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Some temporary changes have been made to services provided at the Friarage. These changes started to take effect from 27 March 2019.
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.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is going completely smokefree from Monday 1 April as part of a national drive to support more people to stub out the habit and reduce the many serious illnesses linked to smoking. Becoming a smokefree NHS is not just about stopping people from smoking on hospital sites. It’s about improving the health of staff and patients by identifying those who smoke and offering them practical support to quit.
The operational plans to support the urgent temporary changes announced for the Friarage Hospital for 27 March are now being put in place to ensure that the changes happen safely, with minimal impact on patients and local communities and North Yorkshire’s Scrutiny of Health committee have today been updated on the changes.