News tagged Friarage Hospital

Region’s NHS steps up plans to tackle coronavirus

Posted on in Hospitals

Health chiefs in the north east are today announcing that they are now suspending non-urgent patient transport services to hospitals and clinics and starting to postpone non-urgent planned operations and outpatient appointments to ensure the NHS is as prepared as possible for coronavirus.

Audit heroes

Posted on in Awards

It is official – the clinical pharmacy team at The James Cook University Hospital and The Friarage are audit heroes. The team won the Audit Heroes Award for demonstrating how a whole team can participate in multiple clinical audits.

Novel device enables patients to control own pain relief

Posted on in Services

Patients undergoing short medical procedures can now administer their own pain relief thanks to a small handheld inhaler. The novel pain control method has been introduced at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton and has completely eliminated the need for anaesthetic or intravenous drugs for patients using it.

Ultrasound technology will improve patient experience

Posted on in Fundraising, The Friarage

Two new state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners are set to reduce discomfort and speed up recovery for patients undergoing mastectomies and other surgical procedures at the Friarage Hospital. The scanners, which significantly reduce discomfort through the more accurate use of an anaesthetic technique called nerve blocking, have been provided thanks to a £42,000 investment from the Friends of the Friarage.

Over £28,000 raised for the Friarage as Thirsk man wins new car

Posted on in The Friarage

A Thirsk man is celebrating after winning a brand-new car as part of a charitable initiative that raised more than £28,000 for a local hospital charity. Andy Billany from Thirsk won the Peugeot 208, which was supplied by Simon Bailes Peugeot, in a raffle to raise funds for the Friends of the Friarage – a charity that supports Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital, part of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.