Millions of pounds of new investment has been made in buildings and equipment at a Teesside and North Yorkshire NHS trust which provides care for more than 1.5 million people across our region.
Experienced clinicians at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have invested more than £15million in new and replacement medical equipment over the last year, including a new bone density scanner, ultrasound machines, video diagnostic equipment, infant ventilators, ultrasound machines, x-ray machines and other clinical equipment.
At the same time, almost £17million has been invested in building developments, upgrades and refurbishments at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, and £5million in a new endoscopy and urology diagnostic hub at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton which is due to open later this year
Work at James Cook has included the creation of a new children and young people’s emergency department, the upgrade of two operating theatres, the refurbishment of two wards and a recovery area, the replacement of flooring, ceilings and doors, and investment in engineering systems and other infrastructure.
Building work began on the new diagnostic hub at the Friarage Hospital in October 2021.The new hub, located on the hospital’s former ward 15, will provide state-of-the-art facilities for patients undergoing urology and endoscopy procedures when it opens in the summer (2022).
Our experienced doctors and nurses make the decisions about how we allocate our resources and deliver care for our patients and services users. This clinically-led approach is at the heart of how investment is being targeted to provide the greatest benefit to those we have the privilege of providing care for.”Hilary Lloyd, chief nurse
Kevin Oxley, director of estates at the trust, said: “There is still more to do and I want to say an enormous thank you to our patients, service users and fantastic colleagues who have supported these developments and improvements over the last year.”