Important information on urgent temporary changes at the Friarage
Some temporary changes have been made to services provided at the Friarage. These changes started to take effect from 27 March 2019.
Accident and emergency
- The accident and emergency (A&E) service at the Friarage Hospital has temporarily changed to an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)
The majority of patients currently treated at A&E at the Friarage will still be treated at the Friarage in the Urgent Treatment Centre.
- Patients requiring critical care are being cared for at The James Cook University Hospital or Darlington Memorial Hospital. Critical care is for patients who require significant intervention and support to help them with breathing or heart function for example, as a result of a major injury, serious illness or complex surgery.
Very few patients will be affected by these changes. Those patients that will be impacted by these changes are mainly colorectal patients, as this is complex surgery, requiring critical care.