The Friarage Hospital has launched a leading edge cancer service to provide faster diagnosis for patients who do not have obvious cancer symptoms. If a GP is concerned that a patient may have cancer, but they only have vague symptoms and do not meet the usual criteria for an urgent two week cancer referral, they can now book them into the rapid diagnostic centre (RDC) for further tests.
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Senior health care leaders from the Tees Valley and County Durham have come together in creating a video message to let the public know that their hospitals are still open, and people should not ignore crucial life limiting symptoms.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is setting up mask and information stations at its main hospital entrances to provide support to patients and visitors. In line with national guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus, face coverings must be worn by all patients and visitors entering hospitals or health services from Monday 15 June.
More than 150 second year students have opted to start work early, while completing their studies, to help South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust during the coronavirus pandemic. They have been employed by the trust as health care assistants (mid programme students) and will take on extended placements at The James Cook University Hospital, Friarage Hospital, Redcar Primary Care Hospital and East Cleveland Primary Care Hospital as paid members of staff.
The Governing Body of North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group has made a decision on the future of urgent and emergency care at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. Following a temporary closure of the accident and emergency department in March 2019 due to there being insufficient staffing to deliver a safe service to patients, the CCG opened a formal consultation with the local population on 13 September 2019.