News archive (January, 2017)

True diamonds – celebrating 60 years of Friends of the Friarage

Posted on in Events, The Friarage

In 1957 the Friends of the Friarage – then known as the League of Friends – were formed to ‘support the work of the Northallerton hospitals by means of voluntary assistance.’ Now in their 60th year, the Friends are celebrating their Diamond Jubilee having raised in excess of £5million for the Friarage Hospital and the local community.

MRI scans to be used as first line to diagnose prostate cancer

Posted on in Services, The trust

MRI scans are to be used as the first investigation for the diagnosis of prostate cancer from Monday 23 January 2017 at The James Cook University Hospital. This means any man referred to the Middlesbrough hospital with high PSA levels, which suggest prostate cancer might be present, will have an MRI scan, followed by a biopsy whereas previously they would have the biopsy first.

Friarage Hospital’s medical & surgical assessment unit shortlisted for national award

Posted on in Awards, Staff, The Friarage

A combined medical and surgical assessment unit at the Friarage Hospital – which has reduced admissions to surgical wards by more than a third – has been shortlisted in the ‘acute service redesign’ category of the HSJ’s annual ‘Value in Healthcare Awards’. The winners will be announced in May 2017.

Extra special FMC babies invite you to open day!

Posted on in Hospitals, Nurses, Staff, The Friarage

EXTRA special babies born at The Friarage Maternity Centre (FMC) have been given a star role – inviting mums to be to a forthcoming open day! Women and families across Teesside and North Yorkshire who are expecting or planning for a baby in the future are welcome to attend the event, at the Friarage’s midwifery-led unit on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Future of surgery discussed at Science Café

Posted on in Services

Consultant surgeon Madan Jha gave a Stockton audience a glimpse of the leading edge surgical techniques happening right now in Middlesbrough. Madan, who was appointed to the trust to establish a laparoscopic or key hole bowel surgery service, was invited to give a talk to Café Scientifique Stockton on Tees which meets monthly at Stockton’s Arc art centre.

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