Fit for the Future

Fit 4 the Future in Hambleton and Richmondshire is an ambitious vision for re-shaping the way health and social care is provided in the area.

Local people, staff and other key stakeholders will be invited to take part in a ‘care conversation’ designed to identify opportunities for working together to improve local services and enhance vital services such as the Friarage Hospital.
Its objectives are to:

  • Keep the Friarage Hospital at the centre of healthcare for the people of Hambleton and Richmondshire
  • Address the immediate issues of the urgent care pathway
  • Ensure that treating people at, or near to home, is a viable option wherever possible
  • Work together across the system to shift the focus from illness to wellness
  • Assess the future purpose of the community hospitals
  • Create a step change in the integration of health and social care
  • Radically rethink the delivery of health and care in rural areas, including the use of technology
  • Radically rethink and take opportunities to reform our workforce

The project is jointly led by the trust and Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group.