patients

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Patients undergoing surgery at the Friarage Hospital can now benefit from having the same nurse or operating department practitioner supporting them throughout their procedure. This means patients are with a familiar member of staff from the moment they go to sleep in the anaesthetic room to the moment they open their eyes in the recovery room.

Temporary changes to critical care services at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton

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Over the last 18 months, following public engagement, consultants at the Friarage have developed an innovative new model, to provide acute medical services in a small rural hospital. During this public engagement South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust stated its intent to go out to full public consultation on this model. However, the Trust has now been overtaken by events and needs to make some temporary changes to critical care services at the Friarage Hospital.