The Northallerton Nursing League’s generous donation to The Friends of the Friarage Hospital has provided a welcome boost to the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal.
The league, founded in 1962 by matron CM Harker, enables Friarage trained nurses to keep in touch and they have around 300 members scattered throughout the world, many still employed in nursing.
Members receive a yearly newsletter to keep them up to date at what is happening at the hospital and community based services. The Friends write a regular article for the magazine and the membership were very impressed at how much they raise and what they achieve for the hospital, its patients and staff.
MRI scanners are used to diagnose a wide range of health conditions. A scanner for the Friarage will be a valuable resource for medical teams and a welcome addition to the diagnostic services currently available at the Northallerton hospital.
Eva Shuttleworth, president, said: “On behalf of the Nurses League, I am delighted to present the Friends of the Friarage with a £500 cheque towards the scanner appeal. “We wish them continued success in all they undertake for the patients and staff of the Friarage Hospital, GP surgeries and health centres in our community.”
Friends chairman, Brian Thompson, said: “The Friends are very happy to endorse the scanner appeal for this vital piece of equipment. We would like to thank the Northallerton Nurses League for their donation and for supporting us in our pledge to raise £500,000 towards the scanner appeal target of £2million.”
If anyone would like to help the Friends of the Friarage with their fundraising or make a donation they can contact Denise Passman on 01609 762013.